oppn parties Stocks Rise And Fall As BJP Falters In Karnataka

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  • In reply to a question in Parliament, the government says it is empowered to lawfully intercept, monitor or decrpyt information stored in a computer resource in the interest of sovereignty or integrity of India
  • Police stop a 12-year old girl on her way to the Sabarimala shrine
  • In Karnataka, the JD(S) indicates that it might support the BJP government if it falls short of numbers after the bypolls
  • Congress pips the BJP in local body elections in Rajasthan, winning 961 wards to the BJPs 737
  • After Airtel and Vodafone-Idea, Jio also indicates that tariffs will be raised from December
  • Sources in Shiv Sena say that they might revive the alliance with the BJP if it offers the 50:50 deal
  • A miffed Sanjay Rout of the Shiv Sena says that it will take "100 births" to understand Sharad Pawar
  • Mobile operators Vodafone-Idea and Airtel decide to raise tariffs from next month
  • Sharad Pawar meets Sonia Gandhi and says more time needed for government formation in Maharashtra
  • Justice S A Bobde sworn in as the 47th Chief Justice of India
  • Supreme Court holds hotels liable for theft of vehicle from their parking area if parked by valet, says "owner's risk" clause is not a shield from such liability
  • Finance Minister says she is receiving feedback from many sectors that recovery is happening as there is lower stress
  • Sabarimala temple opens, but police bar the entry of women below 50 years
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says Air India and BPCL to be sold off by March
  • Media person Rajat Sharma resigns as DDCA president
Two Muslim litigants in Ayodhya refuse to accept the Supreme Court order, say review petition might be filed
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Stocks Rise And Fall As BJP Falters In Karnataka

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Sunil Garodia By our team of in-house writers.
The stock markets witnessed a steep rise and an equally steeper fall even as the political drama played out in Karnataka. The markets were sailing on calm seas in the morning as the leads showed a neck to neck fight between the BJP and the Congress. But once BJP started nosing ahead, there was a frenzy of buying which took the markets up, up and up. At one point, the Sensex was up by 455 points from its opening price of the day. The Nifty similarly rose nearly 117 points to come close to the 11000 mark.

But as soon as it became clear that the BJP was not getting past the half way mark, there was selling pressure and both the indices started tumbling. It got worse when the Congress proposed an alliance with the JD(S), even conceding the CM’s post to Kumaraswamy. At the end of the day, the uncertainty was too much for the traders and the market wiped out all the gains of the day with the Sensex closing 13 points lower and the Nifty 4 points from their opening levels. One important fact remained: the Nifty could not be hammered down below the psychological level of 10800 and it meant that the bulls still felt that the BJP will form the government. Hope the Karnataka governor is listening.

Analysts say that the Nifty formed an “Inverted Hammer” or a Shooting Star kind of formation. For the uninitiated, it means that there was selling pressure at higher levels and it could be treated as a reversal pattern (meaning the bears are taking over) but it is not certain and needs confirmation over the next few sessions. Doesn’t it sound like astrological predictions? The market is always upbeat on news of BJP victory. Hence, it has reacted adversely to the party falling short of majority in Karnataka. Traders are advised to tread with caution.

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