Our market has been hovering in a narrow range of 200 points (Nifty) for many days now. Second stimulus package to be approved by US Senate and the Interim Budget to be presented in Indian Parliament in the coming week are expected to take the market beyond the range upwards.
Week that was
Worse than expected US GDP data resulted in a negative opening for our market. With the corporate results were almost over, the traders were clueless on the future direction for the Nifty. Hence, market was stuck in a narrow range. Trading volumes dried up. As expected, Nifty took a strong support at the levels around 2750 points.
Sudden spurt in inflation in the previous two weeks surprised many market pundits dampening the rate cut hopes. Stocks from Interest rate sensitive sectors like Auto, Banking and Realty were sold off. Worse than expected results from DLF affected the realty counters further. There was also profit booking in the counters, which rose significantly in the previous week. FIIs sold last week in cash market however in a small way.
At the same time, cement counters were shining because of better than expected consignments. Interim judgment on KG gas favoring Reliance Industries Ltd helped the index major to post gains for the week. Nifty and Sensex ended the week with marginal loses and the breadth of the market was negative.
Inflation resuming the falling trend and the announcement by RBI head brought back the hopes of another round of rate cuts. As said earlier, US stimulus package brought huge expectations from the markets across the globe. Similarly, interim budget due to be submitted in the coming week will be closely monitored by the market. There are expectations of stimulus measures in the interim budget to revive the economy. There are market expectations that the Nifty range (2700-2900) will be broken this week upwards and the next targets for Nifty are 3050 and 3200 points. At the same time, market may continue to be volatile. Traders may take long positions in Nifty and largecap stocks however with a strict stop loss limit of 2750 points.
With the emerging markets posting gains for the second week in a row, Dollar is expected to weaken against the emerging currencies. Base metals and crude may strengthen based on the US stimulus measures. Gold may weaken in case the stock markets do well.
Wish you a happy week ahead.
Disclaimer: This is only for information and not a recommendation to buy any stocks. Investments in shares are subject to market risks and investments should be on own risk.
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