Markets at a Glance

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Our View in a Snapshot

Expected Open980076.25
Expected Range9650 – 990076.00 – 76.50
  • Asian stocks set to fall as Wall St snaps 3-day winning streak
  • Dollar Gains due to rising geopolitical risks.
  • Oil prices drop on demand worries as coronavirus cases rise


Asian stocks were set to dip on Thursday after a choppy Wall Street session as spiking coronavirus cases and prospects of new lockdowns erased earlier confidence about a global economic recovery.

Australian S&P/ASX 200 futures were down 0.6%, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 futures were off 0.02%.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index futures were down 0.23%. On Wall Street, The Dow Jones Industrial Average  fell 0.65% while the S&P 500  lost 0.36%.

Our View on Stock Market

The Indian stock market is expected to open around 50 to 75 points down from yesterday close tracking asian stocks & global peers.

The Nifty futures are likely to open around  9,800.

The likely range for the day is 9,650 – 9,900


The dollar rose from early lows as investors wary of wider geopolitical risks sought its relative safety. Rising tensions between North Korea and South Korea spurred demand for safe-havens, as did clashes between Indian and Chinese troops at a disputed border site.

The dollar index  rose 0.11%, with the euro  down 0.05% to $1.1237. The Japanese yen strengthened 0.06% versus the greenback at 106.91 per dollar, while Sterling  was last trading at $1.2547, down 0.06% on the day.

Our View on USD / INR

The Indian rupee is expected to open gap up against the U.S. currency and likely to weaken against dollar.

The rupee will likely be quoted around 76.25 to a dollar in early trades.

The Rupee is likely to trade in the Range of 76.00 to 76.50


Oil prices fell more than 1% in early trade on Thursday as a spike in new coronavirus cases in China and the United States renewed fears that people would stay home and stall a recovery in fuel demand even as lockdowns ease.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 1.6%, or 60 cents, at $37.36 a barrel. Brent crude futures fell 1.1%, or 45 cents, to $40.26 a barrel.

Source : Reuters

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