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Movers and Shakers of Today’s Market : 22nd AuG,2009 :)

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MOvers and Shakers

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Here we present you with the data of Top Gainers and Losers in BSE Index and NSE Nifty for today.

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Top Gainers shows the list of stocks that have gained the most (% terms) compared to their last closing prices. πŸ™‚

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Top Losers shows the list of stocks that have lost the most (% terms) compared to their last closing prices.

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1. Top Gainers in Sensex

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Top Gainers Sensex

2. Top Losers in Sensex

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Top Losers Sensex

3. Top Gainers in Nifty

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Top Gainers

4. Top Losers in Nifty

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Top Losers Nifty


Click HERE to view company’s detailed stock quote and company profile.

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Top Gainers shows the list of stocks that have gained the most (% terms) compared to their last closing prices. πŸ™‚

Top Losers shows the list of stocks that have lost the most (% terms) compared to their last closing prices. 😦

EQUITY UPDATE for 21st August,2009

Equity Update

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The BSE Sensex closed higher by 228.51 points or (1.52%) at 15,240.83 and NSE Nifty ended up by 75.35 points or (1.69%) at 4,528.8.

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BSE Mid Caps and Small Caps closed with gains of 81.93 and 102.71 points at 5,559.32 and 6,462.98 respectively.

The BSE Sensex touched intraday high of 15,275.17 and intraday low of 14,835.08

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Among the Sensex pack 28 stocks ended in green territory and 2 stock ended in red territory.

The market breadth indicating the overall health of the market remained positive as 1711 stocks closed in green while 958 stocks closed in red and 102 stocks remained unchanged in BSE.

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The S&P CNX Nifty is up by 73.45 points or 1.65 % to 4526.90.

The NSE turnover was up Rs.14697.33 from last trading session’s Rs. 13245.55 crore.

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NEWS UPDATES

– Shares of eight tea companies jumped on increase in tea prices

– Bharti Airtel rose after a newspaper report quoted Chairman Sunil Mittal as saying that the company is not looking to sweeten its deal to buy a stake in South Africa’s MTN.

– Bharat Heavy Electricals bagged an order worth Rs 2,630 crore.

– Flawless Diamond (India) s board approved a 10-for-1 stock split.

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OUTLOOK

Index opened in red on the back of on mixed cues from the markets across the globe but rose steadily as the day progressed.

Technically, it managed to sustain to above 4350 levels, which triggered buying spree across the board on the last trading day of the week.

Realty & Auto counters were the major gainers in today’s trade with significant gain in Midcap & Small cap as well.

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Market breadth also managed to close strongly in green resultant to spurt.

Technically, we expect that it’ll try to test higher levels in the next week but that will attract profit taking too.

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Support – 4485-4450

Resistance – 4565-4600

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SENTIMENT INDICATOR

PCR of index options is at 0.96 from last trading session’s 0.97

PCR of Stock options is at 0.40 from last trading session’s 0.31.

PCR of total F&O is at 0.94 from last trading session’s 0.94.

The advances are 750; declines are 336 and unchanged are 30.

The implied volatility has increased to 35.41 from last trading session’s 32.15

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TABLES :

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Daily Equity Update

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Comment: Realty & Auto are the major gainers in day’s session πŸ™‚

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POST MARKET

The BSE Sensex closed higher by 228.51 points or (1.52%) at 15,240.83 and NSE Nifty ended up by 75.35 points or (1.69%) at 4,528.8.

BSE Mid Caps and Small Caps closed with gains of 81.93 and 102.71 points at 5,559.32 and 6,462.98 respectively.

The BSE Sensex touched intraday high of 15,275.17 and intraday low of 14,835.08

Among the Sensex pack 28 stocks ended in green territory and 2 stock ended in red territory.

The market breadth indicating the overall health of the market remained positive as 1711 stocks closed in green while 958 stocks closed in red and 102 stocks remainedunchanged in BSE.

The S&P CNX Nifty is up by 73.45 points or 1.65 % to 4526.90.

The NSE turnover was up Rs.14697.33 from last trading session’s Rs. 13245.55 crore.

NEWS UPDATES

Shares of eight tea companies jumped on increase in tea prices

Bharti Airtel rose after a newspaper report quoted Chairman Sunil Mittal as saying that the company is not looking to sweeten its deal to buy a stake in South Africa’s MTN.

