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Dividend Vs. Growth Mutual Funds

Dividend and Growth are two "options" you find on most mutual funds - and here's a video explaining in more detail:

  • What are the Dividend and Growth Options of Mutual Funds?
  • Dividend Distribution Tax
  • What happens to the NAV when Dividends are paid
  • When to choose to take Dividends, or use the Growth option
  • Dividend Stripping
  • Dividend Reinvestment and Bonus Options
  • Other quirks

This video is 10 minutes long.

Next: Equity Mutual Funds

Introduction to Mutual Funds

Learn about Mutual Funds and their structure in India, from Deepak Shenoy. The first video of the MarketVision Mutual Fund Video Module, this video talks about:

  • Collective Pooled Investing
  • How Mutual Funds are structured in India
  • NAV and Units: Explained With An Example
  • Entry and Exit Loads
  • Management Fees

The video is nearly 10 minutes long. See it and write in with your comments!

Next: Pricing and NAV of Mutual Funds.

Recovering From A Steep Loss Is Tougher

It's substantially more difficult to get back to "Break Even" when a stock falls by a lot. Deepak talks about why and what you might want to do to protect yourself.

The P/E Ratio

The What, How and Why of the P/E ratio in the context of Indian listed shares. The Price to Earnings Ratio is a way to value companies, instead of depending on purely their share prices. 

Deepak Shenoy talks about what the ratio is, how you can obtain it in India or calculate it yourself, and finally, why it is used. A quick introduction to the concept, and will be followed by more short takes on the P/E ratio's use.

(6 minutes)

STT and Option Prices

Why do in-the-money options seem to have no time value?

Options have a time value component to account for the time remaining to expiry, and an "intrinsic" value - the difference between the stock and the strike price (called the "ITM" or in-the-money amount). On expiry day, with nearly no time remaining, you would expect the option to trade at it's intrinsic value, or whereabouts. Yet, most in-the-money options trade below intrinsic value!

The reality is that a regulatory cost, the Securities Transaction Tax (STT), eats up too much that it leaves options quoting at less than intrinsic value. Deepak Shenoy tells you how.

(6 minutes)