The SGX Nifty was down almost 180 points at 10261 even as markets remained closed in India due to Holiday.
Fed Rate Hike Imminant
The timing of the Global selloff coincides with the overtly hawkish stance of the US Federal Reserve, which has hinted at the possibility of more than three rate hikes in 2018.
The Feds stance has been strongly backed by the Bank of Japan which too has hinted at rolling back its QE Programme.
Although the Japanese Yen has strengthened in the aftermath of the Roll back call, it is unlikely to fall below the 100 mark.
Significant Drop In US 10 Year Treasury Yield
The proof of the pudding lies in the US 10 Year Treasury Yield. The 10 year Yield curve has dived significantly low to levels of 2.793 which indicates that funds are flowing out of the equity markets into the safe haven US Treasuries.
Well this isn’t good news for Emerging Markets like India. A steep rise in Fed Funds Rate will invariably attract higher interest service cost to Dollar Denominated loans. This leads a domino effect siphoning out funds from the subcontinent.
The spill over effect will lead to Indian Banks raising their lending rates. Petrol and Diesel prices are likely to rise in the coming days as India is an importer of crude oil.
Nifty in all likelihood could be in the hunt for its next support of level around 10078.