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Nifty ends slightly in red on Wednesday
20 Mar 17:52

Key equity benchmark -- Nifty -- ended the volatile day of trade with marginal losses on Wednesday, snapping seven-day rally. Index made a cautions start but soon gained momentum to trade in green for most part of the day, as investors took some support with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shakthikanta Das’ statement that the market response to the unconventional liquidity tool of dollar swap auction worth $5 billion has been received quite well. Some comfort also came after the Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu expressed the hope that ‘in all our countries, we would be able to translate economic growth into inclusive, sustainable development’ and referred to Indian government’s resolve to transform governance and ultimately the lives of the people.Market lost its early momentum and slipped into the negative terrain in afternoon session as traders turned cautious with a report that Indian mutual funds and insurance firms, which scooped up shares while foreign institutional investors (FIIs) stayed away, turned net sellers of Rs 10,247.9 crore in March, even as FIIs returned to Indian markets. Adding some woes, economists raised concerns over a sharp slowdown in the Indian economy and pitched for a monetary policy boost to support growth at a meeting with the RBI chief on March 19. Traders remain concerned with a report that there is a 70% chance of El Nino climate cycle forming towards the second half of this year, a forecast that does not augur well for the monsoon season in India.Traders were seen piling up positions in Realty, IT and PSU Bank, while selling was witnessed in Media, Auto and Metals. The top gainers from the F&O segment were InterGlobe Aviation, Indiabulls Housing Finance and Vodafone Idea. On the other hand, the top losers were Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, Zee Entertainment Enterprises and Bharat Petroleum Corporation. In the index option segment, maximum OI continues to be seen in the 11,300-11,700 calls and 10,800 -11,200 puts indicating this is the trading range expectation.India Volatility Index (VIX), a gauge for market’s short term expectation of volatility decreased by 2.79% and reached 16.03. The 50-share Nifty was down by 11.35 points 0.10% to settle at 11,521.05.Nifty March 2019 futures closed at 11553.20 on Wednesday, at a premium of 32.15 points over spot closing of 11521.05, while Nifty April 2019 futures ended at 11611.30, at a premium of 90.25 points over spot closing. Nifty March futures saw a contraction of 0.79 million (mn) units, taking the total outstanding open interest (OI) to 20.55 mn units. The near month derivatives contract will expire on March 28, 2019. From the most active contracts, Reliance Industries March 2019 futures traded at a premium of 7.10 points at 1380.15 compared with spot closing of 1373.05. The numbers of contracts traded were 37,693. Yes Bank March 2019 futures traded at a premium of 0.70 points at 253.25 compared with spot closing of 252.55. The numbers of contracts traded were 30,363. Indiabulls Housing Finance March 2019 futures traded at a premium of 2.00 points at 735.50 compared with spot closing of 733.50. The numbers of contracts traded were 26,263. Vodafone Idea March 2019 futures traded at a discount of 1.30 points at 32.00 compared with spot closing of 33.30. The numbers of contracts traded were 24,394. Infosys March 2019 futures traded at a premium of 2.65 points at 740.45 compared with spot closing of 737.80. The numbers of contracts traded were 19,590. Among Nifty calls, 11,550 SP from the March month expiry was the most active call with an addition of 0.24 million open interests. Among Nifty puts, 11,500 from the March month expiry was the most active put with an addition of 0.55 million open interests. The maximum OI outstanding for Calls was at 11,500 SP (2.69mn) and that for Puts was at 11,000 SP (4.26mn). The respective Support and Resistance levels of Nifty are: Resistance 11,550.40 ---- Pivot Point 11,526.75 --- Support --- 11,497.40.The Nifty Put Call Ratio (PCR) finally stood at 1.60 for March month contract. The top five scrips with highest PCR on OI were Oracle Financial Services Software (2.00), Bajaj Finserv (1.89), UPL (1.53) Larsen & Toubro (1.36) and Cholamandalam Investment and Fin (1.32).Among most active underlying, Reliance Industries witnessed a contraction of 3.10 million units of Open Interest in the March month futures contract, followed by Infosys witnessing a contraction of 6.20 million units of Open Interest in the March month contract, State Bank of India witnessed a contraction of 4.37 million units of Open Interest in the March month contract, Maruti Suzuki India witnessed an addition of 0.02 million units of Open Interest in the March month contract and Yes Bank witnessed a contraction of 19.87 million units of Open Interest in the March month future contract.

