COVID-19: Stock Markets will ‘wait and watch’ for 1 week

Stock markets extended their losses on today, with the Nifty 50 falling by around 2.5% to 8,967. Among the biggest drags were ICICI Bank, which fell nearly 9%, indicating that large, foreign portfolio investors are exiting their long positions in the market. With this, the Nifty 50 index is now down 27.5% from its all-time […]

Stock markets likely to find near-term bottom on Tuesday

Stock market indices, including India’s Sensex and Nifty 50, are likely to find their short-term bottom today, after a savage correction on Monday in both the Indian markets as well as US markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered another massive setback on Monday, dropping by a massive 13% to 20,188. With this, 30-stock US […]

MARKET CORRECTION: Good time to invest?

Major Indian stock market indices fell by 8-9% today in the biggest single-day fall since the global financial crisis of 2008. The Sensex fell 2,919 points (8.2%), while the Nifty 50 fell 868 points (8.3%) — by far the biggest single-day points correction in the history of these two indices. GOOD TIME TO INVEST? The […]

Edelweiss offers investors 8.75% – 9.25% interest per year via NCDs

Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd said its subsidiary Edelweiss Retail Finance is offering interest rates of 8.75% to 9.25% to retail investors who want to put in Rs 1,000 or more in the company’s debentures. Debentures are like bonds, and are issued by a company with a fixed tenure, after which they are redeemed. The interest […]

SBI, Canara Bank lead in opening unorganized sector pension accounts

State Bank of India has opened the largest number of accounts under India’s universal pension scheme for the unorganized sector, the government said today. State Bank of India has opened 51,000 out of the total 3.07 lakh pension accounts opened by banks under the scheme, which guarantees a rate of return of at least 8%. […]

Administrative charges on employee provident fund cut to 0.65% from 0.85%

After keeping the move on hold for three months due to the elections, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization has cut its administrative charges on the funds it manages to 0.65% from 0.85%, according to labor ministry sources. The cut in administrative charges — which was notified on Mar 15 — is to reflect the lower […]

Good time to buy Indian stocks – Morgan Stanley

Global financial services major Morgan Stanley said India seemed poised for a five-year growth cycle for equities due to favorable macro-economic factors. “India’s macro stability remains in its best shape in several years and policy momentum is the best since 2007. Financial conditions look easy and the inflation trajectory suggests more rate cuts are in […]

SBI offers discount on home loan EMIs for government servants

State Bank of India, the public sector bank, announced a new scheme under which government and defence employees can get several concessions on home loans including a slower interest rate. Under the scheme, government employees will get an interest rate concession of 5 basis points (0.05%) over the Home Loan Card Interest Rate is available […]

Indians rely highly on cash, real estate to see them through retirement

India’s working population relies heavily on cash deposits and second domestic property to generate post-retirement income, according to HSBC’s latest report – The Future of Retirement A balancing act. The report also shows, working people in India believe that buying a house and paying for children’s education were the top two factors, which have significantly […]