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How this pandemic will change the Auto Industry?

How this pandemic will change the Auto Industry?

 

Most car manufacturers are appearing brave even when some manufacturing facilities are shut down due to pandemic. The pressure to move to Bharat Norm 6 is escalating. People have reduced the travel when they’ve realized how much they can do it from home.

The automobile sector was bracing for a harsh year even before Corona virus wreaked havoc with their best laid plans.

The sector is set to reshape in ways that will have a significant effect on the eight million workers around the world who work for auto companies.

 

The effect due to COVID-19:

For the first time in history, the Indian automobile sector reported almost Nil monthly sales. Car producers disclose nil performance numbers on account of the closing of manufacturing plants in April 2020. This is because of a national lock down in the battle against the corona virus pandemic. Changes in consumer behavior and the effects of COVID-19 is expected to affect car sales. COVID-19 has resulted in disruptions in the supply chain and its effect on employment, wages, and so far most showrooms have seen few visitors. When sales tend to drop, closing down underutilized plants can be a concern of survival. According to Peter Wells, founder of the Center for Automotive Industry Research, several of the major plants in Europe are still going to struggle.

This will be challenging for companies that manufacture smaller cars that appear to be less competitive, such as Volkswagen, Renault, and Fiat. Nissan intends to slash about 300 billion Yen in annual operating expenses and book investment charges while the COVID-19 pandemic further disturbs the automotive industry’s revenues. According to Toyota Motor Corp, the terrible economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic was almost over, vehicle sales can be recovered in its largest markets by the end of the year. Toyota has cash stockpiles of $74.4 billion, the result of a decade-long effort to cut costs. According to Frank Witter, Chief Financial Officer of Volkswagen AG, nobody has a clear understanding of the period and intensity of the crisis. Some auto manufacturers are collecting cash and slashing expenses to ensure that they will withstand a protracted downturn.

 

BS-VI:

The move to BS-VI standards is to put pressure on the auto sector. Besides, the effects of BS-VI emission regulations and job losses will affect sales. The problems of the automobile industry are growing. For the Indian car industry, FY20 has been a difficult year. After facing market crunch due to GST and the upcoming BS-VI standards, the corona virus desperately hampers vehicle production in all categories. Combined with the market restriction arising from BS-VI standards, this has generated a cascade impact for the sector that is unlikely to bounce back soon.

 

Electric vehicles:

Electric vehicle sales have been remarkably robust though, lock-down sales of petrol and diesel-driven automobiles have slowed. As much of Europe closed in March, auto sales in the continent dropped by more than half. However, the registration of Electric vehicles grew by 23 percent. Sales of electric vehicles fell 31 percent in April. This is nothing compared to the overall European automotive industry, which dropped by 80 percent. Auto producers may not be as inspired to market hybrid vehicles over the coming months. Alternatively, they will be forced to drive SUVs that yield much greater revenues and are cheaper to market now that fuel costs have collapsed. Everything is going to rely on policy opportunities and regulations.

China and Europe are more encouraging than the United States to embrace electric vehicles. Electric Vehicles are also much more costly than petrol and diesel-driven. In this crisis, few customers will be able to buy it without subsidies. The government will create a scrapping program to promote battery-driven cars with tax cuts to subsidies. The emphasis needs to be on investing in regional manufacturing around the supply chain, upgrading skills, and building up EV Infrastructure throughout the nation.

 

About the stock:

The Nifty auto index has under-performed the market since January as it is not hopeful of any near term improvement in the sector prospects. Mahindra & Mahindra has a Market cap of Rs.47,402.93 crore. Its 52 weeks low is Rs.245.40 and its 52 weeks high is Rs.683. M&M’s closing price was Rs.381.30 and was 4.78 percent low. Maruti Suzuki’s 52 weeks low is Rs.4,001.10 and its 52 weeks high is Rs.7,758.70 having a market cap of Rs.1,54,032.08. Maruti Suzuki’s closing price was Rs.5100.40 and was 0.27 percent low.

 

 

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How to invest in Insurance sector with tax planning.

How to invest in Insurance sector with tax planning.

 

Investment in insurance tools is a major part of everyone’s investment planning exercise. Although, it is important for people to be covered by certain risks, it is equally important that they buy insurance in which they accomplish their long term financial goals and helps them in tax planning. In recent years, the insurance sector has been at the forefront since the government opened it for private companies. Private insurers launched many new products and a healthy competition. This is good for investors because they have more options and a range of investments, but on the other hand it’s just as bad as it creates more uncertainty and the possibility of losing money occasionally.

 

All insurance products have their own pros and cons, so before making an investment decision investors should carefully understand all the aspects of the policy. Diversification and the development of a multi-product portfolio is one way to fix this challenging situation. Investors need to have knowledge of the various insurance products offered in the market and the positive or negative implications of these products. A stable insurance basket should contain Life Insurance cover, Medical Insurance cover, and Retirement/ Pension plans.

