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India Markets Weekahead: Continue to book profits and wait for a healthy correction

August 7, 2016

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The passage of the goods and services tax (GST) bill in the Rajya Sabha was already factored in by markets, which explains the lack of stock movement after the landmark event. We instead saw profit-booking before a late recovery due to a policy rate cut by the Bank of England and hopes of an RBI rate cut. The Nifty gained 0.5 percent for the week while the Sensex ended flat. FIIs were net buyers to the tune of $376 million.

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 start buying again

March 13, 2016

A screen displaying  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presenting the budget is seen on a facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, February 29, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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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.

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.

India Markets Weekahead: China weighs, but Nifty could rise

January 10, 2016

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Markets across the world had one of their worst opening weeks ever on rising concerns of a global economic slowdown led by China and geopolitical concerns in the wake of North Korea’s nuclear test. In India, the Nifty index ended the week at 7,601, down 4.5 percent.

India Markets Weekahead: Starting the New Year on a positive note

January 3, 2016

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Markets inched up about 1 percent in a dull week with the Nifty closing at 7,963. The low participation was on account of holidays for major institutions and volumes remained low.

India Markets Weekahead: Bihar to decide near-term course

November 1, 2015

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A man looks at a screen across the road displaying the Sensex on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai February 6, 2014.The Nifty saw losses every trading day during the week to close 2.8 percent lower at 8,065. Derivative contract expiry, disappointing September quarter earnings, worries that the BJP-led alliance may not do well in the Bihar election and indications of rate hike by the U.S. Fed in December contributed to market jitters.

India Markets Weekahead: Build your portfolio as markets consolidate

October 4, 2015

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The Nifty closed a percent higher to end the truncated week at 7,951 after threatening to fall below crucial support levels prior to the Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy review. The bigger-than-expected 50 bps repo rate cut surprised markets, resulting in a robust pull-back.