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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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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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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.

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

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

 

Overall performance:

Today, Indian indices witnessed volatile trade with the biggest intraday gain and closed on a positive note, majorly supported by Banking, Pharma, Energy and Telecom sector stocks. All the sectors ended on positive note except IT. When market closed, SENSEX increased by 242.52 points or 0.72%, closing at 33,780.89 and NIFTY was up by 70.90 points or 0.72%, closing at 9,972.90.

The S&P BSE midcap index was up by 119.57 points or 0.96%, closing at 12,600.15 and S&P BSE Small cap increased by 14.85 points or 0.13%, closing at 11,845.27. While, NIFTY Midcap 100 closed at 14,339.35 up by 181.55 points or 1.28% and NIFTY Small cap 100 closed at 4,393.50 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 179.74 points or 1.50%, trading at 12,150.03 and CAC was trading at 4,931.07 up by 115.47 points or 1.50%. SGX Nifty was trading at 9,899.50 and increased by 0.47% or 46.50 points. While, NASDAQ was trading at 9,492.73, down by 527.62 points or 5.27%.

Currently, Gold is trading at 47,204, down by 195.00 points or 0.41%, Silver is trading at 48,145, down by 494.00 points and 1.02%. Crude oil is trading at 2,774.00 which decreased by 8.00 points or 0.29%.

 

Currency:

At the closing time of Indian indices, almost all the currencies were trading at a positive note expect Euro. USD was trading at Rs 75.84, increased by 0.08%. EURO was trading at Rs 85.80, down by 0.03% and GBP was trading at Rs 95.81, up by 0.09%.

 

Sector wise performance:

Among the sectors, major jump was seen in Banking, Auto, Pharma and Energy sector while major losses was booked by IT Stocks. The S&P BSE Auto index increased by 419.22 points or 2.91% and S&P BSE BANKEX was up by 67.36 points or 0.29%. While, S&P BSE IT was down by 216.96 points or 1.49%. At close, NIFTY BANK increased by 129.40 points or 0.63%, closing at 20,654.55 and NIFTY Auto was up by 185.80 points or 2.92%. While, NIFTY IT decreased by 216.70 points or 1.48%, closing at 14,402.75 and NIFTY Media fell by 11.25 points or 0.87%.

 

Top 5 gainers:

Share price of Mahindra and Mahindra increased by 33.90 points or 7.14%, closing at Rs 508.45, Bharti Infratel gained 14.20 points or 6.74% and closed at Rs 225.00. Shree Cements shares increased by 1,141.45 points or 5.37%, closing at Rs 22,392.65. Bajaj Finance was up by 111.25 points or 4.76%, closing at Rs 2,450.15 and Hero MotoCorp shares increased by 91.90 points or 3.98% and closed at Rs 2,401.85.

 

Top 5 losers:

Today, Shares of Zee Entertainment declined by 7.40 points or 4.21%, closing at Rs 168.55. ONGC shares declined by 3.45% or 3.00 points, closing at Rs 83.90. Tech Mahindra decreased by 17.15 points or by 3%, closing at Rs 554.70. Share price of Power Grid Corp fell by 4.70 points or 2.75%, closing at Rs 166.30 and Wipro declined by 5.00 points or 2.35%, closing at Rs 207.90.

 

Stock in news:

Most active stocks in terms of volume were Vodafone idea, Tata Motors, SBI, IndusInd Bank, Ashok Leyland, BHEL, IDFC First Bank, Bank of Baroda, Axis Bank, RBL Bank and PNB. Today, 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 jumped more than 2 percent due to ADR verdict. Mahindra and Mahindra was in news as they announced their Quarter 4 Results. Their share price jumped more than 7 percent and was one of the top gainers today, closing at Rs 508.45.

 

 

Market update 11th June 2020. Market closes 2% lower, IndusInd Bank gains for 5th consecutive day.

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Market update 11th June 2020. Market closes 2% lower, IndusInd Bank gains for 5th consecutive day.

Market update 11th June 2020. Market closes 2% lower, IndusInd Bank gains for 5th consecutive day.