Bharat Heavy Electricals bagged an order worth Rs 2,630 crore.

Flawless Diamond (India) s board approved a 10-for-1 stock split.

OUTLOOK

Index opened in red on the back of on mixed cues from the markets across the globe but rose steadily as the day progressed.

Technically, it managed to sustain to above 4350 levels, which triggered buying spree across the board on the last trading day of the week.

Realty & Auto counters were the major gainers in today’s trade with significant gain in Midcap & Small cap as well.

Market breadth also managed to close strongly in green resultant to spurt.

Technically, we expect that it’ll try to test higher levels in the next week but that will attract profit taking too.

Support – 4485-4450 Resistance – 4565-4600

SENTIMENT INDICATOR

PCR of index options is at 0.96 from last trading session’s 0.97

PCR of Stock options is at 0.40 from last trading session’s 0.31.

PCR of total F&O is at 0.94 from last trading session’s 0.94.

The advances are 750; declines are 336 and unchanged are 30.

The implied volatility has increased to 35.41 from last trading session’s

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VC/PE funds set their sight on Micro Finance companies :)

Venture Capitalists

Venture capitalists/PE (private equity) funds are now looking at investing in micro finance companies in India.

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According to observers, around Rs 1,000 crore is expected to be invested by venture capitalists/PE funds in the Indian micro finance space (MFIs) this year.

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In fact, of the 50 private equity deals worth $1 billion in banking and finance in the last 18 months, MFIs alone accounted for 20 deals amounting to $200 million.

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Apart from MFI focused funds, other venture capitalists and PE funds who consider opportunities in the financial services space are now adding micro finance to their portfolio.

Many venture capitalists are excited about investing in this space now.

Many MFIs especially south-based ones have the right professionals and processes in place. Early stage investors are keen to enter this space.

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The venture fund does early stage investment and primarily focuses in healthcare and technology.

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Many MFIs have also demonstrated scalability of the business and also boast of a good management structure, essential elements for VC/PE funding.

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SIP – A TIME HONORED INVESTMENT STRATEGY

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Wealth creation is an art and over the years it has changed its avenues and area of interest for investors.

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In this blog, we will discuss what is SIP and what are the benefits of SIP?

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SIP or systematic investment plan is a simple and time honored investment strategy for creation of wealth in a disciplined manner over long term period.

It aims at a better future for investors by giving a good rate of return as compared to one time investor in volatile market by lowering the average purchase cost.

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It is evident from the recent slowdown that the Mutual fund invested trough SIP route has prevented the pitfalls of equity investment and is enjoying the high returns, if compared.

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So it makes all the more sense today when the stock markets are volatile.

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Below are some of the benefits of SIP.


Power of compounding:

If money is invested at an early age one can make money work with greater power of compounding with significant impact on wealth accumulation.

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Rupee cost averaging:

It is not so easy to predict the movements of the market.

An automatic market timing mechanism that eliminates the need to time one’s investments is Rupee cost averaging.

Though SIP does not guarantee profit, but one can invest through it as it goes a long way in minimizing the effects of investing in volatile markets.

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Convenience:

It is very easy and convenient to operate through SIP route as it could be done by simply providing post dated cheques with the completed enrolment form or give ECS instructions.

The cheques can be deposited on the specified dates and the units credited into the investor’s account.

The SIP facility is available in most of the categories in domestic Mutual Fund industry.

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SIP features:

If one would like to earn a good return from its principal then he should have a disciplinary approach.

The disciplinary approach is a vital to earning good returns over a longer time frame.

Once invested through sip route, investors are saved from bothering to identifying the ideal entry and exit points from volatile markets.

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Conclusion:

Though SIP resolves a dilemma often facing investors due to ups and downs in the market price but investor finds it difficult to decide when to invest in the equity scheme.

The success of investors SIP hinges on the performance of his/ her selected scheme.

If the investor is able to make wise decisions and make the best of the Indian volatile market, SIP is definitely a powerful tool to create wealth over time.

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Wealth creation is an art and over the years it has changed its avenues and area of interest for investors.

In this article, we will discuss what is SIP and what are the benefits of SIP? SIP or systematic investment plan is a simple and time honored investment strategy for creation of wealth in a disciplined manner over long term period.

