Coming week is going to witness a historic occasion of Mr.Obama, swearing in as the President of United States of America. For quite some time, we have been only hearing bad news, from USA, such as recession, job losses, bankruptcies, liquidity crisis etc. This is the first good news for the world from USA after a long time not just because a person, from the community that has been exploited for centuries, is becoming the head of the most powerful country of the earth but also because he is the person who won the elections by promising a “Change”.
Week that was
Market opened negative this week because of worse than expected US labour data and indecisiveness of our government in bailing out Satyam. Further, poor results from Bank of America and the decision of Citibank to sell its own parts had a negative impact on the global markets. Many Global markets being down this week on account of recessionary fears and financial crisis were not going well with our markets.
At the same time, to the surprise of many pundits, our markets found strong support at around 9000 points for Sensex (2700 points for Nifty) thanks to the strong rumours that Ambani brothers are nearing a settlement in the KG Gas sharing issue. Further, speculations of KG gas production starting any time soon and supply of gas to NTPC helped the markets to cap the losses for the week. Reliance Pack was the star performer for the week. IT stocks did well mainly because of the positive surprise by Infosys quarterly results. Sharp fall in inflation raised fresh hopes of one more round of rate cuts. However, Realty stocks continued their downfall. Bank stocks did badly during the week despite good results because of the negative outlook on the global financial sector. FIIs were the net sellers for the week.
As said earlier, Obama factor may help the markets to have a small rally in the beginning of the week. However, the gains may be limited because of the strong underlying bearish sentiments across the globe. Satyam Scandal and doubts of Corporate Governance of the Indian Companies may haunt our markets for some more time. Resumption of FII outflows may also hit the sentiments of the market. To sum up, our market is likely to be highly volatile this week with the indices moving wildly on either side.
Resistance levels are
Sensex - 9500-9600, 9900-10100,
Nifty- 2900-2930, 3000-3030
Support levels are
Sensex - 8950-9050, 8400-8500,
Nifty - 2700-2725, 2475-2525
Traders may initiate short position in case Nifty closes below 2700 levels and long position above 2700 levels on a closing basis however with strong stop loss limits.
Investors may consider investing in top Public Sector Banks and Public Sector Companies with proven credentials (in case of market fall) on a long-term basis.
Rupee is expected to weaken further against the US Dollar and move between 48.00 and 49.50 on renewed FII outflows. Its direction will depend on the factors discussed above.
Happy Week Ahead
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