Wall Street ended solidly higher on Friday as a strong jobs report and optimism about US-China trade negotiations ahead of an upcoming deadline helped stoke investor risk appetite.All three major US stock indexes gained ground, hovering within 1 percent of record highs set last week.But as a tumultuous week of contradictory trade news and mixed economic data drew to a close, only the S&P 500 posted a weekly gain. The Dow and the Nasdaq ended the session down from last Friday's close.Close The US economy added 2,66,000 jobs in November, the largest increase in 10 months, according to the Labor Department, blowing past analyst estimates. The unemployment rate edged down to 3.5 percent. related news Wall Street opens higher after strong jobs data, calmer tone on trade Wall Street inches higher as December 15 tariff deadline looms "This type of report shows underlying economic strength, and it gives corporate management confidence in the strength of the economy," said … [Read more...] about Wall Street climbs on solid jobs data, trade hopes; Dow Jones rallies over 300 pts
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Hareesh VDespite positive Chinese manufacturing numbers and improved trade deal optimism, Zinc prices in the international and domestic markets tumbled to multi-month lows.Prices gained considerably in the first half of the year but nosedived to a three year low by September on feeble demand expectation from China.Close China is the world’s largest zinc producer. Additionally, the country is the top consumer, accounting for about half of the global consumption. However, the 16 months old trade dispute with the US has roiled the Chinese manufacturing sector and demand for zinc. related news How to evaluate your risk appetite? December is usually volatile, pause is not negative trigger as articulated Jute could be among priority industries to bet on in next rally Zinc is largely used for galvanising steel, hence, about 50 percent of global demand is from the construction sector. Transportation, infra, industrial machinery and consumer products are the other … [Read more...] about Trade deal optimism, positive China manufacturing data may limit further downside in Zinc
Rahul JainWhen we start our investment journey, along with the anticipation of returns one of the first things we evaluate is the risk appetite. Risk appetite denotes the magnitude of risk an investor can stomach based on his goals and expected returns. But justifying your risk can often leave you confused.I believe the easiest way to come to a solution is to ask the right. Hence I list down some essential questions answering which will help you analyse this essential investment metric and this article will help you dig deep into them. Let’s get started.Close How vital is your investable surplus?Rahul JainEVP|Edelweiss Wealth Management 4 strategies to sail smooth during market volatilityNifty flirts with 12K: 4 common equity investment mistakes you must avoid'Auto & ancillaries, midcap financial and infrastructure stocks likely to lead next bull run'This is the first question that you need to answer while gauging your risk appetite. The value of money or rather an investable … [Read more...] about How to evaluate your risk appetite?
Dear Reader,From Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Adventure of Silver Blaze’:Gregory (Scotland Yard detective): Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention? Holmes: To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time. Gregory: The dog did nothing in the night-time. Holmes: That was the curious incident.Close The parallel between the little snippet from the Sherlock Holmes story and the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) doing nothing at its December 5 meeting is rather neat. related news Robots are not just taking away jobs, they are making life tougher for staff OPEC agrees oil output cuts after much 'brain squeezing' Jute could be among priority industries to bet on in next rally Everybody, including yours truly, expected a rate cut, given the dismal GDP growth in the September quarter. We had argued a rate cut would not be of much use, but had little faith in the MPC’s intestinal fortitude for straying from the beaten track. Mea … [Read more...] about Moneycontrol Pro Weekender: The curious incident of the MPC in the slowdown
Manas ChakravartyMarkets across the world have suddenly been spooked by fears of a growth slowdown. Here’s what the Reserve Bank of India said in its monetary policy statement a few days ago: "…global economic activity has shown increasing signs of weakness on rising trade tensions. Among advanced economies, economic activity appears to be slowing in the US in Q42018, after a buoyant Q3. The Euro area growth lost pace in Q3, impacted by weaker trade growth and new vehicle emission standards. The Japanese economy contracted in Q3 on subdued external and domestic demand."The RBI said growth was also slowing in some emerging markets, most importantly China. For India too, there have been warnings of lower growth after the September quarter gross domestic product growth came in lower than anticipated. Fitch Ratings has been the latest to jump aboard the bandwagon, reducing its estimate of India's GDP growth this fiscal from 7.8 percent earlier to 7.2 percent.Close … [Read more...] about Quick Take | Does the market really have a reason to worry about lower global growth?