Browsing articles from "May, 2012"
May
31
2012

Q4 GDP data way below expectations:

sensex trading down

Indian Q4 GDP data was released today (May 31, 2012) with the figure much below what expected by analysts. The quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) growth numbers were reported at 5.3% below from 6.1% last quarter. The analysts were expecting this figure to be between 5.8% – 6%. The Indian markets reacted sharply to the news and tanked more than 1.5%. Apart from weak GDP figures the rupee touched an all time low of Rs. 56.50 per dollar. […]

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May
26
2012

Analyzing fiscal deficit:

Fiscal deficit

Fiscal deficit is a term used frequently for judging the health of an economy for any country. Lower the fiscal deficit healthier or stronger is the economy and vice versa. Definition: It is defined as the difference between the government’s total revenue(excluding borrowings) and total expenditure for a specified financial year. When the total expenditure exceeds total revenue then the figure obtained by taking the difference between the two is said to be fiscal deficit; […]

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May
24
2012

Worsening PMI data for China:

HSBC PMI data

The HSBC flash PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) data for the month of May dropped to 48.7 from 49.3 level in April marking a contraction in the world’s second largest economy. The PMI data dropped due to contracting exports and new orders. This is seventh month in a row for contracting economic numbers for the Chinese economy. The PMI data below 50 indicates a contraction, whereas data above 50 indicates a growing economy. The HSBC PMI […]

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May
22
2012

Fiscal Deficit:

Fundamental analysis

It is defined as the difference between the government’s total revenue(excluding borrowings) and total expenditure for a specified financial year. When the total expenditure exceeds total revenue then the figure obtained by taking the difference between the two is said to be fiscal deficit; and when total revenue exceeds total expenditure of the government then the figure so obtained is said to be the fiscal surplus. Higher fiscal deficit is considered to be riskier for […]

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May
20
2012

ACC Final Dividend:

ACC dividend

The ACC Ltd. board has recommended a final dividend of Rs. 17 per equity share of face value Rs. 10 each or 170%. The declaration was made at a meeting held on 9th Feb 2012.

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May
19
2012

Facebook IPO – success or failure !!!

Facebook IPO

The much hyped and awaited IPO of social networking website Facebook had it’s listing on Nasdaq on Friday (May 18, 2012). On the contrary to the expectations, the IPO failed to gain a larger chunk of investor’s confidence on it’s very first day of trading on the bourse. With the coming of the IPO the social networking giant is now valued at more than $100 billion. The listing price of the stock was fixed at […]

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May
17
2012

How to analyse Put call ratio:

Fundamental analysis

Put call ratio is one of the widely used ratios to indicate the market sentiments. It is a contrarian indicator. It measures the total volume of put options traded against the total volume of call options traded. The ratio indicates when investors are bullish on markets and when they are bearish for them. There are various types of put call ratios and the way to analyse them also differs from analyst to analyst. Calculation of […]

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May
16
2012

Put call ratio:

Fundamental analysis

Put call ratio is one of the widely used ratios to indicate the market sentiments. It is a contrarian indicator. It measures the total volume of put options traded against the total volume of call options traded. The ratio indicates when investors are bullish on markets and when they are bearish for them. There are various types of put call ratios and the way to analyse them also differs from analyst to analyst. Calculation of […]

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May
11
2012

How to use RSI as a tool for technical analysis:

RSI

RSI or Relative Strength Index is a momentum oscillator used to identify upcoming trend in a stock. ‘Momentum oscillator’ refers to an indicator that gives an indication of the speed and change of the price pattern of a stock. This index was developed by J. Welles Wilder Jr. RSI is generally not used alone but alongwith other technical indicators to confirm a particular trend. Since it is an oscillator therefore the numeric value of the […]

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May
7
2012

GAAR to be applicable from FY14:

General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR)

Today while moving the Finance Bill 2012 in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Mr. Pranab Mukherjee extended the dead-line for GAAR (General Anti-Avoidance Rules) applicability. Now the GAAR provisions would be applicable on various transactions from April 2013. Due to severe opposition over prescribed GAAR provisions from the FIIs (Foreign Institutional Investors) and huge outflows of foreign investments from Indian markets, the step has been taken. Due to the GAAR provisions as prescribed in the […]

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