It aims at a better future for investors by giving a good rate of return as compared to one time investor in volatile market by lowering the average purchase cost. It is evident from the recent slowdown that the Mutual fund invested trough SIP route has prevented the pitfalls of equity investment and is enjoying the high returns, if compared. So it makes all the more sense today when the stock markets are volatile.

Below are some of the benefits of SIP.

Power of compounding: If money is invested at an early age one can make money work with greater power of compounding with significant impact on wealth accumulation.

Rupee cost averaging: It is not so easy to predict the movements of the market.

An automatic market timing mechanism that eliminates the need to time one’s investments is Rupee cost averaging. Though SIP does not guarantee profit, but one can invest through it as it goes a long way in minimizing the effects of investing in volatile markets.

Convenience: It is very easy and convenient to operate through SIP route as it could be done by simply providing post dated cheques with the completed enrolment form or give ECS instructions.

The cheques can be deposited on the specified dates and the units credited into the investor’s account. The SIP facility is available in most of the categories in domestic Mutual Fund industry.

SIP features: If one would like to earn a good return from its principal then he should have a disciplinary approach. The disciplinary approach is a vital to earning good returns over a longer time frame. Once invested

through sip route, investors are saved from bothering to identifying the ideal entry and exit points from volatile markets.

Conclusion: Though SIP resolves a dilemma often facing investors due to ups and downs in the market price but investor finds it difficult to decide when to invest in the equity scheme. The success of investors SIP hinges on the performance of his/ her selected scheme. If the investor is able to make wise decisions and make the best of the Indian volatile market, SIP is definitely a powerful tool to create wealth over time.

The PEs Exodus???

The PE Exodus

Several PE Funds seen selling investments in Open Market.

As per Jagannadham T, equity head, SMC Capitals, the recent bounce in the markets have come as a fresh breather of life for many PE investments and they are using it to exit from some of the investments.

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Institutional Investors have become more sceptical in committing funds!

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Private equity firms are becoming cautious about making fresh investments in India with less funds flowing into this segment as institutional investors have become more skeptical in committing funds without thorough research, experts says.

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The rush for PE investments into India has slowdown a bit at present.

Managers are studying the companies more carefully before making any new investment commitment as of now.

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PE funds investing in India has turned cautious and limited partner or the part owners of funds are raising questions over the intent of the investment owing to the fact that global PE fund dipped to record lows during the second quarter of 2009.

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“Limited partners or institutional investors are increasingly becoming sceptical about their investment decisions and are questioning the intent of the General Partners,” SMC Capitals Equity Head Jagnnadham Thunuguntla said.

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PE funds are now preferring to liquidate their stake asΒ Β  capital market sentiment is improved.

The degree of scepticisim in the Indian Market has reduced to what it was few months back.

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However, with the capital market boom, PE funds are now preferring to exit via open market transactions,” Thunuguntla added.

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However, India is among the few markets wherein the PE firms are still looking at investments in times of downturn, though cautiously.

During second quarter 2009, globally 89 private equity funds reached a final close securing $79.7 billion among them. as per the latest survey.

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“The capital market bounce starting April 2009 has seen several PE (Private Equity) funds selling their investments in the open market.

The recent market bounce has given a fresh breather of life for several PE investments with impressive recovery of losses,” Thunuguntla said.

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Private equity firms are becoming cautious about making fresh investments in India with less funds flowing into this segment as institutional investors have become more sceptical in committing funds without thorough research, experts says.

Factors that Move the Interest Rates – Part 2 (MONETARY POLICY)

Monetary Policy

In previous Blog we have discussed about the major factors responsible for the change in interest rates and price of bonds indirectly.

All those three factors like Inflation, Currency and Liquidity have been touched upon in last blog.

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Now time to look into another major factor which causesΒ  movement in the interest rate. The factor i am talking about is Monetary Policy. πŸ™‚

Monetary Policy: The RBI controls liquidity largely through monetary policy instruments –

(i) CRR & SLR – CRR (Cash Reserve Ratio) refers to a portion of deposits (as cash) which banks have to maintain with the RBI.

Banks are also required to invest a portion of their deposits in government securities as a part of their SLR (Statutory Liquidity Ratio) requirements.

If either of these is increased, liquidity tightens and so interest rates harden (increase).:(

Recently, RBI has reduced both these rates to infuse liquidity in the system – CRR is 5% (down 250 bps from March ’08) and SLR is 24% (down 100 bps).

