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MARKET UPDATE: Sensex at 59,700 level, down 6 points while the Nifty50 at 17,590

Thursday, February 2, 2023
Indian benchmark indices were volatile today(2 February 2023), after falling nearly 1 percent in opening deals, as news flow around Adani group weighed on the sentiment, while positive reaction to the Union Budget capped losses. The S&P BSE Sensex was quoting at 59,700 level, down 6 points, while the Nifty50 was at 17,590. UPL, Adani Enterprises, Adani Ports, HDFC Life, Apollo Hospitals, Bajaj Finance, ONGC, and HDFC were off lows, and are now down up to 5 percent. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex was up over 400 points to quote at 59,986 while the Nifty50 was hovering above the 17,800-mark

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Indian equity markets were holding their gains ahead of the Union Budget presentation at 11 AM today(1 February 2023). The S&P BSE Sensex was up over 400 points, or 0.7 percent, to quote at 59,986. The Nifty50, meanwhile, was hovering above the 17,800 mark. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present Budget 2023 in Parliament today, the last full Budget of the Modi government in its second term. This year's Budget holds much significance as the country is scheduled to have the next Lok Sabha election in April-May 2024. Read more

The good and bad of Budget 2022 for investors, companies & common man

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
The Union Budget 2022 is a mixed bag for India's investors, companies, and the common man. Some measures introduced in the Budget would make for good news to them, while some of them can be seen as coming pain points for these sections. Budget 2022 made no change to the existing income tax structure, leaving the common man and some other sections disappointed. There, however, were steps that could turn out to be a major boost for the economy as a whole, going forward. In a budget without any remarkable good news for the individual, the announcement of the upcoming central bank digital currency (CBDC) garnered some attention from Investors. Also, this financial year, a surcharge on long-term capital gains (LTCG) will be capped at 15 percent, a rule that will be applicable to all assets. Until now, it applied only to listed equity shares and units of the equity-oriented fund. Read more

The budget focuses on the next few years and the thrust has been in infrastructure modernisation: experts

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
The government has done a fantastic job of managing growth and providing the money for Capex in the Budget 2022 proposals according to analysts. They have raised more resources than was expected. The government’s fiscal management in these two years of the Covid pandemic has been phenomenal. The thrust of the Budget has been in infrastructure modernisation. All this will have a multiplier effect on job creation and economic growth. That said, another good thing is that the tweak(s) in the tax rates have been minimal. Even the long-term capital gains tax across asset classes has been capped at 15 percent. The message that the government wants to convey through this is that the tax regime is stable and does not warrant much change. This is one thing that the markets and all investors will like. All this will help investors commit big money. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex up 589 points at 58,603, while Nifty at 17,486, higher by 146 points

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
The Indian benchmark indices jumped higher at open today (1st February 2022) and were up 0.9 percent ahead of the Budget. The BSE Sensex was up 589 points at 58,603, while the NSE Nifty was at 17,486, higher by 146 points. Among the Sensex-30 shares, IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC twins, Infosys, Sun Pharma, Kotak Bank, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finserv, Ultratech Cement, L&T were the top gainers, up between 1-2 percent. On the Nifty, Britannia was the additional gainer, up 2 percent. On the flip side, Dr. Reddy's was the sole loser on the Sensex, while BPCL, IOC, ONGC, and Tata Motors were the Nifty losers, down between 1-3 percent. Read more

Union Budget 2022:Crypto industry waiting the passing of the Crypto Currency Bill

Saturday, January 29, 2022
The Union Budget 2022 is being presented at a very crucial juncture for the Indian economy and taxpayers. Covid 19 has resulted in the loss of employment or erosion of income for several personal taxpayers, increased medical expenses, and financial insecurity. Further, the fiscal stimulation measures and higher fiscal deficit have resulted in higher inflation. A major opportunity in investment for the modern generation is cryptocurrency. It is the need of the hour to Introduce clarity on the taxation of cryptocurrency transactions. Read more

Volatility in market likely to continue next week; investors to be cautious

Saturday, January 22, 2022
The market in India snapped its four-week winning run as benchmark indices fell about three-and-a-half percent amid rising geopolitical tensions and fear of earlier-than-expected interest rate hikes. Foreign institutional investors turned bearish again, withdrawing money from equities and moving debt. Selling was seen across sectors with IT, pharma, and some banking names leading the loss chart. According to many analysts, this volatility in the market will likely continue for a while and advised the investors to be cautious. “Along with global disturbances, the uncertainties regarding the upcoming budget will likely keep the Indian market highly volatile in the coming days,'' said an expert. Global equity markets were also volatile on the back of expectations of faster interest rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve, rise in US bond yields, higher crude oil prices, and concerns over rising inflation. Read more

Nirmala Sitharamans concludes presentation of the first Budget of the decade, highlights priority sectors, provides roadmap of reducing the fiscal deficit

Monday, February 1, 2021
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her third Union Budget in Parliament, which rests on six major heads – health and well-being, physical, financial capital and infrastructure, inclusive development for aspirational India, reinvigorating human capital, innovation and R&D, and minimum government and maximum governance. The finance minister has announced a total spend of around Rs 2 trillion on healthcare and mega national highway projects in election-bound states of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam,union and Kerala. Addressing the nation after the Budget presentation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said this year's Budget was prepared under unprecedented circumstances. He said it speaks of 'all-round development'. Read more

MARKET UPDATE: Sensex trading 530 points up at 46,820 levels and Nifty hovered around 13,750 level

Monday, February 1, 2021
The markets in India were trading firm in today's(1st February 2021) late morning deals as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman began her Budget 2021 speech in the Parliament. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex was trading at 46,820 levels, up 530 points. The broader Nifty50 index hovered above the 13,750 level. IndusInd Bank rallied 7 percent and was the top Sensex gainer, followed by ICICI Bank (up 4%). Besides, Titan, State Bank of India, and HDFC rose over 1 percent, each. The majority of the Nifty sectoral indices were trading with gains, led by the Nifty Bank index, up 1.5 percent. On the other hand, the Nifty Pharma index slipped 1.4 percent. The broader markets, meanwhile, slipped into the red, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices down 0.1 percent, each.