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Explained: What is insurance?.

Explained: What is insurance?.
by 5paisa Research Team 12/10/2021

One of the important components of financial planning is insurance planning as it safeguards an individual financially in case of an unfortunate mishap.

Presently, financial planning has become an essential component of every individual’s life with an increase in spending habits and fulfil various needs and goals. Along with fulfilling the needs and objectives of an individual, it's important for him to protect himself against any financial uncertainty. So the question arises, how to protect ourselves and our family from financial uncertainty? The simple answer to this question is by purchasing insurance. One can transfer his risks to insurance companies. Unfortunate mishaps are unavoidable but financial stress can be avoided by purchasing adequate insurance.

The forces that threaten financial well-being such as untimely death, getting injured in an accident or getting trapped in legal liability; all of these come with great financial stress on an individual and his family. So, insurance companies cover an individual financially in case of such mishaps. It shifts the risk from an individual to a group.

There are two types of insurance companies – Life insurance companies and General insurance companies. The risk covered by each of them is different. Life insurance companies cover the life of an individual whereas, general insurance covers an individual against property, professional liability, car, etc.

An individual who decides to purchase insurance should be aware that insurance policies are based on the law of contracts. Each insurance contract must meet the following essential requirements:

  • Offer and Acceptance: As a legal contract, there must be an offer and acceptance of its terms. In insurance contracts, the person seeking the insurance makes the offer and the insurance company is the one who accepts or declines the offer.

  • Consideration: Consideration is the value that each party to the contract provides to the other. The consideration for the policyholder is premium payments and the agreement to abide by the terms of the policy. For insurance, company consideration is the promise to make payment of the sum insured on the occurrence of a specified event.

  • Competent parties: Each party to the insurance contract must be legally competent to enter into a contract. For the policyholder, this means that he should be an adult of sound mind. For the insurance company, this means it must have a valid license to do insurance business.

  • Common intention: Parties to the contract are said to have a common intention when they understand the same thing in the same manner at the same time.

  • Legality of purpose:  The purpose of the insurance contract should be legal. For instance, a terrorist cannot insure his weapons against theft.

Distinct characteristics of an insurance contract are as follows:

  • Aleatory Contract: Aleatory contracts are those where the value exchanged is not equal but depends on an uncertain event.

  • Unilateral Contracts: Unilateral contracts are those in which only one party makes a legally enforceable promise.

  • Conditional Contracts: Conditional contracts are those which place certain restrictions or limitations on one or both parties.

  • Personal Contracts: An insurance contract is a personal contract. This means that the policy is personal to the policyholder.

  • Contracts of Adhesion: Contracts of adhesion are those that must be accepted in total.

One might not think of an insurance policy as a contract. But in the eyes of law, it is very much a commercial contract so in case of default by any of the parties, action can take place against the defaulter. The insurance policy is a legal document and though it's legal in nature, insurance is also a bond of trust- trust that the policyholder places on the insurance company. Trust that when things go wrong, the insurance company will come and help the policyholder from financial stress and pressure.

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These stocks are likely to be in focus on October 13.

These stocks are likely to be in focus on October 13.
by 5paisa Research Team 12/10/2021

On Tuesday, despite volatility hovering over, the benchmark indices ended higher led by the consumer durables, auto, FMCG, metal and PSU Bank indices. Sensex gained 148.53 points or 0.25% ending at 60,284.31 level, and the Nifty was up 46 points or 0.26% settling at 17,991.95 level.

On the sectoral front, the BSE Consumer Durables index zoomed 2.92%, while auto, FMCG, metal and PSU Bank indices rose by 1-2%. In the broader markets, BSE midcap and smallcap indices ended in green by rising 0.65% and 0.26%, respectively.

Keep a watch on these stocks for Wednesday’s trading session:

Larsen & Toubro - L&T Construction, the construction arm of L&T, has secured various orders in India for its businesses. The company did not provide the value of the contracts but said the orders fall under the significant category, which ranges between Rs 1,000 crore and Rs 2,500 crore. The stock has traded flat in Tuesday’s trading session and is likely to be in focus on Wednesday.

Prestige Estates – The company reported 88% year-on-year growth in its sales bookings at Rs 2,111.9 crore for the quarter ending September 30, 2021, on better housing demand. Its sales bookings stood at Rs 1,123.3 crore in the year-ago period. The new sales were boosted by the healthy response of its newly launched project, Prestige Great Acres, and the existing inventories across geographies. The stock has plunged 2.64% in Tuesday’s trading session and is likely to be on the watchlist on Wednesday.