 

Overall performance:

Today, Indian indices ended on a negative note due to weak performance in Global Cues and AGR case verdict by Supreme Court. While, market was majorly dragged by Metal, IT, Auto, Banking and Finance sector. When market closed, SENSEX was down by 708.68 points or 2.07%, closing at 33,538.37 and NIFTY was down by 214.15 points or 2.12%, closing at 9,902.00 and almost all sector ended on negative note. In Broader markets, the S&P BSE midcap index was down by 178.76 points or 1.41%, closing at 12,480.58 and S&P BSE Small cap decreased by 124.62 points or 1.04%, closing at 11,830.42. While, NIFTY Midcap 100 closed at 14,157.80, down by 184.20 points or 1.28% and NIFTY Small cap 100 closed at 4,398.35 decreased by 38.45 points or 0.87%.

 

Global indices, commodities and currency:

When Indian market closed, all other major indices was trading at a low note except NASDAQ. SGX Nifty was down by 221.50 points or 2.19% and trading at 9,890.00. DAX was trading at 12,288.01, down by 242.15 points or 1.93% and CAC was trading at 4,949.33, decreased by 104.09 points or 2.06%. While, NASDAQ was trading at 10,020.35, up by 66.60 points or 0.67%.

Currently, Gold is trading at 47,170, up by 544.00 points and 1.17%. Silver is trading at 48,870, up by 786.00 points and 1.63% and Crude oil is trading at 2,912 which is decreased by 52.00 points or 1.73%.

At the time of closing of Indian indices, USD was trading at Rs 75.78, increased by 0.26%. EURO was trading at Rs 86.18, up by 0.25% and GBP was trading at Rs 96.09, down by 0.29%.

 

Sector wise performance:

As Market ended on a negative note, losses were seen all the sectors. But among the sectors major decline was seen in Metal, IT, Banking and Auto sector. The S&P BSE Auto index decreased by 293.39 points, S&P BSE IT was down by 243.21 points or 1.64%. While, BSE BANKEX was down by points 671.53 or 2.79% and BSE Metal was down by 207.49 points or 2.85%. When market closed today, NIFTY Bank fell by 574.95 points or 2.72%, closing at 20,525.15 and NIFTY IT decreased by 222.60 points or 1.50%, closing at 14,619.45. While, NIFTY Auto was down by 129.05 points or 1.98% and closed at 6,373.60.

 

Top 5 gainers:

Today, all the indices ended on a negative note. However, six stocks managed to end at positive note. IndusInd Bank which is increasing from last few days, today increased by 23.55 points or 4.71%, closing at Rs 523.15. Hero MotoCorp gained 17.70 points or 0.77% and closed at Rs 2,309.95. Power Grid Corp shares increased by 0.95 points or 0.56%, closing at Rs 171.00, Mahindra and Mahindra was up by 2.50 points or 0.53%, closing at Rs 474.55 and Nestle shares was up by 73.55 points or 0.44% and closed at Rs 16,608.25.

 

Top 5 losers:

Today, shares which declined most were from the Banking and Metal sector. Bharti Infratel declined by 21.90 points or 9.41%, closing at Rs 210.80. Zee Entertainment shares declined by 7.30% or 13.85 points, closing at Rs 175.95. Shares of SBI decreased by 10.55 points or by 5.62%, closing at Rs 177.15. Share price of Sun Pharma fell by 25.50 points or 5.11%, closing at Rs 473.65 and Vedanta declined by 5.05 points or 4.76%, closing at Rs 101.05.

 

Stock in news:

Today, even when market ended on a lower note, six Nifty 50 stocks gained up to 4 percent which includes IndusInd Bank, Hero MotoCorp, Power Grid Corp, Mahindra and Mahindra, Nestle and Bajaj Auto. IndusInd Bank was in news as they continued to gain for 5th consecutive day, mainly after announcement of additional shares purchase by promoters in company. After AGR verdict, many stocks fell which includes Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Bharti Infratel. Other than these, stocks which were active by volume are Vodafone idea, SBI, BHEL, RBL Bank, Tata Motors, PNB, Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank, Federal Bank, Ashok Leyland and IDFC First Bank.

 

 

Market update 10th June 2020. Market regains from Tuesday’s losses, Auto sector shares fall.

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Market update 10th June 2020. Market regains from Tuesday's losses, Auto sector shares fall.

Market update 10th June 2020. Market regains from Tuesday’s losses, Auto sector shares fall.

