ET Explainer: What are block and bulk deals?

Block and bulk deals are large transactions that are executed on the stock exchanges. While block deals happen through a special trading window on the exchange that is not visible to all, bulk deals are done as part of the normal trading and can be seen by everyone. What qualifies as a block deal and … Read more

Unchecked retail F&O play could trigger challenges for market: FM

Mumbai: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said unchecked trading by individuals in the futures & options (F&O) segment could trigger challenges for the market. “Any unchecked explosion in retail trading of futures and options can create future challenges, not just for the markets, but for investor sentiment and household finances,” Sitharaman said at an … Read more

Inflation ETF may be in a sweet spot even if Fed cuts rates

It’s an exchange-traded fund designed to profit from higher rates. But even if the Federal Reserve starts to cut this year, Horizon Kinetics’ James Davolos thinks his firm’s Inflation Beneficiaries ETF (INFL) is in a sweet spot.  “We’re actually going into the mature phase of inflation,” the firm’s portfolio manager Davolos told CNBC’s “ETF Edge” … Read more

stock deals: Chock-a-Block: Rs 55,000 crore mega stock deals & counting

Mumbai: The frequency and size of block deals in India are keeping pace with the recent surge in India’s equity indices as promoters, private equity majors and global investment funds execute billions of dollars of negotiated trades in public stock. So far in March, shares worth more than ₹55,000 crore – the highest ever in … Read more

TMX CEO jumps deeper into ETFs

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s parent company has already completed a major deal this year: its acquisition of ETF education company VettaFi. According to TMX Group CEO John McKenzie, the deal helps expand its exchange-traded fund business globally. “The exchange-traded fund is essentially one of the most important innovations in investing in the marketplace history — … Read more

Taxman: Taxman asks FPIs to share info on signatories, justify treaty relief

Mumbai: Around a dozen foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) have been asked by the income tax (I-T) department in the last one month to share the identities of authorised signatories of their bank accounts as well as justify the treaty benefits claimed by them. If the signatories are residents, the tax office, some feel, may question … Read more

Stock exchanges: Stock exchanges shift 39 stocks out of ESM framework

Mumbai: The stock exchanges have removed 39 small-cap stocks from the Enhanced Surveillance Measure (ESM) framework, effective from January 29, 2024. According to the stock exchange circular issued on Thursday, stocks such as Rajoo Engineers, Brand Concepts, Modern Insulators, BPL, Mirc Electronics, Shreyans Industries and Aban Offshore, among others, are included in the list of … Read more