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Here are top 5 stock market news in short.

1 Plan for all-electric cars by 2030 not viable, says Mercedes chief

Mercedes-Benz India managing director and chief executive Roland Folger said, ” By 2040, the whole world will be driving home hydrogen cars. To me the whole plan to go electric nationwide looks like a rushed with idea.”

“Yes plug-in hybrids are more costly than e-cars. But if we consider the cumulative cost of putting up nationwide infrastructure in terms of charging stations and other supporting infra for electrification, plug-in hybrids are more affordable,” he said.  Read more.

2  From GST to IBC: Key events which shaped the markets in 2017

PSU banks

Finance sector was one of the big newsmakers of this year as multiple reforms were rolled out to fix the issue of rising NPAs along with address their cash flow needs.

A year of IPOs

The year 2017 could well be called the year of IPOs (initial public offerings). According to a latest Motilal Oswal report, over 120 companies hit the primary market and have raised Rs 70,000 crore so far, much higher than Rs 42,500 crore raised in FY08 and that of Rs 29,100 crore in FY17.

3 Fed rate hikes in 2017

Emerging markets like India could take relief in the fact that US Federal Reserve stuck to its script of raising interest rates on three occasions.

North Korea

Tensions on the North Korean front dominated headlines through the year.

UP, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) registered massive victories in state elections this year.

Union Budget

The government unveiled the budget a month in advance to February 1. The railway budget was merged with the Union Budget.

Crude Movement

The year also witnessed a surge in prices of crude.

Infosys’ Sikka saga

An event that shook the IT sector and the markets on that day, Vishal Sikka resigned as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Infosys.

GST reform

The year saw historic rollout of single tax regime in the country—goods and services tax (GST) on July 1. Read more.

3 Three Simple Ways to Assess “Margin of Safety”: The Cornerstone of Stock Investing

Margin of Safety in the purchase price:

  • Earnings Yield being higher than 10 years bond (Government Securities) yield

Margin of Safety in the business of the company:

  • Self Sustainable Growth Rate (SSGR) being higher that current sales growth
  • Positive Free Cash Flow (FCF) post meeting entire capex. Read more.

4 Budget 2018: 5 midcaps on radar as govt focuses on easing pain in farm and rural sector

Gaurav Dua, Head of Research at Sharekhan, says that rather than focusing on the midcap index, the approach should be to focus on sustainable growth stories within the midcap space.

Bajaj Finserv

Parag Milk

Varun Beverages

Jubilant Foodworks

PNB Housing

5  What is Bitcoin and how does it work?

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, or a digital currency, that uses rules of cryptography for regulation and generation of units of currency. Bitcoin falls under the scope of cryptocurrency and was the first and most valuable among them. It is commonly called a decentralised digital currency.

Bitcoins are completely virtual coins designed to be ‘self-contained’ for their value, with no need for banks to move and store the money. Once you own bitcoins, they possess value and trade just as if they were nuggets of gold in your pocket.

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