Mar 10, 2010

Contrarian view on market, The Flipside.

Look at the chart, index seems to be forming major reversal pattern called “Head and shoulders”.

Left shoulder top is at 5168 and strong bottom of 4531(Dubai fall bottom).
Head top is 5303-strong rebound from Dubai bottom.

Now we if fail to cross the high of head which is placed at 5303 and start falling then it may create right shoulders.

So the height of the pattern is 800 point (4531-5303).

Confirmation of the pattern will come by two ways,
1-nifty fu should not cross 5303 which is head high.
2-nifty need to break 4600 mark, which is neckline of the pattern.

If both happen then we conclude the successful pattern and big correction is possible up to 3900 levels.

If you are following the w.d.gann charting then around 5150 it is best opportunity to short nifty with stop loss above 5303(above the high of head and shoulders head) with possible correction up to 4750 levels

This index is less referred by retail traders and investors.
In simple and common wording it shows next 30 days volatility of particular index.
But it also shows the “greed and fear” among the investor and traders.

When the VIX trading at low which indicates no one is buying put option –every one is bullish on market.
When VIX is trading at high which indicates no one is buying call options-every one is bearish on market.
Traders and investors can take benefit of the same and can initiate trades against the trend.
In our case nifty fu VIX is trading at lowest levels since inception!
So one can go short against the bullish trend if wants to take a contrarian trade position.

From 1980 it has been history that first quarter of the every 2 year gives major turning to market either on up side or down side. If we assume sensex has made high of 17790 then this pull back will not sustation anymore.

Traders with high risk capacity can sell nifty fu with stop loss of 5310.

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Ban on FDI in Cigarette manufacturing:

         The Government of India is proposing a ban on FDI in Cigarette manufacturing in India. The move will come following request of the Health Ministry to include cigarette in the list of activities that are prohibited for FDI. However the domestic players does not seem to be affected adversely because capex and investment plans are generally not of substantial in nature for this industry. Presently, British American Tobacco, Altria Group and Japan Tobacco have the largest investments in India in this sector.
Amongst listed players we have ITC, GTC, VST Industries, and Godfrey Phillips India Ltd which is a KK Modi group company with foreign collaboration of global tobacco major Phillip Moris.
The percentage share of Tobacco products revenue of ITC has come down from nearly 75% from 2005 to around 50% presently.
According to a 2008 report, ITC controlled around 80% of the cigerattes market in India while the GTC (Golden Tobacco Company), VST Industries and K K Modi Group's Godfrey Phillips controlled respectively around 2%, 4% and 10% of the market share.
One view also surfaces that while ITC is purposefully trying to reduce its revenue share from tobacco products, and now this ban on foreign companies' investments. The existing companies will fare even better with some tobacco-investment-interested money coming through the route of stock markets i.e.FII route, which could come to the existing listed companies such as the ones mentioned above.

Releigh Investment Company Ltd. which is a subsidiary company of British American Tobacco Company holds 23.45% shares as promoters according to BSE data as on today. Now will they think of exiting VST Industries Ltd? Well, then if this ban is going to materialise they would do it today or tomorrow! They will have to be contended with the whatever present capacity is unless and except the new investment or capex plan comes from domestic funding/financing of some kind. But traditionally public and banks are resistant of financing tobacco businesses.

Talking about the GTC or Golden Tobacco Company, any value investor wouldn't understand why anyone would want to buy shares of this company. The revenues and bottom-line has been steadily declining for the last five years, except over 2005-06 to 2006-07 when revenues jumped from close to Rs.178 cr to almost Rs.200 cr. Their none of the brand holds appeal in all India market like other players. Other companies that are controlled by this Dalmia Groups are the times of india fame-Bennett, Coleman company, Dalmia Cements, ElectroSteel Castings Ltd.,Dalmia Cements (bharat) Ltd(which is trading at 240 PE of 12 calculated on 2008-09 EPS of Rs.20., Revathi Equipments Ltd., OCL India Ltd.(We have a buy recommendation at CPM 120, on this Dalmia group cement/refractries/sponge iron company having more than 1100cr topline and trading at a P/E multiple of 5.5 calculated on the basis of average EPS from year2004-05 to 2008-09. 

The proposed ban is directly going to affect the foreign players in  Indian markets. They will have to cut back their further investment plans. They may also have to import from their foreign manufacturing locations which could attract more taxes.

Whatever happens but this ban clearly means less Dollars for this cigerattes manufacturing companies.