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Stock Investing
in a nutshell

With India’s first stock exchange dating as far back as 1875, stock investing in India is one of the most popular ways of owning a “share” of profits of your favourite listed companies. By investing in stocks, investors seek returns through dividends and appreciation in stock price. With more than 5000 stocks to choose from, identifying the right investment opportunities with expert advice can help you build incredible wealth over a long term.

Why invest
in stocks?

Potential for High Returns

Get better returns than traditional investments

Passive income through Dividends

Get a share in the profits of the companies you invest in

Long-term Wealth Creation

Invest in high quality stocks and create wealth from long term price appreciation

Anytime withdrawal

Sell your stocks at any point of time and get funds in your bank account

Why invest
with Motilal Oswal?

Award winning research and advice

  • Industry-best research covering 40+ sectors
  • Free Daily Stock Recommendations
  • House of 1,100+ Personal Advisors

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  • Pre-apply to IPOs
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  • Free stock-market courses

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Complete Digital Process

Steps to Open a Demat Account
Step 1
Enter your name and mobile number & enter the OTP received on the registered number
Step 2
Enter your details such as Date of Birth, PAN number, Email Address and Bank account details
Step 3
Complete Aadhaar KYC and mandatory E-Sign and you are all set to invest and trade
Documents required to open a demat
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Aadhaar Card

What is
Equity Investment?

Equity investment or stock investments mean buying and selling shares of publicly listed companies on the stock exchanges. It provides investors with the scope to earn better returns through the company’s profit and dividend payouts, than traditional methods of savings such as Fixed Deposits and RDs.

Since BSE's inception in 1875, stock investments, have grown to be a preferred choice of investors. Equity investments provide investors with an opportunity to participate in the company’s growth run. This opportunity reaps benefits through the ways of increase in the stock prices and dividend payout. A stock price or share price represents the price at which a share of the company can be bought or sold. Dividend payout, on the other hand, is the distribution of a portion of a company's earnings to its shareholders. Dividends are typically paid regularly, providing investors with a return on their investment and an incentive to hold the company's stock.

Equity trading involves short-term buying and selling for quick gains from price fluctuations, often based on technical analysis and market timing. Whereas - investing in equity is long-term, focusing on a company's fundamentals and growth potential. It seeks wealth accumulation over time and often involves holding stocks for years.

With the advent of online trading platforms, trading in equity has now become more convenient and regularized than in the past. Investors can now invest in more than 6000 stocks online in a single-click. While stock trading benefits investors through capital appreciation, income generation through dividends, portfolio diversification and much more – it is important to select the right stocks for investing. For this purpose, it is important to have an expert by the side, who will identify the right investment for you based on your risk appetite.

How to Start Investing in
Stock Markets?

To start investing in stock markets, you must first open a Demat account with a brokerage firm. This account allows you to hold and trade stocks electronically, eliminating the need for physical share certificates.

With the introduction of online Demat accounts, investors can now open a Demat Account in less than 10 minutes. To open a Demat Account, investors are required to have the following documents handy -

  • PAN Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Bank Statement/Bank Cheque

Once you open your demat account, investing and trading online is pretty convenient and involves some basic steps like -

Sign-in to your Demat account

Manage your equity investments easily by signing in the app or on the website.

Add Funds to your Demat account

Trade in your favourite stocks by adding funds in your Demat Account (capital) in your Demat Account

Create your watchlist

With more than 6,000 stocks listed on the stock exchanges, create a watchlist of stocks that align with your future goals.

Place your order

Confirm the quantity of stocks you want to buy by simply placing an order online.

How to choose a
good stock for investment?

Choosing a good stock for investment requires fundamental analysis to find out the true value of stocks and technical analysis to study price movements. To choose a good stock, long-term investors focus on a company’s growth prospects and valuation, while short-term traders focus on recent price movements

The world of equities offers numerous options, but not all stocks will align with your investment goals. Here's a detailed guide to help you select the best stocks:

Company Analysis

Analysing the company involves reviewing its financial books and future prospects. These details will assist you to identify the potential of a stock

Industry Outlook

The sector or industry in which the company operates plays a pivotal role in predicting a stock's returns and companies in booming sectors might offer better returns. But how to identify the industry sector? To help you through this question, our experts have noted down some points which can help you get started.

Historical Performance

While past performance isn't a guaranteed predictor of future results, it provides insights. The branch of technical analysis deals entirely with studying the movement of the company’s stock price and uses the same to predict future price movement.

Management Quality

The leadership and management team can significantly influence a company's growth. Research the management's track record and their strategic vision.

