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Bombay Stock Exchange

Definition of Bombay Stock Exchange

Established in 1875, Bombay Stock Exchange or simply BSE is a place where stockbrokers and traders can buy and sell securities like stocks, bonds, ETFs, and more. 5000+ securities are listed on BSE, which is the oldest stock exchange in India and Asia.

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Balance Sheet

A balance sheet is a financial statement that reveals a company’s assets, liabilities, and shareholders’ equity. It can help current and potential investors understand the financial health of a company.

These are some of the key components of a balance sheet:

  • Current assets : Cash & cash equivalents, marketable securities, accounts receivable, inventories, prepaid expenses, and other liquid assets

  • Fixed assets : Property, equipment, furniture, machinery, software, and other intangible assets

  • Current liabilities : Short-term debt, unearned revenue, accounts payable, other accrued expenses & liabilities

  • Long Term liabilities : Long-term loans, bonds, and others

  • Shareholders’ equity : Paid-in capital and retained earnings

Box Spread

A box spread is a trading strategy that involves buying a bull call spread and a matching bear put spread. The components of a box spread are designed as so:

  • Bull call spread : two call options with a lower and upper strike price
  • Bear put spread : buying and selling puts at different strike prices of the same underlying asset with the same expiration

Annual General Meeting

An Annual General Meeting or AGM is an event where a company’s board of directors presents the annual report, future outlook, and strategy to shareholders. AGMs serve as one of the few occasions when shareholders get to interact with a company’s board of directors.

Capital Gains Tax

Capital gains are profits, which means they can be taxed. The rate of taxation is based on the type of asset (debt/equity) and holding period. Here is the list of ways capital gains are taxed in India:

Asset Type Gains Type Holding Period Tax Rate
Equity Short Term Capital Gains < 1 year 15%
Long Term Capital Gains > 1 year 10%
Debt Short Term Capital Gains < 3 years As per I-T slab
Long Term Capital Gains > 3 years 20%

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents are short-term assets or holdings which fall under the current assets of a business. Cash and cash equivalents have very high liquidity. When you take the term literally, you have two components:

  • Cash: money like cash holdings in a bank account, petty cash, and others
  • Cash equivalents: assets or investments like T-bills, commercial paper, and others that have a short maturity which can easily be converted into cash

Cash Market

A cash market is a place where assets, goods, and services are bought and sold on the spot. That’s why it is also known as the “spot market”.

A stock market exchange like NSE or BSE is an example of a cash market as trades are settled on the spot at the spot price. Derivatives like futures are not a part of the cash market are trades are settled in the future.



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