Benchmark indices settle on Friday near 5-month high; HDFC Bank up 3.6%


Benchmark indices settled the day higher, gaining for the fourth straight week driven by financials even after RBI put HDFC Bank back in the FII ban list.

The Central Bank said the private bank has crossed overall limit of 74% of its paid-up capital and no further purchases of shares the bank would be allowed via exchanges for FIIs. It had allowed allowed foreign investors to resume buying in the private bank earlier.

Nifty50 rose as much as 1.3% during the early morning trade led by HDFC Bank after it gained 9.5% to a record high of Rs 1,454.

The S&P BSE Sensex settled the day at 28,469, up 167 points, while the broader Nifty50 ended at 8,822, up 44 points.

In the broader market, BSE Midcap and BSE Smallcap gained 0.5% and 0.4% respectively.

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Sensex on Friday ends marginally lower, Nifty holds 8,400; TCS top laggard


The benchmark indices on Friday settled marginally lower after market heavyweight Tata Consultancy Services slumped on worries about its future following key management changes.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 27,238, down 9 points, while the broader Nifty50 closed at 8,400, down 7 points.

In the broader market, the BSE Midcap (down 0.03%) and BSE Smallcap indices (up 0.03%) closed flat.

The market breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, was negative. On the BSE, 1,493 shares declined and 1,236 shares rose. A total of 177 shares were unchanged.

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The week gone by but with Political results across 5 states


The market ended with heavy losses. The Nifty ended below 7850, down 33.70 points or 0.4 percent. The Sensex is down 97.82 points or 0.4 percent at 25301.90. About 871 shares advanced, 1679 shares declined, and 197 shares are unchanged.

ITC gained 1 percent after posting better-than-expected Q4 results. Adani Ports, ONGC, NTPC and Bajaj Autowere top gainers in the Sensex. Losers were Lupin (down 9 percent), ICICI Bank, Reliance, M&M and Tata Motors.

After the political results of 5 states yesterday, there was a glimmer of hope of seeing the GST bill through but we can only hope things fall in place soon.

Here are some picks from the week gone by:

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Some picks from the week gone


Another week goes by and we are now in the final week of the financial year. While we all know we don’t always pick winners, we make our sincere attempt not to lose our hard-earned money. We hope the year has been as fruitful for all investors as it has been with us here at StockArchitect. Here are some of the picks from the week that just went by.

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Some of the winners from the week gone by


StockArchitect is a platform that works. It helpsĀ investors take an informed decision based on the collective views of others.

Here are some of the winners of the week that just went by.

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Does Stock Architect Work? Here is the evidence!!!


Stock Architect is a startup, waking up again after a hiatus. We are happy to be a place where leaders from the stock market come together using the power of the internet to serve each other through sharing, networking and collective learning. Our aim is to become a place for traders and investors to get up to speed on market-moving information and insights which drive real-time changes in the investor mood and sentiment.

When we discuss the concept, people often ask us – How do I make money? Does it work? All the doubting Thomases and nay sayers have a field day. We, therefore, culled information from the tweets on the website and looked at different recommendations. The result was astounding. We just looked at Ceat Ltd. & BF Utilities, stocks recommended as buys. Given below is the summary:

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