How To Invest Rs 10,000 In India for High Returns

How To Invest Rs 10,000 In India for High Returns?

How To Invest Rs 10,000 In India for High Returns? Investing is the best way to grow your money. Gone are the days when people kept their fortune (gold) buried below their land. Everyone is now interested to make more money through their investments.

“How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.” – Robert G. Allen

However, when I look around, a very few people know how to invest their money intelligently. Most are even not aware of the investment options available to them in India. Today, I am going to suggest the best answer on how to invest Rs 10,000 in India for maximum returns. Therefore, be with me for the next 8-10 minutes to start your journey of financial investment as a successful investor.

There are a number of investment options available in India to invest Rs 10,000 or more. Here are the few options and the expected average returns in a year duration:

  1. Savings: 4–6% per year
  2. Fixed Deposit: 6–8% per year
  3. Mutual funds: 10–18% per year
  4. Stock Market: 15–25% per year

Besides, other investment options available in India are Real estates, gold, silver, forex, cryptocurrencies, commodities like petroleum etc. However, for an investment of Rs 10,000- these are little out of scope.

So, how to Invest Rs 10,000 In India for High Returns? Among all the options mentioned above, Investment in the Stock market and Real Estate are the ones that have consistently out-performed all the other investment options in long duration. However, investing in real estate won’t be possible with an amount of Rs 10,000 until you take a lot of credits.

Hence, Stock market is the best option available for investment of Rs 10,000 to get maximum returns.

Also read: Sensex has given 9x returns in last 20 years; it is time to be a buyer now

Here is a graphical comparison of returns on Stocks, bonds, gold etc for a period of over 200 years.

stock vs bond vs gold


Note: Although the above graph doesn’t show returns from Indian stock market, however, stocks (in general) follow the same trend compared to other investment options all over the world. Please ignore the figures in the chart.

Now. let us analyze the past of Indian stock market and find out -how much return you might have got, if you had invested Rs 10.000 in a few famous companies, a few years ago.

  • Eicher Motors (over 80 times returns in the last 10 years)

Products: Royal Enfield, Eicher Trucks etc- 

If you had invested Rs 10,000 in Eicher motors 10 years back, then currently your return would have been over Rs 8,00,000 i.e. 8 lakhs. I wish my dad had bought the stocks of Eicher motors instead of Royal Enfield ‘bullet’ bike 10 years ago 🙁

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  • Page Industries (over 50 times return in last 10 years)

Products: Innerwear & Leisurewear (JOCKEY) etc- 

If you had invested Rs 10,000 in Page Industries 10 years back, currently you would have been sitting of a huge pile of over Rs 5,00,000 i.e 5 lakhs. Wish people had paid more attention to their underwears :p

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  • MRF (Over 17 times return in last 10 years)

Product: Tyres-

If you had invested Rs 10,000 in MRF 10 years ago, you would have got a handsome return of Rs 1,70,000 i.e. Rs 1.7 lakhs now. Just if any bike servicing guy had noticed how many people are using MRF tyres and had bought few stocks of MRF Tyres a few years back, he would have been a rich happy man by now.

If you want to get in-depth knowledge about Indian Stock Market, I will highly recommend you to read this book: How to avoid loss and earn consistently in the stock market by Prasenjit Paul

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  • Symphony (Over 12 times return in last 5 Years)

Products: Domestic air coolers, industrial air coolers, and water heaters

If you had bought the stocks of SYMPHONY worth Rs 10,000 just 5 years ago, you would have got a return of over 1,20,000 i.e. 1.2 lakhs now. Huh, we enjoyed the air cooler but ignored the company 5 years back. Our bad 🙁

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Eicher Motors, Page Industries, MRF, Symphony– all are common companies in the Indian market, which every Indian might already know. Most of the people have directly or indirectly used their products. Further, we can also notice that all these multi-bagger companies (companies which have given multiple time returns) have provided a great product/service to their customers, which resulted in constant growth in sales and profits.

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How To Invest Rs 10,000 In India in Stock Market?

Here are few tips on how to invest Rs 10,000 in India in stocks to get maximum returns:

  • Do the research carefully:

Invest in the company, not the stock. If the company is doing great, the stock will also perform well. Research the company carefully before buying a stock.  Understand the company first. Learn about its product and services. Study the company’s fundamentals. If you want to read more about how to select a stock, you can find an excellent post here: How To Select A Stock To Invest In Indian Stock Market For Consistent Returns?

