Federal Reserve holds near 0% key rates, as expected.

Let’s explore the reason for near 0% interest rate by Federal Reserve.

  • Fed decided to hold key rates as near 0% to spur the economical growth in US.
  • It has been decided to keep these rates at historic low till the economy recover.
  • This will boost the financing to corporates as consumer are flushed with liquidity.
  • More positive for asset classes like equities and commodities.
  • Still market is waiting for $1 trillion package by US government to provide further liquidity.
  • Asian markets are trading mix this morning. (8.30 A.M)
  • SGX Nifty is in green note this morning. (8:30 A.M.)

wall street

Why Dow rallied on Federal Reserve Decision on Thursday? 

  • Thursday rally is based upon historical decision to keep holding rates near 0% by Federal Reserve. This will provide impetus to the economy at large and support the riskier asset classes like equities. Since liquidity is the mother of rally in the stock markets.
  • The decision has come to support the ailing US economy from unemployment and slow GDP growth rate.
  • Still investors are awaiting for another major decision by US government to provide $1trillion to further boost the economical activities and spur growth.
  • If this package get through liquidity will further in the system that will fuel the growth of stock markets as well.
  • Do not short the market as positive news are getting discounted into the system.

US Markets 

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 160.29 points, or 0.61%, close at 26,539.57.
  • The S&P 500 surged by 40.00 points, or 1.24%, ends at 3,258.44.
  • Nasdaq Composite Index increased by 140.85 points, or 1.35%, close at 10,542.94.

Asian Markets In Morning

Indices Current Value Prev. Close % Change
Nikkei 225  22,408.29 22397.11   0.05%
Straits Times  2,537.76 2573.45   -1.39%
Hang Seng   25,150.01 24883.14   1.07%
Taiwan Weighted  12,651.13 12540.97   0.88%
Kospi  2,271.15 2263.16   0.35%
Jakarta Composite  5,109.94 5111.11  -0.02%
Shanghai Composite  3,297.41 3294.55  0.09%
SGX Nifty  11,246.00 11225.00  0.19%
Time of data collection: 8.30A.M

Nifty 50 outlook for the day.

  • SGX Nifty is suggesting that Indian Markets will start at around 11250 level. Today strategy is to wait for dip at 11200 level and they buy Nifty future with a target 11300 level and stop loss 11050. 

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Author: Akhil Mahajan, M.D. Mutual Fund Advisory, www.mutualfundadvisory.co.in2,537.76

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