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Monday, July 31, 2017

Acche din over for the Indian market? Marc Faber sees slight correction in second half

The Indian market rallied as much as 22 percent so far in 2017 in dollar terms but it is unlikely that we could see a similar performance in the second half of 2017, Marc Faber, editor of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report said in an exclusive interview with CNBC-TV18.

“In a world where we have artificially low-interest rates, the market rallied a little bit ahead of itself and could witness slight correction. But, long term story still looks promising,” he said.

He further added that equity markets around the world in 2017 saw a strong performance of 17-22 percent in Asian markets including India as well as in Europe.

“Hence, the second half would be difficult and I would not be surprised to see US markets going down or the leadership changing. So far the leadership in US markets is held by bellwethers such as Apple, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, Google etc. and that is about to change.”

This pattern will also apply to Indian markets where the leadership will change, but the only difference is that the leadership would shift from index to stock specific names.

“Going into the second half, India will be more of a stock pickers market and not an index market,” said Faber. There could be some volatility in the short term, but, for the long term, the story looks good.

In the short term, the Indian market could correct here but given favourable fundamentals in long term, Faber is not overly bearish. But, as I said – “If I have to invest for 10 years and choose between Indian and US, I would chose India because it can outperform the US,” said Faber.

- Source, Money Control