  • Invest in just one or two stock:

Everywhere there is a hullabaloo about diversification while investing- ‘Do not put all your eggs in the same basket’. However, in reality, the concept is different if we expect maximum returns from small investments. Do not diversify your portfolio when you are investing just Rs 10,000. Instead, invest in just one or two great stock.

Diversification is used when you are investing a huge amount of money like Rs 50k or above. It’s the big bets which can help you to get great returns. Diversification kills the profit when the investment in small.

Let’s understand this with an example. Suppose, you invested Rs 10,000 in a good stock. The stock gave a return of +50% percent in a year. Then, the total return amount will be Rs 15,000. Now, let us assume another scenario in which you invested Rs 10,000 in 3 stocks. The return on the stocks after a year are +10%, +50%, and +15%. The overall return amount will be Rs 12,500 (+25%). All the three stocks cannot give similar returns and one of them might be fundamentally strongest. If only you had invested in the fundamentally strongest among the three, you would have been able to get a double return (from 25% to 50%) on your investment.

In addition, there is not much to lose for small investment like Rs 10,000. People diversify their portfolio so that they won’t lose lakhs of rupees (and go bankrupt) if their investment strategies failed. However, if you are planning to invest just Rs 10,000; then the reason for investment must be that you have extra savings and you want to get a good return on the investment. In such cases, go for a big sure shot.

Quick Note: If you do not have a big risk appetite, then ignore this tip and diversify your investments. 

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  • Invest in what you know: 

You don’t need to find an unknown hidden stock to get multi-bagger returns. There are a number of common well-known stocks (Eicher motors, Symphony, Page Industries, MRF etc) which have given multiple times returns in the past and will give in the future. Look for a growing company around you. Study if they are listed on the stock exchange. Learn the fundamentals of those stocks. And if they are fundamentally healthy, invest in the stocks. This is an effective way to find multi-bagger stocks, even for regular investors.

This concept was introduced by the legendary fund manager Peter Lynch in his best selling book ‘ONE UP ON  WALL STREET’.

  • Invest in Mid-caps:

These companies have the potential to become a large-cap company in the long term frame. They have a high growth rate compared to the large caps which have already reached saturation and the chances of large caps giving multiple time returns are highly unlikely. In addition, Mid-cap companies have good capital to stay out of debt and live a long life. A good growing mid-cap stock can easily become a multi-bagger.

Few people advice to buy penny stock or the small-cap stocks for getting high returns. However, for the small caps, the chances of the company growing broke is also high. Most small-cap companies are not able to sustain in harsh economic conditions which is sure to occur once or twice in the long-term period. Therefore, investing in small-cap companies has more risk than reward.

That’s all. I hope this post ‘How to invest Rs 10,000 in India for maximum returns’ is useful to the readers. In addition, do comment below if you have any doubts or suggestions on how to invest Rs 10,000 in India in the stock market. I will be happy to read your feedback. #HappyInvesting

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Best Stocks for Long term Investment in India

Best Stocks for Long term Investment in India.

Best Stocks for Long term Investment in India. In this post, I am going to describe three great stocks which anyone can keep in your portfolio for the long term. I have selected these stocks from different sectors in order to diversify the portfolio.

The stock selection is based on the fundamental analysis. If you want to read more about how I select stock for long term investment, you can read it here: How To Select A Stock To Invest In Indian Stock Market For Consistent Returns?

Best Stocks for Long term Investment in India:

1. ITC:

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Indian Tobacco Company (ITC) is one of the biggest conglomerate company in India. It has a diversified business which includes five segments: Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Hotels, Paperboards & Packaging, Agri-Business & Information Technology.

ITC was formed in August 1910 under the name of Imperial Tobacco Company of India Limited. Currently, it has over 25,000 employees. Now, let us discuss few of the leading products of ITC:

ITC Ltd sells 81 percent of the cigarettes in India. ITC’s major cigarette brands include Wills Navy Cut, Gold Flake Kings, Gold Flake Premium lights, Gold Flake Super Star, Insignia, India Kings, Classic (Verve, Menthol, Menthol Rush, Regular, Citric Twist, Ice Burst, Mild & Ultra Mild), 555, Silk Cut, Scissors, Capstan, Berkeley, Bristol, Lucky Strike, Players, Flake and Duke & Royal.

