InvestorQ : What are the major trading and investment cues for the trading week commencing on April 27, 2020?
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What are the major trading and investment cues for the trading week commencing on April 27, 2020?

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Apart from being the expiry week, the coming week is also likely to be critical for a number of specific reasons. Here are the major cues for the week.

· The focus will be on the outcome of Templeton shutting down 6 debt funds as it raises questions over the financial health of debt issuers

· There has been a spike in COVID-19 cases in India and casualties. The bigger worry is the pandemic situation in the US with over 50,000 casualties already

· After the negative oil price shock, Brent at $20/bbl risks getting back to the 1998 lows. The markets will also be wary of another shock during Brent oil settlement this week.

· Keep an eye on downgrades to GDP growth for FY21. Already, Fitch has pegged FY21 growth 0.8% which is likely to pressure capital goods and cyclicals

· Fiscal stimulus looks unlikely due to budgetary constraints and that could weight negatively on the market sentiments

· Markets are expecting a decision on extension of lockdown and that will dampen the market spirits further as it will further impact output and productivity

· Overhang on financials will continue due to weak response to TLTRO 2.0 with the distinct risk-off funding pressures and insolvency risk for NBFCs

· Focus will be on some of the key earnings during the week including IndusInd, HDFC Life, Ambuja Cements, Adani, HUL, Axis Bank

· Auto sales and core sector numbers are expected this week and both are likely to be negative due to the prolonged lockdown.

· F&O expiry on April 30 will decide on unwinding pressures based on whether the lockdown is getting extended further or not

· After the failure of the Gilead clinical trials, markets will be keenly watching the outcome of Oxford Research in finding a cure/vaccine for COVIDI-19

· An important data set will include key global variables like US jobs data, Fed rates decision, PMI numbers, Euro area inflation, China industrial profits..