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fter Covid Dip, TV Advertising Volumes Grow 22% In 2021: BARC
Airlines line up new flights as govt allows regular international opsAt $632bn, India’s forex kitty 5th highest globally
Cabinet approves formation of National Land
Monetisation Corp for sale of surplus govt land, buildings
Central bank digital currency has seen rolling out this year: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Central PSUs achieve 80% of FY22 capex target by Feb-end
Current account deficit could breach 3% mark for first time in a decade: ICRA report
Data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Friday showed the index of industrial production (IIP) rose an annual 1. 3% in January, from an upwardly revised 0. 7% in December.
Economic growth at 7.8%, oil price rise a dampener: S&P Global Ratings
Equity MFs log Rs 19,705-cr net inflow in Feb amid market volatility
Established Residential Realtors' Topline To Grow 35% In FY22: Report
Exports of Agri, processed food up 23% in April-January
For the fifth month in a row, the GST collections crossed Rs 1.3 lakh crore mark.
Economic growth at 7.8%, oil price rise a dampener: S&P Global Ratings
Equity MFs log Rs 19,705-cr net inflow in Feb amid market volatility
Established Residential Realtors' Topline To Grow 35% In FY22: Report
Exports of Agri, processed food up 23% in April-January
For the fifth month in a row, the GST collections crossed Rs 1.3 lakh crore mark.


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43 Pieces of Advice From an Ancient Egyptian Vizier to His Son
Around the year 2350 BC, a man named Ptahhotep was vizier to the pharaoh of ancient Egypt. The vizier was the highest-ranking official in ancient Egyptian “government”, and usually the right-hand man of the pharaoh. Ptahhotep was therefore a successful man, entrusted by his king to bear a big part of the burden of running the country. Even almost 4500 years ago, Egyptian society was already sophisticated enough to have built the great pyramids of Giza. The government was busy. They were implementing large-scale architectural projects, they were administering the country’s judicial system, they were ensuring an adequate supply of food and water to its cities, and they were collecting taxes from Egypt’s citizens to keep the whole thing funded. It was a complex operation, and if the pharaoh appointed Ptahhotep to be the head of the organization, it meant that he was probably an individual who knew what to do and how to get it done.
A few basic questions
One way to revert to simple is to explicitly ask ourselves the most basic questions about how each of us thinks about investing. Each of us has an investment process that hopefully (a) gels with who we are, and (b) works over the long run. Revisiting tenets of that process can help clear the mind in murky times and strengthen conviction to act on the implications of that process.
Zeikel’s Rules
Act. Make decisions. No amount of information can remove all uncertainty. Have confidence in your moves. Better to be approximately right than precisely wrong. Take the long view. Don’t panic under short-term transitory developments. Stick to your plan. Prevent emotion from overtaking reason. Market timing generally doesn’t work. Recognize the rhythm of events. Remember the value of common sense. No system works all of the time. History is a guide, not a template.
Mental time travel is a great decision-making tool — this is how to use it
That’s why an important element of imagination training is to fill your brain with what I call “clues to the future,” concrete examples of new ideas that might shape how your future turns out. When you have a hippocampus full of clues, your brain will have better data to draw on, and the scenes you construct will be way more interesting
First Principles: The Building Blocks of True Knowledge
Reasoning from first principles allows us to step outside of history and conventional wisdom and see what is possible. When you really understand the principles at work, you can decide if the existing methods make sense. Often they don’t. Reasoning by first principles is useful when you are (1) doing something for the first time, (2) dealing with complexity, and (3) trying to understand a situation that you’re having problems with. In all of these areas, your thinking gets better when you stop making assumptions and you stop letting others frame the problem for you.
 Naval Ravikant: 21 Staggering Insights About Wealth and Happiness from a Global Thought Leader
Comparison is not only the thief of joy, but it’s also always a feature of multi-player games, where you’re competing against everyone else. An internal game, however, would be something like raising a child to be the best person they could be, completing a marathon by yourself, or building a business that you’re proud of.
10 Lessons I’ve Learned from 10 Years Pursuing Financial Independence
This driver for happiness is behind nearly everything we do. But figuring out what sort of life is going to be fulfilling and bring us purpose is a personal journey. The sooner you identify the key drivers of your happiness, the quicker you can start to plan out your ideal life. I know life sometimes feels really complicated and stressful but at the end of the day, we’re still just another animal on Earth whose needs and desires haven’t changed that much over the ~50,000 years we've been roaming around. In 1943 an American psychologist called Abraham Maslow published a paper called “A Theory of Human Motivation” which included the now very famous Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.


