I started my digital venture back in January’16.

When I started, I was flat but I took a vow that I’ll assist each and every person who have doubts regarding Stock Market. Personally or publicly.

It was a real sense of motivation to see people leaving back all the positives for helping them with their problems.

Ask here anything. I’ll read & respond to each & every query.

If something confidential, we can get in touch through email – hey@sowmayjain.com

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  • Lawrence A

    Hi Sowmay
    I started trading in 2007 because of my friend. He used to tell me buy this or sell this and I used to listen to him. In the process I had lost close to Rs. 100000. I stopped trading. That was too much for me. I still have about 4 stocks that is now worth only Rs. 3000.
    Having said that I would want to start afresh. I would like to earn. This time without any knowledge of the markets I do not want to lose more money. Hence I request you to kindly guide me in my endeavour like you do for others.
    Thanks Bro.

    • Hi Lawrence. Why don’t you enroll our 14 day challenge. We will start (step by step) from scratch on how to successfully get started Investing. The challenge is starting from 21st of Nov. Hurry up!


  • Kedarnath Talisetty

    Hi Sowmay, i am looking for your Quora post were you have wrote about how to start investing in stocks. Its a very long post. I missed it somewhere. Can you share the link to tkedarinath@gmail.com please. Thank you

  • Malyadri Sangana

    Hi Sowmay, which is the best portfolio website?

  • Karthik Rajasekaran

    HI sowmay ,why is your article on pincon spirit passsword protected? i would like to read the post if its not an issue

  • bipin kaurani

    Hi Sowmay,
    Was extremely interested in Jubilant foods since its quoting close to its 52 weeks low, also demonitization could have a major hit on its Q3 results, and looks good to accumulate from a 1 year horizon. How do I back up my gut feeling with research. Would you be able to guide me through it. Thanks a lot.

  • mukul kapoor

    Hi Sowmay, Your blogs are really great. I have just completed three basic books – stocks to riches, rich dad poor dad and the little book that still beats the market. Can you suggest some books that can help understanding stocks with respect to technical indicators and provide understanding of all technical jargons??

    • For understanding technical jargons, Google search is enough. Books are just meant to read the minds of other great Investors and their strategy. Don’t forget to read this book by Pat Dorsey – http://amzn.to/2gnHI9h

  • Kanwar Dhillon

    Hi sowmay, i want to start investing i have read some books and have basic knownledge about stock markets also i am learning about analysing financial statements what i have been able to find out that to invest successfully business acumen is needed.. but i don’t know about business that much. What makes a business great.. if we take financial ratios in account what number is good what is bad i don’t know these things.. same ratio is good in one business and bad in another please help me to clear my confusions. please tell me any book that can help me clear my confusions.

  • You need to search it on Google and find out the reliable source. Match all of the sources you find to check the relevance. However, I found – shareboss.in – as the best site to check the portfolio of Big players.

  • kishore chandra

    hi sowmay,
    I am new to trading and there are so many unanswered question which I tried searching on google but no luck. In this process of finding the information I got to know about your blog. I will be very glad if you are able to answer my questions.

    Q1. If a person hold the shares of a company in any one of the stock market which is BSE or NSE and the company announces dividend, will he be eligible for dividend?

    Q2. Why is there a difference in the share price of the same company in NSE and BSE?

    Q3. I have heard about weekend parking which a large company does. Is it possible that a retail trader like me can do the same?

    Q4. I have been studying the stocks of a particular companies for a while and I have observed that the previous close price should be same as the previous day’s closing price but in some cases it differs. why is it so? is it just that the sharekhan website is showing the wrong information?

    I still have many questions. I’ll just ask it when you reply for this.

    • 1 – Yes, of course. He will be eligible.
      2 – Because they both are different exchange. They have their own system to calculate the price. Speed, timing etc affects the pricing. However, whenever the gap widens, arbitrary trades fill it up.
      3 – I don’t think so. And even parking activities are illegal in many countries.
      4 – Can you provide any screenshot to authenticate your Question 4.

      • kishore chandra

        Thank you for the reply and I forgot to take screenshots but sure I’ll take when I encounter the same next time.

        • kishore chandra
          • The possible reason behind this may be the time gap between the website. Sharekhan as being a broker shows you the live price data whereas moneycontrol shows the 15 minute delay time data.

            But the closing time for both the website are same which makes the price difference. Still not sure about the perfect reason but can consider this.

          • kishore chandra

            Not only that but when I trade also same situation arises. I checked it with nse website also. The closing price varies very much. This in turn is affecting my portfolio and it is showing wrong info.

          • Might talk to your share khan regional manager.

  • 1 – Yes, eligible.
    2 – Execute Market Order.
    3 – Suggested read: http://sowmayjain.com/2016/08/09/10-crazy-dividend-paying-stocks-in-indian-stock-market-with-pros-cons-and-some-faqs/
    4 – Above article will solve your all doubts regarding dividends.

