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PRABATH FINANCIAL SERVICES LIMITED
“Study of Fluctuations of Indian Stock Market”
SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULLFILMENT OF THE REQUIRMENT FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OF THE RAJASTHAN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, KOTA.
SUPERVISED BY:Mr. S. P. Kabra
SUBMITTED BY :Rahul Jajoo
FACITLITY SUPERVISOR:Ms. Shilpi Kuntal
SUBMITTED TO :DEPARTMENT OF MANAGENENT STUDIES, SWAMI KESHVANAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT & GRAMOTHAN. JAIPUR
“The completion of any project depends upon the co-operation, coordination and combined efforts of several resources of knowledge, inspiration & energy.” Words fall short acknowledging immense support lent to me yet I will try to give full credit to the deserver's. My sincere thanks goes to Mr. Vikas Shrotriya (HOD DMS) giving me an opportunity to discover more knowledge. I am also thankful to Mr. S. P. Kabra (Director,Prabhat financial services) for his support, guidance and cooperation throughout to accomplish this project also expressing deep sense of gratitude to my Project guide, Ms. Shilpi Kuntal (Lecturer) for her valuable guidance, continuous encouragement and tremendous patience in discussing my problems, have been of the greatest help in bringing out my task in present shape. I am equally grateful to all my other teachers for their complete support. It would be unfair on my part if I do not thank my colleagues for their continuous help without which this work could never have been accomplished. They made me realize the importance of teamwork and also the leadership skills. I am grateful to all of them standing with me and supporting me in this project.
( Rahul Jajoo )
this is the study about the last two year fluctuation in stock market which enables the investor in taking decision regarding investment.In the present situation where stock market is going up and down. This is not easy to prove. The study of fluctuations of stock market makes the investor aquatinted with the factor affecting the investment and Stock prices can be volatile and some analysts argue that this volatility is excessive. The objective of selecting the topic is to know about the market trends of the stock market and the information related to the investment for the future investor. it is necessary to invest consciously in the market whatever it is. Companies tend to smooth dividends. Volatile stock prices do not have a major impact on consumption and capital spending since there is a good chance that price movements in one direction may be reversed. since it is difficult to assess certainty about future earnings and dividends. This study tells the factor which directly or indirectly affects the market and some basic information not only share market but also other market such as derivatives or commodity market for the new investors or the students who have some interest in stock market. Contents 4 . so they will be less volatile than stock prices.
Core Study 4.1 Title of the Study 2. SWOT 5.5 Scope of Study 2. Research Methodology 2. Bibliography Executive summary 5 .1. Abstract 2.6 Limitation of Study 3. Conclusion 6.2 Duration of the Project 2.4 Type of Research 2.3 Objective of Study 2.
although they often maintain a physical location for buyers. These kinds of street markets developed into a whole variety of consumer-oriented markets. the increased demand will push up prices. Some markets are very competitive. sellers and market makers to interact directly. shopping centers. in that the government does not intervene in how the market operates. seven days a week. some markets have low or no competition. investors and consumers are buying and selling every currency. These interactions define demand and supply characteristics and are therefore fundamental to economies. governments. or they can be planned and regulated . Conversely. services and/ or information. Markets originally started as marketplaces usually in the center of villages and towns. A market can be defined as a place where any type of trade takes place. These markets may be distorted if a seller gains monopoly power by managing the majority of supply (or indeed if a buyer develops monophony power by managing demand). With the rising price of oil and food. Buyers and sellers typically trade goods. and information. Stock markets have become highly complex markets that allow investors to buy shares in companies or in funds that aggregate companies or industries together. particularly if the industry is protected by government legislation. the availability of supply will push down prices.A market is an environment that allows buyers and sellers to trade or exchange goods. for the sale or barter of farm produce. 6 . Although physical markets are still vital. Most stock markets today are primarily electronic networks. Where there are more sellers than buyers. Twenty four hours a day. If there are more buyers than sellers. Markets can appear spontaneously when there are goods or services to be exchanged. supermarkets. The currency markets are the largest continuously traded markets in the world. virtual marketplaces supported by IT networks such as the internet have become the largest and most liquid. or even virtual markets such as eBay. banks. Historically. clothing and tools. Governments or trade bodies often step in when such distortions undermine the smooth functioning of free markets. services. leading to massive money flows constantly changing hands. The number of buyers and sellers involved will have a direct bearing on the price of the good or service to be sold. markets were physical meeting places where buyers and sellers gathered together to trade. Markets are dependent on two major participants – buyers and sellers.Free markets operate under ‘laissez-fare’ conditions. and has become known as the law of supply and demand. such as specialist markets. with a number of vendors selling the same kinds of products or services.
markets opened in red.This article is a COMPLETE guide to the basics of making money in the stock market! If you are considering investing in the stock market. Everyone has seen it and everyone is wishing if he should have buy stocks before this rally. on Tuesday. oat.commodity markets are once again under the spotlight. then recovered and went up to 500 points up and finally settled for flat closing. you MUST read this article! We have explained all the concepts and talked about all the "myths" that people have about the stock market! INTRODUCTION TO THE ORGANIZATION 7 . Commodities underpin economic activity. Transactions tend to be wholesale with large quantities of goods being transacted at low prices. went till 3oo points down. gas. Albeit it could have been a gamble buying stocks before declaration of election results. Capital goods markets help businesses to buy durable goods to be used in industrial and manufacturing processes. sugar. coal and increasingly renewable energy sources such as biodiesel). rice. soya beans. Commodity markets include: energy (oil. frozen orange juice. So what should a small investor do now? Should he buy stocks or should be selling stocks that he holds. cocoa. and financial commodities such as bonds. soft commodities and grains (wheat. Today.e. etc). i. corn. Now that's history. Stock markets are going to be volatile for next few days. it paid off for those who bought. cotton. A number of services can also be associated with these goods. coffee. meat.
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY TITLE OF THE STUDY:8 .
To make the investor aware about the factors which may affect their investment. Scientific research is funded by public authorities. It makes practical applications possible. The primary purpose for applied research is discovering. To know the effect of these fluctuation on the Indian economy. Scientific research can be subdivided into different classifications according to their academic and application disciplines. but need not do so. 9 .45 days OBJECTIVE OF STUDY To know the basic terminology of stock market. This research provides scientific information and theories for the explanation of the nature and the properties of the world around us. interpreting. by charitable organizations and by private groups. a harnessing of curiosity. and the development of methods and systems for the advancement of human knowledge on a wide variety of scientific matters of our world and the universe. Research can use the scientific method. To get the knowledge of other markets such as commodity market and derivatives. Scientific research relies on the application of the scientific method. To know the ups and downs of stock market of last two years. To forecast or predict the future trend of stock market which helps in investment. including many companies. TYPE OF RESEARCH Research Research is defined as human activity based on intellectual application in the investigation of matter.“Study of fluctuations of Indian stock market” DURATION OF THE PROJECT:.
if the research is to return useful results. For instance. SCOPE OF STUDY Derivatives Sebi Stock exchange Commodity market Stock market 10 . the correlation study which investigates the relationship between variables. However. and makes use of quantitative methods to describe. Qualitative descriptive research also emphasizes on what is. to developmental studies which seek to determine changes over time. Descriptive research can be of two types: i. but makes use of non-quantitative research methods in describing the conditions of the present. whether a company’s market share differs between geographical regions or to discover how many competitors a company has in their marketplace. whoever is conducting the research must comply with strict research requirements in order to obtain the most accurate figures/results possible. The methods involved range from the survey which describes the status quo. analyze and interpret the present conditions. DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH Descriptive research is used to obtain information concerning the current status of the phenomena to describe "what exists" with respect to variables or conditions in a situation. this research could be used in order to find out what age group is buying a particular brand of cola.In this project the research type used is descriptive because this research is the most commonly used and the basic reason for carrying out descriptive research is to identify the cause of something that is happening. Quantitative descriptive research emphasizes on what is. record.
Reliability: The data collected in research work was secondary data. Securities Day trading Factor affecting Indian stock market Effect on Indian economy LIMITATIONS Limitations are the limiting lines that restrict the work in some way or other. some of them are as under: 1.e. which a very important factor of this study as conclusion has been derived from this secondary data only. Secondly. this puts a question mark on the reliability of this data. In this research study also their were some limiting factors. Data Collection: The most important constraint in this study was data collection as Secondary data was selected for study. Accuracy: The facts and findings of the data cannot be accepted as accurate to some extent as firstly. So. for doing descriptive research time needed to be more. 11 . 3. they refer to the data which have already been collected and analysed by someone else. Secondary data means data that are already available i. it was not possible to cover it in a short span of time. Time Period: Time period was one of the main factor as only one month was allotted and the topic covered in research has a wide scope. secondary data was collected. 2. because in short period you cannot cover each point accurately. So. 4.
rather than an actual market price. The liquidity that an exchange provides affords investors the ability to quickly and easily sell securities. or raise additional capital for expansion by selling shares of ownership of the company in a public market.). as well as on the many regional exchanges. 12 .e. Moreover. European examples of stock exchanges include the London Stock Exchange. The stock market in the United States includes the trading of all securities listed on the NYSE. compared to other less liquid investments such as real estate. This allows businesses to be publicly traded. This is an attractive feature of investing in stocks. because it is stated in terms of notional values. the Amex. Function and purpose The stock market is one of the most important sources for companies to raise money. a derivative 'bet' on an event occurring is offset by a comparable derivative 'bet' on the event not occurring.) The stocks are listed and traded on stock exchanges which are entities a corporation or mutual organization specialized in the business of bringing buyers and sellers of the organizations to a listing of stocks and securities together. The total world derivatives market has been estimated at about $791 trillion face or nominal value. cannot be directly compared to a stock or a fixed income security.6 trillion US at the beginning of October 2008 . OTCBB and Pink Sheets. now part of Euronext. which traditionally refers to an actual value. 11 times the size of the entire world economy. the NASDAQ. e. the vast majority of derivatives 'cancel' each other out (i. the Deutsche Börse and the Paris Bourse.Core study Stock market A stock market is a public market for the trading of company stock and derivatives at an agreed price.. these are securities listed on a stock exchange as well as those only traded privately. Many such relatively illiquid securities are valued as marked to model.g. The value of the derivatives market. The size of the world stock market was estimated at about $36.