IDBI Bank – The share price of this bank was on fire in Tuesday’s trading session. The stock has gained up to 19.96% on an intraday basis. There was no major news on the fundamental front but on the technical front, the stock has broken the current resistance level forming a long green candle. The stock has made a fresh 52-week high price of Rs 58 per share. The stock is trading with a positive RSI and is likely to be on investors radar for Wednesday’s trading session.

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These stocks see huge volume burst in the last leg of the trading session!

These stocks see huge volume burst in the last leg of the trading session!
by 5paisa Research Team 12/10/2021

Adani Green Energy, Hindustan Petroleum, Havells has witnessed volume burst in the last 75-minutes of the trade.

As the saying goes, the first and the last hour of each trading session is the most important and active in terms of price and volume. More so, the activity in the last hour is said to be of utmost importance because most of the pro traders and institutions are active at this time. Hence, when a stock sees a good spike in volume in the last leg of trade along with price rise it is said to be the pro and institutions have a keen interest in the stock. Market participants should keep a close watch on these stocks as they can witness good momentum in the short-medium term.

So, based on this principle we have shortlisted three stocks, which have witnessed volume burst in the last leg of trade along with price rise.

Adani Green Energy: The stock of Adani Green gained over 4% on Tuesday. Interestingly, nearly 70% of the total traded volume of the day was witnessed in the last 75-minutes. Furthermore, the price too witnessed a sharp spike during the last trading hour, which indicates that there was a lot of interest seen in the stock. Hence, market participants can keep a close watch on this stock.

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation: The stock witnessed good action in the initial hour of the trading session, however, thereafter, it turned side-ways. But in the last 75-minutes, the stock witnessed price and volume burst. Interestingly, nearly 45% of the total traded volume of the day was witnessed in the last 75-minutes of the trading session, plus the icing on the cake was the stock ending at the day's high. Keep a watch on this stock.

Havells India: The stock of Havells rose by 3.10% on Tuesday. The bulk of the volume and price activity for the stock was seen in the last 75-minutes of the day. The stock witnessed more than 60% of the total traded volume of the day in the last hour. Interestingly, the price action was quite profound, which indicates that buyers were enthusiastically buying the stock. Keep this stock on your radar.

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Trending stocks: Keep a close eye on these small-cap stocks on 13 October 2021.

Trending stocks: Keep a close eye on these small-cap stocks on 13 October 2021.
by 5paisa Research Team 12/10/2021

The following small-cap stocks have made fresh 52-week high today – BSL Limited, Bedmutha Industries, Maharashtra Seamless, Subros, Yuken India, Pokarna Limited, Vardhman Textiles Limited, Technocraft Industries (India) and MM Forgings.

Headline indices Nifty 50 and Sensex bounced back from the red territory in the morning hours, ending higher with gains of 46 points and 148.53 points respectively after a choppy session. Consumer Durables and FMCG stocks were trending and outperformed broader markets. BSE Small-cap index gained 75.90 points i.e. 0.26% and closed at 29,582.26.

Keep a close eye on these trending small-cap stocks for Wednesday, 13 October 2021:

Westlife Development – The company’s chain of McDonald’s restaurants has recently completed 25 years of operations in India and the brand has launched a new range of indulgent gourmet burgers. Menu innovation has been a key pillar of success for the brand in India. With the new range of gourmet products, McDonald’s aims to strengthen its leadership in the burger category.

Everest Organics – The company has recently announced that it has achieved success in the development of an anti-viral APl Molnupiravir, an additional COVID -19 treatment drug. It is administered orally and works by inhibiting the replication of the coronavirus inside the body. Molnupiravir API reduces the risk of hospitalization and death by around 50% for patients with a moderate Covid-19 case. The drug is being developed at lab scale for the first-line treatment of COVID-19 in adult patients with mild to moderate symptoms.

Trigyn Technologies – The company has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Trigyn Technologies Inc is awarded a contract to provide staff augmentation services for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). This award facilitates the continued expansion of the company’s public sector business and presence in the region. The contract has a maximum fee of USD 50 million and contains a provision at NYCHA’s discretion to increase the maximum fee to USD 125 million.

Rane (Madras) – The company’s Board of Directors have recently approved the acquisition of the Steering Components Business (SCB) of Yagachi Technologies Private Limited (YTPL) which is a part of the Hical group. The acquisition will enhance the company’s leadership position and share in the domestic passenger vehicle market as well as furnish an opportunity to enter export vehicle platforms to new geographies.

