homemarket NewsD Street Week Ahead: Fed rate decision and foreign fund flows likely to influence market

D-Street Week Ahead: Fed rate decision and foreign fund flows likely to influence market

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By Sandeep Singh  Sept 18, 2022 8:33:03 PM IST (Published)

In the absence of major domestic cues, the focus on Dalal Street this week will be on key central bank decisions, including a widely-expected 75-bps hike in the key rates by the Fed in its fight against red-hot inflation.

Global cues will take centrestage on Dalal Street this week, with the Fed widely expected to announce a 75-basis-point hike in the key interest rates in the world's largest economy. Among major central banks, the BoE and the BoJ will also reveal their rate decisions during the course of the week.

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All eyes globally will be on Fed Chair Jerome Powell's remarks to assess the state of the US economy and the future course of policy tightening. In the absence of domestic cues, the focus will remain on any wild moves in crude oil, forex rates and foreign institutional flows.
Momentum in the Indian market appears to be slowing down, with the Nifty50 expected to face strong headwinds near its previous highs, according to Apurva Sheth, Head of Market Perspectives at Samco Securities.
"The degree of immediate support is set at about 17,000. Traders should exercise care before making strong long bets," he said.

The week that was

Indian equity benchmarks Sensex and Nifty50 fell last week amid strong selling pressure in IT shares as fears of recession and an undeterred pace of aggressive rate hikes.
IT, healthcare and oil & gas shares were the biggest drags on headline indices.

The Nifty Bank — which has 12 major lenders in the country as its constituents, including SBI and HDFC Bank, however, managed to clock a fourth straight weekly gain.

A total of 35 stocks in the Nifty50 basket succumbed to negative territory for the week.

On the other hand, IndusInd Bank, PowerGrid, NTPC, Adani Ports and Maruti Suzuki were the top blue-chip gainers.

Foreign institutional investors took to net selling of Indian shares, after being on a buying spree for several weeks. Many experts fear FIIs may remain bearish on Dalal Street for the time being.

Here are the key factors and events that are likely to influence Dalal Street in the week beginning September 19:
No major macroeconomic data points are due this week.
Sept 19Eurozone construction output dataHong Kong unemployment data
Sept 20Housing dataECB President Christine Lagarde to speakJapan inflation data, China loan prime rate
Sept 21Fed rate decision and economic projections, crude oil stockpiles data, home sales data,
Sept 22Jobless claims dataBoE rate decision, minutes of last BoE MPC meeting, France business confidence data, Eurozone consumer confidence dataBoJ rate decision, Hong Kong inflation data
Sept 23Fed Chair Jerome Powell to speak, manufacturing and services PMI dataUK consumer confidence data; France, Germany and Eurozone manufacturing and services PMI dataJapan manufacturing and services data, Hong Kong trade data
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