India Morning Report: banks weaker in the new week. Market affirms Capped below 5500

 

Fortune (magazine)
Fortune (magazine) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

As we digressed from networked opinion on Tursday / Friday, there is no such thing as the 5500 mark for the market as leaching gets underway. Barings PE in the mean time made a play for a 135 per share valuation for Hexaware, the only Fortune 500 roster which has never operationalized a growth strategy meaningfully. Apparently growth is already underway at Hexaware and this is not a play at capping India’s further Dollar erosion led woes in the future or a transparent play at India’s notorious inefficiency stability motive. A Hexaware and a KPIT do gain disproportionately from the Dollar’s move against the Rupee as they price transparently and Hexaware also has untamed T&M contracts that price at competitive levels onsite and thus remained Dollar heavy, unhedged at least n the nineties. Most others have lost the Mid Cap IT space from investing in product and premium services and/or Indian Rupee/Output based pricing still capped in the$50 mln realised deal values after years of wooing.

 

Banks got cut mercilessly waiting for the HTM circular (SBI, is waiting as always) and saliently otherwise:

 

The Bifty(BankNifty)’s ‘stuck-up-pance’ at 9400 saved the straddles on the Nifty which you should have sold if you were in the market after the first hour in the morning.

 

The rupee is starting the new climb again as the Rbi loses room to intervene and stays away after this week.

 

No, these are not conventional range bound trades.

 

Yes, we did not anticipate the market to wait so assiduously for Thursday expir which can now assumed to be the final plan.

 

No, being quiet is not a bad strategy.

 

Yes, the big roller from the Fed as they leave Jackson Hole is on target and I am trying to figure out why $10 Bln is a good start apart from that everyone knows that number.

 

It is that $12 Bln would be too fast and $20 Bln a virtual unending panic, $8 Bln an equally good vote of confidence and any number below $5 Bln not enough to redact(the literary device for fabricated on paper) the surfeit of liquidity let loose on everyone. But then thats just because we started with $10 Bln. That just means the Fed would be buying $75Bln worth , and that should be a good start for equities to break into a done and bring back confidence in EM economy investments only at the end of one such full cycle of investments which may be as short as 2 months in US markets but for another sell down in bonds(domestically)

 

Held to Maturity classification clears the grounds for banks to carry bonds while double digit rates reign. !0 year yields are still rising in India and policy rates stand at risk of being increased too after the liquidity crisis is hung

 

 

 

and more..

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GMR Malé International Airport Private Limited (GMIAL) Office (Photo credit: Ibrahim Asad’s PHotography)

 

more sectors seem to creep into the equation as the marketstructure gets hijacked by those trying to make it look like the same as a retail investor could do in the fun 60s rolling on the floor…but Power NBFCs led by REC and PFC remain good moves in 2013 and PTC could get a bigger stronger role in the quad with Powergrid unlikely to lose relevance and despite roads being deprioritised, there may be enough speciality infrastructure bids ( I mean ports and urban planning ventures as well as welfare structures for the new deal) to keep all other infra midcaps floating. Also I personally back GMR Infra and Reliance Infra while berating overleveraged pops like even GVK and some mid cap Mumbai Real estate juggalos

 

 

India Morning Report: Ahh, I hope you got the rally..

Here it is, the Fiscal Cliff. Markets are soon going to realise the celebration of Obama and the general panic in the US markets are both in equal measures a global celebration and a classic over reaction that ticks off momentum in the other direction.

If India denizens do realise the limited impact of the issues including the fiscal cliff’s promised red splotched shores of recession then they can follow the DII traders into buying into the India markets even before the day is over but the correction is mandatory. ITC is up smartly, so is ICICI Bank and there are the Mid Cap acts to follow the trend down which will present unique buying opportunities including Hexaware.

Biocon Logo
Biocon Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Biocon should be back in the mix except for the ill informed market sentiments in the areas of “focus on outsourcing” and “outsourcing is over” that seem to bring the edge back to the markets every other rally as unfortunately they remain unimportant issues esp to the business models of Indian companies succeeding in the US market and capable of building a domestic market franchise in their labs/sales departments

The markets should have probably continued up yesterday in New York and therefore here in Mumbai and we should still hope for a 6000 mark before the year is over if the muted correction is followed by a good rally next week. Mannapuram and Muthoot have failed to pick up from October levels while NBFCs like M&M Fin and Bajaj Fin did follow up on the good results and continued Tier 2 market development due to LIC Housing and Shriram Transport while Jet is back at invested and yet interested in investing category, Accumulation having begun earlier at below 340 and traders hoping to make a surprise kill into a 5900 rally

Silver and Gold will probably weaken as Dollar surges back and the Rupee almost crossed over below 54yesterday but is hurt in early morning trade today towards its current LOWS of 54.6

 

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Market Street (Photo credit: glennharper)

 

 

 

India Morning Report October 08, 2012: India Inc Waits For Real Reforms

 

Update: Some brokerages have already updated sharp shorts in Mid Cap IT but Hexaware could follow Geometric into positive

A downgrade from Morgan Stanley (RIL), an India on call report from Credit Suisse asking for reform implementation and eGOM’s easy billing answer to the fiscal deficit ( from Telecom spectrum) alongwith the age old Cauvery issue complicating mining ban and drought hit Karnataka’s problems contributed to the background against wich the inevitable happened yesterday. The Emkay event is not yet forgotten and DLF has paid for an ‘unraveling’ of a very public Vadra connection but the indices are still above 5670 and going back north today from the looks of it as the welcome corrections piques the watchers of the Indian markets from foreign shores.

