How a tax sop has created a divide in India’s motown

As Indian automakers negotiate the transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) to electric, they stare at a diversion on the route. Consumers do want an alternative to vehicles powered by dirty fuel but they are not lapping up EVs as yet. They are preferring hybrids. The transition from ICE to electric is easier via hybrids, … Read more

Stock market frauds on the rise: 6 ways to protect yourself

Even as online stock market frauds have become commonplace now, investors and traders are advised to remain vigilant of potential threats and scams that target unsuspecting individuals through various tactics and leaving victims financially drained. With the growing threat market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) and stock exchanges including NSE have been … Read more

ETMarkets Smart Talk: Stock market is hoping for a progressive, non-populist & capex focused Budget from Modi 3.0: Sameer Kaul

“India will likely leapfrog two major economic goliaths viz. Germany and Japan over the next 3-4 years,” says Sameer Kaul, MD & CEO, TrustPlutus Wealth. In an interview with ETMarkets, Kaul said: “Market investors would hope for a progressive, non-populist, capex-focused, inclusive and fiscally prudent budget,” Edited excerpts: Market took a U-turn after falling by … Read more

tech stocks: Big tech is driving the S&P rally. The rest have to step up soon

The unceasing growth of Big Tech has been an article of faith for investors since the latest stock market rally began in October 2022. But with an uninspiring earnings outlook for the rest of 2024, other corners of the market will likely be needed if share prices are to keep soaring. “To have a similar … Read more

volatility index: As exit polls scream Modi 3.0, D-Street ‘volatility crushed’ 22% to 19 level

D-Street fear index India VIX fell 22% to the day’s low of 19.12 on Monday after a screaming call by exit polls suggesting the return of the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA government. At 1:20 pm India Vix stood at 20.21, down by 17.85% from 24.60 on Friday. According to the average of … Read more

Election Jitters! A 15-20% correction is okay, look beyond June 4: Experts

A 15-20% correction from current levels should not shake the confidence of investors and they should remain invested with a view beyond June 4, the day when the fate of the incumbent NDA government and the India alliance will be decided, experts opine. Post the event, the focus will get back to earnings, growth, and … Read more

Tech View: Dark cloud pattern seen on Nifty charts. What traders should do on Thursday expiry

Nifty on Wednesday ended 183 points lower near the 22,700 level as the index formed a dark cloud cover candlestick pattern on the daily chart. Support for Nifty is now seen at 22,675-700 and 22,500 levels. On the higher side, the immediate resistance zone is at 22,825-850 levels and the next psychological resistance is at … Read more

Wall Street returns to T+1 stock trading after a century

The US stock market is finally as fast as it was about a hundred years ago. That was the last time share trades in New York settled in a single day, as they will from Tuesday under new Securities and Exchange Commission rules. The change, halving the time it takes to complete every transaction, also … Read more

valuation: Looking for attractive valuation plus strong fundamentals? Financials is the answer, says Ramesh Mantri

Ramesh Mantri, CIO, WhiteOak Capital AMC, says when we look at combined fundamentals and valuation, there are some sectors where fundamentals are very strong, but valuation is very high like industrials, capex related and then smaller industry segments like defence, electronics and manufacturing. The fundamental corporate earnings have been good but the valuation is high. … Read more