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Badla:A stock market based financing mechanism used for financing the weekly trading positions of equity buyers. These transactions involve the investment of funds through an equity purchase transaction and a matching sale transaction one week later. Also known

Beta coefficient:Measure of the sensitivity of an asset to market conditions; it is the relevant risk measure for calculating an asset's required rate of return.

Bid:The highest price that any one is willing to pay for a share at that time.

Bid Vol:The volume of a stock for which current bid is placed.

Bollinger bands: This technical indicator plots trading bands two standard deviations above and below a 20 period moving average.

Bonus issue: Shares of stock given as a bonus to present stockholders usually free of cost. Also known as stock dividend.

Book value per share (BVPS):Book value of common equity / Common shares outstanding at balance sheet date.

Break-even analysis: Procedure used to tell the manager how profits will vary when production costs sales volume and selling price vary. It essentially is an indicator of the point where a firm's costs equal its expenses.