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Markets may witness range-bound trade, to be guided by Infy, TCS earnings

Besides global cues, market participants would also keep a close watch on rupee-dollar trend, oil prices and investment pattern by overseas investors.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Even though the equity market was opened up for foreign investors immediately after the early 1990s, the norms for foreign investment in debt were released in 1995 and in 1997, Rs 29 crore trickled in
Bourses are also expected to track industrial production data, which is scheduled to be announced post market hours on Friday

The domestic equity market may witness range-bound trade during the holiday-truncated week ahead, and will largely be guided by quarterly earnings from and along with global trends, according to market analysts.

"Since we are heading towards the earnings season, a lot of cues will now be taken from important results of TCS, Wipro and Volatility may be inching up in specific sectors and some rotation may be seen," Mustafa Nadeem, CEO of Epic Research, said.

is scheduled to kick start the earnings season on Thursday followed by on Friday.

We will also see global developments with the US-China trade talks taking the lead, he added.

will remain closed on Tuesday for Dussehra.

Investors are cautious and watchful about the earnings season which at this juncture looks less enthusiastic. There is a possibility that will trade cautious and range bound, said Motilal Oswal, Managing Director of Motilal Oswal Financial Services.

Bourses are also expected to track industrial production data, which is scheduled to be announced post market hours on Friday.

Among global events, investors would keep an eyes the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes slated to be released on Wednesday (October 9, 2019).

"On the global front, would watch out for US job report that would determine the Fed's next move," Siddharth Khemka Head, Retail Research, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited said.

Besides global cues, market participants would also keep a close watch on rupee-dollar trend, oil prices and investment pattern by overseas investors.

During the last week, which also had a holiday-shortened, the Sensex plummeted 1,149.26 points or 2.96 per cent. On Friday, it dropped 433.56 points or 1.14 per cent to close at 37,673.31 after Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) policy outcome.

In its fourth bi-monthly policy review of this fiscal, the central bank reduced its benchmark lending rate by 0.25 percentage point to 5.15 per cent to revive growth that hit a six-year low of 5 per cent in the June quarter.

The RBI also lowered its growth forecast for 2019-20 to 6.1 per cent from 6.9 per cent earlier and affirmed commitment to remain accommodative to address growth concerns 'as long as necessary'.

Samco Securities, Founder and CEO, Jimeet Modi on the RBI policy said, "As such the MPC was expected to reduce the interest rates given the global fragile environment and slowdown in domestic economy. For stock markets this will be a non-event from a short-term point of view.

First Published: Sun, October 06 2019. 10:05 IST
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