The key Indian equity indices was trading lower in the morning session.
At 9:34 am ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI was down 52.8 points, or 0.25 percent, at 21,425.37.
The BSE realty index rose by 1.57 per cent to end at 2,124.96.
BSE asked brokers to submit information about their clients' funds to it on a monthly basis till next March.
Strong buying activity in banking, automobile and FMCG stocks lifted the Indian equity markets for the second consecutive session.
IPO financing is likely to witness healthy traction in the current fiscal, with loans for large-size public issues pegged at an average of Rs 65,000-70,000 cr, says ICRA.
US stock index futures were lower ahead of data on trade and private sector hiring, a day after the Federal Reserve's policy minutes failed to provide a clear picture.
EPFO's investment in stocks through exchange traded funds (ETFs) would cross the Rs 45,000-crore mark by the end of this fiscal, Dattatreya said.
The wider Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) provisionally closed at 9,674.55 points -- up 36.95 points or 0.38 per cent.