 

Overall performance:

Today, Indian indices witnessed volatile trade but ended on a positive note majorly supported by IT, Bank, Pharma, Energy and Infra sector stocks. When market closed, SENSEX increased by 290.36 points or 0.86%, closing at 34,247.05 and NIFTY was up by 69.50 points or 0.69%, closing at 10,116.20. The S&P BSE midcap index was up by 101.84 points or 0.81%, closing at 12,659.34 and S&P BSE Small cap increased by 108.99 points or 0.92%, closing at 11,955.04. While, NIFTY Midcap 100 closed at 14,342.00 up by 173.35 points or 1.22% and NIFTY Small cap 100 closed at 4,436.80, increased by 22.65 points or 0.51%.

 

Global indices and commodities:

When Indian market closed, almost all the global indices were trading at a negative note. DAX was down by 84.54 points or 0.67% and trading at 12,533.45 and CAC was trading at 5,072.09, down by 23.00 points or 0.45%. While, SGX Nifty was trading at 10,116.50 and increased by 1.05% or 105 points. NASDAQ was trading at 9,953.75 up by 29 points or 0.29%.

Currently, Gold is trading at 46,670 up by 60.00 points or 0.13%, Silver is trading at 48,057 down by 42.00 points and 0.09%. Crude oil is trading at 2,867.00 which decreased by 21 points or 0.73%.

 

Currency:

At the time of closing of Indian indices, almost all currencies were trading at a positive note expect USD. USD was trading at Rs 75.58, decreased by 0.03%. EURO was trading at Rs 85.76, up by 0.21% and GBP was trading at Rs 96.20, up by 0.14%.

 

Sector wise performance:

Among the sectors, major jump was seen in Banking, IT, Finance and Energy sector while major losses was booked by Auto Stocks. The S&P BSE IT index increased by 84.88 points or 0.58% and S&P BSE BANKEX was up by 423.93 points or 1.79%. While, BSE Auto was down by 148.56 points or 1.00%. At the time of closing, NIFTY BANK increased by 375.20 points or 1.81%, closing at 21,100.10 and NIFTY IT was up by 104.25 points or 0.71%. While, NIFTY FMCG decreased by 21.70 points or 0.07%, closing at 29,503.20 and NIFTY Auto fell by 75.05 points or 1.14%.

 

Top 5 gainers:

Share price of IndusInd Bank increased by 35.70 points or 7.70%, closing at Rs 499.60, Hindalco gained 4.35 points or 3.05% and closed at Rs 146.95. Shree Cements shares increased by 503.50 points or 2.40%, closing at Rs 21,513.30. Reliance was up by 35 points or 2.28%, closing at Rs 1,572.15 and Kotak Mahindra’s shares increased by 28.10 points or 2.15% and closed at Rs 1,332.25.

 

Top 5 losers:

Today, shares of Hero MotoCorp declined by 95.05 points or 3.98%, closing at Rs 2,292.25. GAIL declined by 2.97% or 3.00 points, closing at Rs 98.10. Bajaj Auto decreased by 73.95 points or by 2.65%, closing at Rs 2,717.20. Share price of COAL India fell by 3.60 points or 2.49%, closing at Rs 140.70 and Tata Steel declined by 8.20 points or 2.47%, closing at Rs 324.

 

Stock in news:

Most active stocks in terms of volume were Vodafone idea, SBI, PNB, Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, India Bulls Hsg, Bank of Baroda, Suzlon Energy, Axis Bank, RBL Bank and IDFC First Bank. IndusInd Bank was in news as their shares gained for the 4th straight day and reached nearly at 3 month high, closing at Rs 499.60. JM Financial increased by 3.67 percent today, due to the launch of QIP with indicative issue of Rs 770 crore and closed at Rs 73.50.

Among all the sectors, major gain was seen in Banking and Finance sector today and shares of Kotak Mahindra and Axis Bank increased around 2 to 3 percent. On the other side, as Auto sector ended on negative note, shares like Hero MotoCorp and Bajaj Auto decreased around 3 to 4 percent.

 

 

Market update 9th June 2020. Pharma stocks surge, Dr Reddy’s Labs and IndusInd Bank top gainers.

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Market update 9th June 2020. Pharma stocks surge, Dr Reddy's Labs and IndusInd Bank top gainers.

Market update 9th June 2020. Pharma stocks surge, Dr Reddy’s Labs and IndusInd Bank top gainers.

