Here’s breaking down the pre-market actions:
STATE OF THE MARKETS
SGX Nifty signals negative start
Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded 128 points, or 0.87 per cent, lower at 14,513.50 in signs that Dalal Street was headed for a negative start on Monday.
Tech View: Nifty lacks in follow-up buying
Nifty50 on Friday formed an indecisive Doji candle on the daily chart. On the weekly scale, the index formed a Hammer candle. Analysts said the 14,700 level may pose strong resistance for Nifty50 in the coming days. A fall below 14,250 level on the index can trigger a strong correction, they said.
Asian markets mixed in early trade
Asian markets were trading mixed in Monday’s trade. Japan’s Nikkei was flat at 29,659.36, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.17 per cent; Korea’s Kospi was up 0.28 per cent while China’s Shanghai Composite index edged 0.13 per cent higher. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was last at 695.59, within striking distance of Friday’s high of 696.48 – a level not seen since April 7.
Dow, S&P500 hit record highs
Wall Street saw no reason to stop rallying as the US economy pulls out of its downturn, lifting the Dow and S&P 500 to their second consecutive record on Friday. On Friday, the S&P500 index rose 15.05 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 4,185.47. The Dow Jones Industrial Average index rose 164.68 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 34,200.67. The Nasdaq Composite index rose 13.58 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 14,052.34.
ACC, ICICI Pru to report Q4 results
ACC, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company,
and Bajaj Consumer Care would be among companies which would announce their quarterly results on Monday.
DIIs buy stocks worth Rs 658 crore
Net-net, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) were buyers of domestic stocks to the tune of Rs 437.51 crore, data available with NSE suggested. DIIs were net buyers to the tune of Rs 657.55 crore, data suggests.
Macrotech Developers to make market debut
Realty major Macrotech Developers, which recently raised Rs 2,500 crore through a public issue, will list its shares on stock exchanges on April 19. The Mumbai-based company launched its initial public offer (IPO) on April 7 to raise Rs 2,500 crore through fresh issue of shares. The issue, which had a price band of Rs 483-486 per share, closed on April 9.
Rupee: The rupee on Friday soared by 58 paise to end more than one-week high of 74.35 against the US dollar on easing US bond yields and positive domestic equities.
10-year bonds: India 10-year bond yield fell 0.62 per cent to 6.08 after trading in 6.07-6.17 range.
Call rates: The overnight call money rate weighted average stood at 3.20 per cent, according to RBI data. It moved in a range of 1.90-3.50 per cent.
DATA/EVENTS TO WATCH
- Q4 earnings: ACC I ICICI Pru Life I Crisil I Bajaj Consumer
- Japan balance of trade March (05.20 am)
- Japan Industrial Production MoM Final Feb (10:00 am)
- Japan Capacity Utilization MoM Feb (10:00 am)
- Euro Area Current Account Feb (01:30 pm)
- Euro Area Construction Output YoY Feb (02:30 pm)
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