Indian Stock Market WrapUp

Indian Stock Market WrapUp Podcast

Equitymaster presents an actionable and quick update on the happenings in the Indian share market and other business updates.

Slow Economy? There’s Still Good Money to Be Made in the Markets
Indian stock markets mostly remained in the negative zone during the week except for Wednesday. Asian stock markets were under pressure amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak that has slowed production and weakened demand in China. Back home, I'm sure you've heard about Moody's cutting India's GDP growth forecast. Amid all this gloom, we at Equitymaster believe in taking advantage of the negativity in the stock market and buy the best stocks that are poised to ride India's economic recovery. But ...

The Last Monetary Policy of FY20, Markets Post-Budget and More…
With the Union Budget out of the way, the focus of the street this week was monetary policy. In today’s podcast, we try to dive deeper and see not just what the Budget and monetary policy fingerprint was on the markets, but also look at the top stories in the week gone by. Tune in…...

The Budget & the Stock Market
In an extended week due to budget announcements, we look at the major moves of the market in the week gone by. The global stock markets ignored every piece of financial news and economic data released in the last few days. They focused solely on the virus and moved choppily during the week. Indian stock markets have also remained volatile tracking its global peers. The pre-budget rally was replaced with nervousness until Friday. The Union Budget 2020 failed to cheer the markets on Saturday. The Sensex fel...


Buzz on the Street: A Look at Stocks, Sectors and the Economy
The stock markets in India remained rangebound this week. Economic data releases and third quarter results announcements were the focus of the week. In this episode, we talk about all that moved the stock markets. Also, there seems to be a change in wind in the markets. Since the start of 2020, the uptrend in small cap stocks has accelerated… Are we witnessing a rebound in small cap stocks? What does this trend indicate and what should you do? Tune in now…...

Sensex Scales 42,000 and Smallcaps Rebound: What Happens Next?
This week, the BSE Sensex crossed 42,000 level for the first time. While Nifty followed suit, hitting a record high of 12,377. Broader market indices, smallcaps and midcaps continued to rally during the week. Will this outperformance stay? What should you do in such times? We try to decode this and more… Tune in now!...

Opportunity Hidden in Chaos: How to Play the Market During Global Tensions
Amid geopolitical tensions, stocks markets in India swung from over lows to highs during the week. Overall, markets remained volatile. The week witnessed heightened geopolitical tensions after Donald Trump ordered strike on an Iranian commander. By the end of week, the possibility of an all-out war was diminished. But could it change tomorrow? What should you do amid such volatile times? Such macro events bring volatility as well as opportunities to the stock markets. What are these opportunities? ...


Will the Sensex Continue its Momentum in 2020?
Happy New Year! The coming year is going to be an eventful one and a number of domestic as well as global factors are likely to dictate the trend for the Indian market. However, one thing I can assure you is that we are going to closely track the share markets and keep you updated on all the happenings in the coming year. Stock markets in India were volatile this week. In shortened trading sessions ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations, global stock markets remained positive. As the new year kickstarts...

Year-End Review: What’s in for the Stock Markets in 2020?
As the year 2019 draws to close, we look at what moved the markets during this year and the week gone by. The year 2019 was quite eventful. From puzzling volatility to surprising gains, it was difficult to determine the course of the market. In this episode, we look at the top gainers and losers during the year. With a volatile 2019, how do you expect stock markets to be in 2020? Tune in before you make your stock picking resolutions this new year and tell us what you think in the comments section b...

Tata, Trump & the Week Gone By
After scaling record highs, stock markets in India turned flattish by the end of the week. Donald Trump’s impeachment and expected volatility in Tata group stocks influenced the sentiments. However, the Sensex remained well above its 41,000 levels. In the podcast, we also talk about other macroeconomic developments that matter to you and your wealth creation. For example, ratings agency, Moody’s lowered India’s GDP growth projection for FY20. So, how should you read these numbers and what should you...


Rising Inflation and Onion Effect: Your Inside Scoop on the Markets
Stock markets remained rangebound this week too. Macroeconomic news globally and domestically remained the focus of the week. However, the markets turned green by the end of the week owing to global cues. Economic concerns continued to affect the market sentiments. India's retail inflation rate in November rose and India's industrial output contracted. November, but the culprit was food inflation, onions in particular. So, what lies ahead of the Indian economy? Tune in to know more......

