It has been an amazing run continuing for the 12th week in a row surpassing even the most optimists’ expectations. Whether “India Shining” and “India Decoupling” stories are back in market? Even though, Indian story is quite intact in a longer run, whether stock markets deserve a valuation closer to the January 2008 peak levels with the economy crawling now just at a half the pace of that time? Let us introspect once again hereunder.
As we discussed earlier, market builds up lot of expectations over Manmohan Singh’s new government. It likes to safely ignore the facts that Congress is not known for speedy reforms and it has come back to power mainly because of its populist face as opposed to the corporate image of the previous NDA regime. It also ignores that the Head of Government is not the de facto political boss. He can not push through tough reforms either way as there are still many political, coalition and electoral compulsions to show a populist face.
Sensex now trades under a fair valuation given the gloomy economic indicators like negative IIP, manufacturing degrowth and GDP growth, lowest in five years, even though the business confidence is expected to improve because of the electoral verdict. Negative credit growth is a depressing factor and an important indicator that the current business confidence is quite low.
Hence, it will be too much on the part of the market to expect that miracles will happen in the short term and Sensex (Companies) earnings will move up drastically in no time. Hence, I am of the view that the any big move hereafter may be another bubble in making.
Hype is building up in the market that there will be a huge divestment of PSU companies in the short term which will take the market further up. It defies the fundamentals of supply and demand. Divestment is good for the small investors no doubt but there are hardly any reasons to chase the costly listed companies with weak fundamentals when there are plenty of fundamentally strong PSU companies are going to be available at much cheaper valuations.
I would suggest the readers to continue their value picking in small lots over a period of time. At the same time, there should not be any “there is no tomorrow” approach. There will be a plenty of opportunity for the small investors to participate in the PSU divestment process that is going to happen shortly.
Nifty may face some resistance between 4500 and 4600. Stronger resistance may be there around 4800 levels. There is huge build up in F&O position and hence it is safer to trade with strict stop loss limits.
Wishing a very happy week ahead
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