Learn with ETMarkets: Seasonality in the stock market: Identifying and trading seasonal patterns

Learn with ETMarkets: Seasonality in the stock market: Identifying and trading seasonal patterns

In the ever-changing world of investments, trying to predict the future of an economy can be challenging. Whether you are an experienced investor or just starting your financial journey, understanding whether an economy is on the path to growth or heading towards a recession is crucial. Fortunately, there is a valuable tool that can provide … Read more

Gold prices back in limelight after mild correction

Gold prices back in limelight after mild correction

Spot gold tested a new lifetime high last week due to a combination of factors that have converged to propel the demand for the yellow metal. Multiple catalysts like US rate cut speculation, China’s economic stimulus, and renewed geopolitical tensions attributed to the rise in prices. Prices on the London spot market surged near to … Read more

SP Group arm Goswami Infra sweetens bond deal

SP Group arm Goswami Infra sweetens bond deal

Mumbai: The Shapoorji Pallonji Group (SP Group) is offering ₹400 crore more to the bondholders of group company Goswami Infratech, in exchange for their consent to extend the deadline to meet certain covenants on ₹14,300 crore of borrowings. The company, which has to pay ₹1,400 crore in interest this month, has sought a four-month window … Read more

Gold, silver price on 13 May 2024: Yellow metal and silver retreat as investors book profits amid uncertainty

Gold, silver price on 13 May 2024: Yellow metal and silver retreat as investors book profits amid uncertainty

Gold prices on the MCX hovered at Rs 72,363 per 10 grams on Thursday, hitting an intraday low of Rs 72,281. In the international market, prices maintained a similar trend, hovering around $2,353.18 per ounce. This indicates a certain level of stability in the gold market. Meanwhile, silver hovered at Rs 84,598 per kg and … Read more

Wall St Week Ahead-US small caps struggle as elevated interest rates take a toll

Wall St Week Ahead-US small caps struggle as elevated interest rates take a toll

The prospect of interest rates remaining elevated as the Federal Reserve battles inflation is further clouding the outlook for shares of smaller U.S. companies, which have lagged broader markets this year. Small cap stocks surged at the end of 2023, as expectations grew that the Fed was done raising interest rates and would soon begin … Read more

Fed cites lack of progress on inflation, holds rates steady

Fed cites lack of progress on inflation, holds rates steady

Washington: The Federal Reserve signaled fresh concerns about inflation as it reaffirmed it needs more evidence that price gains are cooling before cutting interest rates from a two-decade high. Officials unanimously decided to leave the target range for the benchmark federal funds rate at 5.25% to 5.5% – where it’s been since July – following … Read more

Home loan interest rates cross 9%; here’s how you can reduce your EMI burden

Home loan interest rates cross 9%; here’s how you can reduce your EMI burden

When you buy a home, you think of securing a favourable interest rate. This matters not only for existing homeowners but also for new buyers. Recently, most financial institutions have seen a significant shift as home loan interest rates have surpassed the 9 percent mark. With the increase in interest rates, homeowners and buyers have … Read more

Global inflation, may keep rates in India higher for longer, too: Kotak

Global inflation, may keep rates in India higher for longer, too: Kotak

Mumbai: Kotak Mahindra Bank founder Uday Kotak has warned about interest rates staying elevated for a longer period of time due to a higher-than-expected US inflation and firm oil prices. Kotak said US inflation may dent hopes of interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve and keep interest rates “higher for longer” even in countries … Read more

When will Fed cut rates? As US economy flexes its muscles, maybe later or not at all

When will Fed cut rates? As US economy flexes its muscles, maybe later or not at all

WASHINGTON – Ever since the Federal Reserve signaled last fall that it was likely done raising interest rates, Wall Street traders, economists, car buyers, would-be homeowners – pretty much everyone – began obsessing over a single question: When will the Fed start cutting rates? But now, with the U.S. economy showing surprising vigor, a different … Read more

US Fed meet begins today: Why will chief Powell & team choose to stay put?

US Fed meet begins today: Why will chief Powell & team choose to stay put?

The US Federal Reserve’s two-day monetary policy meeting is slated to begin later today, and the central bank is widely expected to stay put on interest rates after the recent data on inflation. Inflation data released last week showed that consumer prices in the US rose again in February. Consumer prices rose 0.4% for the … Read more