Economic Growth and Stock Markets: It’s Not All Gloom and Doom
In addition to the usual stock market updates of the week, I talk about how RBI’s monetary policy decision and slowing economy impacts you and your portfolio of stocks. After five rate cuts in a row, the RBI finally hit the pause button. Last week, the GDP data showed Indian economy is slowing further. But, should you really worry about it? If not, then what should you do? Tune in now......

Do You Think Sensex and Nifty Can Sustain Positive Momentum?
Despite all the depressing news about the economy in the media the markets were at all-time highs. The Sensex touched the 41,000 mark for the first time ever on Tuesday and Nifty surpassed the 12,100 mark. This happens at a time when prime economic indicators are at loggerheads with the market’s euphoria. The markets however turned flat on Thursday and fell on Friday. Market participants were cautious ahead of the important GDP and fiscal numbers that were released by the end of this week. So, will ...


Why is Sensex at a Record High When Economy is in Trouble?
In today’s episode, I talk about all the major moves of the week, including Modi government’s blockbuster disinvestment, developments in the telecom sector, macroeconomic updates and much more. Besides I also share Equitymaster’s insights on the current state of the markets. Sensex once again touched an all-time high this week. It went up as high as 40,816 points intraday. The Nifty also traded above the crucial resistance of 12,000. At a time when benchmark indices are touching record highs, the stock...

What to Expect Next from FM Nirmala Sitharaman?
After trading in green throughout the week, Indian Stock markets turned volatile on Friday after a cut in domestic credit ratings outlook by Moody’s. To boost the economy, government has been taking several measures. Recently FM Nirmala Sitharaman said the government will soon use its strong electoral mandate to usher in the next wave of reforms. There are many reforms in the offing it seems. What will be these reforms and what lies ahead for the stock markets? Tune in to know more......

A Fresh Bonanza in the Offing for Stock Markets?
In today’s episode, I talk about what propelled Sensex to 40,000 mark once again this week. One of the main reasons for the rally in stock markets was the buzz that PM Modi and FM Nirmala Sitharaman are planning a series of tax alignments for equities in the coming weeks. Optimism over US-China trade deal and the European Union extending Brexit deadline also boosted the sentiments. Besides, I also give a quick update on domestic and global top news of the week. Tune in to know more......


What’s Your Investment Plan for Diwali 2019?
In today’s episode, I talk about what moved the markets this week and everything that matters to you and your wealth creation before your Diwali fun begins... Speaking of Diwali, many investors consider it auspicious to buy shares during Diwali. And to meet this demand, stock exchanges organize Muhurat trading every year and this year’s event will take place on Sunday. Do pick stocks wisely! By the way, have you thought of drawing up any investment plans for the new year? As Samvat 2075 comes to an e...

Indian Stock Markets Remain in Green This Week: Is the Rebound Here?
After a long period of underperformance, stock markets traded in green territory throughout the week. So, is this is a trend reversal and is the bottom forming in the market? In today’s episode, we try to decode this and more. We talk about all the major domestic and international developments during the week. From the global space, Brexit deal remained in focus. Owing to this development, Indian companies that have business exposure to the UK and Europe rallied. On the macro front, the picture contin...

What Should You Do in Today’s Volatile Markets?
The week gone by was pretty volatile for Dalal street and the global environment is as unpredictable as it can get. In this episode, we talk about the major global and domestic events that moved the markets. Indian benchmark indices were mixed with Sensex rising over 600 points and then falling on the other days. So, what should an average investor do in these volatile times? Are you losing money? Let us know your views in the comments section below. Meanwhile you can tune in to find out what we thin...


Will Rate Cut Cure the Mayhem Caused by Banks and NBFCs?
The euphoria created by the surprise cut in the corporate tax rate faded this week. Concerns about the health of the financial sector shook the stock market. The turmoil in the financial sector erased all the gains made by several companies. Mayhem in Yes bank, Lakshmi Vilas Bank and India bulls Housing Finance roiled the markets this week. Then came RBI’s 25 basis points rate cut, which did not help revive the sentiments. In this episode, we talk about what lies ahead for the Indian economy. Then we...

Sitharaman Boosts but Trump Rattles the Stock Markets This Week
The rally in Indian stock markets triggered by the government’s corporate tax rate cut flashed a bullish signal for the markets. Will the bulls stay, or bears take the control back? In this episode, we talk about the market sentiments after the rate cut. Then we get to the other headlines including, impeachment inquiry on Donald Trump, Thomas Cook’s collapse, IRCTC IPO, PMC bank crisis and more. We also talk about an important announcement that went unnoticed in the euphoria of the government's tax rat...

