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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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stock markets festive

Will the festive season bring some cheer to stock markets?

Stock markets have been largely range bound over the last month, though the broader markets have continued with its subdued performance largely due to consistent selling by FPIs. The government has taken several measures to boost the economy, such as corporate tax rate cuts & roll back of tax surcharge, but it has failed to …

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slowdown

Economic slowdown calls for a stimulus

Stock markets have been largely range bound over the last month, though the broader markets have continued with its subdued performance largely due to consistent selling by FPIs. Ever since the budget was presented on 5th July, major indexes have corrected ~10%, while the sell-off has been sharper in the broader markets. FII have been …

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Indian stock market

One flag, one nation, one constitution

There has been a major sell-off in the Indian markets over the last month largely due to consistent selling by FPIs due to higher tax implication post budget. Thereafter the major topic of discussion has been how the government revoked article 370, which grants special status to Jammu & Kashmir on 5th August 2019. Ever …

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Stock market update

Stock market update: Second Term Calling…

The NDA led by the BJP came back to power for the second term on 23rd May 2019, this time with a bigger mandate as the BJP on its own won in excess of 300 seats. NIFTY touched an all-time high of 12,103 while SENSEX touched a high of 40,312. Both the NIFTY & SEXSEX …

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election results

All eyes on election results- Who will cross the magic figure?

All eyes will currently be on the outcome of the election results on 23rd May 2019. Markets have been volatile for the last month as 7 phase polling continues. Last month NIFTY touched an all-time high of 11,856 while SENSEX touched a high of 39,487. Historically it has been seen that election outcome turns out …

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indian stock markets

Terorist attacks & counter attacks

Positive profit growth outlook, steady mutual fund flows, reasonable valuations & inflation trajectory remaining stable augurs well for the markets. Low IIP numbers & GST collections though remain a concern. Short term investors should remain cautious as markets could be extremely volatile in the next couple of months leading up to the election outcome but any intermittent volatility should be used as an opportunity by patient investors with medium to long term outlook to accumulate good quality stocks