Many of the FMCG sector companies are facing competition with Baba Ramdeo’s Patanjali. But, I am damn sure that Patanjali will never enter the cigarette’s sector as by doing so they will lose their core values. Hence, ITC will continue to have a monopoly in this sector of the market.

Other businesses

  • Foods: Aashirvaad, Mint-o, gum-o, B natural, Sunfeast, Candyman, Bingo! and Yippee!. ITC is present across 6 categories in the Foods business namely Staples, Snack Foods, Ready-To-Eat Foods, Juices, Dairy Product and Confectionery.
  • Lifestyle apparel: ITC sells its products under the Wills Lifestyle and John Players brands.
  • Personal care products include perfumes, haircare and skincare categories. Major brands are Fiama Di Wills, Vivel, Essenza Di Wills, Superia and Engage.
  • Stationery: Brands include Classmate, PaperKraft and Colour Crew.
  • Safety Matches and Agarbattis: Ship i Kno and Aim brands of safety matches and the Mangaldeep brand of agarbattis (Incense Sticks).
  • Hotels: ITC’s Hotels division (under brands including WelcomHotel) is India’s second largest hotel chain with over 90 hotels throughout India.
  • Paperboard: Products such as specialty paper, graphics, and other paper are sold under the ITC brand by the ITC Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division like Classmate product of ITC well known for there quality.
  • Packaging and Printing: ITC’s Packaging and Printing division operates manufacturing facilities at Haridwar and Chennai and services domestic and export markets.
  • Information Technology: ITC operates through its fully owned subsidiary ITC Infotech India Limited, which is a SEI CMM Level 5 company.

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Source: ITC- Wikipedia

ITC Revenue source

Fig: ITC Gross Revenue  (Source: ITC Annual Report 2017)

Now that we have studied about the product and services of ITC, let’s move forward to find out the company’s financials to understand how healthy the company it.

Financial Study of ITC:

ITC is a large-cap company with market capitalization of over 410,000 crores.  It is currently trading at a PE of 39 against the industry PE of 40.5. The return on equity (ROE) for the last 3 is above 25%.

Let’s first look at the annual results of ITC.


The annual results are showing a good yearly growth of ITC.

From the report, we can notice that the sales, operating profit, and the net profit of ITC are consistently increasing for the last 10 years. Moreover, the net profit has almost doubled in the last 5 years. ITC has been maintaining a healthy average dividend payout of 57.86% for last 3 years. Although dividends are not criteria to choose best stocks for long-term investment in India, however, a good consistent dividend is a sign of a healthy company.

Further, in the latest press release, the management of ITC has told that ITC will continue to give similar results in the future. The sales of ITC are expected to double from the current by the year 2020.

Now, let’s study the balance sheet of ITC to find out further.

Here, we can notice that the debt of ITC is very small compared to its total assets. Therefore, ITC can be considered as a virtually debt-free company.

Overall, studying the company minutely, it can be concluded that ITC is fundamentally very strong and one of the best Stocks for Long-term Investment in India. You should keep ITC in your portfolio for at least the next 3-4 years to get a good consistent return.

Quick Note: If you are new to stock analysis, here’s a video that can help you understand how to perform fundamental analysis of stocks. I hope this video is useful to you.


Stocks for Long term Investment in India 2017

HDFC Bank is India’s leading banking and financial service company. It is India’s largest private sector lender by assets. It has 84,325 employees and has a presence in Bahrain, Hong Kong, and Dubai.

HDFC Bank is the largest bank in India by market capitalization and was ranked 69th in 2016 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands. HDFC Bank provides a number of products and services which includes Wholesale banking, Retail banking, Treasury, Auto (car) Loans, Two Wheeler Loans, Personal Loans, Loan Against Property and Credit Cards.

The total revenue collected by HDFC bank in 2016 was around Rs 74,373 crores. The net profit in the same financial year was Rs 12,817 crores.

Source: HDFC Bank – Wikipedia

Now, let’s look at the financials of the company to check its fundamentals.

