Market may rebound; all eyes on Tata Motors, Tata Steel post Q2
After severe cuts last week, the market is expected to see a bit of rebound as global market stabilise. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat in early trades while Australian stocks were off 0.5 percent.
The risks of faster-than-expected Federal Reserve rate increases have dragged on emerging market assets, particularly equities and currencies, which have benefited from large capital inflows.
The US dollar scaled an eleven-month peak on Tuesday and Treasury yields extended their rise as investors braced for higher inflation in the United States amid expectations of fiscally expansionary polices under Donald Trump’s presidency.
In the US, after choppy trading late in the session, the Dow ended at a record high while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite dipped.
On Friday, the Sensex is down 698.86 points or 2.5 percent at 26818.82 and the Nifty is down 229.45 points or 2.7 percent at 8296.30. About 462 shares have advanced, 2223 shares declined, and 146 shares are unchanged. The midcaps underperformed the benchmark indices closing 3.5 percent in the red while the bank stocks slipped more than 2 percent.
In key earnings over the weekend, Tata Motors posts a disappointing set of numbers while Tata Steel delivered a mixed performance but the weak Indian operations expected to weigh on the stock. Bank of Baroda is expected to gain today after slippages halve in the second quarter and gross NPAs remain flat.
In the currency space, the dollar rose to an 11-month high against a basket of major currencies, in step with a jump in US bond yields as traders bet fiscal and trade policies under a Donald Trump administration would stoke inflation.
Nymex crude prices pared losses after falling to their lowest levels in three months yesterday,
As the prospect of another year of oversupply and weak prices overshadowed chances that OPEC will reach a deal to cut output.
Brent, however, is gaining about a percent in early morning trade.
From the precious metals space –gold prices edge up as bargain-hunters were tempted to buy after the metal hit its lowest in 5-1/2 months the previous session.
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