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2017 will be more volatile, Fed to hike rates 2-3 times in 2017: Abby Joseph Cohen
In an exclusive interview with Tanvir Gill of ET Now, Abby Joseph Cohen,, President, Goldman Sachs, says if investors have confidence that economic growth will continue not just in 2017 but also in 2018, share prices can continue to move higher once investors began to price in that 2018 outlook.

Rural economy, quasi financials emerge as investment themes for 2017
In a chat with ET Now, Navnet Munot, CIO, SBI Mutual Fund, Nilesh Shah, MD, Kotak AMC, Sunil Singhania, CIO – Equity Investments, Reliance MF and Dharmesh Mehta,, Axis Capital discuss the state of the market and identify themes for investors.

BoFA-ML estimates Sensex target for 2017 at 29,000
Pegging the Sensex target at 29,000 for December-end 2017, global financial services major Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA-ML) said Indian equity markets should deliver positive returns in the year despite uncertainties created by demonetisation and goods and services (GST).

Charts show Nifty Service index is on an upward momentum
Nifty Service Sector Index is showing an upward momentum on the daily and weekly charts compared with the Nifty index. The Index is likely to show relative outperformance against the Nifty50.

Beware of 10% market correction
A steady rise in the domestic stock market for two consecutive sessions might give you a false sense of confidence that Dalal Street may be past the rough patch. Some technical analysts have even jumped the gun to call a market bottom and assert that the move from here on will be upward. But beware!

Pre-Budget Rally defies history, odds
Historically, the market is known to be cautious ahead of the Union Budget. The average one-month Sensex return one month before the Budget has been a negative four per cent since 2006. Moreover, Sensex return a month ahead of the Budget has been negative in all the past 12 instances. Defying odds, the market has been upbeat in the run-up to the Budget this time around.

Would rather sit on cash than buy Nifty50 stocks: Kenneth Andrade
In an exclusive interview with ET Now, Kenneth Andrade, Founder & CIO, Old Bridge Capital, gives his outlook for 2017 and says the long term cycle is still very consumer centric you just have to wait till you get an opportunity where valuations are completely in your favour.

Trump's 1st presser spells trouble for pharma, IT sectors
The first presser of US President-elect Donald Trump could put IT and pharma stocks in a tight spot when the domestic market opens for trading on Thursday. Dow Jones, which was trading near the 20,000 mark ahead of the press conference, quickly pared gains towards the end of the session. However, SGX Nifty was trading with a slight positive bias at the time of writing of this report.

Global brokerages see Sensex at 30K by Dec 2017
Going into Calendar 2017, there is less of optimism and more uncertainties on Dalal Street. This has started reflecting in the estimates of top global brokerages such as Citigroup, UBS and Deutsche Bank. Benchmark equity indices are likely to move in a narrow range, but there will be stock-specific action, they say. Most analysts at top global brokerage firms are factoring in a recovery in earnings growth in the second half of 2017.

History shows world-beating equity returns come from EMs
If you want world-beating returns from your equity investments year after year, avoiding emerging markets isn’t an option. The top 10 stock indexes that gave global investors the greatest returns in 2016 were all emerging or frontier markets, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s not a fluke: over the past 20 years, nine out of 10 best-performing equity gauges have been in developing nations, the figures show.

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