Haven’t you ever felt tempted to kickoff trading? Or does your mind say “No trading. You don’t want to part with your hard earned money, do you?”. Let us give your mind some peace and find out if you can actually make money from share markets.
There are two possible ways by which you can make money from share markets. They are, when a stock appreciates in value and the next is Dividends.
When a stock that you hold appreciates in value.
For example, you own 100 shares of NTPC Ltd which you bought at Rs 120. Currently, they are being traded at Rs 133 and that means you have made a profit of Rs 13 per share. Here, the cost you paid was Rs 12000, but presently their value has soared to Rs 13300, giving you a profit of Rs 1300. This is known as “Unrealized gains”. It means, only when you sell the shares can you actually realize the profit. Until then, your gains are just virtual.
When you are buying a stock, you are buying a piece of a company. Dividend is a payout that some older, well established companies make to its shareholders that reflects the company’s earnings. It is unaffected by its share price and are paid out on a regular basis. More shares means more dividend.
How Nikhil became a Day Trader?
He asked, “Dad, I have adequate knowledge on markets and the various trading instruments. But when it comes to trading, I am indecisive. I wanted to ask you if I can actually make money from trading?”
His father replied, “Yes, anyone can make money from trading. I believe you are interested in quick money, so go for intraday trading. It requires a bit of research on your part and a lot of undivided attention. Timing is very important.” Nikhil seemed pleased.
How Janet became a Stock Investor?
However, she had a few concerns like
- “What low risk investment plan suits me the best?“
- “How do I reduce my tax?“
She had read an article which said that equities, in longer run, can offer higher return than FDs. Unconvinced, she approached Mr. Goswami.
Mr. Goswami said, “Its true! FD income attracts higher tax as it is considered as regular income while profits from trading is considered capital gain which calls for a lesser tax rate. Also sometimes, inflation can eat away the profit from FDs (when inflation> Interest on FD). Therefore, I suggest you to invest in stocks for long term. Apart from profits by increase in share price, you can also benefit from dividends and stock bonus. Some good stocks are Yes Bank, SBI, L&T, etc.”
Mr. Goswami’s answers were eye openers for Nikhil and Janet. Nikhil commenced day trading and is now an expert with it. Similarly, Janet has invested in a diversified portfolio and is at a profit.
You can make money from Share Market
In short, knowledge, cash available to invest, time (entry and exit) and risk tolerance are a few factors that help in making money from share trading. You don’t have to be an expert, you just need to play your cards right.
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