Quarterly results of most heavy-weight Nifty companies have been disappointing, which means there's no scope of re-rating in most Nifty stocks. The Nifty at 8,200 is priced around 18-19 times FY17 estimated price earnings and needs to correct to factor lower earnings of individual components.
Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan put the cat amongst the pigeons by cutting the repo lending rates by 50 basis points. This saw the Nifty recover intraday from a low of 7,691 to a high of 7,882 - almost 200 points.
It is that time of the year again when most of us have to file our income tax returns. While doing so, we should keep in mind that loss from a source of income can be helpful in maximizing tax benefits. Income tax laws in India allow the adjustment of losses (set-off) from income either in the same financial year or in the subsequent financial years. Let's see how this works.
Come July and most of us are busy with filing our individual tax returns. Things have been different this year though. The income tax return (ITR) forms were initially notified in April 2015 and the forms had considerable addition to the reporting requirements like details of foreign travel and all Indian bank accounts along with closing balances.
The Nifty has corrected almost 12 per cent from the early March top of 9,119. The market correction was always on the cards as the rally was driven by foreign flows, particularly exchange traded funds.
There is a need to do a more objective diagnosis of why investments are just not working out, writes MK Venu.
The Union Cabinet has cleared the Real Estate Regulatory bill, albeit a somewhat watered down version of the initial bill proposed in 2013. Next, it will be tabled in Parliament.
Wealth tax is a levy of tax on the net wealth including foreign assets and liabilities.
The week ahead should see foreign flows chase domestic equities following the presentation of the Union Budget and a surprise rate cut by Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan, writes Sanjeev Bhasin
The finance minister has provided some big bang reforms, writes Mr Kulkarni.
It promised a lot and did little, writes Mr Bajpai.
Budget 2015 has set out the tone for long term growth, writes Chaitali Bhatawdekar.
Here, achhe din haven't dawned yet, writes Shashi Tharoor.
The Budget is expected to be a reformist one, write NC Hegde and Jimit Devani.
Expiry of contracts on Thursday will also fuel volatility as market participants build new positions in anticipation of the Budget, writes Sanjeev Bhasin.
Manufacturing can be pushed by better connectivity, writes Kumar Kandaswami.
"This is perhaps the most important Budget we have seen in a long time."
The sudden revelation that India is now the world's fastest growing major economy sounds too good to be true. Understandably, the reactions to the new GDP data have varied, ranging from outright skepticism to plain sarcasm.
Nifty looks set to scale 8,900 in the coming week, writes Sanjeev Bhasin.
Finance Minister takes cue from the past, writes MK Venu.