30 days, 30 Posts Challenge -Let the learning begin.


This is Kritesh. I hope you are doing well.

I’m writing this short post to announce that I’ll be doing a ’30 days, 30 posts’ challenge which starts today. This means that I’ll write one interesting investing article every day for the next 30 days. The blog posts will be published between 10 AM to 11 AM (IST) daily.

I’ve made a small list of topics that I’ll cover in this challenge. Nevertheless, I would love to hear your suggestions, and I will do my best to include as many of the topics you propose in a blog post or maybe even a short video.  I may not be able to get to all of them, but I’ll do my best.

You can send your suggestions by simply commenting on this blog post. Else, if you’re using our mobile app, you can directly send a topic request from the app. 

(Quick note: You can stay updated with the Trade Brains’ upcoming articles by downloading our learning app where you’ll receive daily notification of every new post. Here’s the link to download Trade Brains’ android app.)

I’m excited about this challenge and firmly believe that it will be beneficial to all our blog readers. Thanks again for your support, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Let the learning begin.

Thanks and regards,
Kritesh Abhishek
Founder, Trade Brains.

P.S. I know that many of you might be thinking that shouldn’t a 30-days challenge start on the first day of a month or at least Monday… Well, sometimes you got to do what you got to do. Anyways, new year or new month resolution don’t work, do they? Awaiting your reply. Cheers!!

Dolly Khanna Success Story

Invest Like a Legend: Dolly Khanna Success Story [Portfolio, Bio & More…]

Dolly Khanna Success Story:

Every market produces players- those who churn one multi-baggers after another. Dolly Khanna, although the name may not be quite well known as of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, but she is doing quite well off.  Her portfolio was quite a mystery for a long time! She has not been interviewed or known before until she bought 1% stake in a company and Indian law makes it compulsory to disclose it to the exchange. Her stake is more than 1% of 14 listed companies now.

Dolly Khanna, the name we hear along with Rajiv Khanna. The couple is based on Chennai. Rajiv Khanna has graduated as a chemical engineer from prestigious IIT Madras. During their initial days, they raised capital from the sale of family business named ‘Kwality Milk foods’ to Hindustan Unilever in 1995. Since then the golden couple has not looked back. She is into the stock market since 1996 and her portfolio is managed by her husband Rajiv Khanna. Rajiv Khanna is widely known as a brain behind Dolly Khanna’s holdings in the equity market. Her holdings range from the plastic company to the pressure cooker manufacturer.

What makes it interesting is that her stock picks perpetually becomes mega multi-baggers. The couple is quite accurate and expert in picking small potential businesses. Khanna’s are named among the top individual players of the Dalal Street. In 2014, she picked up Nilkamal (India’s top manufacturer of Home and office furniture), the stock which surprisingly has gone up 900% (from Rs 197.30 on March’14 to Rs 1966 as of March’17) in past 3 years, nearly 10 times.

Their first multi-bagger in their portfolio was Hawkins Cookers. They kept buying stocks till June’09 at the price of 130-140. Today is stock is worth Rs 3400 and also the company has given 70% of its profit as dividends.

Avanti Feeds, Nilkamal, Rain Industry, Emkay Global, NOCIL, PPAP Auto, Sterling Tools, Thirumalai Chemicals, Asian Granito are the few examples of her stocks that went to become multi-baggers once she added them to her portfolio.

Here is the partial portfolio of Dolly Khanna as of December 2017.

