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How does news affect stock prices?

News is something that affects stock prices. Whether you’re a long-term investor or a short term investor, it’s important to review the news headlines periodically. There may be positive news, negative news or news to which market may not react at all. One has to be smart enough to decode the news and quickly grasp whether it will affect his stocks in anyway and if yes, the degree to which the news can have an impact.


News which is considered as positive tends to have a positive effect on stock markets and one can see share prices rising soon after the news come out in the open. Positive news — such as a joint venture agreement, securing of new orders, healthy sales numbers, , discovery of huge oil reserves in a country, excellent financial results of a


The Diwali effect ..

For Indians world over, Diwali is the festival of lights and wealth. No doubt. It’s a busy holiday shopping season. It also marks the beginning of the new fiscal year for many businesses in India. The whole nation celebrates the festival of lights with their families, with some flying off to distant lands on exotic vacations. But, there is one particular community that would still go to work in India – Stock investors.They go and make token purchases to mark the beginning of their trading season. All brokers in India arrange special trading session called ‘Muhurat trading’.

Muhurat Trading is a symbolic ritual which has been performed for years. The word muhurat essentially means auspicious. An auspicious time band is fixed and trading is carried out during this period. After worshipping Ganesha and Lakshmi, investors make token purchases