A key purpose of derivatives instruments is to give a protective cover to one’s trade against event risks. Unfortunately, in the Indian market, derivatives have been used more as instruments to bump up one’s speculative trades.
Primary market issues may make a come back, with the equity market bouncing back in late November on softening crude oil prices and strenghtening domestic currency.
Aloke Kumar Sasmal, director, Money Matters—an outfit that is into financial planning and wealth management--has more than 15 years’ experience in wealth management, banking, asset management and capital markets.
The market has witnessed a good foreign fund investment in the recent months as overseas investors have shown interest in Indian indices. The bandwagon was later joined by the RBI, which infused Rs 40,000 crore in the market and is willing to add the same amount again in December.
Crude oil prices have fallen by more than 30 per cent from their yearly high levels in early October. Till the issues related to supply glut are left unresolved, bearish sentiments in the crude counter are expected to continue.
India is the largest jute producer in the world and the second producer of cotton and silk worldwide. Interestingly, India also imports jute from Bangladesh when the Indian crop is low, and stops imports when domestic supply is sufficient.
With the increase in the number of lifestyle diseases, Health Insurance has now become a very serious requirement and people are very much warmed up to this idea. Presently, many Insurers have come up with features such as Recharge of Sum Assured along with Restore of Sum Assured.
Last week, the short-covering rally during the November series expiry took the bears by surprise. The bear operators had a busy day on Thursday, making haste to cover their positions. Such rally on contracts expiry is not uncommon.
After eight weeks, call option buyers heaved a sigh of relief last week. Notably, there was short covering in some good but controversy-hit financial sector stocks.
The September quarter earnings season is now behind us and weighty analyses of corporate performance have also subsided. But retail investors and day traders are still confused about the course of the stock market.
Two years back, DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund closed its Small-Cap Fund and turned away investors who were eager to invest. This was an unprecedented move in the mutual fund industry as none of the funds are known to have refused to receive money.
The mutual fund industry is growing steadily. The current Industry AUM of Rs 23 trillion would grow to Rs100 trillion in next 8-10 years.
When it comes to jeera acreage in the country during the rabi season, will it rise or will it not seems to be most pertinent question at this point.
Natural rubber prices have been on a downward slide in the past few months. Downside pressure still continues in the market as Indian prices are still at a premium compared to international rates.
Simran Kapoor, 28, a bank employee, has clearly defined her life goals and has prepared a savings oriented financial plan. However, a secular drop in interest rates in the last few years has impacted her financial planning and has put her plan at big risk.