Markets: Eerie calm

Markets: Eerie calm

it is not clear when market sentiment can change; as in the past, it can be quite sudden.
At a turn and yet not

At a turn and yet not

RBI could be tempted to cut policy rate to support growth at its bi-monthly review.

'Indian stock markets poised for bigger up moves in 2014' 

Dec 21 2013, 15:01 IST
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Driven by sustained Foreign Institutional investment, we saw the markets touching all time high this year. PTI Driven by sustained Foreign Institutional investment, we saw the markets touching all time high this year. PTI
SummaryDriven by sustained FII, we saw the markets touching all time high this year.

that we could have more retail participation once newer peaks are seen. Further, with inflation remaining a persistent theme in the last one year, real savings have been difficult, and the launch of inflation indexed bonds could, possibly, influence the way investors approach several savings modes, especially with inflation priced in. This could also increase interest in bonds.  Mergers and Acquisitions, which at around $28 billion in 2013 has been at the lowest level in three years. With improving macroeconomic fundamentals, year 2014 could see more such M&As. Investors who track such moves closely would be able to benefit from value-unlocking. 

Anand James, Asst. General Manager, Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services Ltd. 

NOTE: The vies expressed are those of the author. 

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