Sitharaman Boosts but Trump Rattles the Stock Markets This Week
The rally in Indian stock markets triggered by the government’s corporate tax rate cut flashed a bullish signal for the markets. Will the bulls stay, or bears take the control back? In this episode, we talk about the market sentiments after the rate cut. Then we get to the other headlines including, impeachment inquiry on Donald Trump, Thomas Cook’s collapse, IRCTC IPO, PMC bank crisis and more. We also talk about an important announcement that went unnoticed in the euphoria of the government's tax rat...


Sensex’s Journey From 640 Points Down to 2,000 Points Up
What a week it was! While crude oil prices dragged the Indian stock markets lower, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s boosters sent markets soaring and how! Tuesday was a much worse day for stock market investors in India. The Sensex shed 642 points. Until Friday, the focus of the week was crude oil. Owing to the Saudi Arabia’s drone attacks, the soaring oil prices rattled the already weakening Indian economy. The fears of further slowdown were widespread. Then came the blockbuster Friday! Finance ...

The Week That Was: Of Macro Events and Auto Sector Blues
In yet again holiday shortened week, stock market sentiments were swayed by the macro events such as release of index of industrial production and consumer price index data. Besides, global cues, movement of the crude and currency market trend were on radar as well. China and the US announced they were resuming trade talks in early October. Right on cue, the stock market rallied, bonds and gold fell, and the euro came roaring back from interim lows. Now, the question is whether the stock market rally ...

Are You Buying Quality Stocks in these Gloomy Times?
A mix of macroeconomic factors including weak GDP data and lower manufacturing output spooked investors on Dalal street this week. However, the optimism by the end of the week came on the back of rally in global markets. Global stocks rallied sharply on Thursday, logging its best day in three weeks, after US and Chinese officials said they will resume trade talks. All eyes are now fixed on what the government will do to revive the economy and how the businesses perform in the festival season. We are kee...


FM’s Stimulus Package: Catalyst for the Economy’s Turnaround?
After a brief relief rally in the beginning of the week, stock markets continued their downtrend. The rally came on the back of a number of government measures to revive economic growth and hopes of progress in China-US trade talks helped boost sentiment. During the week, the rupee continued to depreciate against the US dollar, while gold and silver continued its uptrend. In the volatile markets like these, the real question is - Are you buying quality stocks? Tune in to know more....

Of Falling Stocks, Tumbling Rupee and Weakening Economy
Another week of slowdown in the markets over fears of a looming slowdown in the domestic and global economy continue. Macroeconomic cues and the rupee movements swayed the stock markets this week. Indian rupee became Asia's worst performing currency this month. Pain in NBFC space continued to weigh on the markets. DHFL witnessed pressure after it defaulted on bond payments. Globally, stock markets remained uncertain over the outlook for US interest rate cuts following the release of minutes from the Fed...

Dividend Stocks Amid Volatile Stock Markets; US-China Trade War and More
The market, which has been caught in the grip of the bears, gave a negative yearly return for first time in last eight years. The BSE Sensex lost 1.4% and Nifty shed 3.5% between the 72nd Independence Day on 2018 and the 73rd Independence Day on 2019. After a festive and holiday truncated week, Dalal street was back on its regular routine. Macroeconomic indicators such as inflation, factory output as well as global events dictated the stock market trend this week. The Sensex and Nifty remained volatile thro...


Where Will the Markets Go from Here?
What an eventful week it was! With the government revoking article 370 to the RBI announcing a rate cut. Stock markets were on a roller coaster ride. Indian markets have been at the receiving end of a barrage of negative news and a positive counter to tip the scales is crucial. The ongoing trade war between the US and China is making things worse. However, optimism returned to Dalal Street on Thursday due to calm in global finance and news reports of the Finance Ministry making a positive announcement o...

Are Indian Stock Markets Due for a Rebound?
In an already beaten down market, Thursday's carnage on D-Street dragged indices to fresh five-month lows with the BSE Sensex slipping below the 37,000 mark. On the other hand, the Nifty, too, breached 11,000 mark in the intra-day trade. Mixed corporate earnings, weak domestic and global cues, and continuous selling by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) were among the key reasons for the fall. The current scenario begs the question whether we will see the rebound any time soon? Amid the weakening market...

Of Falling Markets and Rising Gold
While India began a week with successfully launching its second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2, stock markets seemed to be in a bearish mood. Another week of the muted performance from Indian market where Nifty broke below crucial support levels in a matter of two days. The weakness in macros and slowdown at the ground level is really taking the markets lower given the valuations are still at higher levels. But, gold continues to remain the safest bet for investors as the precious metal has outdone equiti...


