Showing posts with label stock exchange. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stock exchange. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rebound on Wall Street

Wall Street started the week with much fanfare, the New York Stock Exchange showing a marked increase in closing Monday. The stock market has primarily benefited from the publication of an indicator highlighting the resilience of consumption in the United States, while the financial consequences of Hurricane Irene could be scaled down.

At the final bell, the Dow Jones progressed and 2.26% at 11,539 points while the Nasdaq and Standard & Poor's 500 respectively go up showed an increase of 3.32% to 2562 points and 1210 points to 2.83%. Note particularly the crossing by the Standard & Poor's 500 threshold of 1200 points, something that had not been seen since last two weeks. The Nasdaq has still increased by 4.3% last week after a month of fall, and shows up its fifth session in six sessions.
Its level has now reached the highest since Aug. 3.

Main factors of such a surge: investors seem reassured by the amount of the first estimates of the damage caused by Hurricane Irene, which has struck the United States. While some initial projections exceeded 10 billion, the company's risk management Eqecat has estimated for its damage to 5 or 7 billion. Also note that consumer spending of households in the United States rebounded in July, growth proving to be greater than expected (0.8%).

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Don’t be married to a stock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In investments, don’t marry a stock. Don’t stick to a stock all the time. Not all the stocks perform all the time. Various groups and various sectors perform at different times. Sticking to stock just because you love that stock is a waste of time in Investment.
Let me take the example of Hindustan Unilever from the Indian Stock Market and General Motors from the American Stock Markets. Hindustan Unilever is in Fast Moving Consumer Goods sector. It is a Multinational Company and excellent performing company fundamentally, till now.
The high price of Hindustan Unilever was 325 during 2000. The 2000 bull market was followed by a bear market till 2003 in all world stock markets. From there a bull market started in all world stock Markets. The Indian Bombay Stock Exchange Index , Sensex soared from 2600 to 21000 in another five years where as Hindustan Unilever traded in between 100 and 300 till 2008 and it is still now trading between this range.
If had been a fan of Hindustan unilever for it s performance and its fundamentals, then you would have invested a major portion of your investment in that stock. But for the past 9 years I would not have given a return on your investments.
Had you invested your money in Infrastructure and Reality stocks, it would have appreciated by more than 100 times in these 5 years. So don’t get married to a stock. Always every bull market is supported by a new set of Sectors. Identify it to for successful investing.

Friday, December 18, 2009



The ego battle between India’s two exchanges comes to a permanent halt.  Bombay stock exchange advanced its timing by ten minutes, reacting sharply to it National stock exchange advanced its time by 55 minutes to 9 A.M.  As there is no other option the Bombay stock exchange also announced opening at the same time.  There is so many mixed reactions in the market most of the peoples object this arbitrary move.

The original move was to check the foreign fund managers using the Singapore market to beat the Nifty by short selling the Nifty futures options over the Singapore market.  Even now also they could not resolve this problem, why because the Singapore is still open well ahead of our revised timings.

Before this revision the BSE will set bench mark prices because by that time NSE may remain closed and hence the BSE will set bench mark prices.  But now the NSE will lose this opportunity.

But there is so many operational hardships are there.  The banks will not open that much earlier hence arranging funds will be a problem other than the strain on their daily routine.

Most of the peoples related to this field oppose this arbitrary move and they feel that they should be consulted before taking this move.