either directly or through mutual funds. insurance investment of premiums. An economy where the stock market is on the rise is considered to be an up and coming economy. Relation of the stock market to the modern financial system The financial system in most western countries has undergone a remarkable transformation. In the 1970s. and can influence or be an indicator of social mood. for instance. has been an important component of this process. pension funds. Statistics show that in recent decades shares have made up an increasingly large proportion of households' financial assets in many countries. Therefore. mutual funds. The major part of this adjustment in financial portfolios has gone directly to shares but a good deal now takes the form of various kinds of institutional investment for groups of individuals. One feature of this development is disintermediation. Share prices also affect the wealth of households and their consumption. In fact. in general. on the smooth operation of financial system functions. The trend towards forms of saving with a higher risk has been accentuated by new rules for most funds and insurance. deposit accounts and other very liquid assets with little risk made up almost 60 percent of households' financial wealth. The general public's heightened interest in investing in the stock market. This eliminates the risk to an individual buyer or seller that the counterparty could default on the transaction. central banks tend to keep an eye on the control and behavior of the stock market and. meaning that they collect and deliver the shares. permitting a 13 .g. In this way the financial system contributes to increased prosperity. A portion of the funds involved in saving and financing flows directly to the financial markets instead of being routed via the traditional bank lending and deposit operations. and guarantee payment to the seller of a security. tend to be associated with increased business investment and vice versa. compared to less than 20 percent in the 2000s. Exchanges also act as the clearinghouse for each transaction. e. in Sweden. Rising share prices. etc. the stock market is often considered the primary indicator of a country's economic strength and development..History has shown that the price of shares and other assets is an important part of the dynamics of economic activity. hedge funds. Financial stability is the raison d'être of central banks. The smooth functioning of all these activities facilitates economic growth in that lower costs and enterprise risks promote the production of goods and services as well as employment.
At the same time.e. Yet. Buffett began his career with $100. Television commentators. individual investors. 14 . immersed in chat rooms and message boards. investors find it increasingly difficult to profit. the United States. only folly. such as the European Union. are exchanging questionable and often misleading tips. the noise level in the stock market rises. This is certainly more important now that so many newcomers have entered the stock market. Stock prices skyrocket with little reason. Similar tendencies are to be found in other industrialized countries.. i.000 from seven limited partners consisting of Buffett's family and friends. With each passing year. The quote illustrates some of what has been happening in the stock market during the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. Stock prices fluctuate widely. in marked contrast to the stability of (government insured) bank deposits or bonds. and market strategists are all overtaking each other to get investors' attention. but also the economy on a large scale. and $105. Over the years he has built himself a multi-billion-dollar fortune. In all developed economic systems. Japan and other developed nations. or have acquired other 'risky' investments (such as 'investment' property. real estate and collectables). The following deals with some of the risks of the financial sector in general and the stock market in particular. The stock market. This is something that could affect not only the individual investor or household. financial writers. This is a quote from the preface to a published biography about the long-term value-oriented stock investor Warren Buffett. the trend has been the same: saving has moved away from traditional (government insured) bank deposits to more risky securities of one sort or another.higher proportion of shares to bonds. and people who have turned to investing for their children's education and their own retirement become frightened. Sometimes there appears to be no rhyme or reason to the market. then plummet just as quickly. analysts. individual investors. despite all this available information. and financial risk Riskier long-term saving requires that an individual possess the ability to manage the associated increased risks.
Securities and Exchange Board of India SEBI Bhavan. it acquired statutory form in 1992 with SEBI Act 1992 being passed by the Indian Parliament. Organization Structure Chandrasekhar Bhaskar Bhave is the sixth chairman of the Securities Market Regulator.Chaired by C B Bhave. Prior to taking charge as Chairman SEBI. Maharashtra. He is a former Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1975 batch.4(1)(a) of the SEBI Act. Prior to his stint at NSDL. and has Northern. Originally set up by the Government of India in 1988. Chennai and Ahmedabad. SEBI is headquartered in the popular business district of Bandra-Kurla complex in Mumbai. 2008 - Total Staff 525 Official Website Website www.gov. India 1992 India Chairman C B Bhave February 16. .in SEBI is the Regulator for the Securities Market in India. Eastern. he had served SEBI as a Senior Executive Director. Kolkata. Mumbai Headquarters of SEBI Organization Details Headquarters Established Jurisdiction Head Chairman Term Mumbai. The Board comprises Name Mr CB Bhave Designation Chairman SEBI 15 As per CHAIRMAN (S. Southern and Western regional offices in New Delhi. he had been the chairman of NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited) ushering in paperless securities.sebi.
1992) Dr KM Abraham Whole Time Member. which constitute the market: • • • the issuers of securities the investors the market intermediaries. 16 .4(1)(d) of the SEBI Act. It drafts regulations in its legislative capacity. There is a Securities Appellate Tribunal which is a three member tribunal and is presently headed by a former Chief Justice of a High court .4(1)(b) of the SEBI Act. SEBI Mr Mohandas Pai Director. Ministry of Corporate Affairs Member (S.4(1)(d) of the SEBI Act. Infosys Functions and Responsibilities SEBI has to be responsive to the needs of three groups.1992) Mr KP Krishnan Joint Secretary. 1992) Member (S. Ministry of Finance Secretary.4(1)(d) of the SEBI Act. Justice NK Sodhi. 1992) Member (S. 1992) Mr Anurag Goel Dr G Mohan Gopal Mr MS Sahoo Director. Bhopal Whole Time Member. there is an appeals process to create accountability. 1992) Member (S.Mr.4(1)(d) of the SEBI Act. Member (S. A second appeal lies directly to the Supreme Court. SEBI has three functions rolled into one body quasi-legislative.4(1)(b) of the SEBI Act. National Judicial Academy. Though this makes it very powerful. it conducts investigation and enforcement action in its executive function and it passes rulings and orders in its judicial capacity. SEBI 1992) Member (S. quasi-judicial and quasiexecutive.
The initial offering of stocks and bonds to investors is by definition done in the primary market and subsequent trading is done in the secondary market. (formerly a securities exchange) is a corporation or mutual organization which provides "trading" facilities for stock brokers and traders. Supply and demand in stock markets is driven by various factors which. derivatives. pooled investment products and bonds. There is usually no compulsion to issue stock via the stock exchange itself. Trade on an exchange is by members only. Such trading is said to be off exchange or over-the-counter. A stock exchange is often the most important component of a stock market. Stock exchange A stock exchange. unit trusts. The securities traded on a stock exchange include: shares issued by companies. to trade stocks and other securities. this may include the following: 1. the quick movement towards making the markets electronic and paperless rolling settlement on T+2 basis).g. The role of stock exchanges Stock exchanges have multiple roles in the economy. as in all free markets. Stock exchanges also provide facilities for the issue and redemption of securities as well as other financial instruments and capital events including the payment of income and dividends. affect the price of stocks (see stock valuation). This is the usual way that derivatives and bonds are traded. stock exchanges are part of a global market for securities. it has to be listed there. SEBI has been active in setting up the regulations as required under law. as modern markets are electronic networks. but trade is less and less linked to such a physical place.SEBI has enjoyed success as a regulator by pushing systemic reforms aggressively and successively (e. Increasingly. To be able to trade a security on a certain stock exchange. Raising capital for businesses 17 . which gives them advantages of speed and cost of transactions. nor must stock be subsequently traded on the exchange. Usually there is a central location at least for recordkeeping.
Facilitating company growth Companies view acquisitions as an opportunity to expand product lines. increase distribution channels. companies generally tend to improve on their management standards and efficiency in order to satisfy the demands of these shareholders and the more stringent rules for public corporations imposed by public stock exchanges and the government. increase its market share. However. Consequently. resulting in stronger economic growth and higher productivity levels and firms. it leads to a more rational allocation of resources because funds. it is alleged that public companies (companies that are owned by shareholders who are members of the general public and trade shares on public exchanges) tend to have better management records than privately-held companies (those companies where shares are not publicly traded. through dividends and stock price increases that may result in capital gains. are mobilized and redirected to promote business activity with benefits for several economic sectors such as agriculture. A takeover bid or a merger agreement through the stock market is one of the simplest and most common ways for a company to grow by acquisition or fusion. 5. which could have been consumed. commerce and industry. 3. both casual and professional stock investors. or kept in idle deposits with banks. often owned by the company founders and/or their families and 18 . will share in the wealth of profitable businesses.Corporate governance By having a wide and varied scope of owners. hedge against volatility.Mobilizing savings for investment When people draw their savings and invest in shares. 2.The Stock Exchange provide companies with the facility to raise capital for expansion through selling shares to the investing public. or acquire other necessary business assets. 4.Redistribution of wealth Stock exchanges do not exist to redistribute wealth.
com (2000). American International Group (2008). Sunbeam (2001). 19 . Therefore the Stock Exchange provides the opportunity for small investors to own shares of the same companies as large investors. on market forces. Parmalat (2003). the result is that the government must tax the citizens or otherwise raise additional funds to make any regular coupon payments and refund the principal when the bonds mature. Webvan (2001). are classical examples of corporate mismanagement. Lehman Brothers (2008). One. Share prices tend to rise or remain stable when companies and the economy in general show signs of stability and growth. depression. 9. An economic recession. Enron Corporation (2001). Adelphia (2002). largely. The dot-com bubble in the early 2000s. or otherwise by a small group of investors). and Satyam Computer Services (2009) were among the most widely scrutinized by the media. share prices rise and fall depending. and the subprime mortgage crisis in 2007-08.Barometer of the economy At the stock exchange. These bonds can be raised through the Stock Exchange whereby members of the public buy them.Government capital-raising for development projects Governments at various levels may decide to borrow money in order to finance infrastructure projects such as sewage and water treatment works or housing estates by selling another category of securities known as bonds.Creating investment opportunities for small investors As opposed to other businesses that require huge capital outlay. MCI WorldCom (2002). Companies like Pets. However. 8.Tel (2001). The issuance of such bonds can obviate the need to directly tax the citizens in order to finance development. 7. thus loaning money to the government. Therefore the movement of share prices and in general of the stock indexes can be an indicator of the general trend in the economy. although by securing such bonds with the full faith and credit of the government instead of with collateral. or financial crisis could eventually lead to a stock market crash. investing in shares is open to both the large and small stock investors because a person buys the number of shares they can afford. some well-documented cases are known where it is alleged that there has been considerable slippage in corporate governance on the part of some public companies.heirs.
