Sunday, 3 August 2014

Market Synopsis

Globally,  stock markets are in a correction mode.    US Dollar has gained against
major currencies over the last couple of weeks owing to strong economic data in
the USA.    Concerns of an Argentine debt default are weighing on the emerging  
markets.    No wonder did the currency traders turned out to be net sellers in the
emerging market funds.

Locally,  Indian markets have been languishing at higher levels without any
conviction for the past several trading sessions.    Markets will be keenly          
watching RBI's next move in its policy on 5th August.    If Friday's session in
Nifty is the harbinger of things to follow then a correction is on the anvil.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Market Synopsis

Indian markets have entered the zone of secular bull run.    In this regard,
a stable government at the center provides the necessary backbone.

However,  concerns like deficient monsoon,  the escalating crisis in Iraq
do weigh on the markets.    The prevalence of high interest rates in the economy
is another dampener.

Going forward,  markets will be mainly driven by the General Budget on 10th
July and the upcoming earnings season.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Market Trajectory

No matter how the world markets are doing, Indian markets are in a state of
frenzy. It appears that sooner or later, 7000 will be taken out on Nifty.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Market Outlook

Last week,  the US Federal Reserve stayed on its course on lowering its assets
purchase program,  dropping it by USD 10 billion to bring it down to USD 55 
billion a month.    It also released interest rate forecasts that predicted rates would
go up by 1% by end 2015 and 2.25% by end 2016.    Janet Yellen stated that rates
would start rising six months after the asset purchase program got over and that 
should be over by end 2014.    Markets quickly discounted the development.
Dollar Index rose,  gold prices fell and yields in the US rose.
Another development has been the stand off between Russia and the West over
Crimea.    Market analysts believe that any escalation of the crises will hurt 
emerging markets.

Regardless of all these headwinds,  Nifty is inching upwards on course to achieving
historic peaks by the time the elections got over.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Market Outlook

Last week saw metal stocks getting hammered on account of growth concerns in
China.    IT and pharma sector underperformed the Nifty.    Overall,  the market
was subdued.

Now,  Crimea has voted in favour of Russia in a referendum.    The US and EU
are preparing to slap sanctions on Russia.    Depending on the nature of the 
sanctions,  the yellow metal may remain firm and equities may remain under 
pressure this week.