Market Watch: where to invest in 2021?

Welcome to ETMarkets Watch, the trade show for stocks, market trends and money making ideas. I’m Nikhil Agarwal and here are the main headlines at this time.

Sensex, Nifty posts best year since 2017
Amazon and Flipkart break investment rules: Govt to ED, RBI
India’s budget deficit from April to November exceeds 135% of annual target
India to start vaccine trials across the country from January 2
China’s bottled water king Zhong Shanshan replaces Mukesh Ambani as Asia’s richest person
Jubilant Foods buys 10.76% stake in Barbeque Nation

Let’s take a quick look at what happened on Dalal Street today.

The benchmark stock indexes have said goodbye to the 2020 calendar on a lukewarm note. A drop in heavyweights such as TCS, RIL and ITC offset the gains made by banking and financial stocks, as the indices ended up stagnating on the day of the December F&O series expiration.

The 30 Sensex pack witnessed some flip trading, before ending the day with 5 more points. With this, the index recorded its seventh day of consecutive gains. Nifty, however, broke their winning streak after breaking through the intraday 14,000 level. He closed the December F&O series at 13,982.

TCS, UltraTech Cement and Bharti Airtel fell 1.3% each. Kotak Mahindra Bank, Tech Mahindra, and ITC fell 1 percent or more. SAIL, BEL, Jubilant Foodworks and Vodafone Idea grew 4-6%. The larger stock indices outperformed their larger peers by a good margin.

With the 2020 calendar finished, what does 2021 hold in store for us? We caught up with Vinod Nair from Geojit Financial Services to find out how investors can position themselves in the New Year.

Welcome to the show, Mr. Nair.
1) What is the market outlook for 2021?

2) Where do you find value in this market as we head into 2021?

On the technical charts, Nifty50 formed another indecisive day of candle formation. We spoke to Rohit Singre, Senior Technical Analyst at LKP Securities, to decode the daily charts.

Welcome to the Mr Singre show.

1) Nifty exited a level of 14,000 intraday trade on the F&O expiration day. Where is he going?

2) What is the outlook for Nifty Bank after the December expiration?

Globally, other Asian markets finished higher as European markets traded in the red at the start of trading. US equity futures edged up.

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