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Indian Indices Trade Marginally Lower; Telecom Stocks Witness Selling
Tue, 2 May 11:30 am

Share markets in India are presently trading marginally lower. Sectoral indices are trading on a mixed note with stocks in the telecom sector and power sector witnessing maximum selling pressure. Realty sector is trading in the green.

The BSE Sensex is trading down 70 points (down 0.2%) and the NSE Nifty is trading down by 25 points (down 0.3%). The BSE Mid Cap index is trading down by 0.4%, while the BSE Small Cap index is trading down by 0.2%. The rupee is trading at 64.21 to the US$.

Indian indices have erased early gains and are presently trading on a negative note, weighed by banking stocks. Volatility is also seen ahead of the fourth quarter result announcements by various companies today.

The above developments, coupled with the ongoing global volatility, has led the Sensex fall below its 30,000 mark.

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Among all this volatility and uncertainty, we'd like to remind of you of a rather sobering quote from superinvestor Warren Buffett:

  • The future is never clear; you pay a very high price in the stock market for a cheery consensus. Uncertainty actually is the friend of the buyer of long-term values.

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Moving on to the news from the commodity markets... Crude oil is witnessing selling pressure today. This is seen on the back of a recovery in Libyan output and rising US supplies. The developments have raised concerns of an oversupply and weighed on crude oil prices.

Oversupply Concerns Drag Crude Oil Lower

The above oversupply is seen despite major oil producers agreeing to cut production by 1.8 million barrels per day for the first half of 2017. As a result, market participants are now worried that OPEC-led production cuts may not significantly tighten the rising inventory supplies.

All eyes are now set on the upcoming meet between the OPEC and participating non-OPEC countries which is scheduled for May 25th to discuss whether to extend the curbs in oil production in the second half of this year.

More production cuts will mean curb in crude oil supplies and support Brent crude oil prices.

One shall note that crude oil prices have been remarkably silent over the last two years. Prices have remained within a tight range, rarely dropping below US$40 or rising above US$60. Volatility has crashed. And if you are trading crude oil, it's critical to understand why this has occurred.

One of the issues of Vivek Kaul's Inner Circle (requires subscription) explains what has triggered the above taming in crude oil prices.

To keep a tab on the movements in crude oil and other commodities, you can read the stock market commentary from the Daily Profit Hunter team. Their commentary tracks the developments in the global economy as well as stock, currency and commodity markets.

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