Earlier an Association Of Persons (AOP). 2007 stood at USD 1. now spanning three centuries in its 133 years of existence. BSE is now a corporatised and demutualised entity incorporated under the provisions of the Companies Act. The BSE Index. BSE has facilitated the growth of the Indian corporate sector by providing it with an efficient access to resources. B. as its strategic partners.Bombay Stock Exchange Introduction Bombay Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in Asia with a rich heritage. and is sensitive to market sentiments and market realities.700 listed companies. An investor can choose from more than 4. is India's first stock market index that enjoys an iconic stature . S. BSE's pivotal and pre-eminent role in the development of the Indian capital market is widely recognized. SENSEX. and is tracked worldwide. Over the past 133 years. BSE is the first stock exchange in the country which obtained permanent recognition (in 1956) from the Government of India under the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act 1956. Deutsche Börse and Singapore Exchange. BSE is the world's number 1 exchange in terms of the number of listed companies and the world's 5th in transaction numbers. The market capitalization as on December 31. BSE offers 21 indices. Today. The SENSEX is constructed on a 'free-float' methodology. Apart from the SENSEX. BSE has two of world's best exchanges. With demutualisation. It is an index of 30 stocks representing 12 major sectors. This agreement has made 20 . which for easy reference. 2005 notified by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). BSE has entered into an index cooperation agreement with Deutsche Börse. are classified into A.79 trillion . 1956. T and Z groups. It migrated from the open outcry system to an online screen-based order driven trading system in 1995. What is now popularly known as BSE was established as "The Native Share & Stock Brokers' Association" in 1875. There is perhaps no major corporate in India which has not sourced BSE's services in raising resources from the capital market. including 12 sectoral indices. pursuant to the BSE (Corporatisation and Demutualisation) Scheme.
In recent times. It has a nation-wide reach with a presence in more than 359 cities and towns of India. While the Directors Database provides a single-point access to information on the boards of directors of listed companies. Barclays Global Investors (BGI). The ETF enables investors in Hong Kong to take an exposure to the Indian equity market. BSE provides an efficient and transparent market for trading in equity. In 2006. debt instruments and derivatives. BSE launched the Directors Database and ICERS (Indian Corporate Electronic Reporting System) to facilitate information flow and increase transparency in the Indian capital market. BSE also has a wide range of services to empower investors and facilitate smooth transactions: 21 . It brings to the investors a trading tool that can be easily used for the purposes of investment. trading. it has become the first national level stock exchange to launch its website in Gujarati and Hindi to reach out to a larger number of investors. It is also the first exchange in the country and second in the world to receive Information Security Management System Standard BS 7799-2-2002 certification for its BSE On-line Trading System (BOLT). has created the 'iSharesÂ® BSE SENSEX India Tracker' which tracks the SENSEX. BSE is the first exchange in India and the second in the world to obtain an ISO 9001:2000 certification. It has successfully launched a reporting platform for corporate bonds in India christened the ICDM or Indian Corporate Debt Market and a unique ticker-cum-screen aptly named 'BSE Broadcast' which enables information dissemination to the common man on the street. The systems and processes are designed to safeguard market integrity and enhance transparency in operations. called "SPIcE" is listed on BSE.SENSEX and other BSE indices available to investors in Europe and America. the ICERS facilitates the corporates in sharing with BSE their corporate announcements. hedging and arbitrage. The first Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) on SENSEX. BSE has always been at par with the international standards. the global leader in ETFs through its iSharesÂ® brand. Moreover. BSE continues to innovate. SPIcE allows small investors to take a long-term view of the market.
BSE was the first exchange in the country to provide an amount of Rs.1 million towards the investor protection fund. BSEWEBX. volume positions and members' positions and real-time measurement of default risk.Investor Services: The Department of Investor Services redresses grievances of investors. The BSE On-line Trading (BOLT): BSE On-line Trading (BOLT) facilitates on-line screen based trading in securities. it is an amount higher than that of any exchange in the country. It offers over 40 courses on various aspects of the capital market and financial sector.com: In February 2001.'Safe Investing in the Stock Market' under which 264 programmes were held in more than 200 cities. BSEWEBX. BSE introduced the world's first centralized exchangebased Internet trading system. 2006 and March 31 2007 have been awarded the ICAI awards for excellence in financial reporting. Surveillance: BSE's On-Line Surveillance System (BOSS) monitors on a real-time basis the price movements. in collaboration with reputed management institutes and universities. 22 .000 Trader Workstations located across over 359 cities in India. BSE launched a nationwide investor awareness programme. More than 20. market reconstruction and generation of cross market alerts. BOLT is currently operating in 25. • The Annual Reports and Accounts of BSE for the year ended March 31.000 people have attended the BTI programmes Awards The World Council of Corporate Governance has awarded the Golden Peacock Global CSR Award for BSE's initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This initiative enables investors anywhere in the world to trade on the BSE platform.com. BSE Training Institute: BTI imparts capital market training and certification.
the stock market in the country has passed through good and bad periods. the 'BSE-200' and the 'DOLLEX-200'. 2006. It comprised 100 stocks listed at five major stock exchanges in India . The launch of SENSEX in 1986 was later followed up in January 1989 by introduction of BSE National Index (Base: 1983-84 = 100). History For the premier stock exchange that pioneered the securities transaction business in India. health management at work and excellence in HR through technology Drawing from its rich past and its equally robust performance in the recent times. BSE. The journey in the 20th century has not been an easy one. BSE launched the dollar-linked version of BSE-100 index on May 22. there was no measure or scale that could precisely measure the various ups and downs in the Indian stock market. BSE has come a long way in attuning itself to the varied needs of investors and market participants. it is being calculated taking into consideration only the prices of stocks listed at BSE. segment-specific and sector-specific indices. Ahmedabad and Madras.. The BSE National Index was renamed BSE-100 Index from October 14. over a century of experience is a proud achievement. A lot has changed since 1875 when 318 persons by paying a then princely amount of Re. Calcutta. larger market capitalization and the new industry sectors. BSE will continue to remain an icon in the Indian capital market.Pacific HRM awards for its efforts in employer branding through talent management at work. became members of what today is called Bombay Stock Exchange Limited (BSE). BSE has continuously 23 . 1996 and since then. 1994 two new index series viz. Till the decade of eighties. Since then. In order to fulfill the need for still broader.• The Human Resource Management at BSE has won the Asia . With a view to provide a better representation of the increasing number of listed companies. 1.Mumbai. Delhi.that subsequently became the barometer of the Indian stock market. BSE launched on 27th May. Over the decades. came out with a Stock Index-SENSEX. in 1986.
been increasing the range of its indices. BSE-500 Index and 5 sectoral indices were launched in 1999. In 2001, BSE launched BSE-PSU Index, DOLLEX-30 and the country's first free-float based index - the BSE TECk Index. Over the years, BSE shifted all its indices to the free-float methodology
National Stock Exchange of India
National Stock Exchange Limited
Stock Exchange Mumbai, India 19°3′37″N 72°51′35″E/19.06028°N 72.85972°E/19.06028; 72.85972
Owner Key people Currency No. of listings MarketCap
National Stock Exchange of India Limited Mr. Ravi Narain (Managing Director & CEO) INR 1587 US$ 1.46 trillion (2006) S&P CNX Nifty
CNX Nifty Junior S&P CNX 500
NSE is mutually-owned by a set of leading financial institutions, banks, insurance companies and The National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE), is a Mumbai-based stock exchange. It is the largest stock exchange in India in terms of daily turnover and number of trades, for both equities and derivative trading.. Though a number of other exchanges exist, NSE and the Bombay Stock Exchange are the two most significant stock exchanges in India, and between them are responsible for the vast majority of share transactions. The NSE's key index is the S&P CNX Nifty, known as the Nifty, an index of fifty major stocks weighted by market capitalisation. other financial intermediaries in India but its ownership and management operate as separate entities. There are at least 2 foreign investors NYSE Euronext and Goldman Sachs who have taken a stake in the NSE. As of 2006[update], the NSE VSAT terminals, 2799 in total, cover more than 1500 cities across India . In October 2007, the equity market capitalization of the companies listed on the NSE was US$ 1.46 trillion, making it the second largest stock exchange in South Asia. NSE is the third largest Stock Exchange in the world in terms of the number of trades in equities. It is the second fastest growing stock exchange in the world with a recorded growth of 16.6%. Origins NSE building at BKC The National Stock Exchange of India was promoted by leading Financial institutions at the behest of the Government of India, and was incorporated in November 1992 as a tax-paying company. In April 1993, it was recognized as a stock exchange under the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956. NSE commenced operations in the Wholesale Debt Market (WDM) segment in June 1994. The Capital Market (Equities) segment of the NSE commenced operations in November 1994, while operations in the Derivatives segment commenced in June 2000. Innovations
NSE has remained in the forefront of modernization of India's capital and financial markets, and its pioneering efforts include:
Being the first national, anonymous, electronic limit order book (LOB) exchange to trade securities in India. Since the success of the NSE, existent market and new market structures have followed the "NSE" model.
