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MARKET WRAP: Indices at new high; Sensex up 442 pts, Nifty hits 11,700

Benchmark indices ended at an all-time closing high on Monday, boosted by gains in bank stocks

SI Reporter  |  New Delhi 

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Benchmark indices ended at all-time closing high on Monday, the ninth time this month, following positive global cues and boosted by gains in bank stocks including ICICI Bank and SBI. The August series futures and options expiry on Thursday may lead to some volatility in the market. 

The S&P BSE ended the day at an all-time closing high of 38,694, up 442 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at a new closing high of 11,691, up 135 points. In intraday deals, the broader Nifty50 index climbed over 1.5 per cent to hit 11,700 for the first time ever, while the S&P BSE also hit a record, rising over 1 per cent to 38,736.88

Among sectors, shares of public sector banks (PSBs) are in focus with PSU Bank index gaining more than 2% on Monday ahead of the Allahabad Court verdict on stressed power assets as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deadline ends today. The RBI’s February 12 circular said all stressed assets will either get resolved by August 27 or get taken to the NCLT.

MACRO DATA

Investors will look forward to April-data, which will be released on August 31. For the quarter ended March 31 2018, the growth print stood at 7.7 per cent. July fiscal deficit data will be out on Friday when the infrastructure output data for July will also be released. 

GLOBAL MARKETS

Asian shares were also higher, boosted by record highs last week that followed reassuring comments from the Federal Reserve Chair, and as stock in gained after the country’s central bank tweaked its management of the yuan.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 1.1 per cent, while Japan’s Nikkei stock index closed 0.9 per cent higher.

In China, shares rose to their highest levels in two weeks. The Shanghai Composite index added 1.7 per cent and the blue-chip CSI300 index surged 2.2 per cent, after the People’s Bank of late on Friday revived a “counter-cyclical factor” used to set the midpoint of the daily trading band of the yuan, in a bid to support it.

(With inputs from Reuters)

MARKET WRAP: Indices at new high; Sensex up 442 pts, Nifty hits 11,700

MARKET COMMENT Jayant Manglik, President, Religare Broking It's been an exceptional start of the expiry week as Nifty gained over a percent and settled closer to 11,700. It opened gap up in line with from other global indices, mainly in reaction to the latest statement from the US Fed wherein they've hinted that further rate hikes would be gradual. Besides, recovery in rupee combined with encouraging data of foreign fund flow added to positivity. Almost all the sectoral indices, barring media and realty, contributed to the rally however broader market showed mixed trend.    Markets are steadily moving higher despite mixed cues and this clearly indicates upbeat sentiment among the participants. However, we feel participants, especially traders, should gradually reduce their positions on every rise in Nifty from hereon and focus more on stocks. Banking, auto and pharma are still our top picks for short term trades

MARKET WRAP: Indices at new high; Sensex up 442 pts, Nifty hits 11,700

Nifty PSU Bank index gains over 2%; top gainers

MARKET WRAP: Indices at new high; Sensex up 442 pts, Nifty hits 11,700

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MARKET WRAP: Indices at new high; Sensex up 442 pts, Nifty hits 11,700

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MARKET WRAP: Indices at new high; Sensex up 442 pts, Nifty hits 11,700

Markets at Close The S&P BSE Sensex ended the day at all-time closing high of 38,694, up 442 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at new closing high of 11,691, up 135 points

MARKET WRAP: Indices at new high; Sensex up 442 pts, Nifty hits 11,700

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MARKET WRAP: Indices at new high; Sensex up 442 pts, Nifty hits 11,700

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MARKET WRAP: Indices at new high; Sensex up 442 pts, Nifty hits 11,700

F&O watch Rollover activity in the Nifty seems to be on the higher side into the September series after exhibiting significant resilience at highs during the series as the Nifty continues to trade near 11500 despite multiple headwinds. The Nifty near month futures have almost 29.5 million shares, significantly high compared to last six months. At the same time, with PCR Ratio for the Nifty testing 1.70 levels, consolidation above11500 seems more likely in the settlement week. The roll spread in the Nifty is likely to inch up due to rollover of long positions during the August series. We believe current spread of 38 points may move beyond 45 points towards settlement. On the other hand, the Bank Nifty continued to see closure of positions in the near month series with roll cost of just 100 points

MARKET WRAP: Indices at new high; Sensex up 442 pts, Nifty hits 11,700

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MARKET WRAP: Indices at new high; Sensex up 442 pts, Nifty hits 11,700

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MARKET WRAP: Indices at new high; Sensex up 442 pts, Nifty hits 11,700

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First Published: Mon, August 27 2018. 08:15 IST
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MARKET WRAP: Indices at new high; Sensex up 442 pts, Nifty hits 11,700

Benchmark indices ended at an all-time closing high on Monday, boosted by gains in bank stocks

Benchmark indices ended at all-time closing high on Monday, the ninth time this month, following positive global cues and boosted by gains in bank stocks including ICICI Bank and SBI. The August series futures and options expiry on Thursday may lead to some volatility in the market. 

The S&P BSE ended the day at an all-time closing high of 38,694, up 442 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at a new closing high of 11,691, up 135 points. In intraday deals, the broader Nifty50 index climbed over 1.5 per cent to hit 11,700 for the first time ever, while the S&P BSE also hit a record, rising over 1 per cent to 38,736.88

Among sectors, shares of public sector banks (PSBs) are in focus with PSU Bank index gaining more than 2% on Monday ahead of the Allahabad Court verdict on stressed power assets as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deadline ends today. The RBI’s February 12 circular said all stressed assets will either get resolved by August 27 or get taken to the NCLT.

MACRO DATA

Investors will look forward to April-data, which will be released on August 31. For the quarter ended March 31 2018, the growth print stood at 7.7 per cent. July fiscal deficit data will be out on Friday when the infrastructure output data for July will also be released. 

GLOBAL MARKETS

Asian shares were also higher, boosted by record highs last week that followed reassuring comments from the Federal Reserve Chair, and as stock in gained after the country’s central bank tweaked its management of the yuan.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 1.1 per cent, while Japan’s Nikkei stock index closed 0.9 per cent higher.

In China, shares rose to their highest levels in two weeks. The Shanghai Composite index added 1.7 per cent and the blue-chip CSI300 index surged 2.2 per cent, after the People’s Bank of late on Friday revived a “counter-cyclical factor” used to set the midpoint of the daily trading band of the yuan, in a bid to support it.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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