Nifty March 2019 futures close at a premium of 32.15 points over spot closing
20 Mar 17:37

Nifty March 2019 futures closed at 11553.20 on Wednesday, at a premium of 32.15 points over spot closing of 11521.05, while Nifty April 2019 futures ended at 11611.30, at a premium of 90.25 points over spot closing. Nifty March futures saw a contraction of 0.79 million (mn) units, taking the total outstanding open interest (OI) to 20.55 mn units. The near month derivatives contract will expire on March 28, 2019. From the most active contracts, Reliance Industries March 2019 futures traded at a premium of 7.10 points at 1380.15 compared with spot closing of 1373.05. The numbers of contracts traded were 37,693. Yes Bank March 2019 futures traded at a premium of 0.70 points at 253.25 compared with spot closing of 252.55. The numbers of contracts traded were 30,363. Indiabulls Housing Finance March 2019 futures traded at a premium of 2.00 points at 735.50 compared with spot closing of 733.50. The numbers of contracts traded were 26,263. Vodafone Idea March 2019 futures traded at a discount of 1.30 points at 32.00 compared with spot closing of 33.30. The numbers of contracts traded were 24,394. Infosys March 2019 futures traded at a premium of 2.65 points at 740.45 compared with spot closing of 737.80. The numbers of contracts traded were 19,590.

FIIs were net buyers of Rs 841.70 crore in index futures and options segments on March 19
20 Mar 09:24

According to the data released by the NSE, the Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) were net buyers of Rs 841.70 crore in index futures and options segments, as per Tuesday`s data, March 19, 2019. FIIs were net buyers of index futures to the tune of Rs 287.54 crore and net buyers of index options worth Rs 554.16 crore. In the stock segment, FII’s were net sellers of stock futures worth Rs 600.93 crore and they brought stock options worth Rs 33.96 crore.

F&O total turnover stood at Rs 10,70,873.47 crore on March 19
20 Mar 09:23

Futures & Options (F&O) total turnover stood at Rs 10,70,873.47 crore on March 19 and the total number of contracts traded on the day were 1,60,50,022. Of the total turnover, Index Futures contributed Rs 17,948.45 crore, Stock Futures Rs 51,424.28 crore and Index Options Rs 9,41,778.49 crore, while the contribution of the Stock Options was of Rs 59,722.25 crore.For the day, the total F&O Put Call ratio stood 0.90, while Index Options Put Call ratio was 0.94 and that of Stock Options was 0.46. The top five scrips with highest PCR on OI were Oracle Financial Services Software (2.00), Bajaj Finserv (1.84), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (1.63), UPL (1.51) and Axis Bank (1.40).Among most active underlying, Reliance Industries witnessed a contraction of 3.29 million units of Open Interest in the March month futures contract, followed by State Bank of India witnessing a contraction of 0.19 million units of Open Interest in the March month contract, ICICI Bank witnessed an addition of 0.01 million units of Open Interest in the March month contract, Punjab National Bank witnessed an addition of 2.67 million units of Open Interest in the March month contract and Infosys witnessed a contraction of 0.79 million units of Open Interest in the March month future contract.