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(ii) Reverse repo rate – it is the overnight interest rate that a bank earns for lending money to the RBI in exchange for G-Secs.

A hike in reverse repo rate increases interest rates. Currently, reverse repo rate stands at 3.25%.

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(iii) Repo rate – it is the discount rate at which a central bank repurchases government securities from the commercial banks.

To temporarily expand the money supply, the central bank decreases repo rates (so that banks can swap their holdings of government securities for cash).

To contract the money supply, it increases the repo rates. The current repo rate is 4.75%.

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(iv) OMO and MSS – OMOs (Open Market Operations) are outright transactions in government securities.

When the RBI buys G-Secs, it is injecting money into the system, hence, increasing liquidity, which softens (reduces) interest rates.

When the RBI sells G-Secs, it sucks out excess money from the system i.e. reduces liquidity in the system which hardens interest rates.

MSS (Market Stabilisation Scheme) is the issuance of treasury bills and dated securities by way of auction by the RBI.

This affects interest rates in the same manner as OMOs.

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Having collected updates on where the above parameters stand, one can have a better understanding of why interest rates are at their current levels, as well as which direction they are expected to move in.

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If most of them indicate that a rise in interest rates is expected, bond prices are likely to fall in the future.

On the contrary, an expectation of a fall in interest rates means bond prices will rise.

A word of caution here though – timing interest rate changes is difficult. This is because there is a low likelihood of being able to precisely predict the movement in the factors discussed above.

So in order to minimize interest rate risk, one should ensure that the bond portfolio is diversified across various maturities.

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4 Monetary Policy: The RBI controls liquidity largely through monetary policy instruments –

(i) CRR & SLR – CRR (Cash Reserve Ratio) refers to a portion of deposits (as cash) which banks have to maintain with the RBI. Banks are also required to invest a portion of their deposits in government securities as a part of their SLR (Statutory Liquidity Ratio) requirements. If either of these is increased, liquidity tightens and so interest rates harden (increase). Recently, RBI has reduced both these rates to infuse liquidity in the system – CRR is 5% (down 250 bps from March ’08) and SLR is 24% (down 100 bps).

(ii) Reverse repo rate – it is the overnight interest rate that a bank earns for lending money to the RBI in exchange for G-Secs. A hike in reverse repo rate increases interest rates. Currently, reverse repo rate stands at 3.25%.

(iii) Repo rate – it is the discount rate at which a central bank repurchases government securities from the commercial banks. To temporarily expand the money supply, the central bank decreases repo rates (so that banks can swap their holdings of government securities for cash).

To contract the money supply, it increases the repo rates. The current repo rate is 4.75%.

(iv) OMO and MSS – OMOs (Open Market Operations) are outright transactions in government securities. When the RBI buys G-Secs, it is injecting money into the system, hence, increasing liquidity, which softens (reduces) interest rates. When the RBI sells G-Secs, it sucks out excess money from the system i.e. reduces liquidity in the system which hardens interest rates. MSS (Market Stabilisation Scheme) is the issuance of treasury bills and dated securities by way of auction by the RBI. This affects interest rates in the same manner as OMOs.

Having collected updates on where the above parameters stand, one can have a better understanding of why interest rates are at their current levels, as well as which direction they are expected to move in. If most of them indicate that a rise in interest rates is expected, bond prices are likely to fall in the future. On the contrary, an expectation of a fall in interest rates means bond prices will rise. A word of caution here though – timing interest rate changes is difficult. This is because there is a low likelihood of being able to precisely predict the movement in the factors discussed above. So in order to minimize interest rate risk, one should ensure that the bond portfolio is diversified across various maturities.

Factors that Move the Interest Rates – Part 1:)

Interest rates

In earlier blog we have discussed about how Bonds are different than equities and why are they considered less risky instruments. πŸ™‚

Now coming on to this blog, we would talk about the 3 major factors (other than monetary policy) which moves the interest ratesΒ  and ultimately causes a price change in the Bonds.

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To determine where the interest rates are headed, it is important to have an understanding of the factors that move the interest rates.

This will in turn help gauge which direction bond prices are going to take, and one can make appropriate adjustments to a bond portfolio in order to maximize gains or minimize losses.