Yes Bank’s Road Ahead
The stock markets witnessed selling pressure in the week gone by. Market participants remained cautious tracking tepid quarterly earnings amid weak cues from other global markets as concerns over the US-China trade war and slow progress of moonsoon weighed on investors' risk appetite. We talk about the Jalan Committee recommendations on Economic Capital Framework and what it means to the Indian economy. Yes Bank’s shares remained the focus of the week as it reported a 91% drop in fiscal-first quarter ...

Budget 2019 Fails to Cheer Stock Markets
Stock markets remained flat throughout the week ahead of the Budget 2019 announcement. How the markets react after that will be the thing to watch out for. In today's episode, we talk about the key takeaways from Budget 2019 which includes recapitalization of PSBs and railway infrastructure. We also talk about several goals that the government will need to work on to achieve the US$ 5 trillion mark. Apart from this, featuring in the podcast is NBFC crisis. And we have lots more. Tune in......

Stock Markets Remain Cautious amid Weak Macro Cues
The stock markets remained flat throughout the week as domestic and global macro factors took over. Now with the budget approaching next week, how will the market react will be the thing to watch out for. In today’s episode, we talk about the G-20 meeting, global trade war scenario and gold prices. We also talk about the concerns over oil prices. Apart from this, featuring in the podcast is NBFC crisis and DHFL’s default. And we have lots more. Tune in…...


Are Falling Bond Yields a Good Sign for Indian Stocks?
World stock markets rose after the US Federal Reserve signaled it was likely to cut interest rates next month, and the dollar and benchmark bond yields fell to multi-year lows. Even the yield on the 10-year government bond yield in India closed below 7% for the first time since November 2017. What does it really mean to the markets, economy, various asset classes and investors in particular? As per research analyst, Sarvajeet Bodas, a reduction in the interest rate creates a conducive environment for l...

Jet Airways and Yes Bank – What’s Next for these Beaten Down Stocks?
Jet Airways and Yes Bank, both once market darlings are now being shunned by market participants. The National Stock Exchange (NSE) exchange notified that the shares of the airline will be shifted from rolling segment to trade for trade segment, wherein the settlement in the scrip will take place on gross basis with 100% upfront margin and 5% price band. Trading in the futures and options (F&O) segment of the exchanges will also be stopped. Meanwhile Yes Bank was among the top losers in the market this ...

Will Banks Pass on Benefits of RBI’s Rate Cut?
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a 25 basis points cut in repo rate in its second bimonthly policy review of this financial year. After the cut, the repo rate now stands at 5.75% - the lowest since July 2010. Market participants and economists see a rate cut crucial at this point in time as the economy has been witnessing signs of slowdown. The rate cut by the RBI means a drop in the cost of funds for individual and corporate borrowers. However, banks have...


Can the New Modi Cabinet Reform Indian Economy?
Narendra Modi took the oath of office as Prime Minister for the second time on Thursday to head a council of ministers that’s 58-member strong with 25 of Cabinet rank. Now, the big question is, will the new cabinet bring the much-needed reforms to Indian economy? Post the elections, a very interesting trend is beginning to shape up. Something a lot of investors are missing out on and what may just be the beginning of a trend - is that small cap stocks are moving up way faster than then their larger bret...

Modi’s Victory Creates Sensex History; Ache Din Ahead?
Throughout the week, one slogan that took over the market and country as a whole was, Ab ki baar phir Modi Sarkar. Stock markets celebrated Modi’s victory as Sensex touched 40,000 mark and Nifty touched 12,000 for the first time ever. What does this mean for the market going forward? Tanushree strongly believes in India's future potential. She is looking at the stocks and trends that are likely to get a major push with the Modi government returning to power. We have got one uncertainty out of the way. T...

US China Trade War Escalations and Election Results: Volatility Set to Rule
India could be the latest direct victim of the US-China trade war. The increasing escalations have already slowed down global growth. On March 4, President Donald Trump announced that the US intends to terminate India as a beneficiary developing country under the GSP programme. The 60-day notice period ended on May 3. These developments could see India bowing out as a preferred trade partner to the US and may lose its trade. Is there another way out? Tune in to find out......


Don’t Let the Stock Market Volatility Spook You
The Indian stock markets have been on a downhill drive since the last few trading sessions. This week, concerns over the trade talks between China and US coupled with Lok Sabha elections and 4th quarter results majorly determined the market mood. Note that, nearly 1,500 points declined on the BSE in last 7 sessions. The above developments have also weighed on major global currencies. The Indian rupee weakened for the fifth consecutive session on Friday. What’s more, even net inflows into equity mutual...

