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End of the great global bull run in sight
America’s second-longest bull run in stocks on record will end by late 2018, when US credit also will enter its first bear market since the global crisis, according to a Bloomberg survey of fund managers and strategists.

US Fed keeps benchmark interest rate unchanged
The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and said it expected to start winding down its massive holdings of bonds "relatively soon" in a sign of confidence in the U.S. economy. The U.S. central bank kept its benchmark lending rate in a target range of 1.00 percent to 1.25 percent and said it was continuing the slow path of monetary tightening that has lifted rates by a percentage point since 2015.

Market entering bubble zone, time to book profits
Talking to ET Now, Mahantesh Sabarad, Head-Retail Research, SBI Cap Securities, says the recent run up that we had seen in metal stocks make them prime candidates for profit booking.

Nifty breaches 10000 mark but the cheer is muted
The Nifty 50 index touched 10000 points in intraday trades on Tuesday, triggering fresh questions on the sustainability of the current market rally and the valuation of stocks. On Tuesday, the index opened at 10010.55 points, up 0.44% from its previous close, crossing 10000 for the first time ever. It quickly retreated from those levels and ended the day almost flat at 9964.55. The other benchmark index, BSE Sensex, also hit a peak of 32374.30 before closing lower.

Is a dotcom bubble repeat underway?
This time is different.” Those are usually famous last words when it comes to markets. But it’s what a number of industry experts have been saying about the US tech sector for the past three years or so, while others warn of a tech bubble. Last week, the S&P 500 technology index went past its March 2000 peak. The latter, of course, was the dotcom bubble’s acme and dying gasp both. Is this a warning, or is it truly different this time?

Rally set to halt; midcaps may prove a drag
After Friday’s volatile session, the benchmark Nifty50 headed nowhere on a weekly basis, as it ended the week with a modest gain of 28.90 points or 0.29 per cent. In the coming week, the market will continue to consolidate and do so in a volatile manner. The market is likely to take a breather in the coming week. In the event of any upward move, it will remain extremely vulnerable to bouts of profit taking at higher levels.

BSE Smallcap index hits new high
The S&P BSE Smallcap index hit a new high of 16,043 on BSE in intra-day trade, after a strong gain in fertilizers, agrochemicals, sugar, information technology (IT) and telecom related stocks. The index surpassed its previous high of 16,019 hit on July 13, 2017 during intra-day trade.

Is deflation bearing down on Asia?
Try sleeping after reading Nomura’s latest look at China and Hong Kong, the bank’s top candidates for economic crises within the next 12 quarters. “The world’s second largest economy, to which the rest of Asia is very exposed, is flashing several signs of vulnerability,” warn Nomura analysts Rob Subbaraman and Michael Loo. Hong Kong, too, faces what they call “large credit and real property gaps.” Should things unravel, they say, “contagion to the rest of Asia could be substantial.”

Raise cash positions, buy at lower levels
With the Indian equity markets dancing to the tune of money flows (foreign as well as domestic) and hitting new highs without meaningful improvement in corporate performance, Nitin Bhasin, Head of Research at Ambit Capital believes there is a need for correction as valuations are expensive and earnings can surprise negatively

Chinese small caps tank amidst rising concerns
As global stocks rally to new records, one part of China’s equity market is heading in the opposite direction. The ChiNext index of small-cap shares plummeted 5.1 per cent on Monday, its biggest loss in seven months, and extending its retreat this year to 16 per cent. That’s worse than any of the 96 global benchmarks tracked by Bloomberg, and compares with a 10 per cent advance by the MSCI World Small Cap Index.

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