52-week High Stocks - The following small-cap stocks have made fresh 52-week high today – BSL Limited, Bedmutha Industries, Maharashtra Seamless, Subros, Yuken India, Pokarna Limited, Vardhman Textiles Limited, Technocraft Industries (India) and MM Forgings. Keep a close eye on these counters on Wednesday, 13 October 2021.

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Top swing trading ideas you should not miss.

Top swing trading ideas you should not miss.
by 5paisa Research Team 12/10/2021

Best Swing Trading ideas based on price and volume percentage surge. Vardhman Textiles, Jubilant Foodworks, Bajaj Finserv.

Price and volume are two of the most prominent inputs used by traders across the world while swing trading. When used in isolation, they reveal very little but when used in conjunction, they help us to sort the wheat from the chaff. So, this swing trading system is based on the deadly combination of price and volume percentage surge, which helps us to discover high probability swing-trading candidates.

So, here is the list of stocks that fulfil the criteria of volume and price surge and as a result, they flash in our swing-trading system:

    

  1. Vardhman Textiles: The stock had witnessed a breakout of an ascending triangle pattern with a super-sized candle. Moreover, the breakout was witnessed along with above-average volumes. The volume for the day was greater than its previous trading session. Furthermore, it was greater than 10 and 30-days average volume. Also, the stock’s daily range was greater than its 10-day average range. As a result, the stock met the norms of the swing trading system. In the near term, the stock has the potential to touch the levels of Rs 2200 and Rs 2240 on the upside, while on the downside, the support is seen around levels of Rs 2020.  

  1. Jubilant Foodworks: The stock rose more than 5% on Tuesday. The stock’s daily range was twice its 10-day average range. In addition to this, the volume for the day was greater than its previous trading session and in fact, was the highest since July 23. With price and volume criteria met, this stock looks ripe for a decent up-move from current levels in the coming days. Swing traders can keep this on the radar for an up-move towards the level of Rs 4450, while immediate support is seen around Rs 4180.

  1. Bajaj Finserv: The stock gained nearly 3% on Tuesday. Interestingly, the stock has met the criteria of volume and price surge on Monday. The volumes were higher than its previous trading session and was higher than the 10 and 30-days average volume. In addition to this, the daily range of the stock was greater than its 10-days average range. Considering the strong price movement witnessed in the stock along with volume uptick, swing traders should not miss this stock as it can touch levels of Rs 18,800 in the near to medium term. On the downside, support is seen around Rs 18,000 levels.

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Thomas Cook India and SOTC launch consumer roadshows to capitalize on high travel demand.

Thomas Cook India and SOTC launch consumer roadshows to capitalize on high travel demand.
by 5paisa Research Team 12/10/2021

To ensure customer convenience, the company is holding most of the roadshows on weekends, at the companies’ outlets and a range of easily accessible venues – close to residential areas as well.

With the steady easing of restrictions across states in the country as well as international destinations, vaccine acceptance along with the potential reopening of commercial flights are all proving to be catalysts giving surge to significant travel demand. Also, the upcoming festive season is proving to be a powerful driver of travel desire. 

To capitalize on this high potential travel opportunity, India’s leading integrated travel services company - Thomas Cook India and its group company - SOTC Travel, have launched a series of physical consumer roadshows across key source markets across India.

Thomas Cook & SOTC’s latest survey reveals that over 85% of respondents are keen to holiday between October to December 2021; 77% preferring international travel and 82% domestic. However, the constant flux in entry-exit regulations and health-safety protocols can be challenging.

As per the company’s filing with the exchange, “Thomas Cook and SOTC’s physical consumer roadshows have hence been conceptualized to guide and assist customers through the complexities of travel in this Covid-era. The companies’ experts are stationed at each venue to provide advice and guidance in planning a smooth holiday experience.” 

The company has selected key consumer catchment areas across high potential source markets including metros, mini-metros and Tier 2-3 locations across India. To ensure customer convenience, the company is holding most of the roadshows on weekends, at the companies’ outlets and a range of easily accessible venues – close to residential areas as well.

Set up in 1881, Thomas Cook (India) is the leading integrated travel and travel-related financial services company in the country offering a broad spectrum of services that include foreign exchange, corporate travel, mice, leisure travel, value-added services, visa and passport services. It operates several leading B2C and B2B brands.

As one of the largest travel service provider networks headquartered in the Asia-Pacific region, the group spans 25 countries across five continents.

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