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The Nasdaq Composite Index is a large market cap-weighted index of more than 2,500 stocks, American depositary receipts (ADRs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs), among others. It comprises 2,500 common eq...The Nasdaq Composite Index is a large market cap-weighted index of more than 2,500 stocks, American depositary receipts (ADRs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs), among others. It comprises 2,500 common equities listed on Nasdaq. The index includes all Nasdaq-listed stocks that are not derivatives, preferred shares, funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) or debenture securities.The index was launched in 1971, with a starting value of 100. Over the years, the index has soared tremendously even as it witnessed multiple periods of decline.To be eligible for inclusion in Nasdaq Composite Index, the security's US listing must be exclusively on Nasdaq Stock Market (unless the security was dually listed on another US market prior to January 1, 2004, and has continuously maintained such listing).Closed-end funds, convertible debentures, exchange-traded funds, preferred stocks, rights, warrants, units and other derivative securities are ineligible for inclusion in the index.The industry weights of the Nasdaq Composite Index's individual securities are tilted heavily in favour of technology. As of March 2020, the weightage are: technology at 48.39 per cent, consumer services at 19.43 per cent, health care at 10.21 per cent, financials at 7.21 per cent, industrials at 6.85 per cent, consumer goods at 5.51 per cent, utilities at 0.81 per cent, telecommunications at 0.72 per cent, oil and gas at 0.55 per cent and basic materials at 0.32 per cent.

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The Nasdaq Composite Index is a large market cap-weighted index of more than 2,500 stocks, American depositary receipts (ADRs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs), among others. It comprises 2,500 common equities listed on Nasdaq. The index includes all Nasdaq-listed stocks that are not derivatives, preferred shares, funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) or debenture securities.The index was launched in 1971, with a starting value of 100. Over the years, the index has soared tremendously even as it witnessed multiple periods of decline.To be eligible for inclusion in Nasdaq Composite Index, the security's US listing must be exclusively on Nasdaq Stock Market (unless the security was dually listed on another US market prior to January 1, 2004, and has continuously maintained such listing).Closed-end funds, convertible debentures, exchange-traded funds, preferred stocks, rights, warrants, units and other derivative securities are ineligible for inclusion in the index.The industry weights of the Nasdaq Composite Index's individual securities are tilted heavily in favour of technology. As of March 2020, the weightage are: technology at 48.39 per cent, consumer services at 19.43 per cent, health care at 10.21 per cent, financials at 7.21 per cent, industrials at 6.85 per cent, consumer goods at 5.51 per cent, utilities at 0.81 per cent, telecommunications at 0.72 per cent, oil and gas at 0.55 per cent and basic materials at 0.32 per cent.

Black Monday: Dow Jones plunges nearly 3000 points as coronavirus response upends Wall Street

Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since the crash of 1987 on Monday after unprecedented steps taken by the Federal Reserve, lawmakers and the White House to slow the spread and blunt the economic hit of the coronavirus failed to restore order to markets.

Wall Street set to crash again after Fed slashes rates

S&P 500 futures fell 4.77% to hit a daily down limit in early trading, and S&P 500 ETFs plunged 9%, suggesting the benchmark index would set off a 15-minute cutout.

Gold rises slightly on US-China tensions, gloomy economic outlook

On Monday, the metal fell back from a more than seven-year high to settle 0.5% lower.

Wall Street plunges, bringing record bull run to an end

Trump’s travel ban and tepid fiscal measures sparked the latest leg down in risk assets.

D-Street bulls in ICU: Five factors behind Sensex's 2,900-pt crash

The stocks crash wiped out Rs 11.27 lakh crore of equity investors' wealth during the day.

Investors flee Wall Street, seek shelter in bond and gold

All 11 S&P sectors were trading lower, led by a 5.2% drop in energy stocks, which tracked a slump in oil prices.

Sensex crashes 894 points: Coronavirus, YES Bank & other factors behind fall

A fast spreading coronavirus beyond its epicentre in China spooked investors across the globe.

Dow Jones drops over 3% on virus fears, travel shares slammed

The major indexes fell over 3 per cent. On Wednesday the market tallied huge gains following moderate Joe Biden's success in the Super Tuesday primaries for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Expect bank stocks to bounce back in the next few days: Sunil Singhania

‘We are most likely set for a reasonable lockdown relaxation’

Sensex rises 200 points on firm global cues; Nifty above 11,300

India VIX, the barometer of fear in the market, also fell 3.28 per cent to 23.43.

Bulls regain foothold, but path uncertain

Market participants had been hoping that finance officials from the world’s seven largest economies would come out with a concrete plan.