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PAN and Aadhaar Linking by March 31st, 2023 - How To Do it

As investors in the Indian stock market, it is important to be aware of the latest regulations and guidelines set by the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE). In a recent advisory, the NSE has advised all investors to link their Permanent Address Number (PAN) with their Aadhaar number by March 31, 2023. This is to ensure that transactions in the stock market are seamless and uninterrupted. In 2017, the Indian government announced that it would be mandatory to link PAN with Aadhaar for all transactions in the stock market. The deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar has been extended several times in the past, but the expectation of an extension this time around is low. PAN is the primary identification number for transactions in the stock market, making it crucial for investors to ensure that their PAN card is linked with their Aadhaar number. Failure to link the two before the deadline of March 31, 2023, may result in the suspension of your trading account. The NSE has warned that if an investor has not linked their PAN card with Aadhaar by the end of March, they will not be able to make new deals or even close open positions. To link your Aadhaar card with PAN, follow these simple steps:

  • Visit incometax.gov.in
  • Login or register yourself
  • Click on 'Link Aadhaar'
  • Fill in the necessary details and submit
  • The Income Tax Department will start the process of linking your PAN and Aadhaar. In case you want to manually link your PAN with Aadhaar, you can visit a PAN service center and fill out the Annexure-I form. You will also need to provide a copy of your PAN card and Aadhaar card and pay a fee of Rs 110 for any corrections to PAN data, or Rs 50 for updating Aadhaar details. Biometric authentication may be required if there is a significant discrepancy between PAN and Aadhaar data. To check if your PAN and Aadhaar are already linked, you can visit the income tax e-filing website www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and log in to your account. If the two are linked, your Aadhaar number will be partially displayed in your profile. You can also send an SMS to NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited or UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited, which are PAN service providers, to link your PAN and Aadhaar. Simply text a keyword to 567678 or 56161 in the format UIDPAN>12 digit Aadhaar>10 digit PAN> to link the two. It is important for investors to take this advisory seriously and link their PAN with Aadhaar by March 31, 2023, to avoid any disruptions to their trading activities. Click Here: Link PAN with Aadhar

    Things To Expect From An Advanced Trading Platform

    As a trader, we understand that you need the right features where features continuously simplify the process of executing your strategy. It's also important to have access to advanced features on your trading platform that can help you make better investment decisions and improve your overall trading experience. Let’s discuss the advanced features that the trader and investor of today deserve. And we’ll also make the case for why you should choose our latest creation Mynt - a highly advanced and feature-packed trading and investing platform that lets you do those things more confidently and easily. Firstly, biometric authentication is a feature that has become increasingly popular in recent years. We have enabled biometric authentication in MYNT's web and mobile applications, allowing clients to login without needing to use a username or password from the second time they access the platform. Additionally, MYNT web and MYNT mobile have OTP, TOTP, and authenticator features that comply with exchange norms. Secondly, having access to different types of market watches can be incredibly helpful as it helps reduce the time it takes to load a huge number of scripts into a market watch. MYNT offers three types of market watch: normal, predefined, and index. The normal market watch is customizable, while the predefined market watch automatically fetches information from the client's holdings. The index market watch allows clients to view all the index data for NSE, BSE, and MCX with a separator. Thirdly, it's important to have different types of orders available to you to help you reduce the time it takes to execute a default type of trade. MYNT offers GTT orders and multi-leg orders from the market watch. Additionally, MYNT provides clients with depth information, including 52-week highs and lows, and FO data, as well as pivot levels for each script. Also, you can add your favourite template for trading like the number of lots or capital so that they are pre-loaded in the order window when you trade. Fourthly, MYNT offers an option chain feature with 5, 10, and 15 sticks of data for FNO scripts on upcoming expires. Additionally, MYNT offers advanced Tradingview chart features, such as multiple charts on the same window, and the ability for clients to place trades directly from the chart. This means that you can access indicators and charts available in the largest library for traders. Fifthly, MYNT offers a cash SIP feature that allows clients to invest systematically on particular stocks based on their investment amount and number of stocks on desired dates every year, month, week, or day. You can simply enter the details like the name of the stock and the number of shares or the amount of money you want to spend and Mynt will take care of the rest. Finally, MYNT provides clients with market movers information, such as top gainers, top losers, most volumed, and most active by value for all segments. Clients can trade these market movers directly without having to add them to their watchlists. In conclusion, these are just some of the advanced features that every trader deserves in a trading platform. MYNT offers all of these features and more, making it a top choice for traders. MYNT is launching on 6th March, and we encourage traders to give it a try and see how these features can improve their trading experience.

