Stock markets fell to near two-week lows on Wednesday as bank stocks declined on concerns that the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) decision to keep key policy rates steady while boosting banks’ liquidity in a bid to persuade them to lower lending rates would weigh on profit. The benchmark Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) index Sensex Read More

The monetary policy meeting will determine the short-term movement in indices The Indian stock markets have begun the year on a high note with the Sensex and the Nifty gaining 6 per cent in January. The indices have also managed to scale new highs. But unlike in the past when most global equity markets moved Read More

After a brief pause, stocks continued their upward march on Thursday, with the benchmark Sensex rising 122.59 points to a new closing peak of 29,681.77 and Nifty index gaining 38.05 points to 8,952.35 on fag-end buying in select blue-chips, amid expiry of monthly equity derivatives. In-line earnings from some firms Read More

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The Nifty gained 0.4 percent on Thursday, rising for a tenth consecutive session, its longest winning streak since September 2007, as shares of capital goods firms rose ahead of the budget next month and oil retailers benefited from a slump in crude prices. The gains, late in the session, helped the Sensex Read More

In 10 sessions Sensex rose over 8% A flurry of buying towards the fag-end on Thursday lifted benchmark Sensex by 122.59 points to new closing high of 29,681.77 and NSE Nifty index by 38.05 points to its fresh closing peak of 8,952.35 amid expiry of monthly equity derivative contracts. It was session marked by volatility Read More

(Bloomberg) — Indian traders replaced a higher proportion of CNX Nifty Index stock-index futures expiring tomorrow with contracts for the following month, signaling optimism the rally will continue. Traders rolled over 62 percent of January futures as of 4:02 p.m. in Mumbai, compared with the six-month average of 59 percent one day before expiration, data Read More

(Bloomberg) — Indian stock-index futures swung between gains and losses after benchmark gauges rose to records for a fifth consecutive day yesterday. SGX CNX Nifty Index futures for January delivery added less than 0.1 percent to 8,918.5 at 9:33 a.m. in Singapore. The underlying CNX Nifty Index climbed 0.9 percent to 8,910.50 on Tuesday, an Read More

Extending their winning run to the eighth straight session, the benchmark Bombay Stock Exchange Sensex on Tuesday jumped by 292.20 points to end at new closing peak of 29,571.04 and the National Stock Exchange Nifty surpassed the 8,900-mark for the first time on optimism over Indo-US nuclear deal amid sustained foreign fund inflows. The benchmark Read More

Markets have extended gains with the Nifty index hitting fresh record high led by sustained buying among index heavyweight shares like HDFC and ITC. At 14:10 PM, the 30-share Sensex was up 373 points at 28,635 and the 50-share Nifty was up 103 points at 8,654 surpassing its previous high Read More

Indian options traders are paying the most in three years to protect against a drop in bank shares as a gauge of lenders jumped to a record for a sixth straight day. Current-month put options with a strike price 10 percent below the CNX Bank Nifty index cost 36.5 points more than calls priced 10 Read More

Indian stock-index futures gained as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama reached an agreement that could spur nuclear energy projects, and the U.S. leader pledged initiatives to generate more than $ 4 billion of trade and investment between the two countries. SGX CNX Nifty Index futures for January delivery rose 0.4 percent to Read More

The National Stock Exchange’s Nifty is trading at new highs. In January so far, the index has risen about 6.5 per cent, particularly spurting on the Reserve Bank’s surprise repo rate cut of 25 basis points. The rally has unfolded amid signs of cooling inflation and recent positive global announcements. After Read More

The benchmark Bombay Stockm Exchange (BSE) Sensex rose over 46 points to end at 28,121.89 on continued buying in blue-chip shares and wrapped up its best weekly gain in over two months. Similarly, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Nifty index inched up by 19.65 points, or 0.23 per cent, to close at 8,513.80. Markets were Read More

TVS Motor Company will be included in the NSE’s Nifty Midcap 50 index, replacing textiles major Arvind Ltd from next month. The exclusion of the textiles and apparels company is mainly “on account of the proposed scheme of demerger and transfer of real estate undertaking of Arvind Ltd into Arvind Infrastructure Ltd.” According to the Read More

The short-term trend is up. But the Greece election and Fed meet can usher in volatility What a year this is turning out to be. The twin forces of greed and fear are alternately manifesting themselves, making equity markets surge in mindless euphoria one week and cave in with unnecessary panic in the next. What Read More

Tracking global rally triggered by ECB stimulus, the benchmark BSE Sensex today surged by 272.82 points to set a fresh record high of over 29,408 points and NSE Nifty breached the 8,800-level for the first time. The 30-share index, however, pared some gains to settle the day all-time closing high of 29,278.84, up 272.82, or Read More

Investors trading in Indian bank options are buying the most protection in eight weeks as a gauge of lenders’ shares rallied to a record high for a fourth straight day. The number of outstanding puts per call in the 12-member CNX Bank Nifty index rose to 1.67 at 4:20 p.m. in Mumbai, the most since Read More

Indian stock-index futures gained after benchmark gauges rose to records for a third day and the European Central Bank expanded its stimulus program. SGX CNX Nifty Index (NIFTY) futures for January delivery added 0.9 percent to 8,861.5 at 10:12 a.m. in Singapore. The underlying CNX Nifty Index advanced 0.4 percent to a record 8,761.40 yesterday. Read More