 

Life insurance:

The policy is available in 3 broad categories viz. endowment plans, life insurance plans, i.e. term plans and ULIPs. Endowment policies provide insurance and have some maturity returns. In this plan, maximum of the funds are invested in corporate bonds, Government securities, and various instruments from the money market. They deliver a healthy and stable return from 5% to 8%.

 

Term insurance is basically an insurance scheme. The premium covers the risk factor (mortality charges), revenue, and operating expenses in this package. This is why the premium paid for insurance policies is low as compared to the endowment plans. The premium charged in term insurance has no savings element and therefore no maturity benefits are paid to the individual.

 

Funds in the ULIPs scheme are mostly invested in the stock market and corporate bonds. The main distinction between ULIPs and standard insurance policies is the allocation of funds in stocks. These schemes pledge better maturity benefits, as stock markets have historically produced better returns over the long term. Nevertheless, investments in stocks are likely to lose money to a certain degree. Investors should opt for life insurance policies as soon as possible as age is one of the key determinants of the risk premium decision. As the income of an individual rises, they should increase their cover. It is normally said that the cover must be approximately 4 to 5 times of the annual income. An individual must fusion all three plans to limit the cash outflow and also to get the balance returns and reduce the risk.

 

 

Medical Insurance cover:

Medical compensation plans cover the massive medical expenses that occur in the care of an illness. As daily medical treatment is expensive, every person must have a medical insurance policy. Until accepting a policy, most health insurance plans do not cover chronic illnesses. It is therefore necessary to comprehend your medical policy in depth and invest early to offset the policy’s full grievances.

 

 

Future Provisions with Pension and retirement plans:

Insurance pension schemes offer life insurance to the investors when they are in the earning stage and monthly retirement benefits once they retire. ULPP is a type of pension plan where the funds are invested in market instruments. Investors can invest in ULPPs early, say at the age of 20, because they can afford to lose equity funds. Later, they can transfer their funds slowly into capital security schemes.

 

 

Tax planning:

While the majority think of tax planning as a process which reduces their tax liabilities, investing in the right instruments at the right time is also important in order to reach your financial goals as per your maturity period i.e. short, medium, and long. Basically, four different forms of tax planning exist.

 

 

Tax planning under Short Range:

It is a term used for tax preparation, which is used and conducted at the end of the financial year. Investors use this strategy to find ways to shrink their tax payments officially at the end of the financial year. Suppose if you decide at the end of the financial year that your taxes are high relative to the previous year, you might want to diminish it. Assessments can be done to get benefits under Section 88. Short-term tax planning does not require long-term obligations, though substantial tax savings can also be promoted.

 

Tax planning under Long Range:

The long range tax strategy is one that the taxpayer implements over the year. This policy does not provide immediate tax relief benefits as short-term plans do, but maybe beneficial in the long term. Typically you will begin investing at the start of the new financial year and continue to invest for a period of more than one year.

 

Tax planning under Permissive Measures:

Permissive tax planning means managing investments under different terms of India’s taxation legislation. There are various legal provisions in India that include exemptions, deductions, and benefits. Like Section 80C provides various types of exemption on tax savings investments.

 

Tax planning under Purposive Measures:

Purposive tax planning states planning of your investments for specific purposes thus ensuring that you can make the most of your investments. This includes the correct selection of investment instruments, the creation of an appropriate plan to substitute (if necessary), and Revenue and business assets diversification depending on your residential status.

In a nutshell, spending on Income tax is a moral and financial obligation which we all bear as citizens of India. The taxes we pay are used for our country’s growth. In a way, the taxes we pay are used for our benefit. According to the different income slabs, we each pay a different percentage of taxes, but all Indian people are entitled for the benefits equally.

 

 

 

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What RERA timeline extension means for developers, homebuyers?

What RERA timeline extension means for developers, homebuyers?

 

The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman announced that due to the effect of COVID-19 pandemic, the time limit for the completion of real estate projects will be extended by up to six months. The Center is advising both states and union territories to treat the Pandemic as an ‘act of God’ and increase the project completion dates. Although, this will offer help for real estate developers in the execution of projects because no lawsuits may be filed against them, nor will they be liable to pay any fines. Homebuyers are not likely to receive any specific relief in the form of interest / EMI exemptions to buyers. The law safeguards their confidence in seeing their homes completed within a few months. With that directive, if and when provided by the particular states, all projects in those states will be extended. 

Effect on sector:

The lock down, placed on 25 March to curb the spread of corona virus, has a significant effect on the real real estate and building firms. Huge number of employees coming from villages in other states have relocated back when the lockout started. It will provide some extra space to ventures when they slowly resume activities after the lock down constraints have been relaxed. 

What are the penalties:

In real estate regulations, investors are subject to a penalty if they refuse to follow the building completion deadlines. They will have to pay a fee equivalent to 10% of the expense of the project if they do not report their current projects with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA). Likewise, homebuyers are often liable for not paying any payments owed to the builder. Regulators may be asked to extend the deadline given by real estate developers to complete the project so that they will not default on incurring fines. Likewise, homebuyers may even be given an option to compensate whatever balance is owed to the builder.

