Crude oil prices are down 7% this week, due to high output from US and Iran, the sell-off in equities and a strong dollar.
The rupee opened a tad higher at 64.95 per dollar as against yesterday's closing level of 64.96 per dollar at the interbank forex market.
The net outflow by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) follows a withdrawal of Rs 12,770 crore from the stock market in August. Prior to that, they had pumped in over Rs 62,000 crore in the past six months.
The net outflow by Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) follows a withdrawal of Rs 12,770 crore from the stock market in August. Prior to that, they had pumped in over Rs 62,000 crore in the past six months, February-July.
This comes following a net inflow of over Rs 62,000 crore in last six months from February-July 2017.
Equities remain the most favoured asset class despite high valuations. However, the extended sluggishness in the property market s forcing many wealthy families to trim down their direct exposure to real estate
According to Deutsche Bank's India Equity Strategy Report, domestic institutional inflows are becoming a meaningful determinant of market performance.
Portfolio re-balancing should normally be an ongoing process, a function on one’s target portfolio and asset allocation.
As per data released by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), mutual fund managers invested a net sum of Rs 51,352 crore in stock markets during 2016-17, lower than Rs 70,130 crore invested in the preceding fiscal.
Out of an estimated 3.37 crore investor households in India, 70 percent or 2.37 crore reside in urban areas while the remaining are based out of rural regions.
Always remember that one must start saving and investing as early as possible to reap benefits once you take control of your financial destiny.
Okay, no one is asking you to actually empty your bank locker, make a hurried trip to the jeweler and drive home a tanker full of Brent. But calculating the gold-to-oil ratio is an exercise that analysts over the years have found useful in predicting the behaviour of stock markets.
Mutual fund managers purchased stocks worth a little over Rs 2,000 crore in February - making it the seventh straight month of positive inflow in equities- on sustained participation by retail investors.
Indian equities have rallied 9 percent so far this year and around 13 percent from the demonetisation lows, in line with other global indices like MSCI Emerging Market index which has rallied 9.7 percent so far this year and MSCI World index which registered 5.7 percent rise in the period under consideration.
Investors piled into stocks after Donald Trump was elected as U.S. President in early November, betting that his much-touted tax cuts and spending plans would stimulate growth.
Financial plan should be the driving factor behind your investments and not the tax planning.
Avendus Absolute Return -- the new equity long/short (hedge fund) AIF venture of Avendus Capital -- is awaiting capital market regulator Sebi's approval and is targeting to raise Rs 500 crore.
In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Geoffrey Dennis said that the Nifty was fairly valued at about 16.5 times next year earnings but added that if the demonetisation-induced slowdown eases and India goes back to 8 percent growth next year, the market looks "interesting" to foreign investors.
The rupee surrendered its early strong gains against the American currency and ended marginally lower by two paise at 68.20 despite dollar outlook remaining lacklustre.
IT stocks continue to remains under pressure on back of talks of re-introduction of immigration bill which proposes to increase wages from USD 65,000 to USD 100,000.
Personal finance advisors say sticking to a long-term plan based on goals would be the best way to deal with the uncertainty surrounding the Budget.
Foreign investors net sold about USD10 billion in seven stock markets - Taiwan, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and South Korea - in the fourth quarter, according to stock exchange data.
Going into 2017, we expect the ongoing volatility to continue for some time now. On the macro front, temporary disruption in cash transactions due to demonetisation is likely to hurt domestic demand for a couple of quarters, especially for discretionary items.
The rupee added to its gains against the US dollar, firming up by 14 paise to end at 68.20 -- the highest level in more than a week -- on growing expectations that the Reserve Bank will lower its key rates in next week's policy review.