Expert Zone

India Markets Weekahead: Use gains to reshuffle portfolio

March 6, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

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

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

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: Downside limited, get ready to nibble in

February 21, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

People watch a large screen displaying India's benchmark share index on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

A spirited rally saw India’s main indexes gaining 3 percent for the week, their biggest weekly gain in 2016. The Nifty managed to close above the 7,200 mark despite stiff resistance even as the rupee hit 52-week lows against the dollar. FIIs continued to sell to the tune of $357.43 million.

India Markets Weekahead: Wait for market consolidation

February 7, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

A gap-up on Thursday and a follow-up rally on Friday helped the Nifty move closer to the crucial 7,500 mark in what was a highly volatile week. Following a recovery in global stocks triggered by reduced expectations of further U.S. Fed rate hikes this calendar year, the index managed to recoup its intra-week losses.

India Markets Weekahead: Poised for a rally

January 31, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

sensex1.jpgA sharp recovery towards the end of the week helped the Nifty gain nearly 2 percent to close above 7,550. Positions were lighter after derivatives expiry and the markets seemed to be looking at the bright side after a steep correction despite lacklustre corporate results and a weakening rupee. FIIs continued their selling spree with net selling of $171.5 million.

India Markets Weekahead: Time to move from debt to equity

January 24, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building is pictured next to a police van in Mumbai, India, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building is pictured next to a police van in Mumbai, India, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

India Markets Weekahead: Survival of the fittest

January 17, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

India Markets Weekahead: Look for bargains during the Christmas sale

December 13, 2015

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

The stock market remained weak with the Nifty closing 2.2 percent lower at 7,610 last week. Investors were on tenterhooks over the passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in parliament. Global markets were watchful of the crucial U.S. Federal Reserve meet that will decide the course of a rate hike cycle. Chinese trade data exhibited weakness for the fifth consecutive month, adding to nervousness.

India Markets Weekahead: Stock up for the new year

December 6, 2015

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

The Nifty corrected sharply by about 2 percent for the week to close below the crucial 7,800 mark on heightened prospects of a U.S interest rate hike in the coming days. Sentiment was also hit after the rupee fell to its lowest level in more than two years as it headed towards 67 against the dollar. FIIs sold equities worth $382 million over the past five trading sessions while DIIs bought stocks worth $385 million.

India Markets Weekahead: We’ve reached the bottom, time to go long

November 22, 2015

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters) A man looks at a screen across a road displaying the Sensex on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, June 29, 2015. Indian shares fell more than 2 percent on Monday, heading for their biggest daily decline in nearly a month as Greece looked set to default on its debt repayment this week, sparking concerns about foreign selling in emerging markets. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui - RTX1I8E4

A man looks at a screen across a road displaying the Sensex on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, June 29, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files