 
Extension:

According to Sitharaman, these steps would de-stress real estate developers and enable the execution of ventures such that homebuyers can receive booked houses with new deadlines. Developers asked for an extension of the RERA time limits and for Covid-19 to be included in the force majeure provision. The housing authority in Maharashtra has already given an extension of three months. The Government has declared liquidity support to non-bank borrowers by offering partial or absolute guarantees value of Rs 75.000 crore on investment in debt securities issued by these companies to enable them to generate capital. Non-banking finance companies, the major borrowers in the real estate market, have seen bad loans grow and are unable to collect money. Regulatory bodies in states including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh have provided both builders and customers an extension. Madhya Pradesh also extended the deadline by six months for the completion of listed projects to be finished after March 15. 

 

Benefits to builders:

These benefits will allow six months for the project registration and execution of projects. Due to lack of immediate regulatory corrective action under the RERA Act 2016, there is also a risk that certain real estate developments may be delayed leading to litigation, etc. This growth eventually contributes to the delays in the delivery of apartments to homebuyers who have spent their entire savings in their new home. A notable change is the acceptance by the developer community of expanding project execution targets and other regulatory compliances under RERA by six months. They will be able to deliver homes to the home buyers within the new time frame. 

 

Benefits to buyers:

The Government has declared that the extension of deadlines will safeguard the interest of customers when they get the house. Although, delayed by six months. Delay of only a few months is better than not having the home at all. Homebuyers will have to face further six months delay in delivery of the property. The consumer will have to face the extra burden of charging the rent for six months. Construction is related to the payment package for most customers. If there is no on-site construction activity for 3 months, there will be no claim for payment from the developer to the customer for that duration. Indirectly, the customer will get relaxation. Furthermore, the support given to the builders is just for the timetables of the project and not on the financial side. They will have to start meeting their borrowers financial commitments.

 

 

Weekly market update (11th May – 15th May)

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What are Gold funds and what are the benefits?

What are Gold Funds and what are its benefits?

 

Gold funds are unique type of mutual funds, through which investors can invest directly or indirectly in Gold Reserves. They can invest in the gold producing stocks, mining company stocks or in physical gold. Gold funds are the most convenient asset to invest, without the risk of theft or paper work as they are in digital form. This fund is kind of an open ended investment, where investor can issue or redeem at any point of time based on the units which they hold. However, their price directly depends on the metal (gold). Some investors use gold funds to hedge and diversify their portfolio and protect against uncertain economic condition. Many investors diversify around 10 to 20 percent of their portfolio by investing in gold funds. Golds funds are regulated by the SEBI and it is ideal for investors who are risk averse.

 

Types of gold funds available across globe for investors:

Gold Mining Funds:

In this, funds are invested in stocks of the mining companies and returns depends on the performance of these stocks. However, investment does not get affected due to any fluctuation in economy as gold price is affected mainly due to the fluctuation in demand and supply of gold. Gold exchange traded funds were first introduced by Benchmark Asset Company in India. This funds basically invest in the gold through Demat account. Returns and value of the investments totally depend on the price of gold. Investment in Gold Fund of Fund is same as exchange traded funds as in this, investments are made in particular unit of the Exchange traded funds without opening the Demat account.

 

Main purpose of Gold Funds:

Main purpose for investors to invest in gold funds is to grow their investment value and create wealth in whatever period the investment is made with protection against the market fluctuation. Price of Underlying asset varies according to change in demand of gold and at the time of maturity returns are calculated on current gold price. If gold price is increased, it gives more returns at the time of redemption.

 

What are tax charges for Gold Funds?

Normally, the tax which is charged on the Gold Jewellery is applicable to the Gold Mutual Funds schemes. But, taxes also vary according to the tenure. If investments are made for less than three years than revenue is added to the total gross income and considered as short term. But if investments are made for more than three years than 20 percent tax is applicable with indexation norms and CESS charges. However, if capital gains is through exchange traded funds (Gold ETFs), tax exempt is given. No TDS is applicable to Golds Mutual funds. During the time of buying or selling of funds, same tax is applicable as on Gold Jewellery.

 

Benefits of Gold Funds:

Flexibility in investment:

Gold funds allows investors to invest according to their convenience, comparing to the physical purchase of the gold. Investment can be made as low as Rs 500 and even small income class can also invest in this fund rather than purchasing physical gold which costs higher than these funds and gives flexibility. Gold mutual funds are one of the safest investment as these funds are regulated by Security exchange board of India and they continuously monitors the performance of this type of funds so that investors can analyse their future returns. Gold Funds are also safer than holding physical assets (Gold) as it is in de-materialized form.