Will India Benefit from the US Fed’s Decision?
India’s economy is slowing down. The Finance Ministry in its monthly economic report for March has said that Indian economy slowed down slightly in FY19. Declining growth of private consumption, tepid increase in fixed investment, slowing auto sales, and muted exports have all contributed to the slowdown. Recently, the US Federal reserve held its key interest rates on the back of a robust US economy. Can the US Fed’s decision help India’s ailing economy? You will find answer to this question, and more ...

Indian Elections or Game of Thrones: What Excites You More?
As the TV war in Game of Thrones is set to conclude, we in India, are amidst our own battle for power - the 2019 Elections. The world-renowned TV series which depicts a war of various kingdoms for the so called – Iron Throne. Who do you think will win in this real Indian version of game of thrones? As the polls come closer, markets are abuzz with talk of volatility and uncertainty. But does it really matter which political party comes to power? We have answers to all of that. Meanwhile, you can write ...


Sensex at New Highs, Jet Airways Suspends Operations – Your Inside Scoop of the Markets
Jet Airways, once India’s largest private airline halted its operations indefinitely yesterday. The carrier flew its last scheduled flight from Amritsar to Mumbai yesterday, as the debt-ridden company decided to suspend its operations on a temporary basis with no cash to run operations any further. Is this the end of the runway for the company? Tata Motors is seen to be making a comeback. The auto major is planning to expand its electric vehicles (EV) segment in the passenger vehicle space by widening its...

Election Fever Driving Market Sentiment; How to Make the Most of It?
As India's seven-phase election marathon got off the ground this week, Mahagathbandhan or Single Party is the debated topic all over the country. The biggest electoral exercise in the world, which will determine the course of the world's largest democracy, is obvious to drive the sentiments for a few weeks from now. And you as an investor want to know, how are stock markets responding in such times. Tanushree Banerjee believes you shouldn’t waste time speculating on election outcome. Rather identify bu...

What Does the RBI Rate Cut Mean for Your Investments?
RBI's monetary policy committee (MPC), led by Governor Shaktikanta Das, announced a 25 basis points cut in the short-term lending rate, also known as repo or repurchase rate, in its first bi-monthly rate review of financial year 2019-20. The repo rate now stands at 6%. This was the second back-to-back rate cut by the six-member MPC ever since Das was appointed governor and four out of six MPC members voted in favor of rate cut. The move also makes India the only country in Asia to have cut interest rates ...


Jet Airways & Mindtree: A Tale of Two Promoters
Jet Airways nearly averted a crisis as its founder Naresh Goyal stepped down from its board on Monday and the debt-laden carrier got a Rs 15-crore funding promise from a consortium of bankers. Jet Airways has a debt of around Rs 8,000 crore. It has only 38 operational planes left in its fleet of 119 and the pilots, who have not been paid since December, have threatened to go on strike from April 1. The airline has suspended operations on 13 international routes. A few days ago, Larsen & Toubro, L&T signe...

Get Ready for Record Highs
Globally, Traders were left scrambling after the Federal Reserve forecast zero interest-rate hikes this year and just one in 2020. Rising uncertainty over Brexit and new signs of a prolonged US-China trade war added to the market confusion. Back home, Indian stock markets struck fresh six-month highs on Tuesday as key benchmarks rose for the seventh straight day. Overall, sentiments remained positive during the week, pushing benchmark index Sensex closer to its record high. The real heroes, though, wer...

Inflation, Election or Valuations; What Matters the Most?
Indian stock markets rallied throughout the week on the host of positive factors like sustained foreign fund inflows, stronger rupee and chances of the incumbent NDA government coming for a second term. The good times are back... or so it seems. Mid-caps and small caps were under the weather. Now they're bouncing back. The coming few months are bound to be volatile. In times like these, what matters the most? Inflation numbers, election outcome or the quality of businesses? We talk about it in detail....


Is Donald Trump Starting a Trade War with India?
In a week dominated by global news, the benchmark indices were volatile, but ended the week higher than the last. The European Central Bank changed track on its tightening plan, offering banks a new round of cheap loans to help revive the euro zone economy. It even cut the Eurozone’s growth rate predictions from 1.7% to a mere 1.1% for the year. In such a slowing global economy, US President has seemingly painted a target on India’s back for a trade war. He’s asked the US congress to end preferential tr...

