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Emerging-Markets Medalists in a Topsy-Turvy Climate

Posted by on August 22, 2014 20:58 pm · 1 views

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These are excerpts from a recent article at morningstar.com: “Diversified emerging-markets funds have faced exceptionally varied conditions in the past couple of years. Most of the world’s emerging markets posted sizable losses in the first half of 2013 due to worries about their currencies and various other local issues as well as concerns about the […]

Nifty chart: a mid-week update (Aug 20 ‘14)

Posted by on August 20, 2014 21:30 pm · 66 views

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FIIs have been net buyers during the first three days of this week. DIIs were also net buyers on Monday, but turned net sellers on the next two days. The net result of all this buying and selling was that Nifty touched a new lifetime closing high of 7897.50 on Tue. Aug 19. Apparently, some […]

Gold and Silver charts: an update

Posted by on August 19, 2014 20:26 pm · 12 views

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The following were the concluding comments in the previous post on gold’s bar chart pattern: “… the price pattern formed since the intra-day high of 1345 on Jul 10 ‘14 is a ‘falling wedge’ from which an upward break out is likely.” On Wed. Aug 6, gold’s price broke out upwards from the ‘falling wedge’ pattern. Any upward […]

The 6 months daily bar chart pattern of S&P 500 appeared to be recovering from a strong bear attack last week. However, the following cautionary remark was made: “The index needs to move convincingly above 1960 to reverse the down trend that started from the Jul 24 top of 1991.” Note that the index touched an intra-day […]

The short answer to the question is: Yes, provided you are willing to spend a little time in choosing the funds. How little is little time? That will depend on your internet connection speed and search skills. Visit valueresearchonline.com. About half-way down on the home page are ‘Research Tools’. You can use the six tools […]

Sensex, Nifty charts: smart recovery from corrections

Posted by on August 16, 2014 15:07 pm · 80 views

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A holiday-shortened trading week often means both bulls and bears turn circumspect and reduce positions. But last week was a bit different, as FIIs and DIIs turned net buyers. Technically, both indices were at important support levels – so the upward bounce wasn’t a total surprise. WPI moderated a bit, but CPI inflation rose due […]

5 enduring stock market myths debunked

Posted by on August 13, 2014 13:41 pm · 45 views

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The quote: “A lie repeated often enough becomes the truth” has been variously attributed to Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Goebbels. Adolf Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf: “The greater the lie, the greater the chances that it will be believed.” Is a myth the same as a lie? Not quite. A lie is a deliberate attempt to […]

WTI and Brent Crude Oil charts: bears tighten their grips

Posted by on August 12, 2014 14:06 pm · 26 views

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In the previous post on the 6 months daily bar chart pattern of WTI Crude oil, a strong bear attack had pushed oil’s price briefly below its 200 day EMA. Daily technical indicators were looking oversold, and a bounce up in price was expected. However, weekly technical indicators were looking bearish – which indicated some more correction […]

S&P 500, FTSE 100 charts: bears dominate

Posted by on August 11, 2014 13:33 pm · 22 views

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In last week’s analysis of the 6 months daily bar chart pattern of S&P 500, bearish technical indicators had led to the following remarks: “Some more correction can’t be ruled out. Expect stronger support from the 1850-1900 zone.” The index fell to an intra-day low of 1905 on Thu. Aug 7 ‘14 – just above the support zone […]

In the 6 trading sessions in Aug ‘14, FIIs pulled out a total of Rs 940 Crores from equities, including Rs 580 Crores in the last 2 days of the week. By contrast, DIIs invested a total of Rs 1600 Crores in equities, including Rs 680 Crores in the last 2 days of the week. […]

The 6 months daily bar chart pattern of CAC 40 is trying to survive in bull territory on hope and a prayer. The following comments appeared in last week’s analysis: “The positive divergences (in technical indicators) can cause an upward bounce. The likely bounce can be a pullback towards the 4275 level, in which case, it would […]

Technical updates – IFCI and Reliance Capital

Posted by on August 8, 2014 15:14 pm · 57 views

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This week, let us take a look at the long term charts of a couple of financial companies. Both were darlings of investors during the 2003-07 bull phase but had since fallen on bad times for different reasons. IFCI had a lot of NPAs on its books and its CEO got involved in fraud. The […]

Nifty chart: a mid-week update (Aug 06 ‘14)

Posted by on August 6, 2014 21:05 pm · 43 views

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The RBI governor expectedly kept interest rates unchanged. Keeping inflation under control has been his (and his predecessor’s) priority. The SLR rate was cut by 50 bps (0.5%) to inject more liquidity in the banking system. But that is unlikely to have any effect in the near term because credit growth hasn’t picked up. FIIs […]

Gold and Silver charts: long-term bear markets continue

Posted by on August 5, 2014 14:02 pm · 18 views

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For long-term investors, following the 3 years weekly bar chart pattern of gold probably makes more sense than the tension and confusion of daily price fluctuations. Short-term traders, who thrive on the adrenaline rush of hourly price gyrations, can skip this post. A battle line (in blue) at 1525 has been drawn on the weekly […]

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