A financial study of HDFC Bank:

HDFC bank is a large-cap company with a market capitalization of Rs 430,900 Crores. It is currently trading at a PE of 29 against the Industry PE of 26. The return on equity (ROE) for the last three years is averaged 19.5%.

From the annual results of HDFC Bank, we can notice that the sales and profit are consistently increasing over the last decade.

The net profit has more than doubled in the last five years.

Note: when you study the Earnings per share (EPS) of HDFC bank, you will notice that EPS fell in 2012 (compared to 2011). However, in actual, this is because of the stock split. HDFC Bank split its share in the ratio 10:2 in July 2011. While doing the fundamental analysis of a stock, you should give extra care to stock splits and bonus issues.

Now, let’s check the balance sheet of HDFC Bank.


Here we observe that the compounded sales growth of HDFC bank is around 24% for the 10-year average and around 19% for the last 3 years. In addition, the average compounded profit growth for the last three years is 19.73%.

Further, while investing Stocks for Long-term Investment in India in the banking sector, you should always check the gross non-performing asset (NPA) percentage. As a thumb rule, companies with gross NPA less than 2% is considered worth investigating. For HDFC Bank, the gross NPA is around 1.05%, which is good.

Overall, HDFC has shown amazing results in the past and the company’s future also looks very healthy. This makes HDFC a good stock for long term investment in India in the banking sector.

If you are new to stock market and want to learn stocks from scratch, I will highly recommend you to read this book: ONE UP ON THE WALL STREET by Peter Lynch- best selling book for stock market beginners.


Stocks for Long term Investment in India

The paint industry is an evergreen industry and you should always keep a good stock from this sector in your portfolio.

Whatever may be the economy of the country, new houses will be consistently made, and new companies will regularly open. And in all these, a paint company will be required.

Asian Paints is one of the largest Indian paint company and manufacturer. Since its foundation in 1942, Asian paint has come a long way to become India’s leading and Asia’s fourth-largest paint company, with a turnover of Rs 170.85 billion. It operates in 19 countries and has 26 paint manufacturing facilities in the world, servicing consumers in over 65 countries.

As of 2015, it has the largest market share with 54.1% in the Indian paint industry. Asian Paints is the holding company of Berger International.

Asian Paints is engaged in the business of manufacturing, selling and distribution of paints, coatings, products related to home decor, bath fittings and providing of related services.

Source: Asian Paints Ltd – Wikipedia

Now, let us look at the financials of the Asian Paints.

The financial study of Asian Paints:

Asian paints is a large-cap company with a market capitalization of Rs 107,175 crores. It is currently trading at a PE of 59 compared to the industry PE of 55. The return on equity (ROE) for the last three years is averaged to be 29%.

Here are the annual results of Asian Paints.


Here, we can notice a positive trend in the financial growth of Asian Paints. The sales and profits are consistently increasing year-by-year. The net profit of Asian paints has doubled itself in the last 5 years and has become more than 6 times in the last 10 years.

Here, we can also notice that Asian paint is a virtually debt-free company. The total debt of Asian paints is around Rs 37.21 crores against the net worth of Rs 6,950 crores.

Overall, Asian paints is a fundamentally strong company with a healthy growth rate and should be considered worth investing as one of the great stocks for long-term investment in India.


All the three stocks explained in this post- ITC, HDFC Bank, and Asian paints are large-cap companies. They have almost a monopoly in the market with a huge moat. The management of these companies is transparent and effective. In short, these three stocks are few among the best stocks for long term investment in India.

I hope this post “Best Stocks for Long term Investment in India” is useful to the readers. Do comment below what are your opinions about these stocks. Happy Investing.

Quick Note: The stocks discussed in this post are for educational purpose only and focuses to teach the steps and strategies to evaluate stocks. It should not be treated as an advisory or recommendation. 

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Disclaimer: This post is a personal research and opinion of the author and should not be taken as an advisory. Please study the stock carefully before investing or take the help of your financial advisor.
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Getting Smart With Investment in Gold.

Gold Investment Quotes by Famous Investors:

“If ever there was an area in which to do the exact opposite of that which government and the media urge you to do, that area is the purchasing of gold.”— Robert Ringer

“People view gold as emotional, but when they demythologize it, when they look at it for what it is and the opportunity it represents, they are going to say ‘We really should own some of that’. The question will then change to ‘Where do we get the gold’?” – Thomas Kaplan (Over $2 Billion Invested in Gold)

Do you know that India Ranks 1 in the highest gold jewellery consumption in the world? India and China account for 44% gold jewelry consumption globally.

