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Draft Offer Document

Definition of Draft Offer Document

A draft offer document is the preliminary version of the IPO document that a company must file with SEBI 21 days before submitting the actual IPO document. The draft offer document is open to the public for comments during the 21 -day period. SEBI may suggest changes to the draft offer document in this period.

Related Terms

Dividend Stocks

Dividend stocks are shares of companies that redistribute their profits to shareholders in the form of dividends. Such companies are typically industry or sector leaders with stellar reputations and track records.

How much dividend a company offers can be calculated with the dividend yield ratio or dividend per share.

Investors prefer to buy dividend stocks because they can either reinvest the dividends to buy more shares or earn passive income. Examples of dividend stocks in India include:

  • Coal India
  • Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)
  • ONGC
  • SAIL
  • Tata Steel

Follow On Public Offer

A Follow On Public Offer or FPO allows a publicly traded company to issue more stock to public investors. FPOs are similar to IPOs because FPOs allow companies to raise additional capital through the public market.

For an FPO to be possible, a company must have already done an IPO. FPO shares are typically issued at a discount by a company whose track record is already clear because they are publicly traded.

Basis Of Allotment

The basis of allotment is the criteria to allocate shares to investors, most commonly during IPOs. Criteria or basis for allotment lays out the following information:

The difference between the spot and futures prices forms the “basis” for the trading strategy. Hence the name basis trading. These are the two ways in which a trader may use the basis:

  • Share allocation ratio
  • Bids
  • Demand
  • Final price

The basis of allotment can vary based on the type of investor in question. Bidders during an IPO for whom a different basis of allotment applies include:

  • Retail Individual Investors (RII)
  • Qualified Institutional Buyer (QIB)
  • Non-Institutional Buyers (NIBs)
  • High Net-worth Individuals (HNIs)
  • Anchor Investors

Acceptance Credit

Acceptance Credit is a way for buyers to authorize fund transfers to sellers at a specific date when various terms & conditions are met.

This is done through a letter of credit which is a creditworthy bank’s promise that the payment will be made.

There are two types of Acceptance Credit:

  • Confirmed: Bank guarantees payment in case the buyer defaults
  • Unconfirmed: Bank does not guarantee payment in case the buyer defaults

Gold ETF

A gold ETF is an exchange-traded fund that invests in gold bullion. Every unit of a gold ETF is backed by one gram of gold of assured purity that is held in the physical or demat form (digital).

Gold ETFs combine the lucrative value of gold with the liquidity of stocks. Thus, gold ETFs track the price of gold bullion and are traded on stock exchanges like NSE and BSE.

Average Daily Trading Volume

The Average Daily Trading Volume (ADTV) is a technical indicator that indicates the number of shares that were bought and sold on average across one or more trading days.

A high ADTV means that more investors are interested in a stock while a low ADTV implies that a stock isn’t on the radar of many investors. The formula for Average Daily Trading Volume (ADTV) is:

ADTV x days = Total trading volume of stock across x days / x days



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