Stock Name CMP (Rs) % Change P/E Ratio Nos of shares Value of portfolio % of Portfolio
Rain Industries 386.3 -1.15 19.09 86,30,115 ₹ 3,33,38,13,425 38.77%
Manappuram Finance 104.85 -2.74 12.83 95,29,586 ₹ 99,91,77,092 11.62%
NOCIL 203.1 0.4 48.09 32,16,039 ₹ 65,31,77,521 7.60%
Thirumalai Chemicals 1910 2.37 13.12 1,67,221 ₹ 31,93,92,110 3.71%
Srikalahasthi Pipes 337.9 -1.72 9.33 6,36,923 ₹ 21,52,16,282 2.50%

(Source: Rakesh-Jhunjhunwala.in)

Rain Industry is the prime target of her investment followed by Manappuram Finance, NOCIL, Thirumalai Chemicals and many more. Her another interesting investment is in Trident where she holds 1.03% of the stake as of Dec’16. Since her investment, the price has risen up to  82.25 as of March’17 form 57.55 on Dec’16, giving 42.92% return, She recently bought a lot of shares of  Butterfly Gandhimathi, which is also favorite of Ashish Kacholia. But her main target is Rain Industries where she bought 1.27% of the equity in June’17 and increased it up to 2.57% of equity until December’17.

Nevertheless, if the couple sells some stock, then it doesn’t always mean that they have lost their confidence in the company. It’s just that they might have found something else that’s worth more investing. Avanti Feeds is such example where she sold many of them even at low price and price went even high after the sell-off. Though Avanti had given her a fair amount of gain even at that stage.

The above stocks (along with some others) make up around INR 1 billion. as a net worth. Also, there are few stocks which are not yet disclosed to stock exchange as they are below the statutory limit for reporting. So, the aggregate will definitely roar above INR 1 billion!

During a seminar, Rajiv Khanna said,

“Investors have to move beyond value investing and look at growth stocks if they want to find multi-baggers for their portfolio.”

Generally, the couple is a believer in long-term investment, but sometimes they also sell off the stock if it’s giving them a pretty sum of returns at that stage. Rajiv Khanna says that he relies on public information to make his investment, unlike some market analyst who bothers themselves talking to management of companies.

So how do they decide? Here are his words :

“Like in tennis you play different games on different courts – hard court, clay court and lawn, we also study the market situation and pick our stocks accordingly. It can be either a value stock, growth stock, momentum stock or buying based on technicals”

Also read: D-Mart Founder- RK Damani Success Story [Bio, Facts, Net worth & More]

How to find complete list of stocks listed in the Indian stock market?

How to find complete list of stocks listed in the Indian stock market?

How to find complete list of stocks listed in the Indian stock market?

There are over 5,500 stocks listed on Indian stock market. It’s really tough to study each one of them individually. Wouldn’t it be easier if you can find an excel sheet with the complete list of stocks listed in Indian stock market and categorized by their industry?

Well, you can download one. It’s pretty simple indeed. Moreover, you can download the complete list of stocks within 2 minutes.

In this post, I’m going to explain how to find the complete list of stocks listed in the Indian stock market in an easy way.

Further, there’s also a bonus in the last section of this post. So make sure that you read this post until the very end so that you do not miss it. Let’s get started.

1. How to download complete list of companies listed on BSE?

You can download the complete list of stocks listed on the Bombay stock exchange from it’s official website- BSE India  http://www.bseindia.com.

All the listed companies on BSE are shown on its website.

Here’s how you can download the complete list of stocks listed on the Bombay stock exchange:

1. Search ‘BSE list of companies’ on google and click on the first link with title ‘LISTED COMPANIES | LIST OF SECURITY | BSE’

Here is the quick link: http://www.bseindia.com/corporates/List_Scrips.aspx

How to find complete list of stocks listed on BSE

2. Here is the BSE India page for the list of securities. On this page, select ‘equity’ in the segment and ‘active’ as status.

Segment —> ‘equity’

Status —> ‘Active’

Active status shows the list of companies which are active in the market. Further, do not change rest of the options. Finally, click ‘submit’.

You can download the excel sheet of the complete list of stocks by clicking on the ‘excel’ link on the right corner as shown below.

