Day: March 18, 2020

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The past week has been akin to a roller coaster ride for the Indian stock markets as the US-Iran standoff raised temperatures in West Asia and sparked fears of an all-out war. The year gone by was no less turbulent, as fears of an in India took a toll on stock prices.


According to industry experts, equity markets are likely to remain volatile even in 2020, owing to factors such as weak earnings, elections in key state such as Delhi and Bihar, the US-China trade war, and the announcement of a new Brexit deal. While the large-cap indices have managed to show decent returns over the past year, mid- and small-cap stocks are still struggling to make a comeback. Which brings us to the question often posed by investors: How to navigate volatility? The answer: Understand, plan and ignore.



prices went up further today despite increased arrivals of key produce in the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Vashi, as the market decided to remain closed tomorrow in order to facilitate disinfection and protect participants from (Covid-19).


According to Shankarsheth Laxman Pingle, Director, APMC Vashi, total vegetable arrivals in the mandi surged to 830 vehicles, holding about nine tonnes each, and 7,470 tonnes collectively. In comparison, there were 600 vehicles carrying a total of 5,400 tonnes on Tuesday.


Despite the surge in arrivals, prices of key jumped as stockists rushed to store the commodity for uninterrupted supply to retailers and consumers.’


“Arrivals of have increased today on a surge in supply from farmers. While key vegetables have reported a marginal increase in prices, overall market sentiment remained muted on bumper supply,” said Pingle.


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When banking stocks, irrespective of their strength or size are falling like nine-pins, one cannot expect to remain an exception. With a fall of 9.9 per cent, which is also its steepest since July 2008, gains accumulated by the stock over two years have been wiped off.


What’s more, despite being reckoned as the most recommended ‘buy’ among banking names, it hasn’t been able to prevent the fast melting down from its all-time high, given the 33 per cent fall during this period.



The question is whether investors should consider HDFC Bank’s latest closing price of Rs 878.50 a share, which translates to 3.2x FY21 estimated book value, as a good enough level to turn positive on the stock.


Undisputedly, with the lowest ratio of gross non-performing assets (NPA) in December quarter (Q3), odds stack