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Friday, December 04, 2020

Sandeep Singh


Explained: Gold prices now down, but does it make sense to stay invested?
Fri, Dec 04, 2020

Gold prices have retracted by over 15% from levels of over Rs 57,000 per 10 grams in August to around Rs 48,000 now. They are expected to remain weak in the near term.

Since April 2020: Retail investors shun equity MF route, go for direct stock picking
Thu, Dec 03, 2020

It is important to note that prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, mutual fund was the preferred mode of investment for retail investors.

Nov record FPI inflow on vaccine hopes reverses panic outflow of March
Tue, Dec 01, 2020

The record monthly inflow of FPI money into domestic equities in November has also meant that in just eight months of the current financial year, FPI inflow aggregated to Rs 1,56,275 crore — the highest in any financial year.

Amid divestment plans, PSUs lag in market rally, FPIs show little interest
Mon, Nov 30, 2020

While the BSE Sensex has risen by 50 per cent between March 31 and November 24, the BSE PSU index has risen by only 18.7 per cent.

Need tighter supervision before corporates run banks, say experts
Fri, Nov 27, 2020

A cross-section of stakeholders contacted by The Indian Express, including three of the ten experts consulted by the RBI's Internal Working Group which last week favoured entry of business houses, said companies can bring in much-needed capital, business experience and managerial competence into banking.

Term insurance: Why splitting your plan can optimise both cover and cost
Thu, Dec 03, 2020

Term insurance: In October, the first-year premium of private insurers grew 23.56% to Rs 7,227 crore, and that of LIC grew by 36% to Rs 15,548 crore.

Explained: Why China’s negative yield bonds are in demand
Tue, Nov 24, 2020

At a time when the world is battling the Covid-19 pandemic and interest rates in developed markets across Europe are much lower, investors are looking for relatively better-yielding debt instruments to safeguard their interests.

Harsh Mariwala: ‘Things turning positive for economy; lot will depend on discipline against Covid’
Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Handholding and advising entrepreneurs through his foundation, he said while there is always a case for more support from government during these times, our government did what it could despite weak finances

LVB merger: Investors may seek legal recourse, unions question DBS Bank selection
Mon, Nov 23, 2020

There are some who also raised questions on the way RBI came out with its resolution plan for LVB and announced that it has decided to merge the bank with DBS.

In eight months, forex reserves rise by more than $100 billion
Sun, Nov 22, 2020

This jump of 22 per cent has come following a sharp decline in imports alongside strong foreign investment inflows in the second half of the calendar year.

FPI inflows highest ever, over Rs 1.4 lakh crore in eight months
Sat, Nov 21, 2020

FPIs have taken a positive call on India despite its economy being one of the hardest hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic, said market experts pointing to the all-time highs that benchmark indices have touched.

Explained: The markets are rallying. Should you invest?
Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Whenever the market has scaled new highs in the past, as is happening now, investors have found it too expensive to enter. Only with time have many investors realised it was a mistake not to have invested then.

Industry: PLI to help EV ecosystem; tax breaks for hybrids key
Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Manufacturers feel that government needs to help in lifting demand for full range of electrified vehicles including hybrids by way of tax incentives to attract investments for developing EV ecosystem in the country.

Money sent abroad under LRS touches pre-Covid levels in Sept; a lot of it is gift
Sat, Nov 14, 2020

Remittances for the purposes of maintaining relatives and gifting in September 2020 were more than in February 2020 and September 2019. Remittances for purposes of education were 10 per cent less than the figure of September 2019.

Tax relief until June next year: should you buy a new home now?
Sun, Nov 15, 2020

As prices of many unsold units have slumped below circle rates in many cities due to the economic downturn, market rates are much below the circle rates in these cities.

Atmanirbhar 3.0: How the stressed sectors, job creation, real estate will benefit
Sun, Nov 15, 2020

Announcing new stimulus measures, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the "unrelenting reform pitch" of the government has helped in a "strong recovery" taking root in the economy.

Equity markets: Rally fails to rub off on mid, small caps as blue chips corner most foreign inflows
Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Data from NSDL and BSE shows that over the last six trading sessions FPIs have pumped in a net of Rs 25,200 crore into Indian equities and market participants say that most of that has flowed into large cap firms.

Sept quarter: DIIs, FPIs train eyes on banking, finance stocks amid economic greenshoots
Tue, Nov 10, 2020

Market experts say strong FPI inflows into bank and finance companies is in line with the fact that they are relatively undervalued.

Four years since demonetisation: Cash in system steadily rising, at all-time high
Mon, Nov 09, 2020

After Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes were withdrawn from the system in November 2016, currency with the public, which stood at Rs 17.97 lakh crore on November 4, 2016, declined to Rs 7.8 lakh crore in January 2017 soon after demonetisation.

‘Predictable policies: A Joe Biden win may bode well for Indian markets’
Sun, Nov 08, 2020

There is a general feeling that while US policies with respect to India may not see a big change despite a change of leadership in US, there is a sense that a more predictable leader is better geopolitically and for the global equity markets.

Explained: Markets are up, should you book profits now? Where should you put your money?
Sun, Nov 08, 2020

With markets back near their all-time high, and keeping in mind the uncertainty of fresh lockdown measures, it makes sense to book some of your profits now. Where should you book them from?

Seon Seob Kim: ‘Agri dependent states have shown 50% higher growth than others … seeing demand return in big cities’
Fri, Nov 06, 2020

There is an increasing trend of first-time buyers and additional purchase by families as people don’t want to expose their family members to public transportation.

RPL, NSE co-location cases: Wait for SAT verdict continues
Thu, Nov 05, 2020

The RPL case has been hanging fire for the last 13 years. RIL had sold 4.1 per cent of its stake in RPL. However, to prevent a plunge in the RPL share price, the equity was apparently sold first in the futures market and later in the spot market.

‘Economy moving faster’ but roadblocks remain, shows data
Wed, Nov 04, 2020

Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj said the government expects high price levels to cool down with the arrivals of the new crop, adding that another round of stimulus measures is likely to be unveiled shortly.

Explained: Here’s what led to the 8.6% fall in Reliance Industries (RIL) shares
Fri, Nov 06, 2020

Share price of Reliance Industries fell sharply by 8.6 per cent on Monday. What led to this? What is the way forward?