Global Statistics

All countries
244,105,061
Confirmed
Updated on 24/10/2021 1:27 am
All countries
219,451,346
Recovered
Updated on 24/10/2021 1:27 am
All countries
4,959,345
Deaths
Updated on 24/10/2021 1:27 am

Global Statistics

All countries
244,105,061
Confirmed
Updated on 24/10/2021 1:27 am
All countries
219,451,346
Recovered
Updated on 24/10/2021 1:27 am
All countries
4,959,345
Deaths
Updated on 24/10/2021 1:27 am

Stock Market: Long & Short of Markets: Next Market Trigger, Defensive Bets, and FMCG Booster

As sentiments weighed on weak global signals, Nifty had been trading in a limited range in the truncated week that had passed. While benchmarks are at their peak and ratings are through the roof, common sense dictates that it’s time to get defensive. Read more about defensive betting, a stock that benefits from three themed plays, headwinds for the specialty chemicals industry, rural push for the consumer goods sector and much more in this week’s issue of ‘Long & Short of Markets’.

Special chemicals on the rear foot

Bad weather has spoiled the specialty chemical cruise party. The double blows of the inflation quarters have put a huge brake in the way of the sector’s rebound. Despite the two headwinds, the specialty chemicals industry has strong growth prospects ahead. READ MORE

Three themed plays, one action

In the socio-economic structure of India, life revolves around three fundamental aspects: a well-paid job, marriage and home ownership. With the economic recovery back on track, all three works are back in vogue with new jobs, weddings and housewarming ceremonies. A stock is profiting from these three plays. READ MORE

Strengthen your defenses

A peak market with undecided market participants always raises a red flag. Investors have nothing to say in the direction of the market, but with coverage of one’s portfolio, the ball is completely in the investors’ court. One way to do this is by hiding behind the defensive pack. Data showed that the FMCG index has fallen 11 percent in the last 17 corrections compared to a 17.7 percent drop in the Nifty 50. READ MORE

Rural demand firmly in the driver’s seat

Rural India spends more than the urban lot and if the country’s economy is to see a pick-up in demand, rural India has to be at the forefront of spending. Throughout the pandemic, rural India has outpaced its urban counterpart. One of the key drivers of momentum for the consumer goods sector has been rural areas, says Diptanshu Ray of Nielsen IQ. READ MORE

Next market trigger

With the market polarizing with each passing day, the days when all other stocks doubled are over. This is the market for stock pickers, says Anshul Saigal, CIO, Kotak PMS. He says one of the key triggers to watch out for is volume growth in the Indian corporate space. READ MORE

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