Reliance Industries helped equity benchmarks extending gains in noon trade. The stock rallied 10 percent, hitting nearly 8-year high after announcements of tariff plans. Its contribution to benchmarks is nearly 100 percent and its current weightage in the Nifty is 6.01 percent, close to Infosys that has 6.02 percent weightage. The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 188.01 points or 0.65 percent to 28949.60 and the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 49.25 points or 0.55 percent at 8957.10. In Bullion market, Gold has lost 71 points at 29230 and Silver is 146 points down at 42690.
Crude Oil: Crude oil prices are expected to trade high for the day, while comments from OPEC members regarding compliance of production cuts remain positive for oil markets.
Base Metals: Precious metals prices are range bound for the day due to the stronger dollar index and talk of higher interest rates in the US.
Crude Oil TipsRESISTANCE2:3770, RESISTANCE1:3720
COPPER (FEB)RESISTANCE2:413, RESISTANCE1:409