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Weekly: Sensex zooms 1,000 points; Nifty tops 8,300

Upbeat earnings, strong global cues see Nifty cross the psychological 8,000 mark

Bank of Japan cheer turbocharges markets

Sensex, Nifty gain 1.9%, the most since exit polls showed an NDA win

Surveillance system finds traction among small brokers

The system has standardised the surveillance system across the industry

Gail (India) hits new high as Q2 profit beats estimates

The stock surged 8% to Rs 552 after reporting 42% yoy jump in net profit at Rs 1,303 crore in September 2014 quarter.

Nikkei hits 7-year high as BoJ expands monetary easing

The Nikkei surged 755.56 points or 4.83% to end at 16,413.76, its highest level since November 2007

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Realisation gains for ACC, Ambuja

While Ebitda margins improved in September quarter, led by higher prices, concerns on volume growth continue

India Inc fails 'board' exams

Only 13% of Nifty and 21% of Sensex companies have highly effective boards of directors, shows a study by Standard Chartered

Pick up in volume growth key to Nestle's prospects

More launches needed, believe analysts, given that the management continues to be cautious on demand trend

Capacity expansions, cement business boost Grasim's Q2

Analysts remain positive on the stock with consensus target price (as per Bloomberg) of Rs 3,861

Technicals Rss icon

Today's picks- 30 October 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, Reliance Industries, IDFC & HCL Tech

Failure of Nifty to cross 8,180 will count as a bearish signal

Domestic institutions and retail have been net buyers in October

Today's picks- 29 October 2014

Nifty, Bank Nifty, NTPC, DLF & BHEL

Today's picks- 27 October 2014

Nifty, YES Bank, Hindustan Unilever & DLF

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Higher open interest enthuses markets on expiry day

Rollover percentage in the Nifty was lower than three-month average, at 64%

US market trend, put-call ratios point to bearishness

The market went South through most of last week and then recovered, opening with an upside gap on Monday. Domestic sentiment improved, given ...

US market trend, put-call ratios point to bearishness

The market went South through most of last week and then recovered, opening with an upside gap on Monday. Domestic sentiment improved, given ...

If 7,800 breaks on Nifty, 7,700 will be tested

The market has multiple events to discount over the next fortnight. First, there is local macro-economic data. This includes a weak IIP and ...

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Gold hits 4-year low on selling pressure following Fed's QE withdrawal

Miners and sovereign countries started hedging, fall to continue in anticipation of US interest rate hike earlier than expected

Copper down 0.2% on weak global cues

Metal for delivery in November shed 0.14%

Silver down 0.6% on weak global trend

Weak trend trend overseas, eroding demand for the precious metals, pulled down silver prices

Lead up 0.2% on spot demand, short-covering

Market analysts said besides better demand in spot market, covering-up of short positions by speculators, supported the upside

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Forex reserves up $495 mn

Gold reserves remained unchanged for the week at $20.01 billion

Rupee gains tracking stronger Asian forex, equities

Is expected to trade in a 61.25 to 61.45 range for the day

Rupee weakens on Fed decision

Yet, market believes effect would be limited, as inflows expected to continue; observers hope buffer used to push growth & reforms

Is QE really over or has the Fed only pressed the pause button?

The real impact of QE will be felt when Fed decides to recall its money since it is then that money will start flowing out of the system

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US stocks join global equities rally

Stocks rose around the world, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index surpassing a closing record

Wall St opens higher on surprise BOJ stimulus

Bank of Japan significantly ramped up its stimulus program just days after the Federal Reserve wound down its own package

World shares jump, yen slumps as BOJ expands stimulus

Nikkei jumps almost 5% in its biggest rise since June last year

Opinion  Rss icon

How to maximise profits from day-trading
Devangshu Datta

It is by using disciplined systems that impose rigid stop losses and strict position sizes and prevent them from over-trading

Is this a good time to buy DLF stock?

Buying into the real estate major could be a contrarian bet as there are signs that the markets may have overreacted to DLF's woes

IPO News Rss icon

Videocon d2h files fresh papers for Rs 700-cr IPO

Videocon d2h Ltd, the satellite television arm of the Videocon Group, has filed fresh papers with the Securities and Exchange Board of India ...

ACB India files initial IPO papers with Sebi

Company plans to enter the capital markets with a public issue of up to 30,940,000 equity shares

Two more companies queue up for IPO amid bullish sentiments

With these two firms, a total of nine cos have now filed draft papers with Sebi since beginning of 2014

IPO Analysis Rss icon

Big strengths, some risks for Shemaroo

Company wants to raise up to Rs 120 crore at a price band of Rs 155-170 a share

Sharda Cropchem: Entry barriers not high enough

Sharda Cropchem, which markets and distributes crop protection chemicals outside India, intends to raise Rs 327-352 crore through an offer for ...

Snowman: Sound prospects, pricing not so attractive

Snowman Logistics, the cold chain subsidiary of listed parent Gateway Distriparks and country's largest player in the segment, is expanding ...

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M&M: Weak tractor sales mar Q2 performance

Operating margins down 230 basis points q-o-q on higher employee costs and other expenses

ITC: Pricing gains offset cigarettes volume decline

Analysts expect volume pressure to continue; profit growth likely to be intact

Bharti Airtel: Muted growth in India, Africa

Minutes on network and revenue per minute decline sequentially in Q2

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