If you are a new investor you could try equity mutual funds. The resources for data and information can be the NSE website and also the India Bulls website for information on the fundamentals of a company. Technical Analysis, which is the study of price movements with the help of charts can be useful also. more
Another option is to open trading account with some other Companies which charge lesser brokerage than Banks
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To know what to buy and sell, read Economic Times, and use Moneycontrol or similar online site. But be very careful. Better to start with Mutual Funds.
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