 

Overall performance:

Today, Indian indices ended on a low note as sale of stocks was seen majorly in Banking and Auto sector. While, market was in favour of Pharma stocks. When market closed, SENSEX was down by 413.89 points or 1.20%, closing at 33,956.69 and NIFTY was down by 120.80 points or 1.19%, closing at 10,046.65. Almost all sectors ended on a negative note expect for Pharma and Healthcare.

In Broader markets, The S&P BSE midcap index was down by 26.11 points or 0.21%, closing at 12,557.50 and S&P BSE Small cap decreased by 119.28 points or 1.00%, closing at 11,846.05. While, NIFTY Midcap 100 closed at 14,168.65 down by 54.00 points or 0.38% and NIFTY Small cap 100 closed at 4,414.15 increased by 63.55 points or 1.42%.

 

Global indices, commodites and currency:

When Indian market closed, almost all other major indices was trading at a lower note. SGX Nifty was down by 151.60 points or 1.45% and trading at 10,011.50. NASDAQ was trading at 9,924.75 up by 110.67 points or 1.13% and CAC was trading at 5,068.96, decreased by 106.56 points or 1.06%. While, DAX was trading at 12,551.87 down by 267.72 points or 2.09%.

Currently, Gold is trading at 46,450.00 up by 349.00 points and 0.76%. Silver is trading at 48,187.00 up by 2.00 points and 0.01% and Crude oil is trading at 2,817.00 which decreased by 65.00 points or 2.22%.

At the time of closing of Indian indices, USD was trading at Rs 75.61, increased by 0.09%. EURO was trading at Rs 85.23, up by 0.13% and GBP was trading at Rs 95.69, down by 0.22%.

 

Sector wise performance:

Among the sectors, major gain was seen in Pharma sector and losses was seen in IT, Auto, Metal, Energy, Banking and Financial sector. The S&P BSE Auto index decreased by 88.82 points, S&P BSE IT was down by 71.86 points or 0.48%. While, BSE BANKEX was down by 556.90 points or 2.30%. When market closed today, NIFTY FMCG increased by 22.75 points or 0.08%, closing at 29,524.90 and NIFTY Pharma increased by 182.95 points or 1.84%, closing at 10,122.05. While, NIFTY Bank fell by 462.45 points or 2.18% and closed at 20,724.90.

 

Top 5 gainers:

Most of the gainers were from Pharma sector but some Auto stocks also performed well. Today, Dr Reddys Labs increased by 156.20 points or 3.94%, closing at Rs 4,123.80 and IndusInd Bank gained 12.30 points or 2.72% and closed at Rs 463.90. Sun Pharma shares increased by 11.75 points or 2.40%, closing at Rs 500.75, Mahindra and Mahindra was up by 7.90 points or 1.68%, closing at Rs 478.75 and Bharti Infratel shares was up by 2.80 points or 1.22% and closed at Rs 233.

 

Top 5 losers:

Today, shares which declined most were from the Banking and IT sector. Wipro declined by 8.10 points or 3.58%, closing at Rs 218.35. GAIL shares declined by 3.48% or 3.65 points, closing at Rs 101.10, Tata Motors shares were decreased by 4.00 points or by 3.46%, closing at Rs 111.45. Share price of BPCL fell by 12.60 points or 3.20%, closing at Rs 381.50 and ICICI Bank declined by 11.25 points or 3.13%, closing at Rs 348.55.

 

Stock in news:

Stocks which were active by volume includes were Vodafone idea, SBI, BHEL, RBL Bank, Tata Motors, PNB, Trident, Tata Powers, ICICI Bank, Federal Bank, Ashok Leyland and IDFC First Bank. Today, even when market ended on lower note, some stocks from Auto and Pharma sector gained around 2 to 4 percent. Mahindra and Mahindra was in news as their share price increased by 7.90 points, closing at Rs 478.75. Sun Pharma gained 11.75 points and Dr Reddys Labs gained 156.20 points and touched 52 week high, closing at Rs 4,123.80. ICICI Bank was in news because their shares price decreased by 11.25 points and closed at Rs 348.55 and banking stocks such as Kotak Mahindra, Axis Bank and HDFC Bank also fell around 2 to 3 percent.

 

 

Market update 8th June 2020. Bank and IT sector help Indices to close with minor gains.

