Why the FCRA bill is so important ?

by- Jayant Manglik, President of Retail Distribution at Religare Securities Limited 

Commodity markets are set to help India find its rightful place in the sun. Well, almost – if the FCRA (Forward Contracts Regulation Act) Amendment Bill is cleared soon. It has been passed by the earlier cabinet and was set to be approved by Parliament more than once. With the new government in place, no doubt it will be referred to the Standing Committee and this time it will proceed as planned. Indeed, it must because within the existing regulatory framework, the commodity exchange sector in India has largely run its course – there are few drivers for further development and only new policy and direction will ensure healthy growth from here on. Continue reading “Why the FCRA bill is so important ?”

Investors should try to stagger investments into equity markets

by- Jayant Manglik, President of Retail Distribution at Religare Securities Limited 

Markets are sometimes driven by sentiments and today one of those times. Hope has trumped fundamentals. The National Democratic Alliance has received clear majority in the elections and the Modi wave has catapulted the BJP securely to power. The allocation of ministerial portfolios is also done and there are no allies to please. This makes for a strong government which can take big decisions quickly, at least during its honeymoon period over the next 12 months. Continue reading “Investors should try to stagger investments into equity markets”

Market to see volatility amid F&O expiry, oil price movement

by- Jayant Manglik, President of Retail Distribution at Religare Securities Limited 

Indian stock market is expected to witness volatility as traders roll over positions in the futures & options (F&O) segment, while movement in crude oil prices linked to the Iraq unrest and the progress of monsoon will set the tone this week.

Some of the other factors that are likely to impact stock market movement include, trend in global equity markets and investment activity of foreign institutional investors. On Friday, the Sensex ended at 25,105.51 and the Nifty at 7,511.45 — both values being respective two-week lows. Continue reading “Market to see volatility amid F&O expiry, oil price movement”

Why Invest In Commodities?


An asset class that has performed consistently in the past and has given extraordinary returns during periods of extreme and unexpected inflationary episodes and strong economic growth. Commodity Market has shown persistent development globally due to rising level of demand especially from the developing countries.

Having some exposure to commodities is an indication of a well-diversified and smart portfolio. Commodities offer diversification benefits because their return characteristics are different than those of stocks and bonds. It serves as an alternative investment outlet for investors. Investors in commodities do not need to physically carry and store commodities. The commodity market can serve as a medium for investors to hedge their exposure in equity and debt markets. This is because commodities, such as precious metals, real estate, etc move in opposite direction with the traditional investment markets over a long term. They are a good source of investment even during tough times. Continue reading “Why Invest In Commodities?”

What are the factors affecting Gold prices

What are the Factors Affecting/Influencing Gold Prices? Continue reading “What are the factors affecting Gold prices”