Setting up the first clearing corporation "National Securities Clearing Corporation Ltd." in India. NSCCL was a landmark in providing innovation on all spot equity market (and later, derivatives market) trades in India.
Co-promoting and setting up of National Securities Depository Limited, first depository in India. Setting up of S&P CNX Nifty. NSE pioneered commencement of Internet Trading in February 2000, which led to the wide popularization of the NSE in the broker community. Being the first exchange that, in 1996, proposed exchange traded derivatives, particularly on an equity index, in India. After four years of policy and regulatory debate and formulation, the NSE was permitted to start trading equity derivatives
Being the first and the only exchange to trade GOLD ETFs (exchange traded funds) in India. NSE has also launched the NSE-CNBC-TV18 media centre in association with CNBCTV18, it is the one of the most important stock exchange in the world.
S&P CNX Nifty
S&P CNX Nifty is a well diversified 50 stock index accounting for 21 sectors of the economy. It is used for a variety of purposes such as benchmarking fund portfolios, index based derivatives and index funds.
S&P CNX Nifty is owned and managed by India Index Services and Products Ltd. (IISL), which
• The total traded value for the last six months of all Nifty stocks is approximately 65.Most of the stock trading in the country is done 27 though the BSE & the NSE. the BSE. who are world leaders in index services. The BSE is situated at Bombay and the NSE is situated at Delhi. Just like the Sensex represents the top stocks of the BSE. this tells you that the stock price of most of the major stocks on the BSE have gone down. the Nifty represents the top stocks of the NSE. is the Bombay Stock Exchange and the NSE is the National Stock Exchange. These are the major stock exchanges in the country. IISL is India's first specialised company focused upon the index as a core product. NSE. It gives you a general idea about whether most of the stocks have gone up or most of the stocks have gone down. it means that the prices of the stocks of most of the major companies on the BSE have gone up. What is an index? An index is basically an indicator. 2009. There are other stock exchanges like the Calcutta Stock Exchange etc.34% of the total market capitalization as on Mar 31.2 crore is 0. Impact cost of the S&P CNX Nifty for a portfolio size of Rs.68% of the traded value of all stocks on the NSE Nifty stocks represent about 65. If the Sensex goes down. IISL has a Marketing and licensing agreement with Standard & Poor's (S&P).16% S&P CNX Nifty is professionally maintained and is ideal for derivatives trading • • • Sensex & the Nifty The Sensex is an "index". . If the Sensex goes up. Just in case you are confused. but they are not as popular as the BSE and the NSE. The The Sensex Nifty is is an an indicator indicator of of all all the the major major companies companies of of the the BSE.is a joint venture between NSE and CRISIL.
Dalal Street watches with great attention at these times.Besides Sensex and the Nifty there are many other indexes. If a company's results disappoint and are worse than expected. If a company's results are better than expected. . Public companies are required to report their earnings four times a year (once each quarter). The reasons for stock prices going "up" and "down" Stock prices change every day because of market forces. The reason behind this is that analysts base their future value of a company on their earnings projection. If you know this you will know what prices go up and what prices go down! To figure out the likes and dislikes of people. There is an index that gives you an idea about whether the mid-cap stocks go up and down. Earnings are the profit a company makes. What is difficult to understand is what makes people like a particular stock and dislike another stock. 28 then the price will fall. if more people wanted to sell a stock than buy it. This is called the “BSE Mid-cap Index”. then the price moves up! Conversely. there would be greater supply than demand. you will know what people are buying and what people are selling. If more people want to buy a stock (demand) than sell it (supply). it isn't going to stay in business. and the price would fall. which are referred to as earnings seasons. and in the long run no company can survive without them. If a company never makes money. By this we mean that stock prices change because of “supply and demand”. (Basics of economics!) Understanding supply and demand is easy. If you understand this. The most important factor that affects the value of a company is its earnings. the price jumps up. It makes sense when you think about it. you have to figure out what news is positive for a company and what news is negative and how any news about a company will be interpreted by the people.
you can determine when to buy and sell. for example. It is important that you understand the distinction between a company financing through 29 . The only thing we do know is that stocks are volatile and can change in price very very rapidly. these high stock prices did not hold. the stock price of dozens of internet companies rose without ever making even the smallest profit. The first sale of a stock. A company can borrow by taking a loan from a bank or by issuing bonds. issuing stock is called “equity financing”. It would be a rather simple world if this were the case! During the “dotcom bubble”. All that the shareholders get in return for their money is the hope that the shares will someday be worth more than what they paid for them. which is known as issuing stock. Issuing stock is advantageous for the company because it does not require the company to pay back the money or make interest payments along the way. The reasons for which companies issue stocks Why would the founders share the profits with thousands of people when they could keep profits to themselves? The reason is that at some point every company needs to "raise money". companies can either borrow it from somebody or raise it by selling part of the company. As we all know.Of course. So. this fact demonstrates that there are factors other than current earnings that influence stocks. and most internet companies saw their values shrink to a fraction of their highs. it's not just earnings that can change the feeling people have about a stock. Still. which is issued by the private company itself. Both methods come under "debt financing". Some believe that it isn't possible to predict how stock prices will change. is called the initial public offering (IPO). To do this. while others think that by drawing charts and looking at past price movements. On the other hand. what are "all the factors" that affect the stocks price? The best answer is that nobody really knows for sure.
Before picking the right stock you need to do some analysis. now we will go into stock picking and how to pick the right stock. Stock Picking –Having understood all the basics of the stock market and the risk involved. so explaining technical analysis is out of the scope of this article. Technical Analysis Fundamental analysis is the analysis of a stock on the basis of core financial and economic analysis to predict the movement of stocks price. peoples buying behavior etc. Calculation of BSE SENSEX… 30 . Simply put. When you buy a debt investment such as a bond. Fundamental Analysis 2. There are two major types of analysis: 1. technical analysis is the study of prices and volume. you assume the risk of the company not being successful . In this article we will go into the basics of “fundamental analysis”. This isn't the case with an equity investment. for forecasting of future stock price or financial price movements. neither is a shareholder. By becoming an owner. It depends more on experience and involves some statistics and mathematics. On the other hand technical analysis look at the stocks chart. Technical analysis is a little more complicated. to try and figure out what the stock price is going to be like in the future. fundamental analysis looks at the actual company and tries to figure out what the company price is going to be like in the future.debt and financing through equity. It is much more of an "art" than a science. you are guaranteed the return of your money (the principal) along with promised interest payments. but they also stand to lose their entire investment if the company isn't successful. Shareholders earn a lot if a company is successful.just as a small business owner isn't guaranteed a return. On the other hand.
they will sell the stock for a huge price. you can find this out by reading our “How to make money in the stock market?” article. Relying on the advice of others. Always use your own brain: It's extremely important. It is calculated using the “free-float market capitalization” method. You must always use your own brain. If they can get enough people to buy the stock and they can get the stock price to rise.This article explains how the value of the “BSE Sensex” or “sensitive index” is calculated. The Sensex has a very important function. They do this because they have their money invested in those stocks. This is done to make the Sensex an accurate index and so that it represents the BSE stocks properly. Please note: The method used for calculating the Sensex and the 30 companies that are taken into consideration are changed from time to time. The Sensex is supposed to be an indicator of the stocks in the BSE. For people who are not “on the inside”. 3 important things you must know and follow as an new investor! You need to KNOW some “unforgettable basics” before you enter the world of investing in stocks. Consider the source: There are many people in the market who put in all their time and effort in promoting certain stocks. is almost always a complete disaster. the stock market can be a VERY dangerous place. The stock market is a field dominated by savvy investors who know the ins-and-outs of the market. Make sure you dig in and really examine the "facts about the companies" 31 . no matter how well intentioned it may be. : Don't even consider "tips" that tell you about "hot stocks". This is a world wide accepted method as one of the best methods for calculating a stock market index. the Sensex is calculated taking into consideration stock prices of 30 different BSE listed companies. It is supposed to show whether the stocks are generally going up. or generally going down. the stock price will crash and they will walk off to promote another stock. To show this accurately. If you are not sure what we mean by the Sensex or what the Sensex is all about.
you MUST follow these rules. But if you are a new investor. it’s this flexibility that appeals to investors 32 . rather than the asset itself. stock market index or anything else are known as “Derivatives”. you will basically not loose too much! Derivatives Commodities whose value is derived from the price of some underlying asset like securities.before you invest. but in many cases. make some bad decisions and then only will you really understand the market. Essentially. derivatives are financial security such as an option or future whose value is derived in part from the value and characteristics of another security. bullion. this never works. By following these rules. the underlying asset. Everything has a price. Once you really get into the stock market you do not need to follow these rules anymore. currency. nothing comes free. You cannot understand the market by just looking at it from far. this means you buy a promise to convey ownership of the asset. You should only invest money that you can honestly afford to lose!! Everyone enters into investments with the idea of earning big profits. (Especially if you are new to investing in the stock market!) Please understand that the above tips are tips for beginners. It is a generic term for a variety of financial instruments. The legal terms of a contract are much more varied and flexible than the terms of property ownership. They are for your own safety. You will have to loose some money. But then again. commodities. In more simpler form. Ignore press releases which have very little substance. In fact. interest level. And finally the most important tip!!! Only invest money you can afford to lose!! Sure this is a basic point. and rely on "hype" to tell the company's story. but many many people miss it.
