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The sharp stock rally in recent months has come as a surprise to many, but the market now awaits an event, like improved corporate earnings, for the next big move.

Robust showing by midcaps, index beats Sensex and Nifty Even as the market got jittery over corporate earnings, analysts are expecting that companies in midcap and small cap space are likely to report robust numbers.
Oil stocks rise on prospect of free pricing of auto fuel With the oil marketing companies (OMCs) making strong gains, the BSE oil & gas index hit a fresh 52-week high on Tuesday.
ALL RISE: Local and foreign fund flows push 400 stocks to lifetime highs With over 400 stocks hitting their all-time highs in the past month, the market capitalisation of Indian bourses has touched a new peak.
With market peaking, smart stock picking strategy needed for better returns The deluge of foreign fund flows over the past month has taken the domestic market to new highs with stocks across the board rising sharply and making it tough for investors to deploy funds in the mar
Slow down likely after rush of funds After pumping in huge funds before the implementation of the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR), overseas investors may slow down their purchases in the Indian market in the coming months, says exper
Rs 56,261 cr: Huge FPI funds pumped into Indian markets as GAAR kicks in Foreign investors have pumped in a massive Rs 56,261 crore into the Indian market in March, clocking the highest net inflow by FPIs in a month since 2002, mainly to take advantage of the grandfatherin
Govt pushes cash rich PSUs to boost its non tax revenue With its divestment target falling short, the government is milking cash-rich public sector companies to shore up its non-tax revenue but in the process straining them financially.
On the cards: A telecom giant with Rs 80k crore in revenues The Aditya Birla group owned Idea Cellular and the world second largest telecom operator Vodafone Plc on Monday, announced the much expected merger of their Indian operations creating the largest tele
Investors bet big on PSU oil stocks Oil and gas sector stocks have been in the limelight as investors are making big bets on the PSU oil marketing companies with global crude prices trending down.