    Why Mid-Level Brokerages Offer Better Services Than Large Ones

    As a trader or investor, choosing the right brokerage firm can be critical to your success. While large brokerage firms often have name recognition and extensive resources, mid-level brokerages can offer unique advantages and benefits that can’t be overlooked. In this blog post, we'll discuss some of the advantages and benefits traders and investors can get from going for mid-level brokerages. Personalized Service One of the primary advantages of working with a mid-level brokerage is the personalized service you'll receive. Unlike larger brokerage firms, where you may be treated like just another client, mid-level brokerages often have a smaller client base, allowing for more individualized attention. You'll likely have a dedicated account manager who will be able to provide tailored advice and support based on your unique needs and goals. This level of personalization can help you make better investment decisions and ultimately achieve greater success. More Accessible Another advantage of mid-level brokerages is that they are often more accessible than larger firms. They may have multiple locations and be more willing to meet with clients in person. Additionally, they may be more willing to work with clients who have smaller account sizes, allowing you to get started with investing even if you don't have a large amount of capital, to begin with. Eagerness to create better products Mid-size brokerages will mostly be newer to the market and will take a special focus on addressing feedback. This means incorporating specific features that clients want into their products and services and ensuring that everyone has a positive experience with them. Other Services In addition to personalized service, accessibility, and lower fees, mid-level brokerages often offer a range of other services that can benefit traders and investors. These may include educational resources, research and analysis tools, and other value-added services that can help you make informed investment decisions. Additionally, mid-level brokerages may offer a wider range of investment products and services than smaller, independent brokerages, allowing you to diversify your portfolio and take advantage of a broader range of opportunities. In conclusion, mid-level brokerages offer a range of advantages and benefits that shouldn't be overlooked. From personalized service and accessibility to lower fees and other valuable services, mid-level brokerages can help traders and investors achieve their investment goals and ultimately achieve greater success.

    These 5 Factors Save Your MONEY in Options!

    Why Do the Most Option Owners Fail to Make Money? Also, safety precautions you can take Making money on the financial market can be done well by engaging in options trading. It is, however, one of the riskiest types of dealing, particularly for newcomers. Options trading has become more common in India recently, but many traders there have lost a lot of money because they lack information and experience. In this blog article, we'll look at the main reasons why most option traders—especially option buyers—lose money on the Indian stock market. Absence of expertise and knowledge The dearth of information and expertise is the primary factor behind why the majority of people lose money when trading options. Options trading is a smart and complicated financial tool, and success in it necessitates a certain degree of knowledge. Many dealers in India begin trading options without having a thorough grasp of the risks involved, the workings of options, or the various tactics available. This dearth of expertise and understanding frequently results in expensive errors and losses. Selling for a profit The majority of option traders also lose money because they are dealing speculatively. Speculative trading refers to the practise of buying options without a thorough knowledge of the underlying commodity or market in the hopes of making a fast profit. Many traders in India participate in speculative trading, frequently purchasing options with high fees in the hopes of receiving a sizable payout. However, this strategy is dangerous and frequently leads to sizable loses. Using technical analysis too much In India, many dealers use technical analysis to evaluate the stock market before making trading choices. Overrelying on technical analysis, however, can be an error when buying options. When buying options, it's important to consider other variables in addition to the stock price, such as implied volatility and time decay. Overreliance on basic analysis may result in a limited viewpoint and a poor trading approach. Insufficient risk management Options dealing is naturally risky, and those who engage in it without a solid risk management plan run the risk of losing money more frequently. Many traders in India don't establish stop-losses or position boundaries because they don't comprehend risk management well. Large losses caused by this poor risk management have the potential to empty entire trading accounts. Lack of mental endurance Options dealing takes perseverance, self control, and a long-term outlook. In India, many dealers lack discipline and act too quickly when entering and exiting trades. This impatience frequently causes buying decisions to be founded on feelings rather than reason, which results to losses. In summation, if done properly, options trading can be a lucrative type of trading. However, on the Indian stock market, most traders lose money, particularly option purchasers, because they lack knowledge and experience, engage in speculative trading, rely too heavily on technical analysis, fail to control risk, and lack discipline. To be effective in options trading, it is crucial to educate oneself, have a solid trading plan, and handle risk appropriately.