News & the stock market
Equities are the most rewarding investment avenue. However, as an investor, it is also important to be aware of the fact that the stock market is volatile in nature. It may be impacted by global economic developments, political events, or natural calamities. These events could significantly affect financial conditions of a company and a country.
It is very likely that such events impact a company’s stock price as well. All these factors make news or latest developments important for investors. Having said that, investment decisions should not be based on news updates alone. There’s an old adage that says, “take everything with a pinch of salt”. In this case, read everything with a little skepticism.
Although, in this case, the news could be used to stay up to date about stock performance in your portfolio and about theme of the smallcase in general. You could be interested in Gold prices as it is a constituent of All Weather Investing smallcases or GST related changes for the GST Opportunity smallcase.
Absorption of news in the right way becomes easier when you are investing for the long-term as you are not worried about short-term fluctuations or volatility in the market. smallcases too, are designed for passive long-term investing making timing the market unnecessary. But, if you want to know about the developments around the underlying theme of a smallcase, you can easily do so at a glance.
News about smallcases
Say, you are big on the consumption power of India’s growing middle class. With rising standard of living and more disposable income at the hands of consumers, you think that India’s economy will benefit a great deal from this trend. Based on this theme, the Great Indian Middle Class smallcase was created – you could take exposure to companies which will gain from India’s growing middle class.
Before you go ahead and buy the smallcase, you might want to look at about the current news around the consumer companies present in the smallcase. This can also be the case after you have invested in a smallcase and are curious about the latest happenings in the consumption space. Or, if you have created a custom smallcase, it will be much simpler to view the latest developments around your portfolio in one single view!
To see the news feed, all you need to do is click on the smallcase you are interested in and switch to the “News” tab on the smallcase profile page.
What’s in the “News” section?
This feature fetches news about individual stocks in the smallcase from global media outlets. These news articles are updated at intervals throughout the day to ensure most updated news is showcased.
How does it work?
We use tags. These tags are mostly stock names for all Model-based smallcases. So, as an example, for the R&D Spenders smallcase, we will feed the news engine with tags of stock names which are a part of the R&D Spenders smallcase.
For thematic and sector tracker smallcases (like Electric Mobility or IT Tracker) – we manually add tags that are relevant to the theme or sector of the smallcase. For All Weather Investing smallcase which is made up of equity, gold and fixed income ETFs, the tags could be ‘gold’, ‘silver’, ‘Nifty’ and more. We strive to ensure that only high quality & relevant news make it to the News feed and hence only relevant tags that do justice to the smallcase theme/model will be fed into the news engine.
How is it useful?
- No hassle of searching news individually for each sector/stock: See everything at a glance
- No fake or irrelevant news: See only relevant news from reliable sources
- No opinions or speculations: See only actual & factual news
All smallcase features are built around the idea of simplifying stock investing as much as possible. Information overload is a problem today but it should not trouble the investor in you. With authentic & relevant news, we hope that staying updated will no longer be a hassle for you when it comes to investing 🙂
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