Stock Market
Mon, 05/01/2017 - 15:40
As the April series derivatives contracts expired last week, the winners were, once again, traders with bullish to neutral positions. Largely banking stocks were pushing up the Nifty. Even the first trading session of May contracts, on Friday, was also taken care of by bank stocks.
Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:30
IT’s early days now. Still, fourth quarter earnings have turned out to be better than the previous year’s, but for the exception of IT majors. Only 50-plus BSE-listed firms have communicated their fourth quarter earnings to the stock exchange.
Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:30

The sharp stock rally in recent months has come as a surprise to many, but the market now awaits an event, like improved corporate earnings, for the next big move.

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:29
Private life insurers ended the year on a strong note with 31 per cent YoY APE (annual premium equivalent) growth, while LIC grew 16 per cent YoY, leading to 23 per cent YoY APE growth for the industry.
Mon, 04/10/2017 - 23:00
The two stock exchanges, BSE and NSE, have come up with several sectoral indices in the last 15 years. These indices have, however, not made any market impact in trading terms, but for the exception of two, Nifty Bank and Nifty IT indices.
Mon, 04/10/2017 - 22:33
The defence sector continued with its slow undertone in Q4FY17.
Mon, 04/10/2017 - 22:28
A comparison of the macro-formation on the charts and the Nifty’s intraday reaction to news flows would indicate the market is waiting for a positive trigger to go into a breakout. Take Thursday’s trading, for instance. The market opened with a downward gap, but two factors stood out.
Sun, 02/12/2017 - 22:30
AS THE cash hoard of IT majors pile up, the investor community feels the time is ripe for these biggies to come out with structured share buyback programmes. Earnings yield, or the quotient of EPS divided by the share price, for many IT companies are higher than the post-tax return on cash.
Sun, 02/12/2017 - 22:22
We are quite flummoxed by the market’s unshaken faith in the cement sector despite disappointing financial performance over the past four years. The Street has high hopes of an imminent recovery in cement prices and profitability, as it has had over the past four years.
Sun, 02/12/2017 - 22:18
It was another week where both the bellwether index and market sentiment stayed bullish and in tandem. More importantly, they were bullish even on a day the international markets came under some pressure.
Sun, 02/12/2017 - 22:16
The decline in value in put options right after the budget speech was a pointer to the market’s bullish bias, and living up to that hint, the Nifty stayed under the bulls’ control for the last many days.
Mon, 01/09/2017 - 01:52
The first half of a calendar year is critical for stock investors as it tends to have a bullish bias. Often that is a trap for trend-sniffers and quick-buck seekers.
Mon, 01/02/2017 - 02:11
Clouds of uncertainty hover over the Indian equity market as the economy grapples with the impact of demonetisation.
The Narendra Modi government’s surprise move has taken the fizz out of the market, wiping away all the gains of the past year.