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News sentiment turns mildly bearish for Nifty: Heckyl

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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.

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Media coverage shows shift in sentiment for NSE Nifty: Heckyl Sentiment Index

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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.

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Voltas receives favourable media coverage

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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).

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15-Minutes Built-Up Screen: ITC Case Study

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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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10 Essential Tools Every Investor Should Have

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Whether you are new to the world of investing or an experienced investor, Heckyl Trading Platform should prove a valuable resource as you attempt to earn the profit in today’s complex stock markets. Heckyl integrated real-time market data, news, and financial analytics in the trading platform to meet the demands of investors. We present a list of 10 essential investment tools that every investor should have:

1. Company overview – Everything You Need to Know About a Company
Get a bird-eye view on fundamentals and technical indicators for any company in a single screen. 

Company Overview

2. Health Score – Find Multibagger Stocks
Find out whether the company is fundamentally weak or strong just by looking at Health Score, a single number composite financial performance indicator. Health Score analyzes Company on 25 key financial ratios and performance indicators. (Read more about Health Score)

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Did you miss it AGAIN? A trading opportunity in Turmeric?

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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.

Spike in Turmeric market arrivals
Turmeric Seasonality and Market Arrival Screen (May 16, 2017)

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 »