Nifty to remain in 5,050-6,100 range: Barclays

| | Updated on: Jul 10, 2012

The National Stock Exchange benchmark index, Nifty, is likely to remain between 5,050 and 6,100 in the next 12 months, because of lack of triggers in the domestic macro-economic environment and uncertainty in the global markets, a report says.

“Barring a global shock, we expect Nifty to remain in the range of 5,050-6,100 with enough volatility to allow nimble investors to make returns,” the report noted.

The 50-share index is currently hovering at 5,300 level.

In the foreseeable future, the Indian stock market is likely to resemble a game of “snakes and ladders” for investors as growth, inflation and politics continue to flash red, while valuations, earnings momentum and some policy measures have now turned favourable.

“Indian portfolio strategists need to be nimble in playing what we think could be a prolonged ‘snakes and ladders’ game, between lower growth, high inflation, uncertain politics vs modest expectations, reasonable valuations and the possibility of some, even if partial, policy measures,” the report noted.

After a phase of 8.9 per cent annualised GDP growth between fiscal year 2005 and financial year 2010, India’s GDP is expected to grow around 6-6.5 per cent in 2012-13.

Global events, particularly those in the Eurozone, may continue to have an impact on flows to India.

“The increased global uncertainty due to Europe and low global growth could make portfolio flows to India hostage to the global risk environment. It would also result in lower volumes and higher volatility,” the report said.

Published on March 12, 2018

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