Value Investing

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Retail investors are early to book profits and late to book losses, both behaviors reduce long-term investment returns.

Progressive Value Investing, Maple Arbor

Progressive Value Investing, a retail investor guide to wealth creation, is our first book in the personal finance category. A must-read investment book for retail investors.

Progressive value investing

The Progressive Value Investing lists the following Four Golden Rules of value investing. While investing in a good company, inventors should follow these four rules.

Four Golden Rules of value investing

  • Learn to evaluate the company through products, services, and business models before considering share price valuation.
  • Learn to focus on three to four good businesses you like and understand.
  • Learn to be patient with the investments in good businesses.
  • Learn to value the significance of long-term compounding.

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Progressive Value Investing - PDF eBook

Progressive Value Investing is a set of investment principles applied to equity investing or tradable securities in general. This book's principal audiences are retail investors, but any market participants can refer to this book for value investing.

Progressive Value Investing advises investors to invest in equities or debt or both. The investing principles advise against trading in equities and highly leveraged products like Futures and Options (F&O).

Progressive Value Investing principles will guide investors towards investing in good companies for the long term thereby, achieving reasonably low-risk and sustainable investment returns over a period.

List of chapters

  1. Market Participants
  2. Types of Investments
  3. Rules of Investing
  4. Principles of Progressive Value Investing
  5. Participating in the Market
Progressive Value Investing - PDF eBook

Book details

Progressive Value Investing
First Edition
Maple Arbor
Chetan Lee
Economics and Finance
PDF eBook — A4 Format
Product name:
Progressive Value Investing
Product ID:
INR 999.95 / USD 19.95

Capital gains tax in India

The Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is classified into the following two categories depending on the holding period of the tradable securities (stocks and bonds), Mutual Funds (MF), and Exchange Traded Funds (ETF).

  1. Short-term Capital Gains (STCG) Tax
  2. Long-term Capital Gains (LTCG) Tax


Asset Holding CGT
Stocks < 1 Year 15%
Equity MF/ETF
Bonds < 3 Years IT slab rate


Asset Holding CGT
Stocks > 1 Year Gains > 1 Lakh @ 10%
Equity MF/ETF
Bonds > 3 Years IT slab rate

Dividend tax in India

The dividends from the domestic and foreign companies are reported under the income tax head Income from Other Sources and taxed at an investor's Income Tax (IT) slab rate.

The Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) is a withholding tax deducted on dividends if the dividend income is greater than the threshold limit.

Dividend tax

Investor Company TAX
Resident Domestic IT slab rate
Foreign IT slab rate
Non-resident* Domestic 20%

TDS on dividend

Investor Holding PAN TDS
Resident Yes Dividend > 5K @ 10%
No 20%
Non-resident* Yes 20%

*Non-resident investors can avail of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) if there is a DTAA between the non-resident country and India.

Foreign investors how to invest in India

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Foreign investors, investing in Stocks and ETFs through Tastytrade, a US-registered stock brokerage don't have to pay any taxes on investment gains in the US.

The withholding tax deducted by the US brokerages on Dividends can be claimed as a Foreign Tax Credit by the foreign investor if there is a tax treaty to avoid double taxation between the US and the foreign investor's resident country.

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