SGX Nifty indicating a positive opening for markets

For today, relief on tax cuts in real estate could see some more gains in that sector as demand could see more traction.

Feb 25, 2019 02:02 IST India Infoline News Service

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SGX Nifty is at 10828, up 21 points. For today, relief on tax cuts in real estate could see some more gains in that sector as demand could see more traction.

On Friday, Nifty saw another range-bound session with the index closing marginally in the red even as the broader market outperformed. Metals, auto, and reality stocks outperformed even as private banks and financial services stocks saw profit booking. We expect another day of consolidation with the broader market seeing more traction.

Global market: Asian indices opened in the green buoyed by the extension of tariffs deadline by President Donald Trump, which indicated positive momentum before the talks between US-China. Most Asian indices traded in the green as risk assets continued to see gains. The Chinese Shanghai index has seen relative outperformance since the New Year with the index gaining over 15% from the December lows.

US market: US markets ended the week with another solid day of gains as Dow Jones reclaims 26000. Nasdaq enters the new bull market as it closes above 7500. Bond yields flatten as inflation moderates, while crude oil witnessing consolidation. President Trump extended March 1, deadline on China tariffs as status quo till talks begin.

FII/DII Data: In Friday’s trading session, FIIs bought 6311cr stock in the cash market, whereas DIIs bought 838cr worth of stock. In the derivative market, FIIs bought 75cr of Index futures and bought 6cr worth of Index options. In the Stock futures segment, FIIs sold 1086cr worth of stock futures and sold 52cr stock options

FII View: FIIs trimmed bullish positions in the derivative segment, which is deduced by the fact that they reduced 553 long contracts in the Index Futures, while simultaneously reducing 3551 long contracts in Index Call Options. The long-short ratio in Index Futures currently stands at 1.4 x.

FII OI
(in000's)
% Chg % Chg
Since Expiry
Long/
Short Ratio
Long/Short
 Since Expiry
Index Long 188 (0) 73 0.9 1.4
Index Short 200 (1) 27
Index Call Long 229 (2) 27 2.7 0.8
Index Call Short 86 5 50
Index Put Long 363 1 28 2.4 1.2
Index Put Short 153 (6) 6

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