BSE list of securites

3.  The excel sheet will be downloaded by clicking on the link as shown above.

Here is the excel/google sheet. I’ve already downloaded it–> BSE list of companies

Note: The above excel sheet will contain a column of ‘GROUP’ with types A, B, T, XT, P etc. These are the group types of different companies as per BSE. You can read more about it here.

That’s all. This is how simple it is to download the complete list of stocks listed on Bombay stock exchange (BSE).

Also read: 7 Must Know Websites for Indian Stock Market Investors.

2. How to download the complete list of stocks listed on NSE?

You can download the complete list of companies listed on National stock exchange using the official website of NSE- https://www.nseindia.com/

Here is exactly how you can download the complete list of companies listed on NSE:.

1. Search ‘NSE security info’ on google and click on the first link with the title ‘Securities information -NSE- National stock exchange of India Ltd’.

Here is the quick link: https://www.nseindia.com/corporates/content/securities_info.htm

nse security information

2. Open the link. Next, click on ‘Securities available for equity segment (.csv)‘ to download the complete list.

nse list of securities

3. A CSV file will be downloaded by clicking on the link.

I have already downloaded the file which you can find here –> NSE list of companies

This is exactly how you can download the complete list of companies listed on the national stock exchange.


You can also get the complete list of stocks listed in the Indian stock market using INVESTING website.

Here is how you can get the list of companies:

1. Go to the Investing website. Here is the link: https://in.investing.com

2. Select ‘TOOLS’ on the menu bar and click on ‘stock screener’.

investing website

3. Select the exchange (NSE or BSE) to get the list of the companies on either of the exchange. Select ‘All exchange’ if you want the complete list of both the exchanges.

investing website stock screener

4. Further, you can also apply different filters to select stocks based on different criteria like price, market capitalization, ratios etc on investing website.

This is how you use INVESTING website to get the list of the companies trading on BSE or NSE.


You can easily download the complete list of the companies listed on Indian stock exchange using the official website of BSE & NSE. You can also get the same data using INVESTING website.

In addition, there are few other websites also like Money control, screener etc where you can find the complete list of stocks listed in the Indian stock market.

However, the easiest place to find the complete list is described in this post.

That’s all. I hope this post is useful to the readers. If you have any question, feel free to comment below.

New to stock market? Join our 7-day free eCourse on HOW TO INVEST IN INDIAN SHARE MARKET here. The lessons will be delivered directly in your email. Happy Investing


NSE: https://www.nseindia.com/corporates/content/securities_info.htm

BSE: http://www.bseindia.com/corporates/List_Scrips.aspx

BSE Groups: http://www.bseindia.com/markets/equity/EQReports/tra_trading.aspx

INVESTING: https://in.investing.com

Moneycontrol: http://www.moneycontrol.com

Screener: https://www.screener.in

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market capitalization in Indian stock market COVER

Market Capitalization Basics: Large cap, Mid cap & Small cap companies

In this post, we are going to discuss the basics of Market Capitalization in Indian Stock Market to understand large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap companies in India. 

Let’s start this post with a general question. The stock prices of two famous Indian companies are given below.

  • MRF= Rs 69,780
  • HDFC Bank= Rs 1,650

What do you think? Which company is bigger?

If you think that MRF is a bigger company as its share price is too big compared to HDFC bank, then you need to read this post completely.

You cannot judge the size of the company just by looking at its share price.

To understand the answer of the question about which company is bigger, you need to understand the concept of market capitalization. So, be with me for the next 8-10 minute to learn everything about market capitalization in Indian stock market.

Here are the contents which are going to cover in this post:

Market Capitalization in Indian Stock Market

Classification of companies in Indian stock market:

Any company in Indian stock market can be classified in one of the following categories:

  1. Large Cap
  2. Mid Cap
  3. Small Cap

market capitalization in indian stock market

Here cap means capitalization. Although there are few other categories also like Mega-cap, Microcap etc, however, they aren’t used much in classifying the stocks.