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Market update 8th June 2020. Bank and IT sector help Indices to close with minor gains.

Market update 8th June 2020. Bank and IT sector help Indices to close with minor gains.

 

Overall performance:

Today, Indian indices witnessed a volatile trade but ended on a positive note majorly supported by IT, Bank, Metal, Energy and Infra sector stocks. When market closed, SENSEX increased by 83.34 points or 0.24%, closing at 34,370.58 and NIFTY was up by 25.30 points or 0.25%, closing at 10,167.50. The S&P BSE midcap index was up by 29.45 points or 0.23%, closing at 12,583.61. S&P BSE Small cap increased by 110.16 points or 0.93%, closing at 11,965.33. While, NIFTY Midcap 100 closed at 14,222.65 up by 64.60 points or 0.46% and NIFTY Small cap 100 closed at 4,477.70, increased by 54.60 points or 1.23%.

 

Global indices and commodities:

When Indian market closed, almost all the global indices were trading at a negative note. DAX was down by 70.18 points or 0.55% and trading at 12,777.50. SGX Nifty was trading at 10,163.00 down by 1.00 points or 0.01% and CAC was trading at 5,169.24 decreased by 0.55% or 28.55 points. While, NASDAQ was trading at 9,814.08 up by 198.27 points or 2.06%.

Currently, Gold is trading at 45,985.00 up by 274 points or 0.60%, Silver is trading at 48,189.00 up by 838.00 points and 1.77% and Crude oil is trading at 3,012.00 which is increased by 22 points or 0.74%.

 

Currency:

At the closing time of Indian indices, almost all the currencies were trading at a negative note. USD was trading at Rs 75.54, decreased by 0.06%. EURO was trading at Rs 85.20, down by 0.10% and GBP was trading at Rs 95.51, down by 0.29%.

 

Sector wise performance:

Among the sectors, major jump was seen in Banking, IT, Finance and Energy sector. The S&P BSE IT index increased by 246.33 points or 1.69% and S&P BSE BANKEX was up by 157.75 points or 0.66%. BSE Auto was down by 49.24 points or 0.33%. At closing, NIFTY BANK increased by 152.85 points or 0.73%, closing at 21,187.35 and NIFTY IT was up by 267.15 points or 1.83%. While, NIFTY FMCG decreased by 39.85 points or 0.13%, closing at 29,502.15 and NIFTY Auto fell by 18.20 points.

 

Top 5 gainers:

Share price of GAIL increased by 6.90 points or 7.05%, closing at Rs 104.75, IndusInd Bank gained 29.25 points or 6.93% and closed at Rs 451.60. BPCL shares increased by 24.50 points or 6.63%, closing at Rs 394.10. Axis Bank was up by 24.50 points or 6.63%, closing at Rs 430.25 and Bajaj Finance shares was increased by 116.90 points or 4.89% and closed at Rs 2,507.25.

 

Top 5 losers:

Today, Shares of Zee Entertainment declined by 9.15 points or 4.44%, closing at Rs 197.05. Shree Cements declined by 4.11% or 908.70 points, closing at Rs 21,180.90. Eicher Motors decreased by 600.50 points or by 3.43%, closing at Rs 16,894.85. Share price of Mahindra and Mahindra fell by 13.35 points or 2.76%, closing at Rs 470.85 and Bharti Infratel declined by 6.05 points or 2,43%, closing at Rs 230.20.

 

Stock in news:

Most active stocks in terms of volume were Vodafone idea, SBI, PNB, Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, India Bulls Hsg, Bank of Baroda, NCC, SAIL, Axis Bank, RBL Bank and IDFC First Bank. AstraZeneca was in news after its parent company announced a plan for merger with Gilead Sciences and hit 52 week high, closing at Rs 3,363.70. Among all the sectors ,major gain was seen in Banking and Finance sector today.

Bajaj Finance was in news as their share Price gained more than 116 points and closed at Rs 2,507.25. Axis Bank and IndusInd Bank also gained around 6 to 7 percent. Other than these stocks, today GAIL gained more than 7 percent and closed at Rs 104.75. FMCG stocks were in news as today almost all the stocks ended on negative note. Nestle fell by 260.65 points and Britannia decreased by 39.90 points.

 

 

Weekly market update (1st June – 5th June).