Wall Street unconvinced by Fed emergency rate cut

The US central bank cut rates three times in 2019 and has since held the fire amid signs of improving growth.

What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

Net-net, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) were sellers of domestic stocks to the tune of Rs 1,354.72 crore on Monday, data available with NSE suggested.

Nasdaq caps a $7 trillion decade with its best rally In 10 years

Tech stocks have been able to rally to records even as they were beset by bad news.

Sensex jumps 480 points; 4 factors that drove market rally

​RBI has said that it is ready to take appropriate actions to preserve financial stability

Wall St gains as investors buy the dip; stimulus measures in focus

Investors now expect the Fed to deliver a 50 basis points rate cut when it meets on March 17-18.

Dow, S&P suffer biggest weekly plunge since 2008 crisis

Of the S&P's 11 major sectors, the rate-sensitive financial index weighed the most on the benchmark S&P 500 index, ending the day down 2.6 per cent.

What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded 169.50 points, or 1.46 per cent, lower.

Dow Jones suffers record decline of 1,190 points as Wall Street leads global stocks lower

The CBOE volatility index, also known as the fear index, ended near its session high.

Dow futures tank 1.4% as coronavirus risks deepen

Benchmark 10-year US Treasuries fell to record lows, while gold rose 0.5%. Oil prices slid to their lowest in more than a year on fears of lower demand.

Wall Street gains ground after virus-driven selloff

All major S&P sectors were trading higher, with technology leading the charge on a 1.6% gain. Defensive utilities , real estate and consumer staples were the laggards.

Dollar eases on defiant economic hopes, negative rates spectre

The dollar's index against a basket of six other major currencies slipped to 99.829 from Thursday's high of 100.40.

Wall Street's sell-off deepens as coronavirus fears intensify; Dow Jones tumbles 3%

The S&P 500 lost $2.138 trillion in market capitalization over the last four sessions, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices analyst Howard Silverblatt.

Dow Jones, S&P500 suffer biggest one-day losses in two years on fears of coronavirus

The benchmark S&P500, which represents over 44% of the m-cap of all global equities, lost $927 billion of its value.

NCLT approves Ebix’s revival plan for Trimax IT Infrastructure

Ebix Software India (ESIPL) will pay upfront Rs 75 crore to acquire the company. The company owed over Rs 1,918 crore to its lenders, including about Rs 1,700 crore to financial creditors.

A medical solution & stimulus to give direction to market: Nilesh Shah

‘Flush of liquidity globally is bound to inflate asset prices’

Asia looks to safer shores in US assets as virus spreads

Corporate earnings are increasingly under threat as US manufacturers, like many others, scramble for alternative sources as China's supply chains seize up.

Wall Street steady as virus fears build; E*Trade surges on buyout deal

E*Trade jumped 24.2% after Morgan Stanley offered to buy it in a $13 billion stock deal, the biggest acquisition by a Wall Street bank since the global financial crisis.

What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

NSE Nifty on Wednesday snapped a four-day losing streak and formed a bullish candle on the daily chart.

CCI approves combination between BP Global Investments, Reliance BP Mobility

Subsequently, the proposed transaction would involve acquisition of an aggregate 49 per cent of the fully diluted paid-up equity share capital and voting rights in and of RBPML by BP Global, it added.

Sensex jumps 237 points, Nifty tops 12,100: Key factors behind rally

All sectoral indices on NSE were trading with gains in early trade.

China's US imports tariff cuts propel Japan shares to best day in 13 months

The broader Topix advanced 2.1 per cent to 1,736.98.

Netflix doubles expected signups but warns coronavirus boost may fade

The company is among the few businesses to benefit from government orders imposed in March to keep people away from each other in order to stop the spread of the highly infectious novel coronavirus. While the S&P 500 Index has fallen 19% from its Feb. 19 record high, Netflix has gained 11% during the same period.

NSE, BSE to launch RFQ platform for debt securities

The exchange said the platform -- NSE RFQ (request for quote) -- will be launched by Sebi Chairman Ajay Tyagi on Tuesday, February 4.

PE investment in real estate falls 89% to $222 million in Jan-Mar: Report

Ttal PE investment in real estate could drop to $3.5 billion in the calendar year 2020 from $6.4 billion last year. Out of $222 million inflow in the first three months of this year, the office market attracted an investment of $143 million while the hospitality sector $79 million.

What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

Analysts said if Nifty50 breaches the 12,230 mark on the downside, then it will slip further.

S&P 500 isn’t in a bubble till 3,700: JPMorgan

That would be about a 13 per cent gain from the index’s close on the same day.

What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

Oil prices edged lower as receding Middle East tensions took some heat out of the market.