India Commodity Market 33 . An ‘options’ contract gives the owner the right to buy or sell an asset at a set price on or before a given date. an insurance policy or a pension fund. the owner of a ‘futures’ contract is obligated to buy or sell the asset. Beyond this. Shares or bonds are financial assets where one can claim on another person or corporation. When a person invests in derivative. or currency. He bet that the value derived from the underlying asset will increase or decrease by a certain amount within a certain fixed period of time. The other examples of derivatives are warrants and convertible bonds (similar to shares in that they are assets). derivatives – wittingly or unwittingly.. the derivatives range is only limited by the imagination of investment banks. Derivatives securities or derivatives products are in real terms contracts rather than solid as it fairly sounds. But derivatives are usually contracts. stock. they will be usually be fairly standardised and governed by the property of securities laws in an appropriate country. the underlying asset is usually a commodity. On the other hand. ‘Futures’ and ‘options’ are two commodity traded types of derivatives. It is likely that any person who has funds invested. bond. where the contract details may not be standardized. On the other hand. that they are investing in. and exposed to. a contract is merely an agreement between two parties.
• In recent years. In fact. Such markets are social institutions that facilitate exchange of goods for money. we shall deal with the former in a little detail. Moreover. the retail outlets belong to both the organized as well as the unorganized sector. It was the retailers who finally sold the goods to the consumers.The vast geographical extent of India and her huge population is aptly complemented by the size of her market. With the passage of time the importance of whole sellers began to fade out for the following reasons: • The whole sellers in most situations. Reliance. acted as mere parasites who did not add any value to the product but raised its price which was eventually faced by the consumers. The commodity market in India comprises of all palpable markets that we come across in our daily lives. The traditional wholesale market in India dealt with whole sellers who bought goods from the farmers and manufacturers and then sold them to the retailers after making a profit in the process.the extent of the retail market (both organized and unorganized) has evolved in leaps and bounds. Such 34 . India Commodity Market can be subdivided into the following two categories: • • Wholesale Market Retail Market Let us now take a look at what the present scenario of each of the above markets is like. The organized sector on the other hand are owned by various business houses like Pantaloons. The improvement in transport facilities made the retailers directly interact with the producers and hence the need for whole sellers was not felt. Tata and others. The unorganized retail outlets of the yesteryears consist of small shop owners who are price takers where consumers face a highly competitive price structure. The cost of goods is estimated in terms of domestic currency . Here. The broadest classification of the Indian Market can be made in terms of the commodity market and the bond market. Almost every commodity under the sun both agricultural and industrial are now being provided at well distributed retail outlets throughout the country. the success stories of the commodity market of India in recent years has mainly centered around the growth generated by the Retail Sector.
Demand for commodities is likely to become four times by 2010 than what it presently is. perishable and durable. it yields very low returns unlike the bond market. Treasury Bills and 35 . Although the stock market is associated with high risks and high returns . edible and inedible. Considering the present growth rate. The money market securities that are issued by the government or financial institutions or large corporations are very liquid. Since the money market is extremely safe. Unlike the stock exchanges the money market securities do not operate in exchanges or through brokers. Money Market Definition Money Market Definition is simply meant as the short-term debt market. However the growth of such markets has still centered around the urban areas primarily due to infrastructural limitations.markets are usually sell a wide range of articles both agricultural and manufactured.000 billion by the year 2010. 10. many are risk averse and prefer to invest in the more secure money market . then it becomes risky to keep savings there. Transactions take place over phone or the electronic system. Since the money market securities trade at very high denominations it becomes very difficult for the individual investors to have access to it. Modern marketing strategies and other techniques of sales promotion enable such markets to draw customers from every section of the society. the total valuation of the Indian Retail Market is estimated to cross Rs. Money Market When the stock prices show a downward trend . The money market deals with very short term debt securities that mature in less than a year. The money market is a type of a dealer market where firms purchase securities in their own account by assuming the risks themselves. One may browse through the following links to have a more detailed information about money market.
When people are buying more stocks. Find detailed on the world money market. The trend of the stock market trading directly affects the price. Major Factors That Affect Stock Price in stock market globally When you wish to invest in the stock market. Get the method of finding the money market rates. Money Market Index Money Market Index is a true indicator of the prevailing money market. so in that case you need to know the functioning of the market. So let us discuss about the different factors affecting the stock price in this article. you should be very careful when you decide to invest in the Indian stock market. Money Market Rates Money Market Rates can be simply defined as the market rates including the broker call loan rate. then you should always make a good survey of the whole market. On the other hand if people are selling more stocks. which renders a clear-cut idea on making investment. then the price of that stock falls. trading and the distribution of short-term debt instruments across different regions over the world. As you know that you cannot predict the stock market. So. then the price of that particular stock increases. Market Cap 36 . federal funds rate. rates on bankers' acceptance etc.certificate of deposits are regarded as the instruments in the money market. Demand AND SUPPLY One of the major factors affecting stock price is demand and supply. There are some major factors that affect stock price. World Money Market World Money Market has been providing origination.
News When you get positive news about a company then it can increase the buying interest in the market. if you were to buy all the shares of a particular company.Never try to guess the worth of a company simply by comparing the price of the stock. you are talking about market capitalization! Market cap or market capitalization is simply the worth of a company in terms of it’s shares! To put it in a simple way. has a market cap of “Rs. how do YOU calculate the market cap of a particular company? You don’t! Just go to a website like MoneyControl. So. Earning/Price Ratio 37 . On the other hand. You have! When you are talking about “mid-cap”. In this case you should remember that news should not matter much but the overall performance of the company matters more. news is another factor affecting stock price. simply multiply the “current share price” by the “number of shares issued by the company”! Just to give you an idea. "Market Capitalization"? You probably think that you have never heard of the term “market capitalization” before. Cap” will be the market cap value.21 Cr” (when this article was written) Depending on the value of the market cap.com and look up the company whose market cap you are interested in finding out! The figure in front of “Mkt. when there is a negative press release. “small-cap” and “large-cap” stocks.705. So market cap is another factor that affects stock price. the company will either be a “mid-cap” or “largecap” or “small-cap” company! Now the question is. ONGC. You should always keep in mind that it is not the stock but the market capitalization of the company that determines the worth of the company.170. it can ruin the prospect of a stock. what is the amount you would have to pay? That amount is called the “market capitalization”! To calculate the market cap of a particular company.
Day trading was originally only available to financial companies (such as banks). Most day trading systems have a lot of flexibility. and can have open positions for anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. to longer term swing and position trading where a position may be held throughout the trading day. So. because only they had access to the exchanges and market data. then it has the potential to rise in the near future. The stock becomes overvalued if the price is much higher than the actual earning. and stocks. Day trading differs slightly from other styles of trading in that positions are rarely (if ever) held overnight or when the market being traded is closed. This gives you a fair idea of a company’s share price when it is compared to its earnings. options. with the goal of making a profit from the difference between the buying price and the selling price.Another important factor affecting stock price is the earning/price ratio. currencies. individual traders now have direct access to the same exchanges and market data. but most traders will choose a single style and only take that type of trade. such as futures. suited to different day trader personalities. Trading Styles There are several different styles of day trading. depending upon how the trade is doing (whether it is in profit). But with recent technology such as the Internet. Some day traders will trade multiple styles. But if this is the case. 38 . The stock becomes undervalued if the price of the share is much lower than the earnings of a company. The styles range from short term trading such as scalping where positions are only held for a few seconds or minutes. these are the major factors that affect stock price. Day Trading Day trading (and trading in general) is the buying and selling of various financial instruments. and can make the same trades at very low cost.
India attracted total foreign investments of US $ 15. there are other variances between day traders. and counter-trend trades are trades against the direction of the current price movement (i.e.545 million. counter-trend trades. In addition to the style and type of day trading. and choose which one to trade depending upon the current condition of the market. Monthly trends in foreign investments ($ million) Total foreign investments 200708(P) 3617 3972 Months Foreign direct investments Portfolio investments 2007-08(P) 2008-09(P) 2007-08(P) 2008-09(P) 2008-09(P) April May 1643 2120 3749 3932 39 1974 1852 -880 -288 2869 3644 .Day trading also has different types of trade. are the same. but some traders will take different types. while the portfolio investment stood at US $ -11.e. Current State of the Indian Economy: Capital Inflows During the April-January period of 2008-09. and ranging trades. Ranging trades are trades that go back and forth between two prices. selling if the price is moving up). Some day traders like to make many trades throughout the trading day. However many trades are made. The foreign direct investment (FDI) stood at US $ 27. the trading process that is used. buying if the price is moving up). while others prefer to wait for what they consider the best conditions for their trade. Most day traders will choose a single type of trade. and perhaps only make one trade per day. Trend trades are trades in the direction of the current price movement (i.881 million.426 million. such as trend trades. and the desired goal of making a profit. and are used when the market is moving sideways.
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74 4463.6 13055.24 4864.64 5756.75 7276.28 8488.69 4504.6 17600.50 4647.62 7029.20 9348.59 8982.92 14048.35 7860.13942.75 2524.49 8363.21 3210.9 17378.20 4835.92 6776.71 7760.12 16275.60 9969.46 15343.5 18663.58 8907.05 08 1 Oct-08 10549.01 9435.59 9240.1 15503.60 7909.17 2834.48 7362.01 5328.94 4443.06 4206.85 4899.50 4953.13716.33 16729.40 4214.88 5201.79 3148.Jan-08 19325.56 5483.25 2553.56 5432.50 2656.3 16677.55 41 .25 4 Mar.75 8101.57 8095.02 4901.91 8739.60 4476.58 10099.42 10335.87 4343.55 08 8 July.16945.1 14942.45 2678.00 3 Sept.12 4620.79 4739.50 2895.35 6287.36 3121.67 4124.23 7828.22 3950.49 4417.88 14809.94 10526.14997.28 12575.16 16608.70 08 8 Aug-0814722.93 8674.64 8621.12 8627.60 4040.96 10631.8 15049.6 20873.84 2854.91 5195.01 4769.90 4838.86 12595.09 4332.10 08 8 Apr-0816290.30 08 5 June.00 9 May.15 Dec-08 9513.95 4441.96 8895.55 5181.32 6580.15838.20 5 Nov-089453.54 11509.67 8509.80 7143.2 16063.18 13461.66 5228.84 5028.87 6564.45 Jan-09 9350.00 3850.80 3077.36 5396.59 8785.12 8451.01 4823.34 7704.80 3816.30 5 Feb-08 17727.35 4802.00 4503.
