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COVID

COVID rearing its head up- April 2021

Markets remained buoyant as NIFTY & SENSEX were up 71% & 68% in FY 21. This move has largely been driven by liquidity due to strong FII inflows over last few months. Although we are currently witnessing the 2nd wave of COVID with a sharp spurt in cases, mortality rates remain low, partly due to …

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oil on the boil

Oil on the boil – March 2021

Markets remained buoyant as both NIFTY & SENSEX hit new highs, SENSEX above the 50,000 mark while NIFTY is above 15,000. This move has largely been driven by liquidity due to strong FII inflows over last few months. Sentiments have further been boosted by declining COVID numbers & increased vaccination. FII have been buying heavily …

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SENSEX 50k

Sensex close in on Mount 50k

Markets remain buoyant as both NIFTY & SENSEX hit new highs, SENSEX inching towards the 50,000 mark. For CY20 the NIFTY was up by 14.5% while SEXSEX was up by 15.5% for the full year. In between though markets corrected sharply in March 2020 as NIFTY fell to ~7500 while SENSEX dipped below 26000. Since …

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SAMVAT 2077

SAMVAT 2077- Waiting for a new beginning

SAMVAT 2076, though looked good for markets, was a bad year for all of us due to a black swan event – the COVID pandemic. NIFTY is up ~5% yoy since last Diwali. In between though there was a sharp fall in markets by ~35% in March 2020 and there was complete lockdown in economic …

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stock markets

Stock markets on a COVID booster dose

Even as the Indian economy gradually opens up, there has been a constant rise in daily COVID cases with the number now touching 1 lakh/day in India from ~60,000/day last month. This is in contrast to the global scenario which has seen a decrease in numbers over the last month. Thus India currently lies in …

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COVID count

COVID count on the rise

Although the Indian economy has gradually opened up over the last couple of months, there has been a constant rise in daily COVID cases with the number now touching 30,000/day in India. This is in contrast to the global scenario which has seen a decrease in numbers over the last month. In addition there has …

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stock markets 2020

Stock markets in 2020 starts off on a volatile note

Stock markets in 2020 started off on a volatile note as the frontline indexes hit new highs punctured by sharp decline in markets due to US-Iran tensions. For CY19 the NIFTY was up by 11.5% while SEXSEX was up by 13.8% for the full year. But the rally in NIFTY50 was a narrow rally. Top …

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inflation

Why gap between WPI and CPI based inflation is digressing

While the retail inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) touched a 16 month high at 4.62% in October, the wholesale price inflation measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) declined to a 40 month low of 0.16%, at the verge of entering the negative territory. The gap between the two is currently the widest in two …

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