Dow Jones gains on Boeing, recovery hopes

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 251.67 points, or 0.98 per cent, at 25,994.32.

What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

Nifty50 reclaimed the 12,200 mark on Thursday, forming a bullish candle on the daily chart.

Ahead of Market: 12 things that will decide stock action on Thursday

A look at what some of the key indicators are suggesting for Thursday’s market action.

Market Movers: What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

Nifty50 on Wednesday recovered nearly 100 points from the day’s low, as the bulls went ahead to buy the dips.

SGX Nifty up 40 points; here's what changed for market while you were sleeping

Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded 42 points, or 0.42 per cent higher at 10,080.50 in signs that Dalal Street was headed for a positive start on Wednesday.

SGX Nifty futures recover on Trump's tweet, still down 100 points

The fresh escalation in the US-Iran tension sent Asian shares plunging even as oil prices soared.

Dow Jones scales fresh three-month peak

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 168.85 points, or 0.66 per cent, at 25,643.87.

Ahead of Market: 12 things that will decide stock action on Wednesday

A look at what some of the key indicators are suggesting for Wednesday’s market action.

SGX Nifty down 9 points; here's what changed for market while you were sleeping

Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded 8.75 points, or 0.09 per cent lower at 9,830.75 in signs that Dalal Street was headed for a muted start on Tuesday.

Dow Jones flat as recovery hopes offset US protests, China tensions

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 8.31 points, or 0.03 per cent, at 25,391.42.

Ahead of Market: 12 things that will decide stock action on Tuesday

A look at what some of the key indicators are suggesting for Tuesday’s market action.

SGX Nifty jumps 170 points; here's what changed for market while you were sleeping

Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded 171.25 points, or 1.81 per cent higher at 9,653.50 in signs that Dalal Street was headed for a positive start on Monday.

Ahead of Market: 12 things that will decide stock action on Monday

A look at what some of the key indicators are suggesting for Monday’s market action.

Market Movers: What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

Nifty on Tuesday ended Calendar 2019 below the 12,200 mark.

Market Movers: What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

Net-net, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) were buyers of domestic stocks to the tune of Rs 81.37 crore on Friday, data available with NSE suggested.

Wall Street ends mostly higher as US-China spat simmers

The Dow ended the session slightly lower, but all three indexes rose for the week and registered a second straight month of gains.

Dow Jones retreats ahead of Trump's response on Hong Kong

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 269.88 points, or 1.06 per cent, at 25,130.76.

SGX Nifty flat; here's what changed for market while you were sleeping

Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded 5 points, or 0.05 per cent lower at 9,421 in signs that Dalal Street was headed for a tepid start on Friday.

Dow Jones drifts higher on healthcare, tech lift

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 109.08 points, or 0.43 per cent, at 25,657.35.

Ahead of Market: 12 things that will decide stock action on Friday

A look at what some of the key indicators are suggesting for Friday’s market action.

Equity, commodity, forex markets shut on account of Christmas

On Tuesday, the 30-share pack Sensex ended 181.40 points lower at 41,461.26, while its NSE counterpart Nifty was down 48.30 points at 12,214.50.

Telecom, pharma will be new leaders in post-Covid market: Raamdeo Agrawal

Pharma stocks are back on the radar after years of underperformance.

SGX Nifty trades 45 points higher; here's what changed for market while you were sleeping

Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded 47.90 points, or 0.51 per cent higher at 9,359 in signs that Dalal Street was headed for a positive start on Thursday.

Ahead of Market: 12 things that will decide stock action on Thursday

A look at what some of the key indicators are suggesting for Thursday’s market action.

SGX Nifty down 30 points; here's what changed for market while you were sleeping

Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded 29.50 points, or 0.32 per cent lower at 9,047.50 in signs that Dalal Street was headed for a negative start on Wednesday.

S&P 500 tops 3,000 on hopes of economic recovery, Covid-19 vaccine

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 605.49 points, or 2.47 per cent, at 25,070.65.

Ahead of Market: 12 things that will decide stock action on Wednesday

A look at what some of the key indicators are suggesting for Wednesday’s market action.

S&P 500 futures top 3,000 points on recovery hopes

At 6:08 a.m. ET, S&P 500 e-minis were up 1.85 per cent at 3,007.5.

SGX Nifty trades 90 points higher; here's what changed for market while you were sleeping

Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded 93 points, or 1.03 per cent higher at 9,134 in signs that Dalal Street was headed for a positive start on Tuesday.

Market Movers: What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

Asian stocks took a breather at 18-month peaks on Wednesday having climbed for five straight sessions.

