If you’re a stockholder in the stock exchange, the events of the last couple of days must have caused lots of concern. Remember the black Tuesday of Jan twenty-two when the market plunged by over 11 % during the initial few mins of trade. Twitchy sellers pushed the panic trigger, sending the markets into a free fall, till it hit the circuit breaker, which instantly caused all trading to come to a halt, both, at the BSE and NSE. The thirty stock Sensex lost almost 2273 points throughout the day, before some price purchasing made it recover some losses. Eventually , it ended the day at 16,729.94 points, still down by 875.41 points. The prospects for the share market appears to have changed overnite. Let’s have a quick look at the prime factors accountable for such an extreme fall in the markets.
Fears of a recession in the US.
One of the most important reasons for the heavyweight fall in the markets is a dread of recession in America economy. The world investment climate has changed with the impact of the sub-prime crisis in America mortgage market taking its toll. Massive investment banks and conglomerates are declaring gigantic losses and investors’ confidence is absolutely shaken. There’s a pronouncing that when the US sneezes, the entire world catches influenza. Not surprising that almost all of the economies are having inter-linkages with what has happened there. The after effects are felt in our markets also as the bad effect on IT firms, BPOs, KPOs, export orientated units and other sectors are feared over time.
Enormous selling by FIIs and hedge funds.
Hedge Funds and Foreign Money Establishments ( FIIs ) have also started selling in our markets. This is as they need to reallocate their investments and book profits to chop their losses because of the financial implosion. The volatility of finance markets seen today is the results of continuing and heavy selling pressure by stockholders of all classes due to doubtful times and events.
IPOs drained out liquidity from the system.
Domestic factors also made a contribution to the record fall in no little measure. The first market was deluged with a big number of IPOs. Liquidity was sucked from the market as folk invested in these offerings with expectations of windfall gains on listing. Dependance Power IPO was oversubscribed by as much as 72 times with speculators putting in bids for over 1,654.8 crore shares as against 22.8 crore shares offered. As per a guess, more than Rs sixty thousand crore was locked in the offer by way of application money, thus causing liquidity issues in the secondary market.
Do not panic and stay invested for the long run.
If you’re a long-term financier, who has invested in essentially powerful corporations, you shouldn’t be worried too much about volatility and unexpected recessions. Remain invested and use the chance to buy at lower levels. There’s totally no necessity to press the panic button and start selling amid high volatility.
Someone once asked the investment guru Warren Smorgasboard about when the best time to sell one’s stocks is and the answer was ‘Never ; if you have quality investment’. Also, if you don’t have a serious risk taking capacity, do not try and make a fast buck by making an investment in the so-called momentum stocks. They may lose their worth in almost no time and you’ll be holding next to nothing. So be a smart financier and stay invested for the long-term.