The month of July turned out to be the worst month for the Indian markets in 2019 as the Nifty50 saw a dip of 5.6 percent, while the S&P BSE Sensex plunged 4.8 percent in the same period.Will August offer some respite to D-Street? Anecdotal evidence suggests that bears remained in control of D-Street in six out of the last 10 years, data from AceEquity showed.Of those six instances, Sensex plunged nearly 9 percent in August 2011, 6.7 percent in August 2015 and 3.6 percent in August 2013—three of the biggest falls in the month of August.Close On the other hand, the bulls have dominated the market in only four instances. These are—2014 (Sensex rose 4.5 percent), 2018 (Sensex up 2.99 percent) and 2016 (Sensex up 1.6 percent). related news Technical View: Nifty forms Dragonfly Doji pattern, record high likely if index holds 12K Taking Stock: Booster plan for real estate, US-China trade truce help Sensex hit new high, Nifty ends above 12K Booster plan … [Read more...] about 10-year data suggests bears control D-St in August; will 2019 be different?
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Vedika NarvekarAgricultural commodities started the week on a positive note, with prices of a few commodities touching the upper limit of 4 percent on November 4. But, in the next trading session, prices fell sharply on expectations of pressure building up on arrival of the kharif crop.The protracted southwest monsoon, which continued till mid-October, followed by back-to-back cyclonic storms--Kyarr and Maha--with yet another, Bulbul, on its way have raised concerns about excessive rainfall in several parts of the country. Both rabi and kharif crops are likely to be affected by these weather patterns.Close Oilseeds and pulses have taken a beating this season. Main kharif oilseeds, groundnut and soybean, have been hit by incessant rains. Mustard seed acreage may also decline as the sowing period for the largest rabi oilseed had to be put off. It could lead to a drop in the availability of edible oils this season. related news Gold prices fail to break out of range even as the … [Read more...] about Agri markets volatile amid back-to-back cyclonic storms
US aircraft manufacturer Boeing, which has forecasted that the Indian aviation market will need 2,380 new commercial airplanes valued at $330 billion in the next 20 years, is doing exactly what its report suggests - to put more resources in India.Boeing, apart from being a leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, is also the world's largest aerospace company. It has made India its second-largest presence after the home market in the US.It is banking on the Indian market as one of the channels to overcome the setback that had come from the grounding of its 737 Max fleet after the twin crashes - Indonesia’a Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines - that led to the loss of more than 300 lives.Close Just like what the company illustrated in its annual India Commercial Market Outlook in Mumbai on November 7, the future demand for the aircraft will generate more from Asia Pacific than from any other part of the world, with India being among the biggest … [Read more...] about Boeing focuses on India as it looks to reclaim global confidence after Max 737 backlash
NASA, the Grammy Award-winning space exploration agency, has a few new tracks out. advertisement NASA’s InSight lander has been hanging out on Mars, and thanks to an incredibly sensitive seismometer, called the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS), it has been picking up some good, good, good, good vibrations. SEIS is so sensitive, in fact, that it can pick up vibrations as subtle as a breeze, making it the perfect tool for scientists (and music producers) eager to hear what the Red Planet sounds like. Scientists had strapped SEIS on to InSight in the hopes of studying the seismic waves of the planet’s earthquakes or, more accurately, marsquakes, in the hopes of getting a sense of the planet’s rich interior world. SEIS recorded a few of the marsquakes, and now NASA has released its first few tracks. Since the quakes are far below the human range of hearing, the recordings collected by the “very broad band sensors” from SEIS and … [Read more...] about Listen to these fascinating sounds on Mars, and feel like you’re 140 million miles away
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