Nifty continues bull run; surpasses 11,500 mark
19 Mar 17:57

Key equity benchmark -- Nifty -- rose for the seventh consecutive session on Tuesday, closing at an over six-month high driven by gain in index heavyweights. Market made a positive start, as traders took some support with a report that the net direct tax collection figure has crossed the Rs 10 lakh crore mark as on March 16, helped by the fourth and final installment of tax payment. The entire advance tax data from across the country has not come yet. But, indices soon gave up most of its gain, as traders turned anxious with Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant’s statement that India cannot achieve 9-10% Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth without revolution in the farm sector. He said there is a need to boost investment in the agriculture sector as well as to introduce new technology and market reforms.The selling proved short-lived as markets once again entered into green terrain in afternoon deals, as investors took encouragement with a report that an RBI-appointed panel sought suggestions from the public on long-term solutions for economic and financial sustainability of MSME sector, including ways to improve credit rating mechanism to help them raise funds at competitive rates. Investors took note of a report that the government has constituted an inter-ministerial panel for monitoring, sanctioning and implementation of projects under the Rs 10,000-crore FAME-II programme, aimed at incentivising clean mobility.All sectoral indices ended in green on NSE except Auto and Metal. The top gainers from the F&O segment were Bank of India, Reliance Capital and Union Bank of India. On the other hand, the top losers were Just Dial, Jet Airways and Dish TV India. In the index option segment, maximum OI continues to be seen in the 11,300-11,700 calls and 10,800 -11,200 puts indicating this is the trading range expectation.India Volatility Index (VIX), a gauge for market’s short term expectation of volatility decreased by 2.41% and reached 16.49. The 50-share Nifty was up by 70.20 points 0.61% to settle at 11,532.40.Nifty March 2019 futures closed at 11570.75 on Tuesday, at a premium of 38.35 points over spot closing of 11532.40, while Nifty April 2019 futures ended at 11627.90, at a premium of 95.50 points over spot closing. Nifty March futures saw an addition of 0.67 million (mn) units, taking the total outstanding open interest (OI) to 21.35 mn units. The near month derivatives contract will expire on March 28, 2019. From the most active contracts, Reliance Industries March 2019 futures traded at a premium of 3.20 points at 1381.20 compared with spot closing of 1378.00. The numbers of contracts traded were 44,552. State Bank of India March 2019 futures traded at a premium of 1.45 points at 304.20 compared with spot closing of 302.75. The numbers of contracts traded were 23,476. Yes Bank March 2019 futures traded at a premium of 0.60 points at 249.95 compared with spot closing of 249.35. The numbers of contracts traded were 17,748. Punjab National Bank March 2019 futures traded at a premium of 0.35 points at 90.85 compared with spot closing of 90.50. The numbers of contracts traded were 16,195. Jubilant Foodworks March 2019 futures traded at a premium of 4.00 points at 1406.05 compared with spot closing of 1402.05. The numbers of contracts traded were 15,332. Among Nifty calls, 11,500 SP from the March month expiry was the most active call with an addition of 0.07 million open interests. Among Nifty puts, 11,500 from the March month expiry was the most active put with an addition of 1.01 million open interests. The maximum OI outstanding for Calls was at 11,500 SP (2.61mn) and that for Puts was at 11,000 SP (3.81mn). The respective Support and Resistance levels of Nifty are: Resistance 11,567.08 ---- Pivot Point 11,509.17 --- Support --- 11,474.48.The Nifty Put Call Ratio (PCR) finally stood at 1.66 for March month contract. The top five scrips with highest PCR on OI were Oracle Financial Services Software (2.00), Bajaj Finserv (1.84), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (1.63), UPL (1.51) and Axis Bank (1.40).Among most active underlying, Reliance Industries witnessed a contraction of 3.29 million units of Open Interest in the March month futures contract, followed by State Bank of India witnessing a contraction of 0.19 million units of Open Interest in the March month contract, ICICI Bank witnessed an addition of 0.01 million units of Open Interest in the March month contract, Punjab National Bank witnessed an addition of 2.67 million units of Open Interest in the March month contract and Infosys witnessed a contraction of 0.79 million units of Open Interest in the March month future contract.

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