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RBI Governor’s Speech Boosts Market Over 21,000

RBI Governor’s Speech Boosts Market Over 21,000

RBI Governor's Speech Boosts Market Over 21,000

Have you noticed the recent buzz in the Indian financial markets? 

Much of it is thanks to RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das’s speech, which coincided with the Nifty hitting a remarkable 21,000 mark. In his December 8, 2023 speech, Governor Das shared some key insights that have uplifted market sentiments.

So, what did he say that’s got everyone talking? 

The RBI has decided to keep the repo rate steady at 6.5%. This decision, unanimously made by the Monetary Policy Committee, is a big deal. It reassures the market and shows the RBI’s focus on nurturing economic growth while closely monitoring inflation.

Governor Das also painted a positive picture of India’s economic growth. He talked about the GDP growth hitting 7.7 in the first half of the fiscal year. 

And guess what?

The forecast for FY24’s growth has been bumped from 6.5% to an impressive 7%. That’s definitely something that has got investors excited.

But there’s more. The RBI Governor highlighted several encouraging trends, like the steady urban demand, improvements in rural areas, solid public sector spending, and a rise in private sector investments. All these factors are contributing to a strong growth trajectory for India.

The banking and corporate sectors are looking up as well. The RBI is optimistic about the health of bank and corporate balance sheets, high capacity utilisation, and ongoing business confidence.

This, combined with the government’s push for infrastructure, is expected to drive private sector investments.

On the international front, the RBI expects the external sector’s drag on the economy to lessen.

There’s been a noticeable recovery in both goods and services exports. The services sector and remittances will likely help offset current account deficit issues.

Now, about inflation – always a hot topic, right? 

Governor Das was cautiously optimistic. The inflation forecast for FY24 is pegged at 5.4%, which will bring it down to 4% by the second quarter of FY25.

While there are some uncertainties, the global economic scenario and China’s economic slowdown might help ease global commodity prices, which could, in turn, help with inflation.

To sum up, the mix of solid growth prospects and manageable inflation keeps the market mood upbeat. Sure, the Indian market valuations are a bit above the long-term average.

Still, with such a supportive economic background, the market is expected to maintain its bullish stance.

– Mr Abhishek Jain, Head of Research, Arihant Capital

The benchmark indices rose for six weeks, logging the best weekly gains in nearly three years. The Nifty hit the 21,000 mark for the first time during intra-day trading. The Nifty Bank also touched a lifetime high during the last leg of the trade and ended 0.90% higher at 47,262.

Nifty ended up by 0.33% at 20,969 level. Sensex was down 0.44% at 69,826, and Nifty Bank was up by 0.90% at 47,262. 


Let’s look at Nifty’s daily chart. We are observing a “Run away gap” formation and, on the weekly chart, a Strong bull candlestick formation, but we are also keeping prices trading far away from short-term moving averages; if we analyse both chart patterns, it indicates momentum will remain upside and any dip use as a buying opportunity. 

If Nifty starts trading above the 21050 level, then it can touch the 21150-21300 level, while on the downside, support is 20,800; if it starts to change below, it can test the level 20,600 and 20,300 levels.


Let’s look at the daily chart of Bank-Nifty. We are observing a “Rounding bottom” formation and, on the weekly chart “, a “Strong bull candlestick formation.” If we analyse both chart patterns, it indicates that Bank-Nifty can outperform Nifty. 

Bank-nifty starts trading above 47,350, then can touch 47,600 and 47,900 levels. However, downside support comes at 47,050; below that, we can see 46,800 and 46,600 levels.

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