This Week in a nutshell (June 7th to June 11th)Richa Varu Rathod
NIFTY opened the week on 7th June at 15,725 and closed on 11th June at 15,799. The index closed this week on a flat note. The index is trading at its all-time high levels. Indicators like RSI (14) 70 and downward turning MACD suggest a downward correction is likely. The index may take support of its 10DMA of 15,676 before making a strong move on either side.
- The week opened on a positive note as declining COVID-19 cases and positive global stocks boosted sentiment. Later the market traded lower as profit booking was witnessed in major financial stocks. The week ended on a positive note as NIFTY registered their longest stretch of weekly gains since January as new coronavirus cases slow.
- The latest World Bank report on global economic recovery post the COVID-19 pandemic predicted India’s GDP growth at 8.3 percent for the FY22. The growth projection was slashed from 10.1 percent predicted in April due to the second wave of the COVID-19 in the country.
- The US S&P 500 was weak, with investors standing by for news of a global minimum corporate tax rate, lingering inflation fears, and a lack of market-moving economic news. It continued to be weak as US CPI release was awaited.
- China’s PPI (Producer Price Index) came out. It jumped 9.0% from a year ago in May, accelerating from April’s 6.8% increase according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The result topped the 8.6% increase expected by economists polled by The Wall Street Journal, and marked the fastest YoY rise since Sep-08, when producer prices rose 9.1%. The statistics bureau said that soaring crude-oil, iron-ore and metals prices boosted factory-gate prices last month, and drove China’s imports to the fastest increase in over a decade.
- The outlook for Indian economic activity is brightening as pandemic restrictions ease and vaccinations increase. Government and central bank stimulus will continue to help. The central bank now holds more than half of the 10-year bond because of its purchases of government debt.
- Foreign Institutional Investors (FII) continued to be net buyers of Indian equities of Rs 17,410 mn. Domestic Institutional Investors (DII) continued their selling spree, with a net outflow of Rs 8,240 mn.
Things to watch out for next week
- Next week, investors’ focus will largely be dominated by economic data as the country reports official data on retail and wholesale inflation. A persistent higher print may put more pressure on RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee to start thinking about the policy normalisation.
- On the global front, investors will keenly look for data on industrial production and retail sales from US and China on June 15 and June 16, respectively, which may set the tone for world equities for the week.
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