Equity markets

Panic sets in equity markets…

Equity markets have corrected over 10% the last month with USD-INR hitting new highs and crude prices scaling multi year highs. Rupee depreciated to above Rs.74/$ for the first time on 5th October 2018. Departing from the trend of the last few months, both large & mid-caps have declined last month driven by a sharp …

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Trade tariffs & counter tariffs

As the US nears mid-term elections vital for Trump’s legislative agenda, the White House will be ready to impose 10% tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese-made products, ranging from clothing to television parts to refrigerators by 30th August. The levies together with some $50 bn already in the works stand to raise import prices on …

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NIFTY peaks but midcaps hit a trough

Though NIFTY scaled the 11,000 mark again on 12th July after a gap of over 5 months (last peak on 31st January 2018), midcaps & small caps continue to fall sharply as markets remain volatile. Starting with a disappointing budget where LTCG on equity investments was announced, followed by continuing bank NPAs, uncertain political outlook, …

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