Is India’s GDP Growth Stagnating?
India’s GDP growth rate came in at 6.6% for the third quarter of FY19. While India managed to hold on to the fastest growing economy tag, it came at the behest of slowing growth in China. While a 6.6% quarterly growth is nothing to scoff at, when looked at from a broader lens, it looks a bit worrying. Especially when, the economy had grown 7.1% in the second quarter and 8.2% in the first quarter of the year. Moreover, the core sector is not growing as well. Core sector growth continued to go down for th...

Recapitalisation Package for PSBs: The Pros & Cons
Corporate governance issues with certain companies, uncertainty surrounding national elections and global issues like trade wars, Brexit, have taken a toll on the Indian markets. Reversing a nine-session falling streak, the Sensex rebounded 400 points on Wednesday. Post that, Indian share markets traded in a narrow range mostly. Meanwhile, Rupee became Asia’s worst currency as rising crude prices and tensions over Kashmir weighed on sentiments. Globally, US and China entered two days of negotiations aime...


Where Will the Two-Faced Market Go from Here?
The stock markets are very volatile these days. As the Tanushree Bannerjee, the co-head of research here at Equitymaster puts it, stock markets are two-faced. To give you an example, over the past month, the BSE Sensex has held steady, and is down by a mere 0.1%. Meanwhile, the midcap and smallcap indices are battered down. The BSE Midcap index is down by 7% in one month, while the BSE Smallcap index is down by 8% in the same period. Tanushree draws similarities in today’s market with that of 2013. Will t...

RBI Cuts Repo Rate; Should You be Happy or Sad?
In the week gone by, major focus remained towards RBI’s monetary policy decision. In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India cut the repo rate by 25 basis points in its sixth bi-monthly monetary policy statement for FY19. As you know that, any hike in the repo rate increases the lending rate in the banks, and vice versa. But the world always looks different if you look at it from the household’s point of view. A high policy rate also means high deposit rates. So, with this rate cut, should an averag...

Key Takeaways from the Interim Budget 2019 With Sarvajeet Bodas
In a volatile week, the overall sentiments remained positive after the government announced some populist measures in the much-awaited interim budget. From Fed policy outcome, sacking of Chanda Kochhar, to interim budget, we are going to talk about all of it in today’s episode. Besides, we also talk about the Chalet hotels’ initial public offer. Speaking of the broader markets, there was no clarity on which way to move on Dalal Street this week. Stock benchmarks see-sawed, ahead of the expiry of January ...


Jet Airways & Sun Pharma: Why are the Market Darlings Beaten Down?
Sun Pharma is down over 40% from its 52-week high levels. Jet Airways’ future remains uncertain. We take a deep dive into what’s affecting these stocks which were once market darlings. Can they emerge from the issues they’re embroiled in, or are they doomed? Listen in to find out! We’ll be taking a look at the prospects of India’s insurance and reinsurance sectors, and the runway ahead of them. We’ll also be taking a look at the latest GDP forecasts. Will India continue its robust growth rate? Answe...

Will Low Inflation Encourage RBI to Cut Rates?
In a week full of macroeconomic developments, anxiety over third quarter results and trade war concerns, we take a look at the key topics that swayed the markets this week. Indian stock markets traded flat-to-positive this week. Market participants were cautious ahead of the quarterly results. And global concerns over US-China trade tensions capped gains. We talk about the recently released macroeconomic data. India's retail inflation and wholesale inflation fell to multi-month lows in December amid signs...


Of Airlines, PSB Mergers and Manufacturing Activity – What’s in Store for 2019?
Welcome to the first podcast of 2019! As we enter 2019, we take a look back at 2018 which throws up some interesting trends about how the global markets performed during the year gone by. Add to that, there are a few more macro triggers like a slowing manufacturing sector, albeit with a potential for faster growth. Is the PSU bank merger of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda good for the banks and the sector as a whole? Is Jet Airways going to run out of (jet) fuel anytime soon? Answers to t...

What’s Your Investing Resolution for 2019?
The year 2019 is starting with a highly pessimistic backdrop that spans asset classes and geographies. As curtains close on the year 2018, and year 2019 makes it way, we take a look at the key events that drove the markets this week. Stock markets around the world staged a post-Christmas rally. Shares on Wall Street soared sharply after their worst ever performance on Christmas Eve. Despite the historical rise on Wednesday, the fundamental concerns of investors about the global economy and trade had ...

