The benchmark indices ended higher as the rupee recovered after hitting a record low of 72.91 against US dollar and value buying at lower levels.
The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 37,718, up 305 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 11,370, up 82 points.
Among sectoral indices, the Nifty FMCG index ended 2.5 per cent led by a rise in the share prices of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare and ITC. The Nifty Pharma index, too, rose 1.1 per cent led by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries.
The markets will remain closed on Thursday on account of Ganesh Chaturthi. On Friday, the investors will react to July industrial production and August CPI inflation data, which will be announced later today.
Rupee recovers from record low of 72.91/$
The rupee bounced back from its fresh lifetime low, recovering around 70 paise to trade at 72.20 against the greenback.
Earlier in the day, it hit a new record low of 72.91 per dollar, weighed down by inflationary concerns and amid weakness in global currencies against the dollar.
Asian stocks slipped to 14-month lows on Wednesday with investor confidence chilled by the latest round of verbal threats in an intensifying US-China trade conflict.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.3 per cent, plumbing its lowest levels since July 2017. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.4 per cent and the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.3 per cent. Tokyo’s Nikkei declined 0.4 per cent and South Korea’s KOSPI shed 0.3 per cent.
The mood was dimmed by the verbal sparring between Washington and Beijing as the months-long escalation in trade tensions between the world’s two biggest economies took its toll on riskier assets.
(with wire inputs)
After correcting sharply over the last two sessions, the Indian equity benchmark indices staged a smart comeback, led by a sharp recovery in the Rupee (vs USD) from record lows of 72.91. After trading in a narrow range during first half, the Nifty index bounced back sharply post noon from intra-day low from 11,250 and ended the session near the day’s high at 11,370 levels, up 0.7%.
The broader market indices exhibited a mix picture with BSE Smallcap underperforming the benchmark and closing lower by 0.3%, while BSE Midcap ended higher by 0.5%. Barring Realty & Banks, which underperformed, all the other sectoral indices ended in the green with FMCG, Metals & Capital Goods being the top gainers. Globally, most Asian indices ended on a weak note, while European markets were trading flat to marginally higher.
Despite today’s upmove, we continue to remain cautious on the Indian markets. Key macro data like IIP & CPI, movement of crude oil prices, currency (INR vs USD) and global developments, especially on the trade war front will dictate the market trend in the coming sessions. Traders should strictly hedge their positions, as we expect volatility to increase in the coming sessions
The S&P BSE Sensex gained 305 points or 0.81 per cent to settle at 37,718 while NSE's Nifty50 index ended 82 points or 0.73 per cent higher at 11,370.
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Nifty sectoral trend
BSE Sensex opening gainers and losers
Market at open
At 9:15 AM, the S&P BSE Sensex was trading at 37,450, up 37 points while the broader Nifty50 was ruling at 11,289, up 2 points.
Rupee opens weak, hits new low at 72.86 per US dollar
Top trading ideas by Religare Broking
Last Close: Rs 738.10
Initiation range: Rs 730-740
Target: Rs 720
Stop loss: Rs 780
Tata Chemicals has been trading in broadening formation (which acts as a continuous pattern) around its record high for last nine months. It has recently tested the upper band of the pattern and witnessing profit taking now. We believe it’s an excellent buying opportunity and traders should utilize this phase to accumulate fresh longs in the given range.
The stock has breached the crucial support of 200 DMA, currently placed at 337. Stock has also closed below its previous two bottoms on the daily chats. Price has fallen with rising volumes. Oscillators and Indicators are showing weakness on the charts. We recommend selling Yes bank for the downside target of 300, keeping SL at 330.
Outlook on crude oil prices: Likely to remain elevated
The crude oil prices have inched up and sustained at higher levels during the current calendar year due to the various geopolitical events witnessed during the period. In the near term, various demand-supply equations will play an important role in determining the direction of crude oil prices. Oil supply from OPEC countries and increase in US production will provide some respite to the rising crude oil prices.
Continued oil production loss from countries like Venezuela and political instability in MENA region might impact crude oil supply. More importantly renewed sanctions on Iran exports from November and the gravity of its implementation will keep oil prices volatile with limited downside in the near term.
