Heckyl Sentiment index, which reflects a broad reading of collective sentiment for the Nifty companies, has turned mildly bearish for the 50-share index ending 2-month long bullish phase. Media sentiment for the broad-based index was in the bullish territory since the start of earnings season in April this year. The recent rate hike by the US Federal Reserve and selloff in technology shares weighed on the sentiment.
Voltas, the largest air conditioning company in India, has attracted positive press coverage recently. Heckyl News Analytics platform, which identifies positive and negative media coverage by scanning thousands of news and blog sources in real-time, has assigned the highest positive score of 100 to the Tata Group company for 3 out of 5 trading sessions during the previous week. Meanwhile, the average sentiment score for the past week stood at 84. Heckyl assigns sentiment score on a scale of -100 (very negative) to 100 (very positive).
ITC, a diversified multi-business conglomerate, led the rally in consumer stocks on Monday after the government last week finalized rates for the upcoming goods and services tax (GST).
The NSE FMCG index surged 3.6 percent to a record high on May 22. Meanwhile, ITC rallied nearly 5.9 percent to an all-time high.
Heckyl 15-minutes built-up screen showed a series of long built ups for ITC, signaling a bullish bias for the day.
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Higher mandi arrivals for 2017 have slammed Turmeric prices in the past few months. Early signals of bumper production for this year were visible from February onwards. Prices, however, started reacting only from March.
While the March and May prices fell in line with past seasonality patterns, record Turmeric arrivals caused prices to buck the past seasonality trend for the month of April.
Turmeric prices tend to fall during March and May every year on the back of new stock arrivals in the market. For the past 5-years, the average drop in Turmeric prices for March and May was 7.25 percent and 4.15 percent respectively.
On the other hand, Turmeric prices moved up during April every year. The average gain in Turmeric prices for April was 1.05 percent for the last 5-years.
In 2017, fall in Turmeric prices in March and May first half was more pronounced than the 5-year average drop in prices for these two months.
In March this year, Turmeric prices fell 8.70 percent. As on May 16, 2017, Turmeric price was down 7.59 percent when compared with April closing.
However, Turmeric prices deviated from historical trend by falling 3.50 percent during April amid record stock arrivals. Read the rest of this entry »
It is quiet intuitive that different seasons of a year impact the demand and availability of agricultural commodities thereby influencing the prices. However, empirical evidence suggests that seasonality plays a big factor in pricing of non-agricultural commodities as well.
Here, we present a case for Natural Gas. Prices of MCX Natural Gas gained in April every year from 2012 to 2016. The year of 2017 was no exception. MCX Natural Gas posted a gain of over 3% in April this year.
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Jain Irrigation Systems, a leading manufacturer of irrigation systems, pipes & fittings and plastic sheets, witnessed a surge in share price on Wednesday (April 19) after the company announced acquisition of two US based micro-irrigation dealers. The company has agreed to acquire 80 percent stake in Agri-Valley Irrigation Inc (AVI) and Irrigation Design and Construction Inc (IDC) for $48.50 million.
“The merger will help Jain Irrigation to forward integrate itself in the value chain and build direct relationships with growers. This fits into company’s strategy to participate in end to end project solutions to harness company’s unique capabilities in integrated irrigation project solutions,” the company said.
Jain Irrigation witnessed a huge buying interest in the stock market following positive news update. The stock jumped 8.50 percent to settle at Rs. 107.90 on Wednesday. The volume of shares spiked 8.5 times over the past 30-days average.
Heckyl news engine issued news alerts about aforesaid acquisition at 11:16 am on April 19 immediately after the company issued notification to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The news alert was issued ahead of major price action. At 11:16 am, the stock price was at Rs. 102.05. Read the rest of this entry »
Bhushan Steel, one of the leading players in the Indian steel industry, jumped to a 52-week high on Monday after the media reports stated the company submitted final proposal for corporate debt restructuring programme.
According to media reports, Bhushan Steel submitted final proposal for debt restructuring under the Reserve Bank of India’s Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A) scheme in the last month. S4A was unveiled by the central bank last year to make debt recasts easier.
Bhushan Steel has been in financial distress. The steel maker had Rs 44,477.90 crore debt on books at the end of fiscal year 2015-16.
On Monday, shares of Bhushan Steel rallied 13.46 percent to settle at Rs 68.30 on the NSE.
Wockhardt was in action on Monday after the drug maker said the US health regulator agreed to abridged clinical trials for antibiotic being developed by the company. Wockhardt recorded a jump of 6.46 percent in share price on Monday.