Valuation Ratios

Use ratios like Price-to-Earnings (P/E), Price-to-Book (P/B), and Debt-to-Equity to assess the company's valuation. They can help you determine if the stock is overpriced or undervalued.

Growth Potential

Companies with clear growth strategies and expansion plans can be promising for long-term equity investments.

Diversification

While you may find a stock appealing, avoid putting all your funds into it. Diversifying across stocks can help reduce your portfolio risk.

Stay Updated

With Motilal Oswal apps like RISE and Research 360, you also get access to real-time news and updates. Staying informed can help you adjust your investment strategy.

Consult Experts

Especially if you're new to online equity trading, seeking advice from financial experts or using platforms with built-in advisory tools can be beneficial. With Motilal Oswal, you can access over 80,000 expert research reports and get in touch with over 1,100 advisors in one-click to identify the right stocks for your portfolio.

How does the
Stock Market work?

Stock markets work by bringing together companies who need capital and investors and traders looking for higher returns on capital, at one place. Stock markets witness participation from entities like - exchanges, brokers, clearing corporations, companies, and most importantly investors and traders.

In stock markets, investors buy and sell shares of publicly listed companies, with prices determined by supply and demand to profit from price movements. A Stock exchange is a place where buyers and sellers come together to buy and sell stocks through brokers who provide online platforms to facilitate these transactions. Once these transactions are approved by the exchange, clearing and settlement institutions ensure the secure transfer of shares and funds.

Before understanding the operations of the equity market, it is crucial to understand the types of equity investments and trading.

Delivery

In delivery-based investments, investors purchase stocks or securities and hold them in their Demat accounts for the long term. The goal is to benefit from potential price appreciation and dividend income.

Intraday

Intraday trading involves buying and selling stocks within the same trading day. Traders aim to profit from short-term price fluctuations, and all positions are typically closed by the end of the trading day to avoid overnight risk.

Futures and Options

These are derivative contracts, meaning traders predict the future price of something, such as a stock or commodity, based on the underlying asset's price movements. Futures obligate traders to buy or sell an asset at a future date and predetermined price. Options offer the right but not the obligation to do so. They are used for hedging and speculation.

The intricate world of equity markets is a vital part of the global financial system. At its core, the market serves as a platform for equity trading, facilitating the exchange of ownership in companies in the form of shares or stocks. Understanding the mechanics of the equity market is crucial for both novice and experienced traders. It not only helps in making informed decisions but also aids in navigating the complexities and potential pitfalls of trading in equity. Let’s take a closer look and understand how the equity market works

Primary Market

A company issues new shares in the primary market to raise capital. These shares are sold to initial investors, and the process is known as an Initial Public Offering (IPO).

Secondary Market

After the IPO, the shares are traded in the secondary market. This is where individual and institutional investors buy and sell shares among themselves. The secondary market provides liquidity to investors.

Price Determination

Stock prices fluctuate based on supply and demand dynamics. If more investors want to buy a stock (demand) than sell it (supply), the price moves up. Conversely, if more people want to sell a stock than buy it, the price drops.

Trading Platforms

With advancements in technology, investors can now trade equities online with ease. Online trading platform such as Rise offer tools, analytics, and real-time data for efficient trading and investment.

Brokers

In India, investors are required to trade through stockbrokers who facilitate transactions on stock exchanges like the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). They provide a platform for buying and selling shares and charge fees or commissions for their services.

Clearing and Settlement Corporations

In India, clearing and settlement processes are managed by entities like the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) and Central Depository Services Limited ( CDSL ). They ensure the transfer of shares from the seller to the buyer and handle the exchange of funds. Settlement happens on a T+2 basis, where 'T' represents the transaction date.

Regulation

Equity markets are supervised by regulatory bodies. The Securities and Exchange Board of India SEBI is the regulatory body for securities and commodity markets in India under the administrative domain of the Ministry of Finance. Their primary role is to maintain transparency, protect investor interests, and ensure fair trading practices.

How to Start
Investing in Equity Markets? 

To start investing in equity markets, you must first open a Demat (Dematerialized) account with a brokerage firm. This account allows you to hold and trade stocks electronically, eliminating the need for physical share certificates.

With the introduction of online Demat accounts, investors can now open a Demat Account in less than 10 minutes. Before opening a Demat Account, investors are required to have the following documents handy

  • PAN Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Bank Statement/Bank Cheque

Once you open your demat account, investing and trading online is pretty convenient and involves some basic steps like

  • Sign-in to your Demat account
  • Add Funds (margin) to your Demat account
  • Search for the companies you want to trade and invest in
  • Place your order
  • Shares will be transferred to your account

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