This Week in a Nutshell (7th-11th March)

This Week in a Nutshell (7th-11th March)

Technical talks

NIFTY opened the week on 7th March at 15,867 and ended at 16,630 on 11th March. NIFTY regained 2.4% throughout the week. The next support and resistance levels for the index would be 16,800 and 16,400 respectively.

All the sectoral indices gained this week, with Media  (+6.7%), Pharma (+6.3%), and IT (+3.4%) being the gainers.

Weekly highlights

  • Early in the week, Wall Street indices plummeted as oil prices soared to their highest levels since 2008, above $130 per barrel, owing to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Asian stocks followed the lead of their Wall Street counterparts.
  • The threat of a US and European ban on Russian products, as well as a delay in Iranian talks, triggered a massive stagflationary shock for international markets on Monday, sending oil prices soaring by more than 10%.
  • Global oil prices fell on Wednesday by the most in nearly two years after OPEC member the United Arab Emirates said it supported pumping more oil into a market roiled by supply disruptions due to sanctions on Russia. Brent and Crude WTI closed at USD 112.67 /barrel, USD 109.33/barrel respectively.
  • Indian Insurance monthly data for February 2022 was released during the week, the industry’s new business premium rose 27% over the previous month to Rs 27,465 crore in February 2022, 22% higher on a YoY basis.
  • The International Monetary Fund indicated that the war in Ukraine has sent a wave of more than 1 mn refugees to neighboring countries while triggering unprecedented sanctions on Russia. The US banned Russian oil imports while Britain would slowly phase out the imports.
  • The domestic market also witnessed a heavy sell-off early in the week however, the mood was reversed as the results of the state election turned positive for the market, and oil prices started cooling off.
  • US consumer prices surged in February 2022, culminating in the largest annual increase in 40 years, and inflation is poised to accelerate further in the months ahead as Russia’s war against Ukraine drives up the costs of crude oil and other commodities.
  • Japanese household spending rose for the first time in six months in January on a year-on-year basis, largely because of weakness in the prior year, even as the fast spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant likely weighed on consumption later in the month.
  • The foreign institutional investors (FII) continued to be sellers and sold equities worth Rs 246,884 mn. Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) continued to be buyers and bought equities worth Rs 177,291 mn.

Things to watch out for next week

  • The markets will react to the FOMC meeting and the interest rate decision slated to come during this week.
  • By March 15th, companies are expected to file their advance tax that would signal the expected earnings of the listed companies in upcoming quarters.
  • The market will focus on the reduction of commodity prices and diplomatic development between Russia & Ukraine.
  • The market will also focus on inflation data to be released in India & the US, and the US Fed meeting is scheduled for next week.

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