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F&O expiry may trigger volatility

Published on May 25, 2023 08:16

Trading could be volatile as traders roll over positions in the F&O segment from the near month May series to June series. The May 2023 F&O contracts are set for expiry today 25 May 2023.

SGX Nifty:

Trading of Nifty 50 index futures on the Singapore stock exchange indicates that the Nifty could fall 45 points at the opening bell.

Global markets:

Overseas, Asian markets are trading mixed as the Bank of Korea held its benchmark interest rate steady at 3.5%, in line with expectations. South Korea, which was one of the first Asian banks to pause its rate hikes, has held rates for three straight meetings since January.

US stocks fell on Wednesday as investor concerns over the debt ceiling mounted and ratings agency Fitch put the United States` AAA rating on negative watch. U.S.

Fitch Ratings put the U.S.′ AAA long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating on a negative watch. The rating agency said the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations have raised the risks that the government could miss payments on some of its obligations. Fitch noted that it still expects Washington officials to arrive at a resolution before the deadline.

Federal Reserve officials were also divided on the need to raise interest rates, minutes from the central bank show. The minutes indicated that a decision to increase rates at the next meeting would ultimately hinge on upcoming data releases.

Domestic markets:

Back home, the key equity indices ended with modest losses on Wednesday, snapping a three-day rising streak. The barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, fell 208.01 points or 0.34% to 61,773.78. The Nifty 50 index lost 62.60 points or 0.34% to 18,285.40.

Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth Rs 1,185.84 crore, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs), were net buyers to the tune of Rs 300.93 crore in the Indian equity market on 24 May, provisional data showed.

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