The ART of broking

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

The history of stock markets is littered with changes which significantly altered the pecking order of the largest brokerages. Most of the changes had to do with the advent of the new technology introduced by the newly formed NSE in 1994 with BSE playing catch up. The major changes have been market-transforming with increased reach and availability of sophisticated products, sometimes more advanced than several western nations. Continue reading

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

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

What are the factors affecting Gold prices

What are the Factors Affecting/Influencing Gold Prices? Continue reading

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