Rajiv Nagpal
Market Expert
New Delhi
My Stories
Consolidation in the offing

Friday morning presented an interesting contrast. Most business dailies had two prominent news stories on the front page. The first was Sensex touching a new high, with the Nifty almost there.

Stay bullish with protection

While the Sensex has formed a new high and entered into uncharted territory, the Nifty is closely behind.

Earnings-led volatility expected

The first week of July would have appeared as a good start for the equity market since the Nifty had closed the week with a gain of 78 points.

Time to focus on stock options

Despite the early week scare, call option buyers who had the guts to buy calls in a market correction had got good short-term returns last week.

Stay with hedged covered calls

While volatility is part and parcel of the expiry week, it usually happens before the event or on the day of derivatives contracts expiry.

Volatility to remain at elevated levels

Finally, two sessions of  the past week showed some convergence between the Nifty and the broader market. On Wednesday and Thursday, the benchmark index declined—the decline wer

Checking MF report card

Around seven months back, in November, this column had advised equity mutual fund investors to get out of schemes that had not been doing well.

Feeble signals give no clear trend

After a couple of weeks of break in which it appeared that the selling pressure in mid-caps was over, the segment once again came under pressure last week.

Wait for directional moves

This is the week of June contracts expiry. The best option this week would be not to trade or take any large bet.

See-saw moves may remain

After many weeks of correction, the market got a reprieve last week, along with signs of convergence between the main market and mid-cap stocks, as the former moved up and the latter stopped fallin