 

Highly liquid:

Gold funds are high liquid funds as investors can redeem them in short term and are also protected against the uncertain economic situation. However, during market hours only, it can be buy or sell and net asset value of previous day is considered at the time of selling and trade is offset in one or two working day. To balance the overall portfolio, investor may always choose gold funds. Gold price is not directly affected to one investor’s overall investment and stocks in which investment is made. Gold fund is considered as one of the safest investment with good returns.

 

Some finest Gold Mutual Funds in India:

Axis Gold Funds has given return in a year up to 26% and for 3 to 5 year period 4%.
SBI Funds has given returns up to 22% in a year and 6% in 5 years.
HDFC Gold Fund has given returns of 22% in a year and 6% in 5 year period.

 

 

 

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Importance of Financial Literacy. Why it is a must have today

Importance of Financial Literacy.

 

One of the main concern is Financial literacy in this present situation, as it is directly affects the country’s economic development. India stands way behind in financial literacy level comparing to other countries. As per the media reports, India accounts for nearly 20% of the world’s population, but 76% of India’s adult population is not even mindful of the simple financial theories. It discloses that financial literacy is very low in India vs. the rest of the world.

 

Financial literacy, like other developed nations, has still not been a priority in India. The lack of basic financial knowledge contributes to deprived investment and decision-making. Thus a maximum of Indian people invest in plans which have short maturity and physical assets to achieve their personal goals, which offer fewer benefits and do not contribute to the country’s economic growth.

 

As per the media reports, nearly 76% of Indian adults do not grasp the fundamental financial principles and are thus financially illiterate. The studies suggest that India always had a low rate of financial literacy relative to the rest of the world. In fact, we are still far behind other countries and now is the time for developing countries like India to realize the value of financial literacy.

 

Why it is Important?

It is important because it will help us to know how money is to be invested and handled and how it can be used in ways that makes a person financially more secure in the future.

Justification for its importance is as follows:

 

Value of money:

Firstly, it is very imperative for all of us to know the value of money. This will help us to handle our finances efficiently. Financial literacy will teach us the importance of saving and appropriately budgeting the funds. We should not waste our money on unnecessary and expensive products. We can understand better, the difference between our wishes and needs and we should prioritize things in our daily lives according to our quintessence.

 

Keep the Debt in Control:

Being financially literate will help us to have a proper check-in our debt. Too much debt will make us profoundly troubled. If we are financially competent, we can decide how debt can be afforded and will be able to pay off timely, especially if we have mortgage and insurance bills. This will teach us to plan for the education and future needs of our children as well as medical and hospital expenses without the need to lend money.

 

Imparting financial Knowledge among Youngsters:

Being financially aware will enable us to protect the future of the coming generation. We should teach them how to make budgets and save for years to come. They will also understand how their parents work hard to fulfill all their needs, even at their young age. In making them understand the importance of financial literacy, responsibility and reverence for their parents will also be taught. This will also help them realize that they will be financially secure as soon as they age. Imparting financial knowledge will help them to be more responsible and street-smart.

 

To be ready for any kind of uncertainties and to add other income streams:

We face emergencies that need cash, or resources to sustain or overcome our financial and emotional crises. In times like these, being financially educated saves us the trouble of borrowing money, which only brings us more problems. Financial literacy will benefit us to invest in stocks and develop more income sources besides our salaries. The creation of multiple revenue streams gives us the buoyancy that financial crises can survive.

 

Assistance in old-age:

If you are financially literate at a young age, you will be stress-free for the rest of the life, as all the provisions to secure the future would be initiated earlier itself. An appropriate retirement and pension plan at the age to 30 will be rewarding for an entire life.

 

Works as a helping hand:

If we spend a certain amount of money for instance we invest in stocks, we assist the company’s business to expand. This will generate more jobs and will help the company to generate more profits. This results in improving jobs and helps to create a more progressive nation. Being financially stable gives us the opportunity to share our blessings with the poor. Helping others brings us an overwhelming feeling of fulfillment.

 

 

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Corporate bond funds: A mix of risks and returns.

Corporate bond funds: A mix of risks and returns.

 

Investors in debt funds have been worried in the past few years, considering the uncertainty in the market. Investors want to allocate their money in schemes which have less volatility and provides decent gains. Banking bond schemes and Public Sector Undertaking Bonds (PSU Bonds) schemes are the preferred sectors by the debt fund investors. Nonetheless, corporate bond funds can also be worth investing. As of April 2020, corporate bond funds approximately have ₹86,000 crore in assets under management.

 

Mistakes committed while investing:

For more than two decades, debt funds invested in bonds issued by corporations have been in existence. But in the long run while chasing for high returns, some debt funds are invested in the instruments which have low credit rating and did not perform well over a period of time. In fact, a small part of the portfolio invested in such securities which really has a good strategy. However, a credit risk overload in the portfolio will harm if the underlying bonds fail to repay interest or principal.

