Saturday, October 13, 2007

Equities Took Rest While Commodities Shine

Last week saw emerging market Equities taking a breather after a steep rise from August month lows, while commodities like Gold and Crude Oil scaled new highs. It will be worthwhile that emerging market equities take some consolidation before they start upword march again, it seems stock markets want to see what the US federal reserve does on the interest rate front on October 30. This will be crucial factor in deciding ongoing sharp rally in emerging markets. Also with Japanese central bank deciding to hold rates at 0.5%, implying that deflation might re-surface in the absence of any solid economic growth on consistance basis, money from japanese investors will now look for growth which is happening outside their country, especially in India, China, Taiwan, HongKong, Russia. Having said that, emerging economies will be the key beneficiaries of this huge money flow.