Monday, August 20, 2007

Much Needed Bounce Back In Markets

Today stock markets bounced back after several days of sharp falls and closed pretty smartly anywhere between 3 to 5% up. Yen also is trading close to 115 levels against the U.S.Dollar. It's very difficult to ascertain the exact extent to which credit markets have been affected due to sub-prime mortgage mess and subsuquent defaults and several funds going burst due to this, one thing is sure that risk appetite of investors/traders has taken a severe beating and it will take a while before they can regain their confidence. It will be worthwhile to watch how markets do for the next few days before making a big financial commitment in the markets.