Here’s breaking down the pre-market actions:
STATE OF THE MARKETS
SGX Nifty signals a positive start
Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded 149.5 points, or 0.86 per cent, per cent higher at 17,464.50, signaling that Dalal Street was headed for a positive start on Monday.
- Tech View: After Monday’s upmove, the base for Nifty 50 has shifted higher towards 17000-17100 points, and the index closing above 17300 points is seen as an indication of good times for markets. The next major resistance for Nifty 50 is seen at 17350–17430 points.
- India VIX: Despite gains in equities on Monday, the volatility index rose but this was largely due to the trading action in call and put options of Nifty 50. The index ended 0.9% higher at 18.4175 points.
Stocks in Asia are set to follow Wall Street higher after the S&P 500 closed above a key technical level and the reversal of the UK’s vast fiscal stimulus bolstered global sentiment.
U.S. stocks kicked off the trading week on Monday with a rally after Britain reversed course on an economic plan, while Bank of America was the latest financial company to post solid quarterly results, which lifted optimism about the corporate earnings season.
- Dow up 1.86%
- S&P 500 rises 2.65%
- Nasdaq gains 3.43%
Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) remained sellers in the domestic market, but the pace of selling slowed down. Net-net, they sold shares worth Rs. 372 crores, provisional data available with NSE suggested. DIIs were net buyers of stocks to the tune of Rs. 1,582 crores.
Stocks in F&O ban today
, , and remain under the F&O ban for Tuesday, October 18. Securities in the ban period under the F&O segment include companies in which the security has crossed 95 per cent of the market-wide position limit.
Rupee: The rupee remained steady against the dollar on Monday and settled at 82.3500, unchanged from the previous session. The dollar index fell in the US trading session on Monday. The index lost over 1% to 111.98 points.
46 companies are scheduled to report earnings for the quarter ended September.
General Insurance, L&T Technology Services, Network18 Media, and are among the major ones.