This alone proves that the Indian men and women are highly interested in buying gold jewelry. Further, gold is also treated as a sign of royalty in India. However, when it comes to investing in gold, now a day, people do not consider it as a good option. With the increase in the paper assets, the gold investment is slightly fading away.

Moreover, most of the investors think that investment in gold is not as rewarding compared to stocks, bonds, and real estates.

Here is what Warren Buffet used to say about gold:

“(Gold) gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head.”

“I have no views as to where it will be, but the one thing I can tell you is it won’t do anything between now and then except look at you. Whereas, you know, Coca-Cola (KO) will be making money, and I think Wells Fargo (WFC) will be making a lot of money, and there will be a lot — and it’s a lot — it’s a lot better to have a goose that keeps laying eggs than a goose that just sits there and eats insurance and storage and a few things like that.

“You could take all the gold that’s ever been mined, and it would fill a cube 67 feet in each direction. For what it’s worth at current gold prices, you could buy — not some — all of the farmland in the United States. Plus, you could buy 10 Exxon Mobils (XOM), plus have $1 trillion of walking-around money. Or you could have a big cube of metal. Which would you take? Which is going to produce more value?”

Also Read: Why Buffett thinks investing in gold is stupid

However, being born in a middle-class family, and listening to my mother continuously talking about the jewellery & rising prices of gold, I differ a little with Warren Buffet’s idea of investing in gold.

Gold has been used as a currency for over centuries in this world. Gold is assumed to be first found in Egypt in 3000 BC. However, gold started acting as a currency only since 560 BC. Nevertheless, gold is one of such rare items which has consistently been in the market and used to buy/exchange items.

I believe that everyone should have a small portion of his portfolio invested in gold. There are various reasons why I believe this, however there are few main points:

Why should you Invest in Gold?

1. Gold has high liquidity:

No matter which part of the country you live in, gold can easily be converted in cash and readily be bought and sold. However, such option is not available with other paper assets like stocks and bonds or physical assets like real estates. Further, there is no or minimal paperwork required in gold investment.

2. Gold preserves wealth:

Here is a chart showing the upwards trend of gold over the last few centuries.

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From the year 2006 to 2011, gold has given a return of 29% per annum. Further, if we consider long term, it has given a return of 10% per annum. Overall, gold will preserve your wealth if you hold it for a long-term duration.

3. Hedge against inflation:
Gold acts a great investment to protect your money from inflation. Over the past couple of years, as the purchasing power of Rupee is declining; on the contrary, the price of gold is consistently increasing.

4. Portfolio Diversification:
Gold acts as a great asset for diversification. As gold has a negative correlation with other asset types like stocks bonds etc, gold moves in the opposite direction than these assets. Let me explain this with an example:

Here is a chart of SENSEX over the past few years.

In the above chart, please notice that when the SENSEX was sharply falling in 2008-09, the prices of the gold kept skyrocketing during this duration. Hence, if you had diversified your portfolio with gold investment, you wouldn’t have faced so much loss compared to concentrated investment in stocks.

In short, gold investment can help investors to avoid financial disasters.

Also read: 6 Reasons Why Most People Lose Money in Stock Market

Apart from the above four reasons, there are few other reasons also which favors gold investment.

For example, in the 21st century, every country has a different currency. Nevertheless, gold can act a commonly acceptable asset anywhere in the world. Further, it’s much beneficial to keep a gold in your pocket than a currency which is not acceptable.

In addition, gold is also a great investment to pass on to your next generation who might not have such luxuries to find gold in abundance.

How to invest in Gold in India?

Now that you have understood the importance of gold investment, I would like to highlight the simple ways by which you can invest in gold in India.

Typically, there are two ways to invest in gold:

1. Physical Gold Investment:

  • Jewellery Buying:

gold investment in jewellery

This is the old and conventional way of gold investment. You might have seen the jewellery of your mother, sister or other members of the family, which is the best example of gold investment through jewelry. Although these pieces of jewellery act more like ornaments, still they are worth considering as an investment.

The pros of buying gold jewelry are its easy feasibility along with zero paperwork.

