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2 March, Sensex trades above 29,100 mark, Nifty at 8,987

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Indian share markets have opened on Thursday on a positive note tracking positive leads from Asian markets. At 10.20 am, the BSE Sensex is trading higher by 130.60 points at 29,115.09 while the NSE Nifty is trading higher by 41.25 points at 8,987.05. The BSE Mid Cap index was up by 0.57% and BSE Small Cap index was up by 0.55%. The broad market depicted strength. About 1,118 shares rose, 454 shares fell and a total of 58 shares were unchanged.

ICICI Bank, Wipro, Bajaj Auto Tata Motors, GAIL, Hindalco and Tata Motors were early gainers while Dr Reddy’s Labs and Coal India were under pressure.
Overseas, Asian stocks were trading higher. U.S equities surged to all-time highs yesterday, with major indices posting their best day of the year, on the back of Trump’s speech to Congress.

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Market Open higher, Airtel spikes over 10%|Stock Advisory Company

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Indian share markets have opened the trading day, Thursday day, marginally higher. The BSE Sensex is trading higher by 71 points while the NSE Nifty is trading higher by 21 points. At 10.15 am, the S&P BSE Sensex was trading at 28,932, up 67.82 points, while the broader Nifty50 was ruling at 8,944, up 18.5 points. The BSE Mid Cap index and BSE Small Cap index both have opened the day up by 0.3% & 0.26% respectively.

Bharti Airtel stock dominated the attention, rising over 10% to hit its 52-week high of Rs 400 after the company said it would buy Telenor (India) Communications with additional spectrum in the 1800 MHz band. It was the top mover on Sensex and Nifty both.

On the BSE, 742 shares rose, 412 shares fell and a total of 64 shares were unchanged.

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.

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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TRUMP’S SWORN-IN SETS FREE A CASCADE OF STOCK-MARKET ANXIETY

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A New York capitalist billionaire, Donald Trump, who tapped into the disquiet of poorer and insular America for an unlikely electoral march to the White House will be on oath as the President of the United States at noon on Friday. Barack Obama is set to leave the White House after eight years, making way for the 45th President of the U.S. The eyes of the world will be on U.S and Trump since he takes the Oath of Office and offers his inaugural address during a ceremony that dates back to George Washington tonight at 10 pm at Indian time. Trump’s sworn-in is set to unleash a cascade of stock-market anxiety.

In Market, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has returned about 8% since his election victory on November 8, the S&P 500 index boasts a return of 6.6% and the Nasdaq Composite Index has seen a return of more than 7% during that period, as per data.

MID-CAPS & SMALL-CAPS HOPE TO UPBEAT TILL THE BUDGET PRESENTATION

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Mid-Cap & Small-cap indices have staged a sharp recovery since demonetization. The BSE Small-cap index has gained 11.8 percent, and the BSE mid-cap index has gained 11 percent since December 26, 2016. The BSE Sensex, which had hit a low of 25,807 points on December 26, has advanced 6.2 percent to 27,411 levels since then.

Between November 8 (when demonetization was triggered) and December 26, the BSE Mid-cap and Small-cap indices lost 11.5% and 11.2% respectively. However, it is expected that both Mid-Cap and small-cap stocks to remain upbeat at least till the Budget presentation.