These companies are classified based on their market capitalization, which we are going to discuss next.

What is Market Capitalization?

Market capitalization shows the size of the company and its aggregate value. Let us define market capitalization now:

Market Cap or Market capitalization refers the total market value of a company’s outstanding shares. It is calculated by multiplying a company’s outstanding shares with the current market price of one share.

Market Capitalization = (Total no of outstanding share) * (Price of one share)

**Outstanding Shares refers to all shares currently owned by stockholders, company officials, and investors in the public domain.

For example, let us assume for a company ABC,

Total number of outstanding shares= 1,00,000
Current price of 1 share= Rs 1,500
Market capitalization = 1,00,000* 1,500 = Rs 15,00,00,000

Therefore, the market capitalization of company ABC is Rs 15 Crores.

Now, let us move back to our original question. Which company is bigger? HDFC Bank or MRF?

We need to find the market capitalization of both these companies to figure out which one is bigger.

Total Number of outstanding shares 42,41,143
Current market price of one share Rs 69,780
Market Capitalization Rs 29,635 Crores
Total Number of outstanding shares 270,95,42,308
Current market price of one share Rs 1,650
Market Capitalization Rs 4,30,532 Crores

From the above table, we can notice that the market capitalization of HDFC bank is around 15 times that of MRF. Hence, HDFC bank is a much bigger company than MRF.

The skyrocketing share price of MRF is insignificant when we compare the total number of outstanding shares of MRF with HDFC bank.

In short, the share price cannot decide the size of a company. It’s the market capitalization which is used to classify the companies based on size.

If you 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.

How are companies classified using Market Capitalization in Indian stock market?

There is no hard and fast way rule (criteria) to define the classification of the companies based on the market capitalization. If you refer to different financial websites, the range of market cap will vary for different capitalization. However, in general, here is the commonly accepted classification of companies based on the market capitalization in Indian stock market.

Market Capitalization Classification
Less than 8,500 Cr Small cap
Between 8,500 Cr to 28,000 Cr Mid Cap
Greater than 28,000 Cr Large cap

Quick Note:  The above table is based on the latest circular by SEBI (Dec 2018). Here’s the link to the list of Average Market Capitalization of listed companies during the six months ended 31 December 2018 available on AMFIIndia Website.

Why there is no fixed market capitalization range for classifying companies?

Bombay stock exchange (BSE) uses the 80-15-5 rule to classify the companies in large cap, mid cap or small cap. Now, let me explain this 80-15-5 rule. The rule classifies the different companies listed on the exchange based on the decreasing order of their market capitalization in Indian stock market.

  • The largest market capitalization which covers up to 80% of the total market cap of all the listed company on the BSE is categorized as large cap company.
  • The next set which covers the 80-95% of the total market capitalization of all the listed company on the BSE is categorized as mid cap company.
  • Lastly, the set which covers 95-100% of all the listed company on the BSE is categorized as small cap company.
% of Total Market Capitalization Classification
 80% Large Cap
15% Mid Cap
5% Small Cap

Since the share price and market caps are dynamic; hence, there is no fixed market cap segment limit for classifying companies.

A few years ago, companies with a market capitalization around 10,000 crores- were considered to be large cap company. Now, they are mid cap company for this market cap. Most small cap companies are start-ups or in developing phase. They have a high growth opportunity. However, due to high failure rates of small caps, they also have a high risk.

Also read: S&P BSE Mid Cap and BSE Small Cap Index

What are large, mid and small cap companies?

“Every large cap company was a mid cap/ small cap once. However, every small cap company is not certain to become a mid/large cap.”

