T N Ninan lists a few David-Goliath encounters in the Indian markets, all of which make life interesting, though difficult if you are an investor looking for the next multi-bagger. But then, India has never been a country of easy choices. David versus Goliath could have been the theme of 2015, when business giants were humbled by smaller challengers. Image: A boy pushes a sumo wrestler out of the ring in a mock competition. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters. Khan Market is well known as New ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Posted by Equitymaster Majority of the global markets ended the week on a sombre note. The US markets were the biggest losers, down by 2% on weak macroeconomic data. While the weekly jobless claims rose sharply since February, the Chicago Purchasing Manager's ...Equitymaster.com, 1 month ago
The broader markets witnessed some action even as benchmark shares indices slipped over 0.4% after traders remained cautious ahead of F&O expiry for the month of December on Thursday. The S&P BSE Sensex ended down 119 points at 25,960 and Nifty50 ended down 33 points at 7,896. Both the broader indices outperformed the benchmarks. The BSE Mid-cap index advanced 0.21% or 11,104 and the small-cap index inched up 0.07% at 11,779. BSE Midcap index hit 2 month high since October 2015. "While ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Experts prefer domestic consumption-driven plays and defensives such as information technology and pharmaceuticals Cyclical indices such as S&P BSE Bankex, S&P BSE Capital Goods, and S&P BSE Metals have under-performed the S&P BSE Sensex in the past year (see table). Against a seven per cent fall in the Sensex, these indices have fallen anywhere between 7.6 per cent and 32 per cent. Slow economic growth, weak demand environment, drying up of private sector capex and higher ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Markets ended the first trading day of the truncated week on a firm note amid fresh buying interest as investors heaved a sigh of relief after the uncertainty over the US Federal Reserve interest rate hike got over last week. A stellar rally was seen across the metal stocks after the government decided to slate a minimum import price for steel in order to prevent cheap imported steel from flooding the market. The S&P BSE Sensex surged 217 points to end at 25,736 and the Nifty50 climbed 73 ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Foreign investors continue to bet on India in the Year of the Monkey At the start of the calendar year, India seemed invincible and there seemed no end to the ‘hope rally’ which pushed up the benchmark Sensex by 30 per cent in 2014. Much of the optimism has settled since then, as earnings show no sign of picking up and reforms have stumbled. Growth in gross domestic product continues to be well below potential as the economy continued to deflate through the year and demand failed to ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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