Ahead of Market: 12 things that will decide stock action on Tuesday

Stocks in Europe and Asia gained as investors weighed more signs of economies reopening.

Market Movers: What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

Nifty halted a three-day winning streak on Monday and ended up forming a ‘Dark Cloud Cover’ on the daily chart.

When the virus passes, expect an equally sharp rebound in economic activity: Sajjid Z Chinoy

In 2008 we knew what the shock was and how to respond, says chief India economist, JP Morgan

Income compression will lead to redemption of investment: Ajay Srivastava

Market liquidity is very low now, says the CEO of Dimensions Corporate Finance Services.

Misleading press release on Covid-19 test kits sparks debate about political favouritism

India's drug controller has been issuing licenses to molecular diagnostic companies to just get their Covid-19 testing kits validated by the National Institute of Virology. A license to get a test validated is different from a license to manufacture a kit.

Covid19, the perfect storm for startups and investors

The challenging funding environment may lead to fewer entrepreneurs starting up this year but it’s important to remember that some of the greatest companies were founded during the recessions, be it Apple and Microsoft during the 1970’s recession or Airbnb during the global financial crisis of 2008-09.

Market Movers: What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

Here’s breaking down the pre-market actions.

Market Movers: What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

Net-net, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) were buyers of domestic stocks to the tune of Rs 605.41 crore on Wednesday, data available with NSE suggested.

Market Movers: What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

Wall Street's main stock indexes ended slightly lower on Tuesday, though not far from record highs.

Dow Jones dips as US-China tensions add to economic woes

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 137.22 points, or 0.56 per cent, at 24,336.90.

Market Movers: What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

US stocks closed higher as upbeat jobs report lifted investors' sentiment.

SGX Nifty down 30 points; here's what changed for market while you were sleeping

Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded 34.20 points, or 0.38 per cent lower at 9,032 in signs that Dalal Street was headed for a negative start on Friday.

Dow Jones slips on rising US-China tensions, recovery worries

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 56.38 points, or 0.23 per cent, at 24,519.52.

There’s a long way to go before China Inc abandons US listings

It will be a delicate balance for investors weighing between the risks, said Jingyi Pan.

Ahead of Market: 12 things that will decide stock action on Friday

A look at what some of the key indicators are suggesting for Friday’s market action.

Market Movers: What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

US stocks closed higher on Thursday as investors digested the latest jobs data.

SGX Nifty down 60 points; here's what changed for market while you were sleeping

Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded 62 points, or 0.68 per cent lower at 9,024 in signs that Dalal Street was headed for a negative start on Wednesday.

Market Movers: What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

Here’s breaking down the pre-market actions.

Ahead of Market: 12 things that will decide stock action on Thursday

A look at what some of the key indicators are suggesting for Thursday’s stock market action.

Sensex surges 622 points on firm global cues, rally in bank stocks

Value buying emerged in banking counters after a couple of days of relentless fall.

US stocks retreat after big Monday rally, Dow ends -1.6%

Wall Street stocks ended lower on Tuesday as top US economic officials warned the US economy faces continued risks, causing the market to give back some of the gains from the prior session.

Motilal Oswal AMC launches 2 largecap index funds

The NFO for these two funds opened on December 3 and will close on December 17.

SGX Nifty up 24 points; here's what changed for market while you were sleeping

Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded 24.25 points, or 0.27 per cent higher at 8,915.30 in signs that Dalal Street was headed for a positive start on Wednesday.

Dow Jones steady after mixed retail earnings

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 64.58 points, or 0.26 per cent, at 24,532.79.

Ahead of Market: 12 things that will decide stock action on Wednesday

A look at what some of the key indicators are suggesting for Wednesday’s market action.

Tokyo shares hit 2-1/2 month high on hopes for swift reopening of economy

The benchmark Nikkei average gained 1.5 per cent to 20,433.45, its highest closing since March 6.

SGX Nifty climbs 150 points; here's what changed for market while you were sleeping

Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded some 153.55 points, or 1.74 per cent higher at 8,981 in signs that Dalal Street was headed for a gap-up start on Tuesday.

Dow Jones soars on hopes of stimulus, coronavirus vaccine

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 767.76 points, or 3.24 per cent, at 24,453.18.

Ahead of Market: 12 things that will decide stock action on Tuesday

Here’s what some of the key indicators are suggesting for Tuesday’s market action.

SGX Nifty down 50 points; here's what changed for market while you were sleeping

Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded some 50 points down at 7 am (IST) in signs that Dalal Street was headed for some more selloff amid lack of directional cues

Market Movers: What changed for D-Street while you were sleeping

The index formed a bearish candle on the daily chart, with an advance-decline ratio that was skewed in favour of the bears.

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