Global sentiment, RBI moves drive markets rally

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Positive world sentiment and Reserve Bank of India’s liquidity push for mutual funds drove aided in extension of rally in Indian markets on Monday. The BSE Sensex ended at 31,743.08, up 415.86 factors or 1.33% whereas the 50-share index was at 9,282.30, up 127.90 factors or 1.40%.

Following the Franklin Templeton closure of six debt schemes, the RBI launched a particular liquidity facility for mutual funds to ease redemption stress because of covid-19 lockdown. The central financial institution additionally harassed that it’s vigilant and can take no matter steps are essential to mitigate the financial influence of covid-19 and protect the monetary stability. The transfer is seen extra as extra of a confidence-boosting measure and calm nerves amongst buyers.

Karthik Srinivasan, Group Head, Financial Sector Rating stated, “RBI announcement of particular liquidity facility for mutual funds is prone to scale back the volatility in bond yields arising out of elevated sale of debt investments by the fund homes to fulfill any spike in redemptions by unitholders. With extra liquidity of round 4.85 trillion as on 24 April, 2020, banks nevertheless proceed to stay largely danger averse. We count on the liquidity of the upper rated papers to enhance on the again of this facility. Accordingly, energetic participation from the banks will probably be key to the success of this scheme.”

The 10-year bond-yield closed at 6.15, down 2 foundation factors. The Indian rupee closed at 76.24 , up 0.28% from earlier shut.

Meanwhile, Asian equities have been agency with shares in Japan, Hong Kong and Korea gaining round 2% on hopes of extra financial coverage easing by world central banks as Bank of Japan stepped up its stimulus to comprise virus shock. All eyes are on the Federal Reserve assembly on 28 and 29 April.

S Ranganathan, Head of Research at LKP Securities stated “The markets rose today despite profit taking in late afternoon trade led primarily by high quality financials, consumer and staples. We witnessed select buying in metal stocks too. The key highlight of today’s trade was the spirited buying witnessed in select small and midcap stocks across sectors as HNI sought value in them”.

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