A 2013 story train from us 

A title “Contemporary Banking in India” edited by Naina Kidwai of HSBC forms the bedrock of my missing gaps in the knowledge of all things local and as the author of “100 small steps..” takes the inevitable podium on thought waves, the growth of Tier 2 towns and NBFC based financial inclusion alongwith ECB avenues for NBFCs are likely to be ‘revived’ as and growth truly coems back to India after the bottoming in Q2 or Q3. However, the important thing remains to be that results in our deficit numbers CAD and Fisc show up as soon as possible and we move on to not just a buoyant Services PMI but take the Consumption story forward from the undeniable stamp of nondescript plateauing at $1 B for alomost every consumer brand in every sector int his country

The rest of them and reform

The final nails in the coffin for Kingfisher have arrived and the key issue likely to make the media strongly in the next few days is their wage bill which pays 13 managers 67% of their INR6.7B compensation costs. Foreign banks have made a comeback in assets from Citi and DBS while HSBC still has the strongest branch network and SCB inexplicably stuc k in telecom assets syndications despite having won with extensive outgoing FDI support cases including Bharti.

The reform, what exactly does one expect int he next few months to come back from implementation. Perhaps the real FDI reforms only and no GST , Direct Tax code or Companies Bill yet as it might need to be introduced in Parl again.

 

India Morning Report: Markets dodge the overvaluation scare with timed tears in the market fabric

 

It could still be a time to buy..

Ofcourse anysuch big move like the inflow of INR49.50 B in September would cause the 6000 target to be completed in December on the Nifty. The time to buy stems from recent well timed correctionss bringing up time to fill the tears in India’s struggling and listed consumption story.

The tear in the consumption fabric has filled up

While markets are tentatively suggesting a bad Q2 which just means it would not be a surprise when it does land, the mid cap Consumer plays have filled the gap for seasoned traders with Dabur still on play today at 135 levels. One feels similarily Lupin, Cipla and ITC and Bharti Airtel could be buys and no one attempting shorts on those plays will land anything tenable this week or next even if the markets stay in consolidation not uptick.

Real consumption is going to bring the real scare..

It is also similarily obvious that despite the protestations, Q2 results will actually revive profit growth and thus the real scare is that the slowdown has continued from September into Q3 and thus the jump in September results will be actually followed by a dumping result of the real bottom in December while India’s services PMI supports the current India outperformance fable perfectly with a 54 mark from 52 in August keeping india in the lead with 5% + growth globally. 

Time though for the banks to not rise too fast in the meantime and HDFC Bank is right now correcting sharply to keep the indices from floating up beyond reason for pressure on DIIs and other traing FIIs to enter the market at this stage and book 200 points on the NSE indices having already spent two-three months waiting

THERE ARE NO SHORTS on HDFC or HDFCBANK implied in his report

 

Pre Closing Trading Strategies – And We Said The Rally Maybe Could Not Hold Off Friday

 

As suspected/expected depending on your lingua franca and the youth in your team, Markets survived 5500 so well that they could not keep their hands off a big rally into the weekend, ending Friday with a likely 150 point  gain on the Nifty and a 400 point gain on the BankNifty. AxisBank is finally1120 and so Monday opening will unlikely see a straight line improvement from 5700 levels exp the Bank nifty ripe for a few points of bargaining.

As commentators hae mentioned and has been obvious in the last few days, buying has in fact become more frenzied as institutions realise India will be the last minute pronounced outperformer int he region despite the bad news economics continuing not even till the bottom in April but as recently asa week back when the IIP dat came out at 0.1% aand prompted another string of Growth GDP forecast downgrades to 5.5%

Most of these commentators have a bad eye or shall we say long lost cousins that seem to find their favor in the amrket rally as the obvious ones defy commentary. However the Banks and Infracos remain the sectors to invest in and again a Hobson’s choice for institutions still waiting for the elusive dip. Also healthcare could indeed come back as the second leg of the rally given that Infracos were almost simultaneous in their move with banks. I am an investor in RELINFRA so that is one stock I can eagerly mention as a bull weather friend.  JETAIRWAYS IS ripe for those not locked in and roving eyes might still catch these and heath scrips like SUN at new levels for a big run. ITC would be a dream pick but more accumulation is likely as the market tries to find time for mid cap consumer companies probably even VIPIND

 

India Morning Report: A Resurgent India, A Resurgent Festive Season?