112.02 735.28 1.82 42 137.45 123.90 2.36 10.96 9.890.20 3.863.46 9.43 4.69 82.77 756.516.774.297.94 12.987.86 3.162.285.91 2.74 5.42 8.95 12.38 668.77 660.750.94 11.90 2.74 1.803.28 6.46 47.472.505.744.62 8.85 29.411.88 0.802.673.899.56 663.04 104.25 1.60 8.17 31.18 4.88 3.10 3.40 48.63 7.18 1.208.59 17.23 2.59 86.45 1.70 202.853.30 17.569.75 5.34 7.39 272.809.24 7.77 5.547.864.38 3.897.24 3. crore) 2.27 284.28 Full Market Capitalisation % to (Rs.741.019.91 1.32 4.52 94.607.08 Low 7.622.04 0.262.697.20 95.58 407.490.161.688.53 2.77 65.102.69 76.748.05 13.001.990.746.27 2.24 13. crore) Total Mkt Cap 2.75 2.60 11.683.77 533.93 2.41 3.15 4.98 2.64 8.08 623.01 2.66 4.925.60 2.93 8.53 373.60 128.081.875.16 2.398.86 977.874.346.602.528.38 .157.598.888.060.907.85 11.65 8.60 4.274.54 4.86 1.99 7.29 (Rs.06 9.54 2.79 4.692.393.330.127.949.53 2.06 2.31 184.427.70 High 17.18 9.428.36 182.312.805.361.408.13 3.18 7.14 11.866.43 5.293.240.549.27 6.99 253.57 8.917.68 5.64 Turnover % to Total Turnover 31.13 921.638.85 4.12 BSE Sectoral Indices AUTO BANKEX CD CG FMCG HC IT METAL OIL&GAS POWER PSU REALTY 4.042.52 Week INDICES Close SENSEX MIDCAP SMLCAP BSE-100 BSE-200 BSE-500 14.37 3.367.39 2.251.806.65 906.516.81 3.120.62 7.92 1.77 7.71 807.450.853.66 3.19 7.485.919.54 211.38 1.186.02 6.
582.91 2.472. Trends in Inflation 43 .00 0.64 1.618.13 2.423.59 0.TECk BSE Dollex Indices DOLLEX-30 DOLLEX100 DOLLEX200 2.41 1.227.664.99 12.328.72 3.67 750.77 570.638.32 3.00 --- --- --- --- 591.15 8.00 -- -- -- -- Note : The market capitalisation of all the indices is free float market capitalisation except for BSEPSU.82 0.58 841.
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Volatile markets offering profit opportunities.Forex An overview of the Forex market The Forex market is a non-stop cash market where currencies of nations are traded.S. dollar. he would have paid 1085. typically via brokers. the exchange rate of EUR/USD on Aug 26th.70 U. Foreign currencies are constantly and simultaneously bought and sold across local and global markets and traders' investments increase or decrease in value based upon currency movements.2083.S. The main enticements of currency dealing to private investors and attractions for short-term Forex trading are: 24-hour trading. Forex trading or currency trading is always done in currency pairs. 5 days a week with non-stop access to global Forex dealers. the Forex rate was 1. If the investor had bought 1000 euros on that date. Foreign exchange market conditions can change at any time in response to real-time events. Standard instruments for controlling risk exposure. dollars. This number is also referred to as a "Forex rate" or just "rate" for short. 2003 was 1. For example. An enormous liquid market making it easy to trade most currencies.0857. Forex trading The investor's goal in Forex trading is to profit from foreign currency movements. The ability to profit in rising or falling markets. which means that the value of the euro (the numerator of the EUR/USD ratio) increased in relation to the U. Leveraged trading with low margin requirements. The 45 . One year later. Many options for zero commission trading.
An open trade (also called an open position) is a trade in which a trader has bought or sold a particular currency pair and has not yet sold or bought back the equivalent amount to close the position. you must sell back the other currency in order to lock in a profit. Therefore. the investor would have USD 122. government bonds since there is practically no chance for a default.S. government going bankrupt or being unable or unwilling to pay its debt obligation. the person or institution that bought or sold the currency has no plan to actually take delivery of the currency in the end. Technical analysis is concerned with what has actually 46 . At the very minimum. Forex-Forecasting This article provides insight into the two major methods of analysis used to forecast the behavior of the Forex market. When trading currencies.e. i.S. one needs to compare this investment option to alternative investments. If the currency you are buying does increase in value. rather. One example of a risk-free investment is long-term U. it is estimated that anywhere from 70%-90% of the FX market is speculative. However.30 dollars.to predict a price or movement.60 more than what he had started one year earlier. to know if the investor made a good investment. but both can be useful forecast tools for the Forex trader. they were solely speculating on the movement of that particular currency. the U. Technical analysis and fundamental analysis differ greatly. The technician studies the effect while the fundamentalist studies the cause of market movement. the return on investment (ROI) should be compared to the return on a "risk-free" investment. Many successful traders combine a mixture of both approaches for superior results. trade only when you expect the currency you are buying to increase in value relative to the currency you are selling. However. In other words. Analysis Technical analysis is a method of predicting price movements and future market trends by studying charts of past market action. They have the same goal .investor could now sell the 1000 euros in order to receive 1208.
there are recognized patterns that repeat themselves on a consistent basis. History repeats itself Forex chart patterns have been recognized and categorized for over 100 years and the manner in which many patterns are repeated leads to the conclusion that human psychology changes little over time. the pure technical analyst is only concerned with price movements. Prices move in trends Technical analysis is used to identify patterns of market behavior that have long been recognized as significant.g. e.happened in the market. Some major technical analysis tools are described below: Relative Strength Index (RSI): 47 . Technical analysis is built on three essential principles: 1. For many given patterns there is a high probability that they will produce the expected results. open-closing) Trends (following moving average).: Relative Strength Index (RSI) Number theory (Fibonacci numbers. Gann numbers) Waves (Elliott wave theory) Gaps (high-low. and creates charts from that data to use as the primary tool. for example. supply and demand. Also. Market action discounts everything! This means that the actual price is a reflection of everything that is known to the market that could affect it. 3. There are five categories in Forex technical analysis theory: Indicators (oscillators. 2. rather than what should happen and takes into account the price of instruments and the volume of trading. However. political factors and market sentiment. Forex charts are based on market action involving price. not with the reasons for any changes. One major advantage of technical analysis is that experienced analysts can follow many markets and market instruments simultaneously.
Number theory: Fibonacci numbers: The Fibonacci number sequence (1.. 48 .2.The RSI measures the ratio of up-moves to down-moves and normalizes the calculation so that the index is expressed in a range of 0-100. Divergence between the stochastic lines and the price action of the underlying instrument gives a powerful trading signal. period closing prices tend to concentrate in the higher part of the period's range. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD): This indicator involves plotting two momentum lines.21. The ratio of any number to the next larger number is 62%. %K and %D that are used to indicate overbought/oversold areas of a chart.. The indicator is based on the observation that in a strong up trend.) is constructed by adding the first two numbers to arrive at the third. An RSI of 30 or less is taken as a signal that the instrument may be oversold (a situation in which prices have fallen more than the market expectations).5. which is a popular Fibonacci retracement number. The inverse of 62%. which is an exponential moving average of the difference. which is 38%. then the instrument is assumed to be overbought (a situation in which prices have risen more than market expectations).3. The MACD line is the difference between two exponential moving averages and the signal or trigger line. Conversely.8. Stochastic calculations produce two lines. If the RSI is 70 or greater. then this is taken as a signal that a change in the trend is likely. as prices fall in a strong down trend.13.34. is also used as a Fibonacci retracement number. Stochastic oscillator: This is used to indicate overbought/oversold conditions on a scale of 0-100%.1. closing prices tend to be near to the extreme low of the period range. If the MACD and trigger lines cross.
The breaking of a trend line usually signals a trend reversal. while a down gap is a sign of market weakness. Gaps Gaps are spaces left on the bar chart where no trading has taken place.D. A down gap is formed when the highest price of the day is lower than the lowest price of the prior day.Gann numbers: W. A runaway gap is a price gap that usually occurs around the mid-point of an important market trend. Horizontal peaks and troughs characterize a trading range. Trends A trend refers to the direction of prices. An up gap is formed when the lowest price on a trading day is higher than the highest high of the previous day. An up gap is usually a sign of market strength. but in essence he used angles in charts to determine support and resistance areas and predict the times of future trend changes. falling peaks and troughs constitute a downtrend that determines the steepness of the current trend. It usually signals the beginning of an important price move. particularly in futures trading or a market with a strong up or down trend. Gann was a stock and a commodity trader working in the '50s who reputedly made over million in the markets. known as time/price equivalents. An exhaustion gap is a price gap that occurs at the end of an important trend and signals that the trend is ending. An ideal Elliott wave patterns shows a five-wave advance followed by a three-wave decline. Moving averages are used to smooth price information in order to confirm trends and support and resistance levels. For that reason. Rising peaks and troughs constitute an up trend. A breakaway gap is a price gap that forms on the completion of an important price pattern. There is no easy explanation for Gann's methods. He made his fortune using methods that he developed for trading instruments based on relationships between price movement and time. 49 . They are also useful in deciding on a trading strategy. He also used lines in charts to predict support and resistance areas. Waves Elliott wave theory: The Elliott wave theory is an approach to market analysis that is based on repetitive wave patterns and the Fibonacci number sequence. it is also called a measuring gap.
and other "fundamental" elements. 50 . environmental and other relevant factors and statistics that will affect the basic supply and demand of whatever underlies the financial instrument. Fundamental analysis focuses on what ought to happen in a market. weather and government policy. the technical analyst is not much concerned with any of the "bigger picture" factors affecting the market. many market players use technical analysis in conjunction with fundamental analysis to determine their trading strategy. These criteria often include the economic condition of the country that the currency represents. seasonal cycles. but concentrates on the activity of that instrument's market. In practice. Many profitable trades are made moments prior to or shortly after major economic announcements. DMI (Directional Movement Indicator) is a popular technical indicator used to determine whether or not a currency pair is trending. Fundamental analysis is a macro or strategic assessment of where a currency should be trading based on any criteria but the movement of the currency's price itself. Fundamental analysis Fundamental analysis is a method of forecasting the future price movements of a financial instrument based on economic.The most common technical tools: Coppock Curve is an investment tool used in technical analysis for predicting bear market lows. Unlike the fundamental analyst. monetary policy. political. Factors involved in price analysis: Supply and demand.