Large Cap companies

They are the big and well-established companies. Most of the large-cap companies are leaders in their sector and have a huge market presence. Many of the large-cap companies are listed in Sensex 30 and Nifty 50. These companies have a very large capitalization to survive in adverse economic conditions. Here is the example of a few large-cap companies:

Company Name Industry Last Mkt Cap
Price (Rs cr)
Asian Paints Paints & Varnishes 1,153.95 110,686.63
Axis Bank Banks – Private Sector 504.6 120,949.11
Bharti Airtel Telecommunications – Service 365.9 146,264.87
Coal India Mining & Minerals 245.4 152,329.82
HDFC Bank Banks – Private Sector 1,678.55 430,532.82
Hero Motocorp Auto – 2 & 3 Wheelers 3,660.30 73,095.03
ICICI Bank Banks – Private Sector 291.5 186,912.15
Infosys Computers – Software 943.35 216,682.27
ITC Cigarettes 310.85 377,601.40
Kotak Mahindra Banks – Private Sector 985.45 187,552.70
M&M Auto – Cars & Jeeps 1,376.05 85,471.26
Maruti Suzuki Auto – Cars & Jeeps 7,237.20 218,621.38
Reliance Refineries 1,435.00 466,581.02
SBI Banks – Public Sector 288.85 230,314.68
Tata Motors Auto – LCVs & HCVs 443.1 150,470.15
Tata Steel Steel – Large 507.4 49,279.47
TCS Computers – Software 2,360.65 465,149.07
Wipro Computers – Software 256.85 124,987.03

Mid Cap companies

These represent mid-sized companies that are relatively riskier than large-cap as investment options, yet they are not considered as risky as small-cap companies. These companies have the potential to become a large cap in a few years and have enough finance to survive harsh economic conditions.

Here are a few examples of mid-cap companies:

Company Name Industry Last Mkt Cap
Price (Rs cr)
Adani Power Power – Generation & Distribution 52.3 20,171.79
Aditya Birla F Retail 226.75 17,499.84
Ajanta Pharma Pharmaceuticals 1,043.05 9,181.24
Amara Raja Batt Auto Ancillaries 746.85 12,757.13
Apollo Tyres Tyres 226.8 12,974.09
Bank of India Banks – Public Sector 92.45 24,931.34
Bata India Leather Products 1,368.25 17,585.78
Berger Paints Paints & Varnishes 309.95 30,097.23
Castrol Lubricants 167.1 16,528.24
Future Consumer Food Processing 49.6 9,521.53
Future Retail Retail 445.4 22,385.73
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals 635.25 17,924.73
HEG Electrodes & Graphite 2,219.50 8,868.93
Jubilant Food Miscellaneous 1,349.90 17,814.50
Muthoot Finance Finance – Investments 592.75 23,747.25
NALCO Aluminium 54.5 10,167.62
PNB Housing Fin Finance – Housing 891 14,921.18
Tata Global Bev Plantations – Tea & Coffee 204.9 12,931.85
Tata Power Power – Generation & Distribution 73.35 19,839.51
TVS Motor Auto – 2 & 3 Wheelers 497 23,611.83
United Brewerie Breweries & Distilleries 1,399.20 36,995.57

You can find the list of more mid-cap companies here.

Small Cap companies

These companies have small market capitalization and usually includes the start-ups or companies in the early stage of development. Small cap stocks are potentially big gainers as they are yet to be discovered within the sector. However, the risk level is high while investing in small-cap companies.

Here are a few examples of small-cap companies:

Company Name Industry Last Mkt Cap
Price (Rs cr)
Bombay Dyeing Textiles – Processing 83.2 1,718.37
Career Point Computers – Software – Training 100.75 182.69
D-Link India Computers – Hardware 99.95 354.87
Eros Intl Media & Entertainment 224.6 2,121.35
Everest Ind Cement – Products & Building Materials 362.4 558.93
Fineotex Chem Chemicals 31.45 350.04
Gati Couriers 128.85 1,267.50
Godawari Power Steel – Sponge Iron 93.35 318.42
Indraprastha Hospitals & Medical Services 52.95 485.41
Jayshree Tea Plantations – Tea & Coffee 100.35 289.79

You can find the list of small-cap companies here.