 

Corporate bond funds:

As part of its reclassification exercise, the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) tightened the concept of debt fund categories. Thus, corporate bond funds have been separately developed as a group. They are a more secure group of debt funds. Most schemes are open-ended and invest primarily in highly rated corporate bonds like AA+ and contributes almost 80% in the portfolio of investors. Looking at Corporate bond funds as a category, these type of funds fetched 8.8% return in the timeline of one year.

 

Corporate bond funds vs Public Sector Undertaking Bonds (PSU Bonds) vs Banking bond schemes:

Corporate bond funds, Public Sector Undertaking Bonds (PSU Bonds) and bond schemes issued by banks, all three categories create a safe bunch of investments in debt funds. However, all the three categories are not similar and have their own characteristics. Banking & PSU Debt funds must be invested in the bonds issued by banks and bonds from public sector undertakings (PSUs). Banking & PSU Debt funds may also invest in bonds issued by the banks and public sector undertakings (PSUs) with a lower credit rating.

In case of corporate bond funds, the sector is not restricted but investment in bonds with ratings below AA+ has been strictly limited by the regulator to 20% of the scheme. Obviously, comparatively higher ratings do not mean that returns are guaranteed or credit incidents will not take place. But the probability is very less. In the wake of Covid-19, the country is under lock down and many corporates are suffering due to market failure and poor liquidity. Although, Indian government made various provisions for the revival of economy as well as banking sector.

Reserve bank of India (RBI) made provisions like providing money to banks which further they can lend to corporates. But the truth is, companies which have low credit ratings find it difficult as banks hesitate to lend money to them. Therefore, it is rational for investors to stick to funds invested in top-rated bonds. Corporate bond investments fetch almost more 100 basis points than government bonds compared to returns on top-rated corporate bonds with the same maturity period.

 

Precautions before investing:

Past returns and performance offer a sense of the scheme’s success. However, search the portfolios for the risks involved. Unless the fund has a paper exposure below AA+, there is an increased risk. The Nippon India Prime Debt Fund, for example, has 5.5% exposure to A rated bonds. On the credit side, some funds can take limited or no risks. However, they may be at risk by investing in long-term government bonds and corporate securities. The L&T triple ace bond fund, for instance, has been updated over a 5.36-year cycle.

While the UTI Corporate Bond Fund has changed over a 3.73-year period as of 31st April, 2020. These funds show strong numbers in the declining interest regime, such as the one we are in, as portfolio bond prices are growing. However, if the tide turns, such schemes may see silent returns unless fund managers properly churn out the portfolio.

Invest in a fairly short-term and high credit quality fund if investors wants to shrink the risk. Capital gains earned from assets held for more than 3 years in corporate bond funds are taxed at 20% after indexation benefits. Then the profits would be added to the income of the investors and taxed at a marginal rate. In a nutshell, it is always better to do your own research before investing into any schemes this will help an investor to get the clear idea about the scheme and also the expected future gains.

 

 

Market update 19th May 2020. Vodafone Idea rises 17%

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How co-working spaces can restart post lock down

How co-working spaces can restart post lock down.

 

Most co-working spaces are now outlining radical steps to reopen their company post lock down, maintaining participants’ health and sanitation at the maximum standard of premises. The risk and uncertainty of COVID-19 pandemic is increasing each day. Although, policy measures are in full swing to stem the dramatic effects of this pandemic, which is quickly tolling human lives. There is also little clarification as to when regular business resumes. This is well known that the lock down cannot stay in effect permanently.

 

Measures to implement:

When the lock down is ended and firms can function out of their office buildings, several innovative initiatives and procedures will need to be enforced in all working settings to take care of the possibility of contracting the infection. The organizations will have to introduce improved protection procedures higher than a conventional workplace to maintain business-as-usual and guarantee strong organizational interest into co-working work spaces.

 

Work from home:

Indian IT industry allowed workers to Work From Home according to policy order during the lock down. As a result, nearly 90 percent of workers operated from home, with 65 percent from urban areas and 35 percent from small-town areas. The IT industry moved to the Work from the home system during the lock down very smoothly offering operational continuity to consumers without reducing efficiency or profitability, shocking both major companies and customers. So several workers operating from home amid reports that a substantial portion of them will continue even once the condition returns to normal life. Companies will now need to reconsider their approach particularly in office, interior and architecture real estate, to make the segment more appealing to customers.

 

Post COVID:

When the job continues after the lock down, optimizing the use of workspace is a concern. The workplace will entail large-scale behavioural and physical room changes. Organizations would now take advantage to revaluate their working course of action to give more adaptability to their staff, particularly thinking about the advantages of profitability and commitment, This will push up the demand for co-working space.

 

Opportunities:

Risk reduction must now be an essential part of organizational decision-making, particularly as businesses follow their business continuity plans. Organizations will intend to make decent variety in the geography, expanding the opportunities for adaptable workspaces in Tier 2 and Tier 3. They may likewise observe a piece of organizations moving to Tier2 and 3 urban areas to keep away from a shutdown during emergency. Expanding activities through geographies is intended to work well with the co-working group.