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1. Inflation:

Interest rates are directly related to inflation i.e. if inflation rises, so do interest rates.

This is because lenders demand higher interest rates to compensate for the decrease in purchasing power of the money they will be repaid in the future.

This causes bond prices to fall, since bond prices are inversely related to interest rates.

Inflation itself is affected by the economy’s currency and liquidity position.

In India, inflation is measured by WPI (Wholesale Price Index), for which is released every week.

For the week ended July 25, 2009, WPI was at (-) 1.58%. This may lead one to assume that inflation has gone down, but the reason for this low figure is a high base effect from 2008, when WPI showed doubledigit growth.

Current CPI (Consumer Price Inflation) figures are in the range of 8.6-11.5% for May-June 2009.

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2. Currency: A weaker rupee causes rising inflation, which in turn results in a rise in interest rates.

This is because one’s purchasing power reduces – if one was paying $60 or Rs.2400 (Rs.40=$1) to buy 1 barrel of crude oil, a weaker rupee (Rs.45=$1) means the same 1 barrel will now cost Rs.2700 i.e. Rs.300 more.

Similarly, a stronger rupee increases one’s purchasing power and brings down inflation, causing interest rates to fall.

The latter scenario is seen as a positive for the bond market, since it leads to rising bond prices.

Since 2008, the rupee has weakened significantly to Rs.47- 48 in July-August ’09.

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3. Liquidity: Interest rates are directly related to liquidity.

A crunch in liquidity means money is not readily available, since people are not willing to part with their cash.

A lower interest rate is then offered, which increases the price of already existing bonds in the market. The vice-versa also holds true.

One way of measuring the liquidity present in the system is to check the money supply measure – M3.

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There is another factor which is responsible for the movement in interest rates that is Monetray Policy which we would discuss in next blog

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To determine where the interest rates are headed, it is important to have an understanding of the factors that move the interest rates. This will in turn help gauge which direction bond prices are going to take, and one can make appropriate adjustments to a bond portfolio in order to maximize gains or minimize losses.

D-Street may inch towards consolidation: Analysts

Dalal Street

A wave of consolidation is likely to greet Dalal Street this week as concerns over rainfall shortage would pull down investor sentiments and keep the market under pressure, analysts said.

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“The market would remain range-bound and would look for a positive trigger amid the dampening effect on the possibility of a drought-like situation in the country,” Ashika Stock Brokers Research Head Paras Bothra said.

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Analysts also said there might be some positive bias in the movement of the market but absence of any major trigger might shift focus on the rain God.

“Delayed monsoon has made the market totally indecisive of the next move.

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The impact of drought would be felt in some time from now and that is holding back investor confidence to enter market,” SMC Capitals Equity head Jagannadham Thunguntla said.

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Besides, with the US economy showing signs of revival and Germany and France emerging out of the recession quicker than expected, analysts feel it could bring in a positive bias in the market.

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“As it is now a known fact that the major economies are pulling themselves out of the recession, I do not foresee any major collapse in the market in near term as it is all positive news around,” Bothra added.

The BSE Sensex gained 251 points, or 1.66 percent in the past week and closed at 15,411.63 points.

Market to track rains, IIP data and global cues

Share market India

The market is likely to track the Monsoon, the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) and global cues for direction this week.

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Market might fall to 14,000-14,500 levels if both the monsoon and global cues turn out to be negative this week.
Expectations are capital goods stocks to perform better in the short run.

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Investors are likely to pay heed to global cues and news related to the monsoon and IIP numbers.

If both domestic and global cues are negative, then we may see the Sensex taking support at 14,100.

A bad monsoon may pull down growth by a quarter. So, rain-related news has high significance.

Stocks in the capital goods counter and Reliance Industries may perform better in the short term. πŸ™‚

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Last week’s selling spree by foreign institutional investors (FIIs) was due to fears of a weak monsoon and profit booking.

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The selling spree by the FIIs in the past few sessions could be attributed to profit taking on account of good values as the market has risen more than 100 per cent since March 9, from 8,000 to 16,000 levels,” said Jagannadham Thunuguntla, head of equities at SMC Capitals.

Thunuguntla said all sectors are showing signs of recovery and, hence, there are less chances of any major shock from the IIP numbers.Β Β  β€œHowever, poor rainfall and the subsequent fall in rural demand may put pressure on some sectors,” he said.

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