The market in which shares are issued and traded are known as the stock market, it is one of the most vital areas of a markets in an economy because it gives companies access to capital and investors a slice of ownership in a company with the potential to make gains based on its future performance. The stock market can be broken down into two parts, Primary and Secondary market. Primary market consists of IPO’s, this is when the shares of a company are offered to the public for the first time. Whereas the secondary market is the market in which these shares trade after being listed on the exchange. For any company to have its share trade in the secondary market it first has to launch an IPO.

Individuals and institutions can invest in the stock market through different methods like direct investments, Mutual Funds investments, SIP’s & IPOs.

BeginInvest will help you understand these 4 essential parts of the stock market which would help you make the right investment decisions.

Equity markets: equity markets also known as the stock market is the place where buyers and seller of the shares of public companies come together, from understanding the basics of the stock market to becoming a well established investor begininvest will help you learn how make lucrative gains through the stock market. Read more

Mutual funds: Mutual funds are seen as a way for the little guy to get a piece of the market. Instead of spending all your free time buried in the financial pages of the economic times, all you have to do is buy a mutual fund, and you'd be set on your way to financial freedom” please add this in the mutual fund intro! Read more

SIP: In simple terms a systematic investment plan or an SIP is a way to invest money into mutual funds at regular intervals rather then all at once (lump sum). SIP is aimed at removing the requirement of a large amount of capital as it helps investors invest in monthly, quarterly or annually according to their preferences. SIP also helps you in getting involved in the stock market without actually timing it because you have investment inflows through different and spread out time intervals. To know more please visit our SIP page. Read more

IPO: Initial public offerings more commonly known as IPO’s are when the companies offer their share to the general public for the first time. IPO’s are primarily offered by companies in order to raise capital through selling their shares. IPOs are a part of the primary market and can prove to be extremely lucrative investments. To know more about IPO’s in detail please visit out IPO section. Read more