  • Both are better in their own terms. Zerodha is cost effective and technological. Whereas Angel brokers are good at providing better customer support with extra services other than brokering.

  • Avinash Babu

    Hi sowmay,I am a beginner to stock markets .could u suggest me which is better for opening demat a/c either with banks or with discounting brokerage firms?

    • Discount brokerage firms. They are much cheap than banking brokers. However, banking brokers provide extra services like 3 in 1 account etc.

      • Avinash Babu

        Could u suggest me the best discount brokerage firms

  • kp

    Hi sowmay,. I am a beginner in stock market. While analyzing an stock I found that it’s p/e is 41 while industry average is 49.50.
    While other aspects like sales growth., Profit growth are increasing you.
    What’s your take on this…. How would you proceed on this stock. How would analyze such type of stocks coz most of the stocks in that sector have pe ratios more tha. 40
    Stock name is Marico

    • FMCG is a low-risk sector which is the best possible reason for such an inflated prices. If you’re looking for a slow and steady growth then you can stay invested in this sector. Most of the stocks in this sector always have an up going price charts due to low risk & steady growth associated.

      I’ll not invest in this sector if I’m looking for high returning stocks. However, this sector can give you much better return than FDs (or anything similar) with low risk and less research.

  • Here’s the quick explanation:
    Debentures are the fixed interest incurring securities issued by companies. It’s similar to loan (with company point of view) except it’s not issued by banks instead by general public.
    Commodities are the primary sector products. These products are also traded on exchanges like equities. Soft commodities are wheat, coffee etc and hard commodity are gold, silver etc.

  • Yamin

    Hey sowmay, can you share your experience of blogging and how you started

  • kishore chandra

    I have a trading account in sharekhan. there are three types of order
    1.GFD-Good For Day
    2.IOC- Immediate or Cancel
    I bought some share using GFD and they are not in D/p account…! then I bought a single stock using IOC that showed in D/p account. why is this happening? can you explain the 3 order types with few examples?

  • Amayra Jones

    Hello Sowmay,
    I felt very enthusiastic after reading your blog. Well I have some 20 k and I am very passionate about gaining from stock market. Can you suggest me on how to which all stocks can I invest my money and how.


  • kishore chandra

    Hi again,
    A little info on D/p account and portfolio?
    Why is there a difference in the hold value between these two?
    And can we connect on facebook? its kishore yadav rao.

    • DP account is where the shares are kept in electronic form. The difference might be due to Dp are updated EOD. Yes, we can get in touch but I’m more active on my website, in case you have any queries.

      Tap the facebook button right hand top corner.

  • kishore chandra

    Have you written any blog about brokerage firms and different types of brokers? If there is can you share the link?

    • Haven’t wrote any article on that topic yet.

  • dinesh mohan

    hey sowmay i want to write a tradesript for certain criteria for intrada trading can u help me with that?

  • Yeah, sure. If you’re making it for your personal use then Spreadsheet will do the work. Else, we need to create a standalone application. Let’s get in email – hey@sowmayjain.com

  • Vinod Dharman

    How do stocks earn compound interest?

    • Compounding in stocks can’t be matched with the interest from bank deposits. However, dividends are paid on equities, not interests. from the earning point of view, we can say that the earnings retained by the company (i.e. not paid as dividends) are used for further expansion of the corporation which acts in a compounding results. This is also termed at plowing back the profits.

      • Vinod Dharman

        Okay so lets assume i am buying a share of a company @ Rs.50.00 and I am holding it for around 10 yrs. After 10 yrs the price is Rs. 150.00. But in this 10 yrs period the stock moved up and down, say it went to 150 and back to 50 multiple times. My profit is still Rs. 100 right? (Lets forget about the divided paid).

        • Yes, you can calculate the compounding rates. Take 50 as present value and 150 as future values and execute the formula. It sounds like: At what rate the 50 will turn into 150 if compounded annually for 10 years? You can use excel sheets for such calculations.

          • Vinod Dharman

            I am sorry sowmay, I am not trying to calculate the percentage here. I am trying to understand between the short term investment and long term investment. I read several topics on your blog and the book you recommended “Stock to riches”. They all recommend for long term invest and one of the main reason they are saying is compound interest. So coming back to my earlier question, If I am going to get only Rs.100 profit after holding 10 years, I could have sold much before for the same price and book Rs.100 profit (Note: I told the stock went up to 150 and came down to 50 several times and back to 150) and I could have bought the same stock again @ Rs. 50 when it came down, which would give me more profit than holding it for a long term. Please correct me if I am wrong.

          • It’s not that easy. How will you predict that the stock is again going to priced up after the drop and how you can say that the stock will down after tumbling. Your questions take many estimates which make it easy for you to think of it but in the real market, an overvalued stock can touch another high and an undervalued stock can touch another low. Nothing is predictable in short run. So merely, to and fro, buying and selling is not the solution to gain wealth.

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