Will 2021 see a Santa Claus Rally?

December 15, 2021

A Santa Claus rally is a seasonal phenomenon that involves a rise in stock prices during the last 5 trading days in December and the first 2 trading days in the following January.

Since 1950, the S&P 500 has gained an average of 1.3% during Santa Claus rally periods. We tested this hypothesis on the Indian and other prominent equity markets.

To know the effect of this phenomenon on Indian markets and much more, please read through our report.

Muhurat Trading and Dhanteras

November 2, 2021

Dhanteras is the first day of Diwali. This day is considered extremely auspicious for the people who want to buy gold and silver.

As Diwali marks the beginning of the New Year or ‘Samvat’ (according to the Hindu calendar and we are currently in year 2077), it is believed that muhurat trading brings wealth and prosperity throughout the year. The auspicious muhurat trading session is held every year on the occasion of Diwali, for an hour. Muhurat trading session is on November 4, 2021, from 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM.

If you are interested in muhurat trading, our report will give you some facts about market behaviour and overall past returns for this type of trade.

Gold is also a popular investment during this time which we have also detailed in the report.

We wish you a joyful and prosperous Diwali. Happy trading and see you in Samvat 2078!

Bitcoin ETF as a New Investment Asset

October 30, 2021

You might be a crypto fan and confused about ETFs or you might be a finance expert and confused about how bitcoin fits into the world of ETFs… But it has happened. Bitcoin ETF trading began on October 19, 2021 on the New York Stock Exchange.

These are exciting times and a huge milestone for cryptocurrencies. To understand more about what Bitcoin ETFs are and how they relate to standard ETFs, check out our explainer.

Debt Index Funds

October 15, 2021

Do you have Debt Index funds in your portfolio? Are you comparing the debt index funds to choose which one to invest in? It’s interesting to see how different maturities on the yield curve with different combinations of debt products are being chosen by fund managers to help you grab good investment opportunities. Do go through our explainer on debt index funds to get a better picture of this product.

Nifty 50 – Days and Date Analysis

August 11, 2021

Is there a particular day of the week that NIFTY gives better than average returns? Ever wondered what is the best date for your SIP or SWP? Drivers for market’s highs and lows can be many, however some days have proven to be more reliable than others in the past.
The disclaimer remains that past performance is not a guarantee of performance in the future… but here is an analysis of which days of the week has Nifty performed better or which SIP dates have worked well in the past.

Knowledge Series: Yield Curve Part 2

August 6, 2021

In Part 1 of Yield Curve we discussed the possibilities of yield curve movements due to various economic factors. By actively studying the current macro and micro economic situation fund managers speculate future movement of the yield curve and strategise their investments. Here are some of the commonly used strategies in the Indian mutual fund industry.

Knowledge Series: Yield Curve

June 30, 2021

We keep hearing economists, financial analysts and our fund managers talk about yield curves while giving an insight on the economy or strategies being used by them. The idea of this knowledge series is give us an understanding of yield curves, their movements and its significance.

Knowledge Series: October Surprise

October 6, 2020

This year has already been an exceptional year for surprises from COVID and Lockdowns to crashing economies, and now we have the US Elections. 

The run up to the elections have already started with news of Trump’s COVID results coming positive. What more do we have in store for the “October Surprise” in the much anticipated US Elections of 2020?


Here is a look at the US Equity markets over the last 30 years in the month of October, in an Election Year versus a Non- Election Year.

Knowledge Series: The RSI Technical Indicator

May 11, 2020

Relative Strength Index or RSI is a price momentum oscillator used widely in Technical Analysis of stock prices. This series strives to explain practical application of RSI without going into nuance of mathematics in constructing RSI.

RSI should be applied in conjunction with the current state of stock as RSI behaves differently in trending stock and in range bound stock. Thus RSI behaviour can provide insight into Trending/Trendless state of Stocks and Indices.

Please read the complete report to understand the importance of this indicator with stock examples.

Knowledge Series: COVID-19 Crisis – India VIX and Market Returns

April 3, 2020

We have all been reading about India VIX in the news. But what is VIX and what does it really mean?

In a nutshell, India VIX is a volatility index based on the NIFTY Index Option prices. The index measure the expected market volatility over the next 30 calendar days.

Read our complete article to understand how COVID affected India VIX.