India Morning Report: Markets reach the 6300 mark, will it hold as the new bottom?

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Eventually, 6300 may also hold as the bottom of the range and so armed with this knowledge market rangers on the Bull side may ordain the mark sooner this week and next but for now markets will trade it bullishly on Monday.  Pre Open saw a shard of pricing out in Bank of India again, sinking to a bottomless pit quote 30% down, bu tas of now the PSU banks remain the biggest risk on the downside ( esp if they catch our fancy as the markets go up, they would underline the lack of options in such a wide market with 3000 active quotes on NSE alone.

Deposits were finally ahead of loans in the report of week ended December 13, growing at 17% (INR 75 Tln) with Bank lending at 15%(INR 57 Tln). Non Food Credit stock is INR 56 Tln, making up most of the growth stock in lending (INR 320 bln out of INR 360 Bln)

As we mentioned at the cusp of the rally, infracos and IT remain sectors in which stocks have to be decided for the winners and losers , both right now moving in single file, IT moving together with a losing rupee and infra moving up together on good hope for policy day, like this week. However, IDFC for example has a much more bullish trade accumulation appealing to at least three class of investors including the passive institutionals and the active hedge traders in small infra hopes.

Traders continue to hope for the non obvious trades in each of their not so blue chip large trades which technically may no longer belong to the Midcap story either including Cairns, GMDC/NMDC, Hexaware/HCL Tech. Barclays did up the growth forecast of India Inc ahead of results season, but more on the lines of MSA’s war cry for an automatic upgrade to 6-7% growth for India Inc with positive Investment flows, because the deed is done, which sadly has still to unfold surprises with statistics belying the temporariness of this recovery without the requisite investment flows except the Net Exports as we wipe out the Current Deficit and markets cornered the shorts out again in December.

I could buy a few puts on HCL Tech just to wind them up and carry home some profits on the announcements as results start pouring in. That would be really the closest to a sure winner this quarter as the Ruee digs its heels in at 61-62 levels. Infy shorts will not bait the stock till 3600 probably and if you are bullish, the up move is unlikely at thse levels despite the oevrall atmosphere of continuing good news in the sector, and that will not extend the winning rallies of Mid Caps and Product companies like KPIT, Hexaware and Persistent either.

Glenmark and GAIL seem good additions for stock watching in 2014 to our already brilliant portfolio led by IDFC and YES Bank. Mining and Metals as also L&T are likely bad trades to start. Pharma remains the best sector for bulls in both Domestic and Exports stories despite the NPPA pricing policy implementation, a higher double digit CAGR growth assured in the domestic market, I’d say. Banks despite giving up the gains early on Monday, look like making up for the sobriety shown this quarter in 2014 too but stock selection has becom critically differentiating strategy between the sub par equals as well as the Private sector leaderboard.

India Morning Report: Markets rest at new record levels, Banks catch fire

Except of course, Bank of Baroda and Bank of India, the PSU Banks who along with All Bank are in front of the NPA tether and are likely to again underperform in results announcements today undermining the market’s expectations with a definite taste of the macabre doing the paperwork accounting for to decades of profligate lending. In more operational markets language, others like Dr Reddy’s also hold the key to big moves as markets let go of smaller volume picks not in fashionable upside with institutional investors chasing Indian weightage in their indexed EM funds. That of course includes Hero losing share to Honda and Maruti making 3X profits with the Yen a big part of the story this quarter.

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IDFC is likely to get a good post results after taste into portfolios (despite its ext from MSCI) and so it will be crucial that it comprehensively outperform as foreign investors come back to India bonds and equities unconcerned about coalitions and hung parliaments. The No Taper refinement yesterday was not material to their return either though it is not a carte blanche as the more optimistic from Asia might have expected of Lady Yellen.

Cipla bore a heavy brunt of the funding trade and drags some of the other (Lupin) Pharma choices with it while Glenmark and Cadila will continue carrying the market flag with meaningful bumps from export earnings and real greenfield growth in market development the mid cap strs have shown to be ey

The expiry day seems to be ignoring the 6350 target in the morning session but it may just become a case of having decided on its own expectations for these results candidates. Retail investors shuld not be expected to return in the middle of Diwali spending season or even otherwise. The Indian AMCs have together more than INR 8 Tln under their belt currently and like the taste for FIPS showed are not averse to increasing enchantment with Balanced Funds as Bond markets xpand(General direction ypothesis to play out till 2025)and pension players get active taste of equities along the general direction set back in 1993/2001

Banking hopefuls like Magma Fincorp and Muthoot report results as things look to get better for NBFCs. Now is a good time to load u on infra NBFCs both Powergrid and REC/PFC/PTC

As mentioned yesterday Bharti has crossed  a rubicon with Africa markets reporting profits as new Telecom auctions also level down on expected prices in domestic circles

 

Bankers Trust breaks the mold

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India has already started wih the leather hunt at Cannes, its 89 nominations yielding 2 bronzes in Promos and 3 silvers in Public Relations in the first 55 announced on Monday.

Closer home the “Bankers Trust” series on Bloomberg UTV should mint (sic!) bigger and stronger from here as Tamal Bandhopadhya makes a splash with illustrious public sector gentry. His session with Prateek Ch. was refreshing nad informative. The tryst with Chanda Kochchar on Indianomics and the public sector Bank of India interviews along with Subir Gokarna on Banker’s Trust / Final Word, is a refreshing change from the inane business programming earlier. On CNBC 18, Udayan continues too.

Seemingly al ot of ICICI Bank goings on in the Latha Venkatesh interview of Ms Chanda Kochar was inspiredf from our 2008 and 2009 essays on the bank? But no acknowledgemetnts so that just must have been the brush in the Aussie Desert..

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