After three years of subdued growth, rural India is seeing a pick-up in demand. This has bolstered the prospects of consumer-focussed companies.
Ajay Bagga, executive chairman of OPC Asset Solutions and ex-Citibanker has around three decades of experience in banking, asset management and wealth management behind him. He started off with Citibank in 1990.
The micro, small & medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the domestic rubber industry are up in arms against the government. They are demanding immediate review of the anti-dumping duty, imposed five years ago, on carbon black, an important raw material for the rubber sector.
After many weeks of correction, the market got a reprieve last week, along with signs of convergence between the main market and mid-cap stocks, as the former moved up and the latter stopped falling.
As the market moves in a range-bound mode and generates expectations of sharp counter moves on the second day, traders are advised not to sell out-of-the-money options to collect small premiums.
As the sowing season is about to start after the timely arrival of monsoon rains, the stock market focus will now shift to agri input stocks like fertilisers and agrochemicals.
Vinay Paharia, chief investment officer at Union Asset Management Company, is responsible for overseeing the entire investment function. He has around 15 years experience in fund management.
Mustard meal exports went up by 200 per cent in financial year 2017-18. Higher meal exports and lesser carryover stocks due to increased crushing will keep mustard seed prices firm in the coming months.
The Rs 7,000 crore bailout package for the sugar industry has evoked mixed response.
The Indian economy is on a revival path, which requires companies to tap the market seeking growth capital mostly through institutional placements.
Usually, both index and individual stocks show stable movements in the first week of a new derivative series. But last week, after a strong upward movement on the expiry day of the May series contracts, the indices turned volatile in the next two sessions.
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We downgrade our cement sector outlook to negative after remaining positive/neutral for almost 7 years.
Down one day and up next day. Probably, last week’s Nifty movements served another reminder to traders that generating trading return is not easy in certain phases.
Most investors look at the benchmark indices to know how the stock market is faring, and accordingly take a call on entering or exiting the market. But buying or selling in tune with the index moves has its pitfalls.