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India Markets Weekahead: Time to restructure your portfolio

April 24, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) A broker laughs while speaking to a colleague, as they trade on their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files

A broker laughs while speaking to a colleague, as they trade on their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files

India Markets Weekahead: Book some profits as markets will consolidate

April 17, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) Brokers trade at their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

Brokers trade at their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

India Markets Weekahead: Corrections are opportunities to buy

April 10, 2016

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Brokers trade at their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files

India Markets Weekahead: Time to ride the rally

April 3, 2016

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India Markets Weekahead: Bulls back on track, buy on dips

March 20, 2016

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Markets consolidated during the week and at one point threatened to break Nifty 7,400 levels. But the index rallied to close above 7,600 points, up 1.25 percent for the week. The gains were part of an Asian rally triggered by a strengthening of regional currencies against the dollar.

India Markets Weekahead: Time to start buying again

March 13, 2016

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India Markets Weekahead: Use gains to reshuffle portfolio

March 6, 2016

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A confluence of positive factors, both global and local, led to a sharp rally in Indian stocks. The budget did not have anything positive for markets but it put to rest fears of re-introduction of a long-term capital gains tax which was worrying investors for the past month. From the panic lows of 6,850 on budget day, the Nifty rallied to end the week almost 6.5 percent higher.

Is India’s budget math for real?

March 4, 2016

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Ever since India’s budget was announced on February 29, we have repeatedly been asked three main questions. The common thread underlying them is a very legitimate query: How is the government planning to do all the proposed spending while remaining fiscally disciplined? Or, alternatively, is the government really going to spend all that money?

Budget 2016: Hopes of market bounceback fizzle out

March 1, 2016

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The wild gyrations in the stock market on Budget day were due to initial disapproval over inadequate measures taken to recapitalise banks and the seemingly unfair corporate tax treatment for large firms that form the bulk of market capitalisation.