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Sensex, Nifty charts: soaring higher

Posted by on August 31, 2014 11:08 am · 61 views

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For the first time since Feb ‘14, both FIIs and DIIs were net buyers of equity during the month. Feb ‘14 had a cumulative net buying of about Rs 2100 Crores by FIIs and DIIs. Cumulative net buying in Aug ‘14 exceeded Rs 5000 Crores.No wonder both Sensex and Nifty touched new lifetime highs at […]


Almost every one had expected the Modi-led NDA to do well in the general elections held during Apr-May ‘14. But the thumping majority of NDA’s victory came as a complete surprise. Expectations from Modi’s government went sky-high. The stock market celebrated by regularly touching new highs. Of late, there have been some murmurs of disappointment […]


WTI and Brent Crude Oil charts: an update

Posted by on August 26, 2014 13:49 pm · 27 views

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The 6 months daily bar chart pattern of WTI Crude oil tried to stabilise around the 97-98 level, where it had previously received support in Mar ‘14. But bear selling put paid to bullish hopes. Oil’s price plummeted to the 93 level. The 50 day EMA crossed below the 200 day EMA, technically confirming a […]


The 6 months daily bar chart pattern of S&P 500 shook off the bears by soaring past the 1960 level, and rose to touch new intra-day (1995) and closing (1992) highs on Thu Aug 21, before correcting a bit by the end of the week. By moving above its previous top of 1991 – touched […]


We are living in an age of instant gratification. No one has the time or patience to brew a nice cup of filter coffee. Too much hassle. Just go to the nearest coffee bar and pay through your nose; or, boil a cup of water and stir some instant coffee in it. Want to buy […]


Sensex, Nifty charts: touch new lifetime highs – again

Posted by on August 23, 2014 19:15 pm · 75 views

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Why has the stock market behaved the way it has during August? One need not look further than FII and DII trading activities to find the answer. In the first 7 trading sessions (till Aug 11), FIIs were net sellers and DIIs were net buyers of equity. During the next 8 trading sessions (till Aug […]


Emerging-Markets Medalists in a Topsy-Turvy Climate

Posted by on August 22, 2014 20:58 pm · 26 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 · 80 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 · 19 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 · 83 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 · 47 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 · 28 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 […]


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