The company is developing superdrug antibiotic WCK 5222. The drug is expected to be a life-saving therapy for serious hospital acquired infections. The aforesaid US FDA approval will help Wockhardt to speed up phase III clinical trials for the drug.
To spot opportunities in the today’s fast-paced stock markets, day traders need access to advanced trading tools such as 15-minutes built up screen. It detects intra-day bullish/ bearish trend for a stock or an index futures by monitoring open interest (OI), price and volume every 15-minutes. By using 15-minutes built up screen, traders can identify where the short or long positions are created in real-time. It can help traders to make timely entry and exit from long or short positions.
Reliance Capital, a diversified financial services company, experienced a surge in news flow on Thursday after the Anil Ambani led company announced plans to separate out its retail health insurance business from general insurance.
The proposal is expected to enhance management focus on health insurance business. It will also help the company to unlock value by bringing in global leaders in this space as strategic and equity partners.
The advent of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and automated trading have turned the stock markets into a battlefield. As a trader, you need to be prepared just as any soldier before going into combat in the market. Therefore, it is important for you to use the right trading platform and tools in order to survive in today’s fast paced markets.
To empower traders with the best in class tools, Heckyl launched next generation trading platform. Heckyl has integrated real-time market data, news and financial analytics to develop comprehensive platform for trading in cash, futures and options. Here are the 10 essential trading tools, integrated in our platform, to make you a pro trader:
1. Watch list
Dynamic and lightning fast watch list
For a trader, it is important to stay alert and keep a watch on the market data to spot opportunities. Heckyl offers reliable and exhaustive market data with analytics in real-time. You can track stocks, futures and options in highly customized watch list. 9 pre-set watch lists allow you to monitor stocks across different levels of market capitalization.
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In today’s global economy, stock market bubbles are a part of life. Bubbles now inflate and deflate much more often than in the past. Free flow of money across markets and wider dissemination of information are partly responsible for formation of bubbles. It is created when the surge in asset price is not justified by its fundamentals. It burst with collapse in asset price when market sentiment turns.
Bubbles in the stock market are difficult to spot. So it is important for traders and investors to understand them to avoid being caught in a bubble. By leveraging the vast amount of news on the internet and applying sophisticated analytics, they can get collective sentiment about companies and market.
Traders and investors are always interested to know where the markets are heading. News, which is a big driver for the markets, can help such traders and investors. By keeping a tab on news flow, they can measure temperature of the market, identify patterns and form their strategies. However, vast amount of today’s information is making it increasingly difficult to monitor relevant news items and assess its positive/ negative impact on the market.
To address this problem, Heckyl has introduced Sentiment Index for Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), a benchmark index for the 30 most significant companies in the US. Heckyl Sentiment index distills massive amounts of news data into a broad reading of collective sentiment for DJIA index. Traders and investors can use Heckyl Sentiment index as a directional signal to figure out whether they should go long or short on the US markets.
Both bear and bull markets offer tremendous opportunities to make money. The key to success is finding a stock which can generate profits under a variety of conditions. However, identifying such stocks is easier said than done. Limited research coverage and lack of actionable information on companies make it difficult to spot multibagger stocks. At the same time, it also impacts price discovery for majority of stocks.
Post demonetization of higher value currency notes on November 8, the Indian banks witnessed a huge inflow of cash. So far banks have received deposits worth over Rs 12.4 lakh crores in scraped currency notes. A sudden spurt in cash levels has led to excess liquidity in the banking system. It has also forced the banks to park excess liquidity in safe haven government bonds. However, a large portion of cash deposits is expected to be pulled out from banks in the near-term. But despite expected cash withdrawals, liquidity in the banking system is set to improve in medium to long-term.
Improvement in liquidity will force banks to ease interest rates. At the same time, it will also push banks to accelerate lending operations. However, conventional methods (word of mouth, reading newspapers, cold-calls and referrals) to augment lending are no longer relevant in the today’s digital world. Hence, banks will have to explore new and smart ways to reach out to the prospective clients. Read the rest of this entry »
Indian banks tend to take on more risks during an upturn in credit growth while non-performing loans (NPLs) of private banks are more reactive to changes in interest rates, according to the recent RBI working paper. The report highlighted a one percent increase in loan growth leads to a 4.3 percent rise in NPLs over total advances (NPL ratio) in the long run.
Post demonetization of higher currency notes, banks have received whopping Rs 12.4 lakh crore in cash deposits. Some portion of these cash deposits is expected to remain with banks, which will improve liquidity in the system. It will enable banks to ease interest rates and boost lending operations.