Fed Rate Hikes and PSB Recapitalization – What’s in Store?
The US Federal reserve just raised its key interest rates by 25 basis points, its fourth of 2018. This is sent stock markets worldwide in a tizzy. Even Indian indices witnessed some of the pressure, with the BSE Sensex ending Friday down by 690 points. Now the US central bank has forecasted more such hikes in the coming months. Add to that, there are a few more macro triggers on the anvil. The Rupee has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of weeks. Even crude oil, which fell over ...


From Urjit Patel to Shaktikanta Das; What Lies Ahead?
The week gone by saw Sensex plunge from 700 points to rise by over 600 points. With a volatile and eventful week, it was a challenge keeping up with the news every day. In this week’s podcast, we talk about all that brought wild swings in the market. Urjit Patel's departure, the impact of his resignation on the markets, and all you need to know about the new appointee Shaktikanta Das, will be the topics of discussion. That apart, we will also be talking on lots of other topics including Vijay Mallya’s e...

Prepare to Ride Out Volatile Markets with Rahul Shah
Global as well as domestic macroeconomic indicators dictated the stock market trend this week. After a positive start to the week, Indian stock markets witnessed a major sell-off across the board. To get a sense of what drove the stock markets all over, we talk about the key developments this week. Weak global markets coupled with concerns over oil prices and assembly elections rattled Indian markets. Sensex fell over 600 points while Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged over 800 points intraday. Beside...

Of Auto Sector Worries and LIC’s Latest Burden
Vehicle sales failed to impress this festive season, as consumer sentiment fell. Registrations of vehicles in the domestic market during the 42- day festive season this year fell by as much as 11% year-on-year. What's worrisome is that it is normally a peak period for new vehicle registrations in the country. Worse, the decline comes on the heels of sales contraction in the three months of July, August and September. The auto index has taken a beating too. The BSE Auto index shed 20% between July and end-...


FAANGs, Bitcoin and Indian IT Stocks: What’s the Connection?
In a volatile period for Indian indices, Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs) in mutual funds are only going up. With macro constraints getting better, we may well see SIPs continuing their rise. Further, rating’s agency ICRA believes that India’s GDP might take a breather in the next quarter. We’ll be taking a look at this prediction. Now, GDP had grown by a higher than expected 8.2% in the first quarter of the current financial year as compared to the year-ago period. It will be interesting to see if the ...

Macroeconomic Cues Guide the Markets This Week
Macroeconomic indicators such as inflation, factory output as well as global crude oil prices dictated the stock market trend this week. Global markets remained in pressure this week. Pound fell sharply as risk of chaotic Brexit rose. Meanwhile, the US and China intensified efforts to strike a truce at the G20 that would curb their trade war. Back home, the Indian rupee bounced strongly to hit a two-month high. While, India’s exports rose sharply, but equally strong growth in imports widened the trade def...

Oil Prices Falling; Rupee Rising. Is the Worst Behind US?
In a week full of global uncertainty, we take a close look at the key driver of markets worldwide: Oil. Crude oil prices have fallen to levels not seen since April this year. Now all eyes are on the US and OPEC nations on how they react to the US sanctions on Iranian Oil – effective from 4 November. India can stand to benefit a lot from a downtrend in oil prices. And the benefits are already trickling in. In response to falling crude oil prices the Rupee has appreciated over 1%. This bodes well for the im...


The Great Indian Small-Cap Sale. Filled Your Cart Yet?
This week too, equity investors continued to remain nervous as the waves of selling washing over markets from New York to Shanghai took over. Thanks to an ever-growing list of concerns from tighter financial conditions to trade tensions, corporate earnings, economic growth and geopolitical flare-ups in Europe and the West Asia. In an interview with Richa Agarwal, she talked about buying small cap stocks in this massive correction. Listen in to find out about the best smallcap stocks that are in sale....

How to Handle Volatile Markets Like a Pro
In a macro data packed week, domestic indices failed to capitulate on the small signs of recovery. Volatile markets like these have investors of all kind flustered and frustrated. But you needn’t worry, dear listener. Girish Shetty, Research Analyst at Equitymaster outlines the best way to ride the volatility and make the most of the choppy markets....

Not All PSUs are Duds
Stock Markets remained volatile this week. With Sensex crashing from 1,000 points to it rallying over 700 points, we talk about everything that led to this volatility and how it affects you. Apart from the macro cues, 2 IPOs listed on bourses this week. Meanwhile, we also talk about government’s cut on jet fuel and RBI injecting money to manage liquidity. With all the negativity surrounding the PSU sector, Research Analyst, Radhika Pandit presents a contrary view in this space. She also talks about good P...


