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News Snippets

  • India becomes the first country in the world to make flashing of anti-tobacco warning on shows on OTT platforms
  • BJP says that by targeting PM Modi on his visits abroad, Rahul Gandhi is denting India's image
  • Nepalese Prime Minister PK Dahal Prachanda arrived in India on a 4-day official visit in whihc border issues and several others contentious issues will be discussed
  • Even as Home minister Amit Shah tours Manipur and holds peace talks, violence continues in the state after a lull of one day
  • PM Modi says that boycott of Parliament inauguration by some opposition parties was an insult to the nation
  • Allahabad HC upholds Varanasi district judge's order that petition for worshipping Shringar Gauri in Gyanvapi mosque is maintainable and can be heard
  • Rahul Gandhi says if PM Modi were to meet God, he is such a 'specimen' and know-all that he would start explaining to God how the universe functions
  • Deloitte raises flags in Adani Ports' dealing with three entities regarding disclosure of facts
  • Centre meets the fiscal target of 6.4% in FY23
  • Data released by NSO shows India's GDP grew at 6.1% in Q4 and 7.2% in the full year in FY23
  • IOC takes cognizance of police action on wrestlers, asks IOA to protect athletes
  • World Rapid Chess champion Magnus Carlsen says India is doing a lot of right things and will soon emerge as a powerhouse nation in chess with scores of talented youngsters
  • Thai Open badminton: PV Sindhu & K Srikanth ousted, but Kiran George stuns third seed Shi Yu Qi 21-18, 22-20
  • The lone Congress MLA in West Bengal, Bayron Biswas from Sagardihi, who won in a byelection recently, joins Trinamool, Congress says such 'poaching' not good for opposition unity
  • PM Modi says every move of his government is guided by the wish to improve the lives of the people
Excellent GDP growth: Q4 at 6.1% and FY23 at 7.2%, beats all estimates
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Stock Markets Turn Volatile

By Linus Garg
First publised on 2021-07-28 14:46:19

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Sunil Garodia Linus tackles things head-on. He takes sides in his analysis and it fits excellently with our editorial policy. No 'maybe's' and 'allegedly' for him, only things in black and white.

The Indian bourses witnessed a wild, pendulum swing today. The Sensex saw an intra-day high of 52673 points and a low of 51802 points before settling at 52443, 135 points lower than the day's opening mark. It was a swing of 871 points. The Nifty showed similar trend to touch a high of 15767 points and a low of 15513 points before closing the day at 15709. The intra-day swing in Nifty was 254 points. The continued slide for the last three sessions has meant that investors have lost Rs 1 lakh crore in market capitalization.

While profit taking played a huge role in this slide, the market was also spooked by the crackdown on tech companies by the Chinese government and the upcoming US Fed meeting and the expiry of the July F&O. While the external factors did weigh in, the slide was mainly due to operators squaring up their F&O positions before the expiry of July series and profit taking at higher levels.

But what was most heartening was to see the huge support at crucial levels that prevented a major slide and propped up the market.  The very fact that there was huge buying support across sectors at lower levels was instrumental in pulling up the Sensex from 51802 points to its closing level of 52443 points and preventing the bears from tightening their grip. The buying support shows that investors are upbeat about the economy and are still looking for bargains. This augurs well for upcoming sessions although the IMF downgrade is a dampener.