In trade deals, customers and sellers have conflicting objectives. Every seller wishes to get paid immediately. On the other hand, customer wants longer credit period. In such situations, bill discounting can help both the parties. The product/ services provider can get money instantly from bank/ financial institution after making payment of discounting charges. Then the seller can offer credit period to customer. And on due date, the bank can collect the payment from the customer. It is win-win situation for both customer and seller.
Commodities trading in India has a very rich history. In fact the first organized futures market that was set up in India was for a commodity – Bombay Cotton Trade Association. Since then, trading in commodities has always been the preserve of big traders, commodity powerhouses and institutional investors.
The advent of electronic trading in commodities in India in December 2003 has opened the field for more participation into the markets. However, the commodities segment in India still lags the equities segment in terms of adoption of technology for building advanced and informative trading platforms. Most of the prevalent commodities trading platforms in India still offer only basic features such as buying – selling, watchlist and charts. Read the rest of this entry »
Commodities are driven by demand and supply, which provides a basis for determining price directions. As commodities don’t have to deal with subjective issues like financial performance, management quality etc., they move with their respective business cycles. Commodities are broadly classified into agricultural commodities, metals and energy. Within these broad classifications, each commodity can exhibit its own trend based on respective business cycles.
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Perpetually exploding data has called for a technological change in the way a business operates and made it imperative for a business to keep up with the change to be a part of the ever-challenging race. Over the past two decades, technology has slowly and steadily made its presence and importance felt across business processes. In order to realize the true value that technology can bring to your business, it is important to understand which processes can be automated in the first place. Read the rest of this entry »
Calendar spread trading in commodity futures market has traditionally been executed by professional traders. However, anyone can carry out such trading strategy by understanding how to implement it in real market conditions.
Calendar spread is a futures spread between two months (For e.g. November 2016 and February 2017) in the same market (For e.g. MCX Silver Mini). One can calculate spread by subtracting near month’s contract price from next month’s contract price. Read the rest of this entry »
The journey of successful investing starts with selection of quality and growth oriented stocks. At the same time, picking such stocks at fair valuation is also important. Moreover, periodic performance review and rebalancing of portfolio to fix any weaknesses is key to achieve investment goals.
Heckyl Technologies, a leading news sentiment and market data analytics firm, has conducted a study to highlight how a trader can use sentiment scores to predict impending stock price movement. We have analyzed news sentiment data for 246 Canadian companies listed on Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) from January 2016 to July 2016. On numerous occasions, our sentiment score has acted as a leading indicator for the share price movement of 213 companies or 87% of the total sample size.
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Finding actionable information ahead of others is getting tougher with each passing day. Today, the market captures new information at incredibly high speed. As a result, new updates get factored in stock prices almost instantly, leaving little or no scope for individual traders to tap the opportunities. So how can a trader spot new opportunities in a fast paced markets? Is there any way out?
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For an investor, buying quality and growth oriented stocks at fair price points is a key for making money in the market. But with so many options, selecting such stocks can be an uphill task for individual investor. Moreover, going through each and every income statement and balance sheet to identify fundamentally strong companies within the sector is a daunting task.
Understanding this need, Heckyl launched Peers screen to help investors distinguish between good and bad companies within any industry. Peers screen measures the performance of each company within the sector on three key parameters – quality (assess balance sheet strength), growth (how the company has grown over the years) and value (spot stocks with cheap or expensive valuations).
Are you interested in derivatives trading but don’t know how to start and make money from it? Heckyl is the right place for beginners and experienced traders to kick start their trading in futures. We will explain you how you can spot profit making opportunities in real-time.
The internal market data is key to grab opportunities in futures. So first you need to monitor open interest (OI), price and volume of a stock or an index contract. Second, you need to understand and interpret this data to confirm price trend. Third, when you are sure of bullish or bearish price signals, you can initiate long or short strategy in the specific futures contract. Fourth and most important thing is a discipline approach for profitable trade.
Euronext has recently launched the new Market Data App in partnership with Heckyl Technologies. This app is a free and easy way for investors to have all the necessary data with the click of a button. The app has additional features such as a Sentiment Analysis, Trending News and Broker Connectivity. Mike Bourne, Head of Business Development Market Data, the gong along with Gustav Pegers, Head of Sales of Heckyl Technologies. Read the rest of this entry »
Gold, one of the top performing assets so far in 2016, has attracted a lot of attention. Turmoil in the equity markets and oil price crash have not only made investors jittery, but also forced many of them to invest in safe haven assets such as gold. As a result, billions of dollars of new money poured into physically backed gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs). In fact, fund inflows in the world’s largest gold ETF, SPDR Gold alone crossed more than $7 billion since December 2015, while gold holdings of ETFs have jumped to their highest level in 27-months. Read the rest of this entry »
Non-performing assets (NPAs) or loans that are not being paid back by the borrowers have consistently been a cause of concern for the Indian banking industry over the last few years. Soaring NPAs are not only curtailing banks’ growth and lending operations, but also causing slowdown in the economy. Sensing the problem, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has increased surveillance in 2014 to detect concealed bad loans. As a part of surveillance, the central bank asked banks to report all loan accounts where interest is not being paid in time. After analyzing data for three to four quarters, the central bank realized how bad the asset quality problem is. The RBI then asked banks to recognize large loan accounts where interest is delayed routinely as NPAs.
