Reserve Bank of India (RBI) keeps the interest rates unchanged today on January Credit policy but it has cut CRR (cash reserve ratio) by 50 bps (basis points), this will infuse liquidity in the banking system also this has indicated that RBI has shifted its policy for talking inflation to pumping growth. Today’s cut has lowered the CRR to 5.50% from previous 6.00 % and this will result in pumping Rupees 320 billion of liquidity into the banking system. RBI has also signaled that lowering the interest rates may be considered in future.
Negative outlook is, RBI has also lowered its GDP growth forecast for the FY11 to just 7 % from its previous target of 7.6 percent, last year Indian economy has grown by 8.5%. Also no change in wholesale price index (WPI) inflation at 7% for FY11-12. Moreover risks of inflation is getting high as global crude oil prices are moving higher.
Looking at this move all the banking stocks has advanced sharply, State bank, Icici bank, Axis bank and many other were trading with 3 to 5% gains today.
Rudra sengupta says
what should be
stratgy of Nifty & Bank stocks for Feb series?
Bhaveek Patel says
Sir, Nifty future should be watched closely, as closing above 5200 level will target 5400 level in February F&O series. Bank Nifty has resistance at 9999 level. Even State bank is looking like selling opportunity, only 2 days closing above 2060 will lead to major short covering in SBIN, So watch it carefully.
OurNifty.com Support Team.