Archive for the ‘Equity’ Category

Integration of Indian stock exchanges: Some startling revelations

The huge daily turnovers of the two national exchanges hide some shocking facts, as the finance ministry’s startling revelations in Parliament reveal. Narrow, shallow, illiquid and concentrated in the hands of a few individuals located in a few centres — that describes the state of the Indian Capital Market, nearly 20 years after India embarked […]

What moved Sensex

Among expectations of good Q1 results, equity markets cheered this week with gains of 2.1% or 373 points for the week to close at 17,833 following a 0.6% loss last week. Markets had lots of good news this week. IMF raised the projections for Indian growth rate for the year 2010 to 9.5% citing reasons […]

Sector focus: Pharma

Pharma Sector to Outperform in 2010 In an earlier article – July Could be Jittery For the Markets - about equity market, our analyst Rahul advised you to be cautious while investing in equity market in the month of July (click here to read). Thus it becomes extremely important to select the sector in which to […]

July Could be Jittery For the Markets

The month of July can cause real jitters for the Indian stock market and the party could end. Most of the top economists and market gurus have started saying that the year 2010 could be a mixture of two halves, the first half ending on a positive note and the second half leading to a […]

Equity market update: June 25, 2010

Markets started the week on a positive note with Sensex rising 305 points or 1.7% to close at 17,876.55 on Monday on positive global cues due to China announcing that it will take measures to make yuan float more freely against dollar and other foreign currencies (Click here for MB update). After that, index moved in […]

China decides on ending Yuan peg

Facing growing pressure from around the world, The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) announced on Saturday that it is prepared to allow the country’s currency to float more freely against the dollar and other foreign currencies. The bank said that “this step is in view of the recent economic situation and financial market developments at […]

Weekly Equity update:June 19, 2010

Moved by strong IIP numbers last week, Sensex continued its upward journey, rising 273 points on the first day of the week. Equity markets almost ignored the high inflation number. The buoyancy continued for the week and markets touched a high of 17,616 on Thursday, its highest since April 27. This was the 7th consecutive day […]

Share Split and Bonus Shares

What are bonus shares? Bonus shares are issued to the existing shareholders by converting free reserves or share premium account to equity capital without taking any consideration from investors. What is share split? Share split reducing the face value of the share (for eg:the face value of the share is 10 reducing it to 2) […]

Weekly equity update: June 12, 2010

After 2 consecutive weeks of gains, equity markets ended this week slightly below the last week’s level, loosing 0.3% or 52 points on Sensex to close at 17064.95. First two days of the week saw markets plunging 500 points to a weekly low of 16617 due to concerns of deepening Eurozone crisis. But thereafter, Wednesday onwards, […]

Trading Nifty as global liquidity dries up…

This Could Evaporate Liquidity From Markets… Yesterday the European Central Bank (ECB) announced the key rates and as the streets expected, they were unchanged. There was no positive out of the press conference from Trichet, the only thing he did was subtly pleading to the world that “EURO is a stable currency’ and reiterated again the same […]

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