 

Co-working space:

Co-working facilities have often provided an advantage in terms of cost-efficiency. The world hopes to see the quickest post-lockdown recovery. At the point when the pandemic hazard facilitates, more organizations look to continue their business. Co-working spaces is the main decision for some organizations since they are more flexible in the time of the rent agreement. Businesses cannot afford to operate from home for so long, because many of them have tasks needing a high degree of direct control that are only possible in a structured office environment. These enterprises are heavily reliant on the office facilities to work efficiently.

 

Looking on, co working spaces will continue to restructure their work environments, such as relying mostly on activity-based workplace and collaborative zones. The co-working space team will have to focus on other things, such as ramping up hygiene procedures with daily sanitization of premises, beginning shift-based jobs, simulated meetings, even sanitizing the hands of each participant entering the property, and sitting in offices in compliance with social distance norms. It may include the supply of hand sanitizers and the substitution of bio-metrics with card access.

 

Workspace administrators will have to enable participants to make the most possible use of their collective senses when allowing the use of community resources in co-working spaces since sanitation is the highest priority. They will also have to make sure that members comply with shift-based systems to eliminate the possibility of congestion. They will also be expected to establish a new regulatory structure or regulations. People should maintain social distancing and carry face masks for good effect. Co-working spaces will be required to re-plan their work areas and make sure their encounters do not lead to infection.

 

Drawbacks:

For all the undoubted upsides of co-working spaces that are primarily funded by companies, freelancers, small to medium-sized organizations and start-ups. They also have drawbacks and constraints. Besides most of them missing independent canteens they often prevent businesses from holding activities in local places. Trying to maintain these services is another problem. While several major businesses utilize co-working spaces, these drawbacks have usually driven some others away from the possibility of adopting them due to lower rentals.

 

 

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Market update 16th June 2020. Market surges despite volatility. HDFC twins top gainers.

Market update 16th June 2020. Market surges despite volatility. HDFC twins top gainers.

 

Overall performance:

Today, Indian indices witnessed volatile trade due to improving performance of global cues and closed on a positive note. Selling pressure was seen in FMCG, Infra, Energy and Pharma stocks but IT and Metal stocks outperformed. When market closed, SENSEX increased by 376.42 points or 1.13%, closing at 33,605.22 and NIFTY was up by 100.30 points or 1.02%, closing at 9,914.00. The S&P BSE midcap index was up by 46.34 points or 0.37%, closing at 12,501.29 and S&P BSE Small cap increased by 4.77 points or 0.04 %, closing at 11,849.62. While, NIFTY Midcap 100 closed at 14,230.60, up by 62.05 points or 0.44% and NIFTY Small cap 100 closed at 4,404.75 and decreased by 4.85 points or 0.11%.

 

Global indices and commodities:

When Indian market closed, almost all the global indices were trading at a positive note. DAX was up by 328.98 points or 2.76%, trading at 12,240.33 and CAC was trading at 4,923.46, up by 107.74 points or 2.24%. SGX Nifty was trading at 9,881.50 and increased by 0.87% or 85.00 points. While, NASDAQ was trading at 9,726.02, up by 85.00 points or 0.87%.

Currently, Gold is trading at 47,350.00 up by 324.00 points or 0.67%, Silver is trading at 47,910.00 up by 517.00 points and 1.09%. Crude oil is trading at 2,859.00, which increased by 74.00 points or 2.66%.

 

Currency:

At the closing time of Indian indices, almost all the currencies were trading at a positive note. USD was trading at Rs 76.21, increased by 0.25%. EURO was trading at Rs 86.10, up by 0.13% and GBP was trading at Rs 96.21, up by 0.51%.

 

Sector wise performance:

Among the sectors, major jump was seen in Banking, Auto, IT, and Metal sector while major losses was booked by FMCG and Pharma Stocks. The S&P BSE Auto index increased by 9.74 points or 0.07% and S&P BSE BANKEX was up by 441.83 points or 1.95%. S&P BSE IT was up by 135.73 points or 0.95% and BSE IT was up by 135.73 points. NIFTY BANK increased by 383.80 points or 1.93%, closing at 20,296.70 and NIFTY Auto was up by 8.05 points or 0.12%. While, NIFTY IT increased by 54.10 points or 0.38%, closing at 14,450.80 and NIFTY FMCG fell by 126.45 points or 0.44%.

 

Top 5 gainers:

Share price of HDFC Bank increased by 40.55 points or 4.27%, closing at Rs 990.40, HDFC gained 70.25 points or 4.01% and closed at Rs 1,891.90. ICICI Bank shares increased by 11.85 points or 3.58%, closing at Rs 342.95. JSW Steel was up by 6.30 points or 3.43%, closing at Rs 190.05 and Hindalco shares increased by 4.30 points or 2.95% and closed at Rs 150.10.