However, there are also few cons while investing in gold jewelry.  For example, first of all, you need to pay the making charges (10-20% of total cost) along with the price of the original gold. Second, when you will sell the jewelry, the buyer will not consider the making charge. In addition, he will also demand a purchase discount (5-10%). Lastly, there is a high risk of theft and burglary in storing gold jewelry.

  • Gold Coins and Bars:

gold investment in bars and coins

These are a better option for gold investment compared to buying jewelry. There are no making charges involved here. You can buy or sell the gold coins and bars from any Jewellery shops. Further, some banks also sell them.

One of the biggest benefits of investing in physical gold assets is that you won’t need to open an account to start investing. No demat or trading account is required for this type of gold investment, unlike paper assets like stocks or bonds.

2. Paper Gold Investment Options:

  • Gold ETF:

gold investment by gold etf

ETF stands for Exchange traded funds. Gold ETF is a type of mutual fund which invests in gold and units of this mutual funds scheme is listed on the stock exchange.

You can invest in Gold ETF through a demat account. However, this type of investment of gold involves assets management and brokerage charges. Brokerage fee for gold ETF is around 0.25-0.5% and the fund management charges are approximately 0.5-1%.

Because of these charges, the returns on Gold ETF are less than the actual increased value of gold. Gold ETF is directly proportional to the price movement of gold and is not affected by market fluctuations.

  • Equity-based Gold funds:

This type of gold investment involves investing in companies related to mining, extracting and marketing of gold. Market fluctuations affect equity-based gold funds. Further, equity-based gold funds are susceptible to different risks like gold price risk and equity-based risks.

The biggest benefit of paper gold investment options is that there is no risk of theft or burglary here; as compared to physical gold.

How much to invest in Gold?

The portfolio allocation for gold investment varies for different investors according to their investment strategies. In general, small investors should keep 5-10% of their portfolio invested in gold. Gold doesn’t give an as high return as stocks or real estate. Nevertheless, gold investment will help to mitigate the risks in your portfolio.

How to start investing in Gold online?

You can buy gold ETF or gold fund online just like a mutual fund. However, you need to research carefully about the different ETF’s available. Here is the list of few gold ETF schemes available in India:

  1. Birla Sun Life Gold ETF
  2. Goldman Sachs Gold ETF
  3. SBI Gold ETF
  4. IDBI Gold ETF
  5. R*Shares Gold ETF
  6. Axis Gold ETF
  7. Kotak Gold ETF
  8. ICICI Prudential Gold ETF

Also read: Top 10 Gold ETFs in India

That’s all. I hope this post on ‘Getting smart with Investment in Gold’ is useful to the readers. Further, please comment below your opinion about investment in gold.

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3 Most Common Scams in Indian Stock Market That You Should be Aware of.

3 Most Common Scams in Indian Stock Market That You Should be Aware of. There are a number of common scams in Indian stock market which has resulted in many investors/traders to lose their hard earned money. These financial scams, although not known to many, still so common that thousands of people become victims of these swindles.

So, today I am presenting you with three most common scams in Indian stock market so that you can stay away from these rackets and protect yourself from the financial fraud and stress.

3 Most Common Scams in Indian Stock Market

1. Tips and Recommendation Fraud

This is one of the widely used and most common scams in Indian stock market. Here, the fraudsters try to attract the traders/investors by convincing them that they can provide a profit as much as 3-10% per day and 30-40% per month. Please note that Warren Buffet, the legendary investor, has got a yearly return of around 22% to become one of the richest people in the world. And these people are promising such high returns monthly. They further assure the people to give over 90% accuracy on their tips and recommendations.

These fraudsters argue that they have given minimum 40% return to their old clients. When people ask for trial tips before subscribing to their tips and recommendation program, they easily agree. {Although, most of the good companies clearly deny recommendations without complete registration}.

Many people who try these trials become victims of these fraudsters. All the tips provided by them during the trial period are 100% accurate. Seeing the results of the trial period, the traders/investors subscribe to the monthly/yearly recommendation plan of these fraudsters. They pay a high fee to subscribe to these tips. However, after the registration, none of their tips works well.

Now, let us see how these fraudsters are able to provide 100% accurate recommendations during the trial period.