Tanushree is Finding Safe Stocks in This Market Crash
In a week full of negative sentiments, we talk about the key macroeconomic developments that led to the stock market fall. This includes, the rupee fall and surging bond yields. We also talk about the rising oil prices and where they can go from here. Apart from the above developments, RBI monetary policy also drove the sentiments. So, how is all of this going to impact you and your portfolio? What should you do in such times? Amid uncertainty, panic and despair, Tanushree Banerjee reveals top 3 ideas to...

Liquidity Crisis amid IL&FS Fiasco
In this week's edition, we'll be looking at the macroeconomic developments like rising oil prices, rupee woes and fed rate hikes that affected the markets. Also, featuring in this podcast are IPOs & key stocks in focus. With IL&FS fiasco & NBFC crisis, if you're confused whether to take the plunge in these markets or stay on the sidelines, we have shared Tanushree Banerjee’s insights on this market correction and how to go about investing in stocks in such times....

Apurva Sheth’s Technical Take on Sensex’s Sudden Crash
In this week’s podcast, we have talked about Indian stock market drivers and rupee’s recovery. Further in the podcast, we also talk about IRCON International’s IPO performance and upcoming IPOs next week. Meanwhile, global stocks bounced back as US and China trade war take a backseat. We talk about the slump in oil prices and stock buying opportunities that it throws. Later, Apurva Sheth joins us to share his technical view on the massive stock market crash that we witnessed. He also talks about the sto...


Will Modi’s Economic Review Meet Resolve Rupee Woes?
The Indian rupee, Indian Indices and 10-year government bond prices rose by the end of this week after retail inflation fell below the RBI’s medium term target. With PM Narendra Modi expected to review the current economic scenario, will the rupee woes end? In this week’s edition, we talk about it in detail. Further, we also look at the key stocks that were in focus and global stock market and economic scenario. With lots happening in the markets, we reveal Richa Agarwal’s brilliant small cap stocks offer....

Why Are Fuel Prices Rising?
Petrol and Diesel prices are hitting new all-time highs again. You surely must be feeling the pinch. Sarvajeet Bodas, Research Analyst at Equitymaster analyses what's moving fuel prices and where they can go from here. Tune in!...

Rupee Declines as GDP Grows - Equitymaster Analyses
India's Rupee continues to slide as it hit an all time low of 71 against the US Dollar. However, the country's GDP growth clocked in a growth of 8.2% for the first quarter of 2018-19 and continued its position as the fastest growing major economy. What's going on in the economy and the markets? Equitymaster analyses! We also have the Editor of Smart Money Secrets and Research Analyst Kunal Thanvi sharing his insights on how one can look at consumer facing businesses as the first step to finding wealth crea...


Rahul Goel Reveals ‘Equitymaster’s Secrets’
In this podcast, we look at key the developments that swayed the stock markets this week. We also talk about the escalating US-China trade war. Also featuring in this podcast are the top sectors and stocks that hit their 52-week highs. Later in the podcast, we have the CEO of Equitymaster, Rahul Goel joining in to talk about our popular book launch: Equitymaster’s Secrets. Listen in to know more....

Will the Turkish Crisis affect Your Portfolio of Stocks?
In this week's edition, we look at key macroeconomic developments that led to a fall in rupee. We also talk about the Turkish crisis and what it means for India. Also featuring in this podcast are IT stocks and Sun Pharma’s rally this week. We also talk about a free offer on Equitymaster’s biggest online webinar, that is to be held with the Co-head of Research, Rahul Shah himself. Listen in to know more....

Sensex At All-Time High. Are You Still Losing Your Money?
In this week's podcast, we look at what fueled the stock market rally. We also talk about the big IPOs that created buzz. Also featuring in this podcast are Page Industries and Jet Airways. With stock markets hitting record highs this week, we have co-head of Research, Tanushree Banerjee to help us find the safest stock in any market and build wealth....


Rahul Shah Discusses His 'Buy List'
In this week's edition we'll be looking at what the central bankers of the world have been up to. Also featuring in this podcast are Apple and Tata Motors. Also, if you're confused whether to take the plunge in these markets or stay on the sidelines, we have Rahul Shah Co-Head of Research at Equitymaster explaining the next course of action with his 'buy-list' indicator. Tune in!...

Facebook Crashes But India is Unfazed
Facebook crashed over 20% and wiped out US$120 billion worth of its value, making it the biggest ever stock market crash in history. But Indian indices didn't care and hit an all-time high this week. This and more in this week's episode. Tune in......


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