(Source: ICICI Securities)
MARKET COMMENT Amar Ambani, head of research, IIFL
As the world watches the ramifications of the trade war, headlines scream that Trump's next trade war shot could hit Americans from head to toe. Literally. Reports suggest that China will ask the World Trade Organisation for permission to impose sanctions on the US. Meanwhile, broad-based selling was seen across sectors on Tuesday as the market fell for the second consecutive session.
The rupee touched another record low, even after opening positive. The 10-year bond yield rose amid concerns of another rate hike by the RBI. The outlook is a flat start and a wobbly day of trade is in store. Volatility is expected ahead of the release of data on retail inflation for August, IIP and manufacturing output for July post market hours. Wall Street rose on the back of gains in tech shares. Asian markets are on the weaker side
Nifty outlook by HDFC Securities
Nifty plunged for the second consecutive session, breaching 11,300, to close at 11,288. Nifty has lost 2.60% in the last two sessions, which is the highest two day % fall in last 7 months. We expect Nifty to found support somewhere between 11,170 and 11,210. Resistance for Nifty is now shifted downward to 11,400. The outlook for markets remains bearish for the short term. Nifty Private bank Index has breached the crucial support of 15,390 and likely to extend the losses further
Current price: Rs 270
Target price: Rs 266
Keep a stop at Rs 272 and go short. Add to the position between Rs 267 and Rs 268. Book profits at Rs 266.
Current price: Rs 187
Target price: Rs 183
Keep a stop at Rs 189 and go short. Add to the position between Rs 184 and Rs 185. Book profits at Rs 183.
July industrial production and August CPI inflation will be announced later in the day today. Industrial production rose to a five-month high of 7 per cent in June while CPI inflation fell to 4.17 per cent in July, lowest in nine months, driven by cheaper food items.
Rupee ends at record closing low of 72.70/$
The rupee on Tuesday, closed at a record low of 72.70 per US dollar, against a previous close of 72.45. Weakness in the currency was largely because of factors such as surge in oil prices, trade war concerns along with lack of aggressive intervention by India’s central bank.
Government bonds too took a hit on Tuesday amid global weakness. The 10-year benchmark government bond yield climbed to 8.18 per cent.
Trends on SGX Nifty indicate a positive opening for the broader index in India, a rise of 28 points or 0.25 per cent. Nifty futures were trading around 11,349-level on the Singaporean Exchange.
Oil prices rise on lower US crude inventories, looming Iran sanctions
Oil prices rose on Wednesday after a report of falling crude inventories and the looming sanctions against Iran fueled expectations of a tightening market.
Prices were also pushed up by Hurricane Florence, which is expected to make landfall on the US East Coast on Friday, and which has caused fuel shortages following the evacuation of millions of households and businesses.
US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $69.81 per barrel at 0047 GMT, up 56 cents, or 0.8 per cent, from their last settlement. Brent crude futures climbed 24 cents, or 0.3 per cent, to $79.30 a barrel.
Asia stocks wobble near 14-month lows on simmering trade worries
Asian stocks were pinned near 14-month lows on Wednesday, as investor confidence was chilled by the latest round of verbal threats in an intensifying US-China trade conflict. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.05 percent, hovering near its lowest levels plumbed since July 2017 on Monday.
Tokyo's Nikkei fell 0.25 per cent and Australian stocks gave up 0.3 per cent, while South Korea's KOSPI managed to eke out a modest 0.15 per cent gain.
Wall Street gains as Apple, tech rebound
US stocks rose on Tuesday as Apple led a jump in technology shares and a gain of more than 2 per cent in oil prices drove up energy shares. Apple rose 2.5 per cent, boosting the three major indexes, a day ahead of its expected unveiling of new iPhone models.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 113.99 points, or 0.44 per cent, to 25,971.06, the S&P 500 gained 10.76 points, or 0.37 per cent, to 2,887.89 and the Nasdaq Composite added 48.31 points, or 0.61 per cent, to 7,972.47.
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