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Indian Indices Close at Lifetime Highs
Wed, 10 May Closing

After opening the day on a positive note, Indian share markets continued their uptrend and ended their day on a positive note. Gains were largely seen in the telecom sector and FMCG sector leading the gains.

At the closing bell, the BSE Sensex stood higher by 315 points (up 1.1%) and the NSE Nifty closed higher by 90 points (up 1%). The BSE Mid Cap index ended the day up by 0.9%, while the BSE Small Cap index ended the day up by 0.8%.

Asian stock markets finished mixed as of the most recent closing prices. The Hang Seng gained 0.51% and the Nikkei gained 0.29%. The Shanghai Composite lost 0.93%. European markets are also trading mixed today with shares in London leading the region. The FTSE 100 is up 0.25% while Germany's DAX is down 0.05% and France's CAC 40 is down 0.15%. The rupee was trading at 64.65 to the US$ at the time of writing.

The dream run in Indian share markets is showing little signs of coming to an end. This we say as domestic equity benchmarks BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty scaled life-time highs today.

Buying interest was seen on the back of Indian Metrological Department's (IMD) forecast of a normal rainfall this calendar year and positive cues from Asian markets.

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Also, the ongoing earnings season has fueled the ongoing rally seen in domestic markets of late.

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Moving on to the news from the commodity markets. Crude oil sought respite and witnessed buying interest today. This came after Saudi Arabia reported that it would cut supplies to Asian customers as OPEC tries to counter rising US output that is threatening to derail its attempts to end a sustained global crude glut.

As reported by Reuters, state-owned Saudi Aramco is set to reduce oil supplies to Asian customers by about 7 million barrels in June as part of OPEC's agreement to reduce production.

One shall note that crude oil is witnessing selling pressure of late on concerns of rising supplies.

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 of 2017. Thus, 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. 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.

And here's a note from Profit Hunter

Hindustan Unilever (HUL) is among the top gainers today on the Nifty 50 Index. Let's have a look at its chart.

The stock has been trading in a broad range of Rs 765 to 975 for two and a half years. But today, it broke out of this range to hit a new all-time high of Rs 999.

The company's parent, Unilever PLC, received a rating upgrade from a global brokerage firm. And as a result the stock surged 5% to its record high. The healthy volumes for the day indicate buying interest. The RSI indicator is also trading in bullish territory.

It remains to be seen if the stock will be able to maintain its momentum or if it will snap back to its range.

HUL at Its Lifetime High
HUL at Its Lifetime High 

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Please Note: The stock price of Yes Bank on NSE-50 is not adjusted for face value split. Kindly refer to its BSE's quote today for the adjusted price.

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