But todays it has been touch the point 14000 due to government stability. Companies are now shutting down plants and are removing employees due to lack of demand and piling up of inventories. 6. 2008 but they collapsed to 2003 levels in December. Experts are now talking about 7. Inflation moved to 13% and analysts talked about 15% but inflation fell to 8% in December. Experts are now talking about 55 against dollar in 2009. They are now either disappeared or merged with banks. Experts are now talking about $30 per barrel in 20094. 51 . 2. Indian GDP grew at 9% in 2007-08 and analysts predicted about 10% growth in 2009. Experts are now talking about 7% GDP growth in 2008-09 and 5% GDP growth in 2009-10. 2008. Crude Oil prices touched $147 per barrel and Goldman Sachs talked about $200 per barrel but crude oil in now trading around $45 levels. 5. 3. Experts are now talking about 4% levels in 2009.What happened in 2008? Sensex was crossed 21. They are actually now talking about deflation. 7. Commodities traded around all time high levels in June.000 levels but Sensex fell to 7.000 targets in 2009. Rupee strengthened to 39 against dollar and analysts like ICICI Kamat predicted 35 levels but rupee fell to 50 levels.800 in October. Investment banking is the most sought after industry in early 2008.000 levels in January and analysts predicted 25.
How long Government will deceive people on this unmanageable issue? Biggest problem with this crisis is no one in the world 52 . stock markets always move much ahead of real economy. One should take into consideration this psychological aspect along with business fundamentals in arriving at price target. Timing: It is very difficult to time the stock market investments. stocks will rise by late 2009.” This is the frank statement from Subbarao.8. 2. Never follow herds. 4. even good companies with strong growth prospects also fall along with bad overvalued stocks. RBI Governor: “The global economic crisis is turning out to be deeper and longer than we had earlier expected. We will hear some bankruptcies in 2009 in this sector. Just see what happened to investors in Reliance Power IPO. more volatile and more unpredictable due to more global integration of economy and money flows. 2008. They are now announcing bonuses and free offers to attract buyers. 3. stock markets now become more dynamic. DLF and Unitech will cut prices by 30% in 2009. Biggest investment lesson: When investors are in panic mood. As I said in my previous posts. Real Estate prices reached stratospheric levels in early 2008 but investors bought them as if there will be no land available for purchase in 2009. They are steep and severe. the impact on India is also turning out to be stronger than we had earlier expected. On 18 May we have been seen more variation in recession time market has been touched the level of 14000 with growth of 2100 points 5. Believe in your research and gut feeling. If real economy will suffer in early 2009. Many real estate stocks were corrected by 70-90% in this year alone. 7. Significant falls or rises do not occur in slow motion. Unlike in past. Investment lessons from 2008: 1. stocks fell by October. 6. 80% of price variations occur in 20% of days – time of maximum profits and losses. Significant statements: 1. If economic conditions will improve by early 2010. Stock market investors will never react normally – they will either overreact or under react to the economic or political events.
Indian GDP growth will be around 6. World Bank: “The financial crisis is now likely to result in the most serious recession since the 1930s. This is the perception of foreigners about India.” 6.2% in 2008-09.” 5.” 4. including pension and insurance funds. According to World Bank. 53 . 2. It estimates for Indian GDP: 6.Reuters poll: India's economy is expected to grow at its slowest pace in six years in the fiscal year to March 2009. Agriculture and Construction are the priority sectors for Government in the next package. 2009-10 may be a more difficult year. Indian economy never grew less than 7. Significant statistics: 1. Not just whether to pull back from India but how risky pushing forward will be. India will grow by 5. How India’s leaders respond to the Mumbai attacks will tell the business world what it wants and needs to know. Many investors will be thinking about tilting the balance to China. boosted by double-digit economic growth and increased investment by domestic investors. This is the first drop for crude oil demand since 1983.8% in 2009. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala: “India will see the mother of all bull runs in the next 4 or 5 years. Jack Welch (former GE Chairman): “The terror strike in Mumbai could well tilt the focus of foreign investors towards neighboring China. According to RBI Governor. 5% in 2009-10 and will be around 7% in 2010-11.8% in 2008-09 and 6.” 3. Textiles. Commerce Minister: “Government will announce second stimulus package in the next week.5% in the last 5 years. demand for crude falls. International Energy Agency (IEA): for the first time in 25 years.knows about magnitude and duration of financial crisis.2% in 2009-10.
Goldman Sachs: China GDP growth for 2009 is around 6%. India will be in election mood when we need these measures.000) in 26 years in USA. 7. China: Exports fell by 2. the first decline since June 2001 . Manpower survey: India is the second most optimistic employment market in the world but there will freezing in hiring in the next 3 months.2% and 6. This deal is beneficial for investors as only 12% of shares are available for trading after this purchase in the secondary market. Promoter will not reduce his holding. World Bank: Global trade will fall for the first time since 1982. New claims for unemployment benefits reached their highest level (5.5% respectively in 2009. given its weaker fiscal position. 5. 3. Shocking! China will grow at 9% in 2010 if Government takes proper simulative decisions. Anil Ambani family holds 67% stake in the company. IT and Hospitality sectors are the worst affected while Telecom is the most optimistic one. 3. McKinsey report: United States credit losses may top $3 trillion.the largest yearover-year monthly decline since April 1999. 54 . 6. DLF and Unitech may lower property prices by 30% in mid-2009 to stimulate buyers. These job losses will have cascading effect on real economy. World economy will grow by 0. Government stability is big positive reason for sensex. Global Telecom Companies are planning to buy 20-25% stake in Reliance Communications.73. 8.2. R-Com stock lost 70% of value in 2008. Asian Development Bank (ADB): Growth rates of China and India will be at 8. Positive Stock market news: 1.2% in November.9% in 2009 and inflows to developing countries will fall by 50%. 2. These losses will increase if another major asset class will collapse 4. India needs particular attention. More than 20 lakh Americans will lose jobs in 2009 and unemployment rate will touch 9% level in 2009.
As stock markets are unlikely to recover in the next 12-15 months. World Bank estimates: A. September. 2008: World economy will grow by 2.5% in 2008. 2008: Asian economy will grow by 6. B.2% in 2009. December.930 crore. 55 .9% in 2008. NPAs will not only propel the negative sentiment but increase the banks reluctance to give loans which will once again destroy the positive aspects of the bailout packages. it is interesting to see how promoters will clear their dues. NPA shocks: Many people are underestimating the impact of Non Performing Assets (NPAs). 2008: Asian economy will grow by 7. B. 2008: World economy will grow by 0. We may hear some shocking news on this front in the next 2 years. December.500 crore.8% in 2009. ADB estimates about Asian economy in 2008: A. 3. 2008: Asian economy will grow by 7..2% in 2009. ADB estimates about Asian economy in 2009: A. NPAs of ICICI Bank in 2008: Rs 9. 2. B. Interesting statistics about Asian and World economies: 1. September. NPA statistics: NPAs of ICICI Bank in 2007: Rs 5.FCCB shocks: Foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs?) of many companies will be due for repayment in the next 3 years. November.9% in 2009. NPAs will affect in 2 ways. 2008: Asian economy will grow by 5. Only positive aspect is many PSU banks reported fall in NPAs in 2008 over 2007 except SBI and IOB. December.
The companies are as profitable as they were a few days ago. It is not invested with a long term mindset. the Government was looking for someway to curb this inflow of dollars. The cause of concern for the Government was that in this major share of FIIs. So they took a sort of permission from registered FIIs by buying Participatory Notes (PN) from them in exchange of dollars. the market crashed because the Government tried to instill some sort of regulation in it. which ultimately allows them trade in the market. more than half was in the form of hot money being invested into the market by anonymous investors who pump money into the market by utilizing the Participatory Note (PN) facility. can not directly deal in buying/selling of sticks. Yet. Effect of fluctuation on Indian stock market Nothing actually. Since the continuous inflow of dollar into Indian economy is making the Indian currency (Rupee) stronger and thus making the export costlier. The hot money is that kind of money which is invested only for a short time to make some quick buck. All those foreign investors who are not registered with the SEBI (Stock Exchange Board of India). Current P/E of Sensex: 10.4. the regulatory body for stocks in India. it also ensure free entry of dollars into Indian economy as well as increase the percentage of hot money in the market. P/E of Sensex in 2008 economic slowdown: 9. The economy is as sound as it was in the boom time. 56 . Though.5 This is a much severe crisis than 2001 slowdown. this concept of allowing anonymous investors in the market broaden the reach of the market. Let me explain it a bit : As I wrote in my last article that a major portion of the money being invested into the share market is coming from FIIs (Foreign Institutional Investors). Making the availability of Participatory Notes some difficult for foreign investors was one step Government thought would help control the inflow of dollars. So a few days ago the SEBI contemplated on a draft policy to make the issuing of PN difficult for FIIs.
