US stocks hold steady a day after big loss on trade worries

Stocks are stabilising on Wall Street following a huge slump a day earlier when worries about an escalating trade conflict between the US and China rattled investors. Energy companies rose along with the price of crude oil. Markets fell in Europe and Asia. Investors around the world remain worries about the possibility of greater tensions and less More...

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By Loknath Das On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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ESOPs are taxable when you exercise the stock option and also when you sell them

I am getting employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) shares from an India-listed company whose shares are listed on an Indian exchange, while I work for its UK sister concern. I used to work for the company that is More...

By Loknath Das On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
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11 stocks that doubled during Nifty’s rally from Mt 10,000 to Mt 11,000

The bulls are roaring on Dalal Street. The Nifty50 index of NSE hit the psychologically important 11,000 mark for the first time on Tuesday. It took around six months for the index to cover the 1,000 points from More...

By Loknath Das On Saturday, December 9th, 2017
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Sensex soars 301 points, reclaims 33,000-mark

Market benchmark Sensex surged 301 points to close at 33,250.30 on Friday on unabated buying by domestic institutional investors amid positive global leads. The wider NSE Nifty too went past the 10,250-level. The More...

By Loknath Das On Friday, November 24th, 2017
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Stocks Off To A Cautious Start, IT Stocks Advance

The stock market made a sedate cautious today as the benchmark Sensex rose marginally, led by buying in realty, IT and healthcare stocks. Positive Asian cues also supported the markets. The 30-share index traded More...

By Loknath Das On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Sensex, Nifty stay afloat in volatile trade

Key stock indices Sensex and Nifty on Monday rode out sharp fluctuations, but closed flat, with realty, metal and power stocks saving the day for them. Risk appetite took a back seat, reflecting mixed Asian shares More...

By Loknath Das On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Stock market prediction for November 13-17: Satish Gupta

Weekly planetary position: During the week, Moon will be transiting in Leo, Virgo & Libra. Lord Saturn Sagittarius. Lord Jupiter, Sun & Venus in Libra. Mars in Virgo. Mercury in Scorpio. Lord Ketu in Capricorn. More...

By Loknath Das On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Top 20 stocks which are likely to benefit the most from cut in GST rates

The GST Council slashed rates on 178 items to 18 percent from 28 percent on Friday, which could benefit stocks under consumers, light electrical and home building. The GST Council slashed taxes on all standalone More...

By Loknath Das On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Stock market starts off strong as Sensex surges, Nifty regains 10k mark

The market made a strong start today as the benchmark Sensex surged 111 points, mainly driven by domestic investors and aided by positive Asian shares. Moreover, the broader NSE Nifty reclaimed the key 10,000 level. Extending More...

By Loknath Das On Friday, October 6th, 2017
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Market suffers second straight weekly loss, plunge 638 points

The benchmark Sensex witnessed sharp losses for the second consecutive week, falling 638.72 points to end at 31,283.72, while the broader Nifty slid below the key 9,800-level at 9,788.60 on heavy FPI sell-off More...