To succeed in today’s stock market, one must have access to new information that can move the markets higher or lower. At the same time, getting such price sensitive information in time is also important to stay ahead of others. In the last 10-years, we have seen massive explosion in the amount of information that is available on the internet. However, the huge amount of information is making it increasingly difficult for traders and investors to find price sensitive news in time.
In this scenario, if you have a system to swiftly mine the big data and filter noise from information, then you can find and exploit opportunities. Previously, such intelligent systems were mainly available to large institutions and big investors. Read the rest of this entry »
The age-old battle of between fundamental and technical analysis will always continue. Both methods of analyzing a stock are powerful and have their own strengths and weaknesses. However, in the stock market, prices are largely driven by the new information. The market participants assess the new information and analyse its potential positive or negative impact on the stock. Based on their perception of new information, they take buy or sell positions in the market.
Making money in the stock market starts with finding a fundamentally strong company. Searching for a good company from thousands of listed companies is a challenging task. The huge amount of data on the internet doesn’t make things any easier. Moreover, segregating actionable information from huge stacks of data is also difficult. Read the rest of this entry »
Whether the stock market is in bullish phase or in correction mode, there are ample opportunities for investors to make money. Finding such opportunity is easier said than done, especially in the absence of analyst coverage or actionable information on your fingertips.
We highlighted – via a series of posts on Credit Risk Management (Read the previous blog – “Soaring Non-Performing Assets: The Paramount Problem“) – the ever-growing challenge of credit risk in financial institutions, the benefits of real-time analytics and the way in which Heckyl’s unique capabilities can be used to decipher credit risk management puzzle. We bring to you the third post, from the series.
Heckyl believes there is a lot more that can be done in the credit risk space in the financial institutions. It is no secret anymore that be it the banks or the non-banking financial companies (NBFC), the wrath of the non-performing assets has spared none. Although, these financial institutions have their existing risk models in place, the important question remains, that is, are they able to comprehensively highlight the impending crisis ahead of time? Read the rest of this entry »
The aviation sector, after years of underperformance, has been bullish of late as evidenced by the turnaround of Spicejet’s fortunes and a strong response for the Indigo IPO. This turnaround has led to a lot more interest in the aviation sector in recent times. In this article, let us understand how operational factors affect the bottom-line of an airline and the use of open datasets to estimate these factors. An airline’s operational factors can help us understand which airline uses its fleet efficiently, which airline has an optimal route network or which airline’s fleet is optimized for fuel efficiency.
PCR OI and PCR Volume, combined with a detailed actual volume study can be one of the most profitable strategies employed. This can be used to understand where a combination of three different indicators can be used to accurately predict the movements in the short-term.
As well as providing key insights into how to use the numerous Heckyl data sets and tools to understand key economic and market driving events, this blog also provides us with an opportunity to keep you up to date with key business development updates.
Our Indian office continues to expand rapidly, as new colleagues come on board to service more clients, as well as develop new business lines and expand our extensive big data capabilities. In our London office we have also been busy on a number of fronts.
We highlight – via a series of posts on Credit Risk Management (Read the previous blog – “Credit Risk – Under The Spotlight“) – the ever-growing challenge of credit risk in financial institutions, the benefits of real-time analytics and the wave of change that can be brought about with Heckyl’s unique capabilities. We bring to you the second post, from the series.
Global financial catastrophes and consequent losses at several banks have compelled risk management systems at banks to get more focused on Credit Risk. The lack of an efficient system in place that can help the banks to efficiently identify the underlying causes of rising NPA figures has begun to reflect negatively on their performance. A high level of bad loans is indicative of a large number of loan defaults that directly affects the profitability and net worth of banks. This in turn necessitates larger provisioning requirements to provide a cushion against loan losses, thus reducing overall profits and shareholders value. While banks have been successful in identifying the need of the hour, they seem unable to exactly place their finger on what will address the problem.