Indices trade with minor cuts; NSE VIX drops 2%
Published on Jul 15, 2022 12:32
The benchmark indices traded near the flat line with minor losses in the early afternoon trade. The Nifty traded below the 16,950 level. Consumer durables, auto and FMCG shares advanced while PSU bank, IT and metal stocks corrected.
At 12:25 IST, the barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, was down 48.24 points or 0.09% to 53,367.91. The Nifty 50 index fell 7.40 points or 0.05% to 15,931.25.
In the broader market, the S&P BSE Mid-Cap index gained 0.16% while the S&P BSE Small-Cap index fell 0.11%.
The market breadth was negative. On the BSE, 1,434 shares rose and 1,685 shares fell. A total of 166 shares were unchanged.
Investors worried that aggressive interest rate hikes by global central banks would stifle economic growth.
India`s merchandise exports in June 2022 were $40.13 billion, as compared to $32.49 billion in June 2021, exhibiting a positive growth of 23.52%. Merchandise imports in June 2022 were $66.31 billion, which is an increase of 57.55% over imports of $42.09 billion in June 2021.The merchandise trade deficit in June 2022 was estimated at $26.18 billion as against $9.60 billion in June 2021, which is an increase of 172.72%.
The NSE`s India VIX, a gauge of the market`s expectation of volatility over the near term, declined 1.99% to 17.98. The Nifty 28 July 2022 futures were trading at 15,936, at a premium of 4.75 points compared with the spot at 15,931.25.
The Nifty option chain for the 28 July 2022 expiry showed maximum Call OI of 27.5 lakh contracts at the 16,000 strike prices. Maximum Put OI of 30.7 lakh contracts was seen at 15,500 strike price.
The Nifty Consumer Durables index rose 0.95% to 24,754.35, continuing its gaining streak to the third day. The index rose 1.33% in the three trading sessions.
Among the components of the Nifty Consumer Durables index, Titan Company (up 2.28%), Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals (up 1.34%), Whirlpool of India (up 1.22%), Dixon Technologies (India) (up 1.02%) and Bata India (up 0.95%) were the top gainers.
Among the other gainers were Amber Enterprises India (up 0.76%), Blue Star (up 0.76%), Orient Electric (up 0.76%), Havells India (up 0.58%).
On the other hand, V-Guard Industries (down 0.98%), TTK Prestige (down 0.88%) and Rajesh Exports (down 0.85%) turned lower.
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