Prelims-IAS –ECONOMICS MCQ-25
- A bull investor wants to invest thinking the market or the company he/she’s investing in is going to do better.
- A bear investor is pessimistic about the market and may make more conservative stock choices.
- Union heads of taxation includes taxes other than stamp duties on transactions in stock exchanges and futures markets (List I, Entry 90).
- Sensex is based on 30 most important stocks available on the BSE. Sensex is calculated by assigning proportional weightage to all the stocks using “Market Capitalisation-Weightaged” methodology.
- The ‘Amsterdam Stock Exchange’ (ASE) began in 17th century, is the oldest continuing stock market.
- The New York Stock Exchange started in 1792.
- G-Secs are interest bearing dated securities offered by RBI on behalf of Central and State governments.
- Governments use these funds to meet their expenditure commitments.
- Since these are backed by government (i.e. the government stands guarantee), they are considered risk free.
- Because they have no or little risk associated with them, they do not offer very high rates of returns (Risk and Return are directly co-related).
- They are regulated by RBI even in the secondary market. It was proposed this year that their regulation be shifted to SEBI, but the proposal was later withdrawn.
- QFIs are individuals, groups, or associations, resident in a foreign country that is compliant with financial action task force and that is a signatory to International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO’s) multilateral memorandum of understanding.
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