22 Feb Stock Markets Open positive, Nifty above 8,900

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sensex-up22-febKey benchmark indices opened on higher in early trade on Wednesday with positive Asian stocks. At 10:15 am, the BSE Sensex, was up 109.13 points or 0.38% at 28,870.72. The Nifty 50 index was up 32.25 points or 0.36% at 8,940.10. The BSE Mid-Cap index was up 0.03%. The BSE Small-Cap index was up 0.04%. Both these indices underperformed the Sensex. On the BSE, 960 shares rose and 583 shares decline and a total of 83 shares were unchanged.

Tata Motors, BHEL, Reliance, ONGC, Axis Bank, BPCL and Bharti Infratel were early gainers while Hero Motocorp, GAIL, Wipro,Tata Steel, Infosys, Idea Cellular, Aurobindo Pharma and Eicher Motors were losers. 

The financial markets are expecting on the Federal’s Jan. 31 – Feb. 1 policy minutes of meeting due later today for fresh hints on the US central bank’s stance towards interest rates.

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Sensex opens flat, Nifty holds above 8,880

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Key benchmark indices on Tuesday opened on flat note with small gains in early trade. At 10:15 am, the S&P BSE Sensex, was up 17.15 points or 0.06% at 28,678.73. The Nifty50 index was currently up 9.15 points or 0.10% at 8,888.35. In the broader markets, the BSE Mid-Cap index was currently up 0.51%. The BSE Small-Cap index was currently up 0.54%. Both these indices outperformed the Sensex.

Infosys is the top Nifty gainer in the morning hours on Tuesday’s trading session. Infosys was trading at Rs 1021.85 share apiece, up by 1.15%. About 863  stocks advanced, 502 stocks  declined and 414 unchanged stocks on NSE in the morning hours.

Asian Paints, ONGC, L&T, SBI and Axis Bank were gainers among others, while HDFC Bank, ITC, Bharti Airtel, Maruti and Cipla were under pressure.

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SEBI TO ENLIST RESOURCE PERSONS TO SPREAD FINANCIAL LITERACY

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Markets regulator SEBI will empanel financial education resource persons on part-time basis for different districts in Haryana, U.P, Punjab, Jammu &Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand with a view to help spread financial literacy, said SEBI in a notice. SEBI has invited applications from interested candidates by February 28.

Serving or retired teachers, professionals, bank and government officials as well as defence persons can apply for the opportunity. The candidates should have at least a graduate degree and minimum three years working experience, SEBI added.

SEBI would empanel individuals for seven districts in Himachal Pradesh, viz. Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti, Sirmour, Solan, Una, Kangra and Chamba, and five districts in Haryana, including Fatehabad and Faridabad.

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Gold Slip lower as U.S. dollar mildly recovers

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gold-17-febGold prices slipped lower on Friday, since the U.S dollar recovered moderately from losses posted in the previous session, despite the ongoing geopolitical concerns expected to support safe-haven demand. In the New York Mercantile Exchange’s Comex division, gold futures for April delivery were down 0.28% at USD 1,238.05. The April contract ended Thursday’s session 0.69% higher at USD 1,241.60 an ounce. However, the dollar regained some ground on Friday, aided by recent upbeat data and positive comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
Meantime, in Indian domestic stock market, Nifty50 closed at 8821.70 levels, up by 43.70 points while Sensex closed at 28468.75 levels, up by 167.48 points.

Gold Under Check On Fed Comments, Elite Investment Advisory

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Gold was pressed in last session under comments from US Fed Chief Janet Yellen. The precious metal took a drop on 13 Jan 2017, sine rising equities clubbed with failure to hold above 200 day Exponential Moving Average hurt the metal.

Gold Prices had tested a 3-month high above USD 1240 per ounce last week before drifting lower. The counter also seen lack of buying as speculative fund demand remained thin. However, the metal is presently trading moderate level at USD 1227 per ounce. MCX Gold futures tested a low near Rs 28,950 levels on Tuesday and ended just above Rs 29,000 per 10 grams mark.

The Federal Reserve can hike interest rates at a gradual pace, Fed Chair Janet Yellen told lawmakers on Monday. She told, if the labor market continues to strengthen and inflation moves to the central banks 2% target, a further adjustment of the federal funds rate would likely be fitting. However, changes in fiscal policies could potentially affect the economic outlook.

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Gold slips as dollar strengthens against yen

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Gold slipped on Monday as the dollar made stronger against the yen after Trump-Abe meet. Spot gold had slipped 0.31% to USD 1,230.22 per ounce, while US gold futures were down 0.36% at USD 1,231.3. The US dollar also found broad support in the wake of comments by Trump on Thursday that he planned to announce an ambitious tax reform plan in the next few weeks, relighting expectations for big tax cuts. The dollar index was firm at 100.820.

In other precious metals, spot silver was mostly unaffected at USD 17.95 per ounce, after touching USD 18, the highest since Nov. 11, 2016, earlier in the session.gold-bars-5d-large

RBI’s Next rate cute likely in August-Report

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RBI may finally go for a 25 bps rate cut in August if a good monsoon contains core inflation at a moderate 4-5%, as per report of Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML). BofAML had expected a 25 bps rate cut in the Feb 8 policy meet considering the demonetization shock, low inflation, lower fiscal deficit and a stabilizing US dollar. The report noted that the RBI has also cut down inflation risks broadly in proportion to its own forecasts.

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