Important dates for Indian stock investors.

Hi there,

This article takes you through the list of dates that are relevant for indian stock market investors.For Indian markets, the most important dates are :

  • 1. FIRST MONTH OF EVERY QUARTERApril, July, October and January.
    It’s the time when the quarterly results of companies come out. Companies that are expected to come out with strong financial results see a bounce in their share prices. Short-term investors can take advantage of this trend by buying into shares in the last month of the quarter such as December or March. If you are wondering how to pick up those shares, the figures given by various companies during the last quarter, the expectations of the management for the next quarter, news that circulates around about the company and the mood of industry in general – all these factors, if closely followed up, can give you clues.
  • 2. LAST WEEK OF FEBRUARY -
    That’s when the union budget presentation happens. Companies expected to benefit from the provisions of the Budget see their stock prices moving up ahead of the Budget-Day. Investors can buy into such stocks for short term profits. A general follow up of the pre budget discussions that goes around in channels and new papers should serve as a quick guide to get clues.
  • 3.DIWALI

    Muharat trading, as we all know, has always recorded gains for investors. Read more about muhurat trading here
  • 4. INDUSTRY SPECIFIC DATA-

    Some industries release sales report at the end of every month. These reports cause variation in the stock prices. Notable among the industry reports released at the beginning of every month are automobile industry’s monthly sales reports and cement industry’s dispatch numbers. These numbers would give guidance on the growth trajectory of these industries

    • 5. RBI’s REVIEW DATES-
    • Banking stocks are affected by the Reserve Bank of India’s Credit Policy. Moves by the RBI to tweak interest rates or liquidity always affect banking stocks. The RBI’s Annual Credit Policy is announced in April. The Mid-Term Review of the Policy is announced in July, October and January.

    • 6. GDP DATA
    • Published quarterly . Generally there is a 1 to 1.5 months lag . So data for the 1st quarter will be available by the mid part of the second quarter and so on .

    • 7.INFLATION and IIP data.
    • Both these figures are published by the government for every month. The relevance of Inflation and IIP data have been already discussed in previous articles.

    • 8.WPI – OR WHOLESALE PRICE INDEX.
    • The Indian WPI figure is released for every week with least time lag. It gives an idea of the week-to-week fluctuations in the prices of all the traded commodities in the country as a whole.The Wholesale Price Index focuses on the price of goods traded between corporations, rather than goods bought by consumers, which is measured by the Consumer Price Index.

    • 9. LAST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH
    • That’s the time when the derivative contracts expire in Indian markets. Generally stock markets witness heavy volatility on derivatives expiry. Depending on the situation, market may move up or down.The reason for such volatility is due to the cash settlement mechanism of futures contracts and position adjustments by market makers.

    • 10. DIVIDEND DATES
    • Although no particular date is fixed for dividends, the dividend declaration date and record date are important dates to be watched. More on dividend dates here.

    • 11. U.S ECONOMIC DATA RELEASE DATES
    • The economic and statistics administration of US releases 12 monthly reports. Global business community rely heavily on these indicators to take business decisions. Since the Indian markets are influenced by the economic conditions in the west, these dates are also important. Main among them are US GDP data published every quarter, Manufacturers shipments , inventory and orders data published every month, Inflation data and employment data released by the US department of labour.

      So apart from financial analysis and stuff, Keep track of these dates. It might just give you a chance to pick up a wining stock.

      Bye for now.

      ….have a nice day!

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12 Responses to “Important dates for Indian stock investors.”

Mansoor

December 1, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Excellent Article Victor. I have read through most of the articles in your blog, you have created a wonderful blog. I think the title for this article should have been “Important dates for Indian stock traders” :-) . Thanks for sharing.

J Victor

December 1, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Thanks mansoor.. More coming up soon !!

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December 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm

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December 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm

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Syed

February 17, 2012 at 10:47 am

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himanshu ratnakar

April 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm

hi, i have a query and i hope to get the correct answer from you guys,
my question is WHEN DID NIFTY INDEX STARTED IN THE INDIAN STOCK MARKET I WANT TO KNOW THE CORRECT DATE AND TIME AND THE PLACE FROM WHERE IT WAS INTODUCED IN THE MARKET

PLEASE REPLY IF YOU HAVE THE CORRECT ANSWER

BYE

Jijo joseph

April 24, 2012 at 9:28 am

Hi

himanshu,

Its … November 3 1995. Base 1000. Check Nifty history. You get it from there.

deepak kumar gupta

November 24, 2013 at 10:33 am

thanks :)

Roshni

March 28, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Good one. Thanks.

Asish K Bera

July 22, 2014 at 11:37 pm

A very comprehensive and highly informative write up. I am enriched with your ideas.
Thanks a lot sir.

Ajay Sharma

December 9, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Really an excellent & very useful way of teaching to the new beginners in the stock market. Please provide me the list of stocks with low market rate, high face value and high dividends.

jai

December 9, 2014 at 6:22 pm

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