Starting today, Mint brings you Mint Market Watch, a comprehensive eight page, all-colour section on stocks, derivatives and mutual funds.
When we launched Mint on 1 February, I wrote in my introductory note that newspapers need to be for and about what readers want and need. I also asked you to tell us what you like about Mint and what could be different in the weeks and months to come. Many of you did just that, as you can see from a small sample of letters we have received in the 30 days of Mint, reproduced on this page.
Many of you said that you liked our Hot Stocks page, but some of you also wrote to me asking for more stock listings, pointing out aspects of such listings that you are not currently getting in other papers.
So, here we are, offering you one of the most comprehensive stocks and mutual funds listings section you can find in any newspaper in India. It pretty much includes the universe of stocks traded on India’s two main stock exchanges, some 2,200-2,400 companies based on that day’s trading—arranged alphabetically, with10 different data points for most of them, including a new 30-day moving average figure; overall market highlights including gainers and losers, volume and turnover toppers, those that have hit new 52-week highs and lows, and bulk deals.
We also have derivatives—both options and futures, including open interest positions and percentage change, as well as a comprehensive mutual funds listing—for over 2,000 funds—giving the NAV as well as a seven-day (for evaluating short-term performance) and a three-month change, for assessing medium-term performance.
We will continue our unique Weather To Buy or Sell, India’s first commodity weather map, in Mint’s Money Matters pages, where we will continue to offer a daily Market Monitor as well. Our Page One ticker, which many of you have said you really like, will also continue to give highlights of six major indicators, ranging from stock markets and currencies to gold and oil.
We hope you will benefit from these additions.
I reiterate what we said in our inaugural issue: we mean to make Mint better—for you. As always, please feel free to write to me with your comments and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.