Suppose, these fraudsters agree to give a trial period for 3 trading day. That is, they agree to give 1 recommendation to buy or sell a stock for three trading day. But there is a hidden side to this scheme that the investors do not know. During these three days, they don’t send the tips to just 1 person. They generally send the tips to thousands of people.

Let us say, they started with 1000 people initially to send the tips.

Day1: On day 1, these fraudsters send messages to sell a stock to 500 people and to buy to other 500 people for the same stock. Obviously, either the stock will go up or go down (they generally choose a volatile stock so that the probability of stock not changing price is zero). Therefore, on day 1, they have send a successful tip to 500 people. They, discard the other 500 people for whom the tip didn’t worked.

Day2: On day two, they again send message to sell another stock to 250 people and buy the stock to other 250 people. Obviously, again one group will receive correct recommendation. They again discard the other group whom they sent wrong tip.

Day3: On last day of tip, they send buy suggestion to 125 people and sell suggestion to other group of 125 people. Hence, 125 people will receive a correct tip for three consecutive days.

Now, these 125 people will now think that all the recommendations provided by these fraudsters for three continuous days are correct. Therefore, many of the people from this group will subscribe to the tips and recommendation plan and become a victim of one of the most common scams in Indian stock market. Let us assume that the charge for sending tips is Rs 15,000 for a year. If even 100 people are trapped in this swindle, these fraudsters easily make around 15,000*100 = Rs 15 lakhs.

Soon after subscribing to the tips from these fraudsters, the investors/traders start losing money. The tips aren’t working anymore. Overall, these people lose they money apart from paying a heavy registration fee for taking tips and recommendations.

Also read: 6 Reasons Why Most People Lose Money in Stock Market

2. Pump and Dump:

Pump and Dump is a micro-cap stock (penny stocks) fraud, where the fraudsters try to inflate the price of these micro-cap stocks by providing misleading information to investors/traders. They try to increase the price of these penny stocks by giving the fake news.

For example, If the fraudsters want to increase the price of XYZ microcap stock, then they will send messages like a big company is taking over a that stock; or that micro-cap stock is giving a bonus of 1:1; or A large-cap is buying 50% stake of that micro-cap stock etc

The fraudsters want the retailers to buy the shares of these stocks as much as possible. Let us see what the main aim of these fraudsters is.

  • First, these fraudsters buy a cheap penny stock at a large volume.
  • Then they send fake messages or emails to millions of investors/traders recommending them to buy that stock.
  • Those who take this news as true, start buying stocks of these companies.
  • Because of this increased demand, the price of that stock starts increasing.
  • When the share price reaches a good price, then these fraudsters sell their stocks and get good returns.

After selling their stocks at high prices, these fraudsters then stop sending email/messages to the people. Moreover, the price of these stocks becomes very volatile, as they are not worth that high price. Hence, soon the price of these stocks falls heavily and the retail investors lose their money.

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3. Fake messages in the name of brokers.

Many people invest in the stock market on the recommendation of their stockbrokers or advisers. As these people trust blindly on their brokers, they don’t research much about the stock after receiving the recommendation/tips. Instead, they just buy these stocks trusting their advisers.

In this scam, a lot of fraudsters, trap the retail investors/traders by using their trust in their brokerage firm. They send messages in the names of their brokers recommending them to buy certain stocks. As these people, misunderstood the message and think that it is sent by their brokers, they buy the recommended stocks.

However, as the recommendation did not truly send by their brokers. Hence, the stock prices fall soon and these investors/traders lose a huge amount of money.

Let’s see why these fraudsters send these messages to retail investors/traders.

Initially, these fraudsters send the recommendations to buy the same stock to their paid subscribers. Then, they try to inflate the price of these stocks by sending fake messages in the name of registered brokers to general people. When the stock price starts increasing, they suggest their paid subscribers sell the stock and get a good return. Therefore, their paid customers are satisfied with the recommendation and continue to their monthly/yearly paid recommendation plan.

In the end, it’s the retail investors only who end up losing their money by blindly following the fake recommendations. This is the third most common scams in Indian stock market that every investors/trader should be aware of if they want to safeguard their money.

Although, not all advisory company try to loot their customers and some give good guidance and recommendations. Still, it is advisable to stay away from free stocks tips and recommendations of any type. After all, no one cares about your money more than you.

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