there is only a remote possibility of that as of now. they will immediately shift there.This was the step which gave a jolt to the buying spree of FIIs. soon the richest person in the world will be an Indian. it will continue itâ€™s upward swing despite such momentary crash. are going to become really rich. Result. they started exiting form the market by selling their stock. you never know what can happen in future. who are in the market for quite sometime. That’s why most expert 57 . However. However. With the above note. This news will from the Business standard give you some detail of this exercise done by the Government. The main reason of my belief is that the Indian economy as a whole is performing very well Same is the case with most Indian companies listed in the market. Secondly most investors. Though. Once they find a place which offer better return on their investment than India. Yes you read it write. here are some of my observations on what can happen if the stock market boom continues for lone in India: First some positive one First of all if this boom continues for long. As people found that it would be difficult to trade in the market in future owing to non-availability of PN. it is also because of the appreciation in the price of the shares of Reliance industries. As this boom is being driven by FIIs (Foreign Institutional Investors). $100000 per minute ! Though it has much to do with his huge and expanding empire of Reliance industries. As of now the market is still fluctuating and is yet to be stabilized. Ultimately the Government had to rush in to alleviate the growing concern of Investors by stating that it would not control the issuing of PN to investors. I think that in all probability. the chairman of Reliance group was earning Rs 40 Lakhs ($ 100000) per minute. we must not forget that these people are here only till they find a new market more profitable than India.the market fell more than a 1000 point in a few hours and had to shut down for some time. The word crorepati (multimillionaire) can soon become a common thing in India all thanks to share market. On the last count (as per a leading newspaper report) Mukesh Ambani. there is a word of caution here.
a increase in interest rate in US may reverse this flow of FIIs. A recession is also preceded by several quarters of slowing down.) The investment being made by FIIs in Indian share market has resulted in to a huge inflow of dollars into the economy. Or we may see emergence of a new market with great potential on some other place on earth. As I explained in my earlier article. Owing to stock market boom. The last but not the least is the overvaluation of many stocks in the market. Ironically. if happen. Some of our major export oriented industries such as Softwares and textiles are feeling the heat every day. The profits margin of these industries have reduced as it mostly depend on current value of dollar. All these things. there is another very interesting situation being faced by Reserve Bank of India(RBI) (the leading central bank which decides various economic policies here just like the Federal Reserve Bank of US. the continued depreciation of dollar is also a cause of deep concern which needs to be addressed. Some experts have opined that market is trading at 22 to 23 times of actual earning and no one can justify these valuations.are advising people to stick to their long-term investment plan and don’t make any move in haste. However. this can only be done if Government put some break on the inflow of dollars by FIIs which will actually mean putting a break on stock market boom. The RBI is facing difficultly in managing this continuous inflow of dollars as their huge supply and easy availability has resulted into dollarâ€™s depreciation vis-Ã -vis Rupee. can put a break on this boom. There is a pressure on Government to mange the appreciation of rupee to favour exporters. I must say that this boom is not going to last forever as it is dependent on some very volatile factors that may change in the times to come. (it actually happened some days ago as I described above) Government certainly donâ€™t want to spoil the party that is going on in the stock market. In nutshell if I am to summarize this boom of stock market. The Rupee is becoming stronger to dollar thus making imports cheaper and export costlier. 58 . Recession A recession is a decline in a country's gross domestic product (GDP) growth for two or more consecutive quarters of a year.
it was inevitable that stock markets around the world would start catching the chill. When the global economy has been cooling down. and the financial sector in particular has been heading from one cold shower to the next. Investors around the world have taken note of the fact that the broad-based S&P 500 index is at a 16-month low. The Sensex crashed by nearly 13 per cent in just two trading sessions in January. However. Investors spend less as they fear stocks values will fall and thus stock markets fall on negative sentiment. along with European stocks. The Indian stock markets also crashed due to a slowdown in the US economy. The Fed will almost certainly respond with sharp cuts in interest rates towards the end of the month. but the market has already 59 . a recession is yet to be declared by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The way in which Asian stock prices responded last week to the fall of the Dow Jones and Nasdaq indices by 4 per cent. lay-offs and a sharp rise in unemployment. And investors seem to have little faith in the Bush rescue plan's ability to ward off a recession in the US. Stock markets & recession The economy and the stock market are closely related. hitting a 10-month low. but investors are a worried lot.Causes of recession An economy which grows over a period of time tends to slow down the growth as a part of the normal economic cycle. The markets bounced back after the US Fed cut interest rates. The stock markets reflect the buoyancy of the economy. has also punctured a hole in the decoupling argument (which said Asia would not be hit by an America-based problem) that had become fashionable in recent weeks. An economy typically expands for 6-10 years and tends to go into a recession for about six months to 2 years. stock prices are now at a low ebb in India with little cheer coming to investors. In the US. A recession normally takes place when consumers lose confidence in the growth of the economy and spend less. which in turn leads to a decrease in production. This leads to a decreased demand for goods and services.
when compared to the same quarter a year earlier.200 crore (Rs 22 billion) in January.150 billion)).000-odd -.which would mean wiping out the gains of the past three months. Investors will also have noticed that the third-quarter corporate numbers show significant deceleration in both sales and profit growth. 60 . Provided the general economic and corporate news does not get worse than has already been anticipated. which pulled in a record amount of application money (Rs 1. and that the industrial sector has suffered a sharp slowdown. The question is whether the correction that has occurred so far is enough for fresh buying to emerge. Indian markets worst hit It is interesting that Indian markets were hit the most.000 crore (Rs 1. Even if a third or a fourth of that was being garnered by sale of stocks. On a forward basis. What began with profit-booking and unwinding of long positions cascaded on Friday into a 3. buying may soon begin A global liquidity surplus had certainly contributed to momentum buying. which is not cheap in anyone's book. and FIIs have been net sellers to the tune of Rs 2. Yet. The floor therefore would probably be a Sensex level of 17. When coupled with the data showing that the export target for the year will be missed by a wide margin. Even after the 10 per cent correction from the market's peak. Also relevant was the Reliance Power IPO.discounted for that. This may have been because the correction in the overheated Chinese stock market began some weeks ago.5. There is no doubt that valuations had become expensive. or whether a further fall is required before value-based buying starts. the Sensex trades at a trailing P/E multiple of 24.15. it is a large enough sum for the market to go into correction mode.5 per cent decline in the Sensex. it was inevitable that stock prices would have to come off their dizzy highs. fresh buyingcannot be very far away. no more. among all Asian markets. Impact of a US recession on India A slowdown in the US economy is bad news for India. Foreign institutional investors had moved to the sidelines in the secondary markets even earlier. the Sensex trades at an FY09 estimated P/E of 18.
while the Sensex fell by 14. Black Monday saw bloodbath on Dalal Street as the Indian stock markets crashed by over 1430 points in afternoon trade (the market has since then recovered somewhat). The current volatility is also linked to global bourses. the Sensex was down 45 per cent. say experts. The worries for exporters will grow as rupee strengthens further against the dollar. reminding investors that there is no one-way bet on the stock market. there is a change in the global investment climate. A weak dollar could bring more foreign money to Indian markets. One. In contrast. Analysts are now expecting a cut in US interest rates. the Dow Jones Industrial Average went down by 22. factors. Oil may get cheaper brining down inflation. 61 . The whole of Asia would be hit by a recession as it depends on the US economy. But experts note that the long-term prospects for India are stable. booking profits and making the most of the unprecedented bull run that has dominated the Indian stock market for a long time now. A recession could bring down oil prices to $70. Indian companies with big tickets deals in the US would see their profit margins shrinking. along with increased global movement of capital. The presence of hedge funds across asset classes. If the fall from the record highs reached is taken. One of the primary triggers is the huge fear of the United States' economy going into a recession with foreign institutional investors trying to reallocate their funds from risky emerging markets to stable developed markets.7 per cent. has increased event-related volatility. Hedge funds and FIIs could have been the biggest sellers in the Indian markets. The India economy is likely to lose between 1 to 2 percentage points in GDP growth in the next fiscal year.6 per cent. There is a big correlation among global markets.Indian companies have major outsourcing deals from the US. Asia is yet to totally decouple itself (or be independent) from the rest of the world. Between January 2001 and December 2002. India's exports to the US have also grown substantially over the years. the DJIA was down 30 per cent in December 2002 from the highs it hit in January 2000.
on NDTV Profit. On the local front there has been a huge build-up in derivatives positions and volatility led to margin calls. said Mihir Vora of HSBC Mutual Fund. he said. 62 . India is trading at 65% premium to emerging markets and India is playing catchup with other declining global markets. Also many IPOs have sucked out liquidity from the primary market into the secondary market. At current levels it would be a buy call and we would not advise investors to wait to catch the bottom.Volatility in commodities markets has also significantly affected equity markets. Analysts expect the markets to continue to be choppy for a while till global liquidity and commodity prices settle in. On the global front. he added. said Adrian Mowat of JP Morgan. a technical correction in the derivatives segment has perpetrated a larger fall. he said. This could be seen as a buying opportunity and we will revisit market valuations after the correction. he added. With the markets falling. on NDTV Profit. The Sensex can fall another 10-15%. he added. A combination of global and local factors is affecting this market. There is no need to get very pessimistic that this is the end of equity investing in India. said Vora. other emerging markets were down nearly 20% so India is playing catch-up.
prices 63 s: al si O S T n a y .Strength: High return Large investment Acquire capital for expanding the business Secure the future losses Weakness: High risk Based on the fluctuation. It becomes high loss when market goes down. Threat : Recession New government Bubble burst Fluctuates dollar Market is providing new opportunities and new options to invest. Can’t predict future W Opportunity: Lot of people wants to invest but don’t invest due to insufficient knowledge.
Stock market is all about future prediction. It is based on “high risk and high return.Conclusion: Through this research we can conclude that: Stock market fluctuates by the external environment. Stock market is very sensitive market.” Comparatively stock market is less risky than the other market and generates more money for the economy One who have good knowledge in stock market. 64 . may survive in the market and generates profits or good return whether the market is down Investors should not invest on the basis of rumors they must observe the market condition or trends Indian economy and than invest If they wanna generate good return.
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