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Fixed Income

Rajan Welcomed Well By Equity and Dollar, Bonds Don’t Like Him


The entry of Dr. Raghuram Rajan has taken the Nifty up 7%, and the bank nifty up over 12% from its lows. The Nifty is now touching the 50 day moving average.

Nifty Snapshot

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The recovery came in on Thursday and Friday. Banks were up nearly 10% on Thursday, with a great follow up day on Friday.

However, this could still be a temporary move, as the US data shows a taper in US bond buying is much more likely now.

While equity markets rejoiced, bond markets didn’t. The two days of the new RBI governor have seen rising rates:


10 yr bond movement

And the dollar has improved dramatically:


(While this is the RBI ref rate which is fixed at 12 noon, the end day rate was even further lower at 65.)

The next week is shortened (with a Monday holiday in India) but will see both IIP and inflation released, and Import-Export data too. Will Rajan’s good run continue?


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