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Indian stock euphoria to fizzle out, investor won't make much money: UBS

Even as most investors expect stocks to rally this year on the back of stronger earnings growth, UBS says results will disappoint the consensus estimate of 22% growth for FY19

Nupur Acharya | Bloomberg 

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The euphoria that’s seen Indian equities building on record highs this year will fizzle out, India says. The NSE 50 Index will close at around 10,500 points on Dec 31, analysts led by wrote in a note on Monday, suggesting investors won’t make any profits from the gauge of the nation’s biggest companies. “A goldilocks scenario of a sharp earnings recovery, but with continued robust macro stability (benign inflation and currency rates) appears priced in,” Chhaochharia said in the report. The gauge rose about 0.1 per cent to 10,629.16 at 2:14 pm in Mumbai. The has been rising in line with Asian after a wobbly start to the new year.

And even as most investors expect stocks to rally this year on the back of stronger earnings growth, UBS says results will disappoint the consensus estimate of 22 percent growth for the year starting April 1. Lower interest rates, combined with strong local flows into financial assets were key drivers for the gauge, which gained 29 percent last year. UBS expects this “support” to fade as the demonetisation-led liquidity abates and if interest rates increase.

First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 17:36 IST
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