Here is a summary of the large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap companies.

Criteria Small Cap Mid Cap Large Cap
Risk Very high High Low
Return Very high High Low
Liquidity Low High Very high

Also Read: How To Select A Stock To Invest In Indian Stock Market For Consistent Returns?

How to track different sectors’ performance?

You can track the performance of the companies of different classification of the various financial websites like Money control, BSE India, NSE website etc.

It would be best if you use the BSE India website for tracking. Here is a link, which you can use: http://www.bseindia.com/sensexview/indexview_new.aspx?index_Code=82&iname=BSE30#

  • S&P BSE Sensex is used to show the performance of the large-cap companies.

S&P Sensex midcap

What are Blue Chips stocks?

Blue chips are the nationally recognized, well established and financially sound companies.

These are the stocks of those reputed companies who are in the market for a very long time, financially strong and have a good track record of consistent growth and returns in the past many years.

Blue chip companies have huge market capitalization and are generally leaders in their market.

For example- HDFC bank (leader in the banking sector), Larsen and turbo (leader in the construction sector), TCS (leader in the software company) etc. A few other examples of blue-chip stocks are Reliance Industries, Sun Pharma, State bank of India etc.

These companies have stable performance and are very less volatile. That’s why blue-chip stocks are considered safe to invest compared to other companies.

Why are they called ‘Blue chip’ stocks?

The term ‘Blue chip’ has been derived from ‘Poker’ game. In the game of poker, blue chips are considered to be most valuable.

Mr Oliver Gingold, who used to work in Dow Jones, is credited to bring this name in the stock market. He used this name first time in 1923 referring it with few most valuable companies of that time. Later, the term ‘blue chips’ became popular to cite the reputed companies of the stock market.

Blue-chip stocks are known to give good consistent dividends to their shareholders.

These companies have a huge liquidity, which means that there are a large number of buyers and sellers in these stocks. So, they can be easily bought or sold anytime.

Besides all these pros of the Blue chip stocks, there are few cons too.

It’s not necessary that these companies will always perform. There are a number of examples of companies which were a blue chip in the past but are not anymore. Although most of them survive harsh economic conditions, nevertheless few blue chips stocks are financially hit hard by recessions and extreme adverse conditions.

In addition, as these companies have already achieved great success, therefore a large growth possibility is very less for such stocks. So, it will be very less likely to make quick returns or sharp profit in these stocks.

However, the chances of a sharp downfall are also very less in blue-chip stocks. Therefore, they are considered very less risky.

Few of the good properties of these stocks are- stability, consistent returns, good financial backup, less volatility and high liquidity.

Overall, Blue chip stocks are a good option for a safe long-term investment.

Top 10 Blue Chips stocks in Indian stock market.

Here is the list of top 10 blue chips stocks in Indian stock market.

S. No Company Sector
1 Reliance Industries Refineries, Oil & Gas
2 TCS Software company
3 HDFC Bank Non-public sector banking
4 ITC Cigarette, Hotels, Consumer products
5 ONGC Oil drilling & Exploration sector
6 Infosys IT Software
7 SBI Public sector bank
8 HDFC Financial company
9 HUL Consumer products
10 Coal India ltd Mining


The various companies can be classified based on the market capitalization in Indian stock market as large, mid and small-cap companies. A thumb rule for classifying them is shown below:

Market Capitalization Classification
Less than 8,500 Cr Small cap
Between 8,500 Cr to 28,000 Cr Mid Cap
Greater than 28,000 Cr Large cap

The selection of a company to invest depends totally on your preference. If you looking for a steady long-term investment, select large-cap companies to invest. On the other hand, if you are looking for high profits and quick returns, then you should invest in small or mid-cap companies.

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I hope this post ‘Basics of Market Capitalization in Indian Stock Market’ is useful to the readers. Do comment below if you have any doubts or suggestions.