English: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the ...
English: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Opening Plenary – Resillient india: 25 years of Economic and Social Progress. Participants captured during the World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit 2009 held in New Delhi, 8-10 November 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bad news economics may have won both 2011 and 2012 but 2012 has come out strongly with India emergingas one of possibly three-four investments with a continuing positive return even after a 20% return YTD. Of course netwoks are trying hard to stay relevant during the bull run with all the blue chip[s having run off the top in the last week if not before and the rest of the rally looking like receding as the reform news flow is kept up by a government ready for the Election battles looming up ahead.

Straddling SP and BSP unfortunately does not give a clear window to bears and again their ould be heightened risks of a last moment cut off ( a sharp sell off) in the market when eventually Manmohan Singh “runs out of options” As of now 10 states have shown that other parties really have no hope and that these changes to India’s fabric are irreversible

A slew of festival holidays should keep investors relaxed thru october and november before Global markets slip into holiday mode while mid cap IT and HCLTech will be  hoping for more weakness in the Rupee. I am expecting Healthcare to make a return tothe buy lists but not CIPLA and DRREDDY

The Rupee has really strengthened int he opening , however likely just a calm before the storm as the weakness in Global crude benefits FX reserve poor nations like India on inflation and Tdeficit fronts equally fast but at $92 it is unlikely to last too long. 

India Morning Report: A resurgent India, a resurgent festive season?

 

Bad news economics may have won both 2011 and 2012 but 2012 has come out strongly with India emerging as one of possibly three-four investments with a continuing positive return even after a 20% return YTD. Of course netwoks are trying hard to stay relevant during the bull run with all the blue chip[s having run off the top in the last week if not before and the rest of the rally looking like receding as the reform news flow is kept up by a government ready for the Election battles looming up ahead.

Straddling SP and BSP unfortunately does not give a clear window to bears and again their ould be heightened risks of a last moment cut off ( a sharp sell off) in the market when eventually Manmohan Singh “runs out of options” As of now 10 states have shown that other parties really have no hope and that these changes to India’s fabric are irreversible

A slew of festival holidays should keep investors relaxed thru october and november before Global markets slip into holiday mode while mid cap IT and HCLTech will be  hoping for more weakness in the Rupee. I am expecting Healthcare to make a return to the buy lists but not CIPLA and DRREDDY

The Rupee has really strengthened in the opening , however likely just a calm before the storm as the weakness in Global crude benefits FX reserve poor nations like India on inflation and deficit fronts equally fast but at $92 it is unlikely to last too long.

 

Morning Trading Strategies – India June 27, 2012

English: Wordmark of Cipla. Trademarked by Cipla.
English: Wordmark of Cipla. Trademarked by Cipla. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Currency markets expiry does not usually bring much volatility as the markets inherently trade in forwards and futures. However the dollar is poised to hit 56.50 today as the Rupee’s fortunes take over petty benchmarking to a Dollar index fed by the weakening Euro. The Dollar index is itself down despite the Euro weakening as the Yen follows to higher ground on the back of its new revenue measure on a government running a 200% public debt but required for speculators who thrive on funding trades thru the Strong Yen However forward continue to retain all their premium..

English: Bajaj auto rickshaws in Adama, Ethiopia.
English: Bajaj auto rickshaws in Adama, Ethiopia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In stocks, the benched NBFC sector could help the banks surpass earlier week’s levels on the Banknifty while the index rangebound till 5150 is probably ripe for the adventurous to sell a few June puts, but most should have been done by Monday. A couple of network mentions like Jubilant and Titan ind shorts are great starts. On the long side, REC, PFC, PTC and Powergrid should move at different parts of the day and typically ING Vysya and Indus Ind as well. Bank Nifty gets safe to 10,200. Setting up new July strategies should have been disturbed by the seesaw index moves and so one should probably wait before publishing bullish option picks in the segment esp as July options are overpriced. Futures plays in the Bullish sectors are safe including Healthcare which may get a little cashed out as interest returns to other sectors today. Buy Cipla at today’s lows, stay in Sun Pharma if you are already in and exit Dr Reddy

BAJAJ AUTO  is again a long and HEROMOTOCORP could recover a few in the couple of nifty surges in the day but both will likely start back from 1500 and 1960 again in the near future. Use discretion and exit any upmove after 3% for day trading and those staying in should be ready to stay out July. Fresh buys in MARUTI enjoy the same caveat. Banks are at a new level but may not retrace much more except Axis to 978 levels and SBI to 2110

Prime Focus (RJ), Tata Global (Starbucks, Indian promoters) and a few other Mid Cap picks are around including Mannapuram Finance. Reliance Anil Ambani stocks including Rel Infra and Rel Media will have a move each in this run to 5400 if it happens

English: Generic finasteride 1mg tablets produ...
English: Generic finasteride 1mg tablets produced by Cipla India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Infra sector is poised for a take off on its own technical steam as well as good announcements from the PMO / MoF. IDFC and GMR Infra remain prized large cap picks in the sector. GVK Power, IRB and LANCO seem to be marginalised by their Capital structure by now but Global infra financing sector would still have to adjust to a lot of India specific projects’ independent performance strictures and it will not be easy except for Development Finance plays from Japan ( $10 B for DMIC), IFC and even ADB to enter India and thence I atch out for others except IDFC

A very tough pre open, Infra may have bottomed out but it is not going to break out any faster

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