Stock Market Basics FAQs

Differentiate between Private ltd and Public limited company.

Private Limited Company

Private limited companies are privately owned by a select group of people, such as a family. They cannot offer shares in the company to the general public. However, they can still operate as a single director. Private limited companies cannot trade their shares on the stock exchange.

Private companies offer many advantages over public ones. Private companies are not required to disclose financial information, even if it is minimal. This information may be of value to other competitors. Public limited companies have more regulations than private businesses. Private companies are also subject to fewer government regulations.

Public Limited Company

A large number of investors own a public limited company. Public Limited Companies are listed on the stock exchange and their shares are traded among investors.

The sale of securities can be used to raise capital for public limited companies.

Who is a Stock Broker?

What does Securities Transaction tax mean?

How can I get a duplicate share certificate if I have lost the XYZ company's share certificate?

What does EPS (Earning Per share) mean?

Define P/E ratio.

What does ISIN mean?

Can we transfer funds from equity a/c to commodity a/c directly and vice -versa

How is SENSEX calculated?

What do you mean by MID CAP ?

Differentiate between Futures and Options.

Define Bonus share & its record date.

What do you mean by 'face value'?

While processing Bonus share,what is a 'No deliver'/Book closer?

How can I obtain the ICICI Direct Stock Code of the stock that will be listed two days later? This will allow me to place an order before the market opens on the day of the listing.

What is the reason behind the Ups and Downs in the share price?

What are NSE/BSE?

How stockholder & stakeholder can be differentiated?

How is BSE different from NSE?

On Saturday & Sunday, are NSE & BSE open?

What are Opening and Closing hour, Trading hours for NSE & BSE?