Oil slips on US growth worries, ample crude supply

Oil prices fell in early trade on Wednesday as investors digested news that the U.S. Federal Reserve has opted against cutting interest rates in the near future, while ample U.S. crude and fuel stocks further weighed on the market. Brent crude futures lost 14 cents, or 0.17%, to $82.46 a barrel at 0039 GMT, and … Read more

MPC: We don’t expect rate cut in 2024 unless growth or inflation surprises on downside: Tanvee Gupta Jain

“I would say most of the forecast will be retained. A lot of focus will be on the upcoming budget and the policy henceforth rather than expecting really meaningful on Friday’s policy,” says Tanvee Gupta Jain, Chief India Economist, UBS Securities India.Well, a rate cut or a rate action clearly is not on the cards, … Read more

market dip: Thematic focus on infra, renewables and real estate likely to continue: Harsh Gupta Madhusudan

“The recent pressure on the benchmark indices this week isn’t primarily due to concerns about the election results. There’s a broad consensus that the BJP will secure a simple majority. The debate is more about the exact number of seats,” says Harsh Gupta Madhusudan, NSE International Exchange.First of all, how are you viewing the election … Read more

Asian stocks, bonds slump over global rates angst

Asian stocks were a sea of red on Thursday and bonds slid on bets global interest rates would stay higher for longer, as investors looked to key inflation readings at the end of the week for further clues on the future path of monetary policy. The dollar rode U.S. Treasury yields higher while gold remained … Read more

fund managers: MFs lap up commodity and metal stocks; some buy Kotak Bank, too

Fund managers made fresh purchases in companies that could benefi t from the strength in global economies, including the US. They increased exposure to metals, commodities and oil & gas. Fund managers believe the Fed is likely to cut rates later this year, which will lead the US dollar to depreciate resulting in rise in … Read more

Wall St Week Ahead-Earnings bolster US stocks but crucial inflation report looms

A strong earnings season and blockbuster reports from tech industry titans fueled a U.S. stock market rebound from the first real swoon of 2024. Next week’s inflation data could determine whether the good vibes continue. The benchmark S&P 500 index is up over 9% for the year, up near its late-March record high, following a … Read more

How far will BoE move away from Fed’s stance? Investors await a clearer signal

The Bank of England may offer a clearer signal in the coming week on whether it plans to cut interest rates this summer, just as investors bet on a delayed outlook for easing. Ahead of Thursday’s decision, Governor Andrew Bailey has distanced Britain from resurgent consumer price pressures in the US, pointing to “strong evidence” … Read more

Should Nifty bulls ‘sell in May and go away’, not return until election result day?

With Nifty hitting a hat-trick of three consecutive months of positive returns in April, nervousness is increasing on Dalal Street with naysayers reminding investors of the ‘Sell in May and go away’ trading strategy. The month begins with the US Fed meeting outcome on May 1 in which traders will be closely looking for hints … Read more

Stocks in Asia rise, yen wobbles after volatile start to week

Asian stocks inched higher on Tuesday as investors awaited a slew of economic data, corporate earnings and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy meeting, while the yen was slightly weaker a day after suspected intervention rescued it from 34-year lows. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.36% higher, set to clock in a … Read more

5 world market themes for the week ahead

A U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Apple and Amazon reporting results will keep investors’ focus in the days ahead on the global rates outlook and on tech earnings, while growth and inflation data from Europe and China are also coming out. 1/ WILL THEY, WON’T THEY? Hints of whether the Fed still expects interest rate … Read more