 

Top 5 losers:

Today, Tata Motors shares declined by 5.75 points or 5.72%, closing at Rs 94.75. Bharti Infratel shares declined by 6.90 points or 3.10 percent, closing at Rs 216.00. Tech Mahindra decreased by 15.50 points or by 2.82%, closing at Rs 533.30. Share price of GAIL fell by 2.15 points or 2.16%, closing at Rs 97.50 and Axis Bank declined by 8.05 points or 2.07%, closing at Rs 381.55.

 

Stock in news:

Most active stocks in terms of volume were Vodafone idea, Tata Motors, SBI, IndusInd Bank, SAIL, Federal Bank, BHEL, IDFC First Bank, Bank of Baroda, Axis Bank, RBL Bank and PNB. Today, HDFC Twins were in news as both HDFC and HDFC Bank gained more than 4 percent. Tata Motors was in news as after they announced their Quarter 4 Results,. Their share price declined by more than 5 percent and was one of the top losers today, closing at Rs 94.75. IT sector ended on positive note and IT stocks like TCS and Infosys increased around 1 to 2 percent.

 

 

Market update 15th June 2020. Market closes on a negative note for third consecutive session.

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Market update 15th June 2020. Market closes on a negative note for third consecutive session.

Market update 15th June 2020. Market closes on a negative note for third consecutive session.

 

Overall performance:

Today, Indian indices ended 1.5 percent lower, due to weak performance of Global Cues while, market was majorly dragged by FMCG, Auto, Banking and Finance sector. When market closed, SENSEX was down by 552.09 points or 1.63%, closing at 33,228.80 and NIFTY was down by 159.20 points or 1.60%, closing at 9,813.70. Almost all the sectors ended on a negative note expect Pharma.

In Broader markets, the S&P BSE midcap index was down by 145.20 points or 1.51%, closing at 12,454.95 and S&P BSE Small cap decreased by 0.42 points or 0.00%, closing at 11,844.85. While, NIFTY Midcap 100 closed at 14,168.55, down by 170.80 points or 1.19% and NIFTY Small cap 100 closed at 4,409.60 and increased by 16.10 points or 0.37%.

 

Global indices, Commodities and Currency:

When Indian market closed, all other major indices was trading at a lower note except NASDAQ. SGX Nifty was down by 103.00 points or 1.04% and trading at 9,796.50. DAX was trading at 11,818.54, down by 130.74 points or 1.09% and CAC was trading at 4,790.73 and decreased by 48.53 points or 1.00%. While, NASDAQ was trading at 9,588.81, up by 96.08 points or 1.01%.

Currently, Gold is trading at 46,751 down by 583.00 points and 1.23%. Silver is trading at 47,021.00, down by 680.00 points and 1.44% and Crude oil is trading at 2,714.00, which decreased by 24.00 points or 0.88%.

At the closing time of of Indian indices, USD was trading at Rs 76.02, increased by 0.24%. EURO was trading at Rs 85.60, up by 0.08% and GBP was trading at Rs 95.35, up by 0.09%.

 

Sector wise performance:

As Market ended on a negative note, losses was witnessed by all the sectors. But among the sectors, major decline was seen in Metal, FMCG, Banking and Auto sector and gains were seen in Pharma sector. The S&P BSE Auto index decreased by 242.74 points, S&P BSE FMCG was down by 162.64 points or 1.49%. While, BSE BANKEX was down by points 829.39 or 3.53% and BSE Metal was down by 148.73 points or 2.09%. When market closed today, NIFTY Bank fell by 741.65 points or 3.59%, closing at 19,912.90 and NIFTY Auto decreased by 116.40 points or 1.77%, closing at 6,443.00. While, NIFTY Pharma was up by 6.25 points or 0.06% and closed at 9,989.05.

 

Top 5 gainers:

Today, GAIL increased by 3.30 points or 3.43%, closing at Rs 99.65. Wipro gained 5.90 points or 2.84% and closed at Rs 213.80. Reliance increased by 25.75 points or 1.62%, closing at Rs 1,614.55. HCL Tech was up by 8.20 points or 1.44%, closing at Rs 578.95 and Sun Pharma shares was up by 5.70 points or 1.19% and closed at Rs 485.80.

 

Top 5 losers:

Today, shares which declined the most were from the Banking and Auto sector. IndusInd Bank declined by 37.90 points or 7.17%, closing at Rs 490.55. Shares of Tata Motors declined by 4.56% or 4.80 points, closing at Rs 100.50, Axis Bank decreased by 18.40 points or by 4.51%, closing at Rs 389.60. Share price of Bajaj Finance fell by 98.75 points or 4.03%, closing at Rs 2,351.40 and NTPC declined by 3.70 points or 3.82%, closing at Rs 93.20.

