Stock Market LIVE Updates: Sensex rises 200 points, Nifty above16,650; JSW Energy jumps 6%, YES Bank 2%

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Indian shares rose for a sixth straight session on Friday, and were set for their best week since mid-March, boosted by gains in banking and auto stocks on the back of strong earnings expectations. Both the indexes closed at their highest levels in more than six weeks on Thursday and have gained nearly 4% so far this week.

The Nifty bank index rose 0.84%, while the auto index was up 0.81%.

Shares of Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals jumped 8.4% on strong June-quarter earnings, while Quick Heal Technologies rose 8.8% after approving a share buyback plan.

“The biggest positive for the bulls now is the complete reversal of FII action from relentless selling till July to sustained buying now, though only for 4 days in a row. This means the June low of 15813 is unlikely to be broken any time soon. The smart recovery in the Nifty Midcap by 12. 73% in the last one month is an indication that this recovery in the market is widespread and, therefore, strong. At least, for the short run, the domestic investors who bought when the FIIs sold, have emerged smarter,” said Dr. V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services.

A bunch of Nifty 50 companies, including Reliance Industries, UltraTech Cement and JSW Steel, will report their earnings later in the day.

Highlights from trade:

  • Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, Avalanche gain up to 12%
  • YES Bank up 5% as Carlyle, Advent close in on $1 billion stake

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Worst case for India is Nifty at 13500. People have realised that this is going to be a rangebound and volatile market.

– Venugopal Garre of Bernstein

73 companies announce bonus issues so far, second highest since 2010

Indian companies are giving out bonus shares in record numbers as managements look to reward loyal investors after a good post-pandemic performance in FY22. So far this year, 73 companies have announced bonus issues – the second highest since 2010.

Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, Avalanche gain up to 12%

All top crypto tokens were trading higher during the early hours on Friday. Polygon zoomed 12 per cent, while Avalanche and Solana gained 8 per cent each. Ethereum and BNB added 5 per cent each. The global cryptocurrency market cap was trading higher at the $1.05 trillion mark, rising about 3 per cent in the last 24 hours. However, the total cryptocurrency trading volume plunged by almost 23 per cent, close to $74.23 billion.

Market View: Dr. V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services.

The biggest positive for the bulls now is the complete reversal of FII action from relentless selling till July to sustained buying now, though only for 4 days in a row. This means the June low of 15813 is unlikely to be broken any time soon. The smart recovery in the Nifty Midcap by 12. 73% in the last one month is an indication that this recovery in the market is widespread and, therefore, strong. At least, for the short run, the domestic investors who bought when the FIIs sold, have emerged smarter.

Market action in the near-term will be in response to the results of the big boys RIL, ICICI Bank, Infosys and Kotak Bank to be released soon. Results are likely to be positive for markets.

Meanwhile, ECB has joined the DM central bank majors in sharply raising rates and sending out a very strong hawkish message. So long as the leading central banks continue to hike rates, markets will remain volatile.

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Price as on 22 Jul, 2022 09:19 AM, Click on company names for their live prices.

All sectors gain at opening tick

OPENING BELL: Sensex rises 200 points, Nifty above16,650; JSW Energy jumps 6%, YES Bank 2%

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Asian stocks set for best week in two months

Asian stock markets were on course for their best week in months and the dollar held off recent record highs after the European Central Bank (ECB) raised rates for the first time in more than a decade and bets on the size of U.S. rate hikes eased.

SGX Nifty signals a positive start

Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded 25 points, or 0.15 per cent, higher at 16,642.50, signaling that Dalal Street was headed for a positive start on Friday.

Quarterly earnings today

Reliance Industries, Ultratech Cement, JSW Steel, Bandhan Bank, HDFC Asset Management Company, Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals, Atul and Coforge are among companies that will announce their quarterly earnings today.

Tech View: Nifty50 tops 16,600 mark but stiff hurdle ahead

Nifty50 on Thursday settled above 16,600 level for the first time since June 2, taking its winning streak to the fifth trading session. The index formed a bullish candle on the daily chart that engulfed the previous session’s bearish candle, negating the latter’s negative impact.

Oil prices steady after sharp declines on weak U.S. demand

Oil prices were roughly unchanged in early trading on Friday after sliding around 3% in the previous session on weakened demand in the United States, the world’s top oil consumer, and a pick-up in supply from Libya. Brent crude futures rose 17 cents, or 0.2%, to $104.03 a barrel at 0041 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were flat at $96.35 a barrel.

Tokyo shares open lower on slowdown risks

Tokyo stocks opened lower Friday as the market weighs uncertainty ahead after a surprise 50-basis point rate hike by the European Central Bank. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.30 percent, or 84.30 points, to 27,718.70 in early trade, while the broader Topix index fell 0.26 percent, or 5.04 points, to 1,945.55.

Wall Street closes higher boosted by strong Tesla earnings

Wall Street’s main indexes rose on Thursday boosted by a late-afternoon rally and gains in heavyweight growth stocks, including Tesla. The tech-heavy Nasdaq added 1.4% to lead the gains while the S&P 500 closed at its highest level since June 9. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.5%.

Rupee rises 20 paise to close at 79.85 against US dollar

The rupee recovered from its all-time low of 80.06 to close 20 paise higher at 79.85 against the US dollar on Thursday following overall weakness in crude oil prices and fresh foreign fund inflows.

Sensex, Nifty on Thursday

Continuing its gaining streak for the 5th straight session, the 30-share pack Sensex advanced 284 points to close at 55,681.95. The index has advanced over 2,200 points (4.24 per cent) in the last 5 days of the rally. Its broader peer, Nifty50, also settled above 16,600. The benchmark closed above the 16,600 mark for the first time since June 2.

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