The financial markets generate a lot of number on a per second basis. There are people who have made it a profession to convert this information into trends, buy-sell signals, charts and pivot tables. Over the last 18 years of financial journalism, I have realised that every number has a story to tell. And these numbers as a trend normally never lie. I am forever looking for these trends.
24 IPOs have hit the market so far in 2016, the highest since 2011, according to Prime Database
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India inc is taking advantage of the bull run in the stock market to raise more money. In 2016, firms raised Rs 24,653 crore from IPOs—which includes offers for sale (OFS)—the highest since 2012. Historically, a rise in the Sensex has resulted in proportionally higher funds being raised from the equity market. But in the last 10 years, the funds raised have not grown in proportion to the rally in the Sensex.