 

Stock in news:

Today, even when market ended on a lower note, eight Nifty 50 stocks gained up to 4 percent which includes GAIL, Wipro, Reliance, HCL Tech, Sun Pharma, ONGC, Dr Reddy’s Lab, and Cipla. IndusInd Bank was in news as after gaining for six consecutive day, today their share price fell by 7.17 percent and closed at Rs 490.55. After reporting loss in Q4 results, Tata Motors declined by 4.56 percent. Other than these, stocks which were active by volume were Vodafone idea, SBI, BHEL, RBL Bank, Tata Motors, PNB, Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank, Zee Entertain, Ashok Leyland and IDFC First Bank.

 

 

Weekly market update (8th June – 12th June).

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Weekly market update (8th June - 12th June).

Weekly market update (8th June – 12th June).

 

Overall Performance:

This week, Indian Equities witnessed the most volatile week. The week started on a positive note but selling pressure was seen in mid-week due to which market declined by 1 percent in this week. Decline was noticed due to many reasons such as Moody’s downgrade rating, decline in global equities, ADR verdict and rising cases of COVID-19. However, market was supported due to the increasing foreign investment and the decision by the government to lift certain lock down norms to recover the economy.

Overall Indian market declined by 1 percent but small cap index and mid cap index outperformed in this week. On Monday 8th June, SENSEX opened at 34,287.24 and closed at 34,370.58 (up by 83.34 points) while, on Friday it closed at 33,780.89 and increased by 242.52 points. When compared with opening price on Monday, SENSEX declined by 1.48 percent this week. While, on Monday, NIFTY opened at 10,142.2 and closed at 9,972.90 on Friday, down by 1.68 percent.

The S&P BSE Mid-cap index gained more than 0.37 percent and closed at 12,600.15 on Friday. But some mid cap stocks gained more than 10 percent. This includes stocks such as Ujjivan Financial Services, PC jewellers, Cochin Shipyard, Info Edge, Granules India, Dishman Carbogen and Swan Energy. On the other side The S&P BSE Small-cap index was flat in this week.

 

Global indices, commodities and currency:

DAX was trading at 12,777.50, down by 70.18 points or 0.55% on Monday while today it is trading at 11,949.28, down by 21.01 points and NASDAQ was trading at 9,814.08 up by 198.27 points or 2.06% while now it is trading at 9,588.81 up by 96.80. CAC was trading at 5,169.24 and decreased by 0.55% or 28.55 points. It is now trading at 4,839.26 up by 23.66 points.

When market closed on Monday, Gold was trading at 45,985.00, up by 274 points or 0.60% and is now trading at 47,334. Silver was trading at 48,189.00, up by 838.00 points and is currently trading at 47,690, down by 949.00 points.

On Monday, at the closing time of Indian indices, USD was trading at Rs 75.54 which is now trading at Rs 75.84. EURO was trading at Rs 85.20, and is currently trading at Rs 85.46. GBP was trading at 95.21, which is now trading at Rs 95.25.

 

Sector wise:

This week, major gain was seen in Banking, Financial, IT, Energy and Auto Sector. NIFTY Bank decreased by 379.95 points (in this week, comparing to the opening price of Monday), closed at 20,654.55.

 

Top 5 gainers:

This week, share price of IndusInd Bank increased by 25.12% or by 106.10 points, closing at Rs 528.45, India Bulls Housing gained 17.81% or 23.20 points, closing at Rs 153.45. Shares of Mahindra and Mahindra jumped by 5.01 percent or 24.25 points, closing at Rs 508.45. Hero MotoCorp’s share price increased by 61.20 points or 2.61 percent, closing at Rs 2,401.85 this week, and share price of Bajaj Finance gained 59.80 points or 2.50 percent and closed at Rs 2,450.15.

 

Top 5 losers:

Dewan Housing Finance Corporation fell by 4.36 percent or by 0.67 points and closed at Rs 14.68. This week, share price of Zee Entertainment decreased by 4.20 percent or 7.40 points, closing at Rs 168.60. Reliance Power fell by 4.09% or 0.11 points, closing at Rs 2.58 shares. Endurance Tech declined by 3.98 percent or 34.10 points, closing at Rs 821.85 and share price of ONGC declined by 3.39% or 2.95 points and closed at Rs 83.95 on Friday.

 

Stocks in news:

This week, IT sector saw a huge loss mainly after the H-1B Visa news which impacted on their stocks and almost all IT stocks including TCS, Wipro and Infosys ended on a negative note. On the other side, telecom index impacted due to the ADR verdict. IndusInd Bank was in news in this week, as they continued to gain for 5 consecutive day mainly after the announcement of Additional shares purchase by promoters in the company and closed at Rs 528.45. On the other side, after announcement of Quarter 4 Results, Mahindra and Mahindra share price jumped more than 5 percent this week. Other than these stocks, most active in terms of volume includes stocks such as Vodafone Idea, SAIL, Axis Bank, Bharti Airtel, IDFC First Bank, SBI, NCC, Bank of Baroda, Tata Motors, Jindal Steel, ITC, ICICI bank, Adani power and Tata power.

 

 

Market update 12th June 2020. Market closes with highest intraday gains in more than two months.