2020: Issue 731, Week: 13th - 17th April

A Weekly Update from SMC (For private circulation only)



From The Desk Of Editor


n the week gone by, global market moved higher on hopes that the coronavirus I outbreak may be slowing in the United States and Europe and investors looked toward a gradual economic recovery in the second half of the year. The minutes from two emergency meetings of the Federal Reserve showed officials grew increasingly concerned by the swiftness with which the coronavirus outbreak was harming the U.S. economy and disrupting financial markets, prompting them to take "forceful action. Meanwhile, oil markets were buoyed by optimism that major crude producers including Russia may agree to cut output. Germany's top economic research institutes said that Europe's biggest economy is likely to shrink by 4.2% this year. It expects a contraction of 9.8% in the current quarter, which would be the sharpest decline recorded since record keeping began in 1970.

Back at home, domestic markets too witnessed northward journey tracking global markets amid expectation that governments would roll out more stimulus measure to support the economy. Meanwhile, a rise in coronavirus cases in the country fanned fears of the government extending the lockdown to contain the pandemic. In another development, the government has cleared that it will immediately release about Rs 18,000 crore in pending tax refunds to individuals and businesses to provide relief to those struggling to cope with the economic effects of the Covid-19 outbreak. As per the World Trade Organization (WTO), the decline in world trade due to Covid-19 will likely exceed the trade slump brought by the global financial crisis of 2008-09 with merchandise trade expected to decline 13-32% in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Recently, Goldman Sachs forecast India's growth to slow down to 1.6 per cent in FY'21, the worst pace in the post war history. Going forward, Investors will continue to monitor developments on the global coronavirus virus pandemic, as concerns over the virus’ economic impact have sent markets into a whirlwind in recent weeks. Besides, movement of Currency, inflow and out flow of foreign fund, macroeconomic data and crude oil prices will continue to dictate the trend of the market going forward.

On the commodity market front, some base formation was seen in commodities and CRB continuously closed up for third week near 130 levels. Dollar index saw some limited move but overall it closed down. Going forward we may see some strength in base metals. If equity continues its recent rally then industrial metals may catch the rally. Stimulus announcements and other measures can further add strength. Nickel can touch 925. Bullion counter may remain the favorite of investors as the fear of COVID 19 is still very much there and flow in ETF’s is on higher side. Nevertheless the upside id capped near 45800 for gold and 44600 for silver. Agri commodities are showing good buying momentum as many of them are essential commodities and the consumption is little unaffected despite the spread of virus. OPEC + meet outcome will have significant impact only in case they reach the consensus otherwise market may see a correction. Retail Sales Advance, Bank of Canada Rate Decision, Unemployment Rate of Australia, Bank of England Bank Liabilites/Credit Conditions Surveys etc. are few triggers for the commodities this week.

(Saurabh Jain)

SMC Global Securities Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “SMC”) is a registered Member of National Stock Exchange of India Limited, Bombay Stock Exchange Limited and its associate is member of MCX stock Exchange Limited. It is also registered as a Depository Participant with CDSL and NSDL. Its associates merchant banker and Portfolio Manager are registered with SEBI and NBFC registered with RBI. It also has registration with AMFI as a Mutual Fund Distributor.

SMC is a SEBI registered Research Analyst having registration number INH100001849. SMC or its associates has not been debarred/ suspended by SEBI or any other regulatory authority for accessing /dealing in securities market.

SMC or its associates including its relatives/analyst do not hold any financial interest/beneficial ownership of more than 1% in the company covered by Analyst. SMC or its associates and relatives does not have any material conflict of interest. SMC or its associates/analyst has not received any compensation from the company covered by Analyst during the past twelve months. The subject company has not been a client of SMC during the past twelve months. SMC or its associates has not received any compensation or other benefits from the company covered by analyst or third party in connection with the research report. The Analyst has not served as an officer, director or employee of company covered by Analyst and SMC has not been engaged in market making activity of the company covered by Analyst.

The views expressed are based solely on information available publicly available/internal data/ other reliable sources believed to be true.

SMC does not represent/ provide any warranty express or implied to the accuracy, contents or views expressed herein and investors are advised to independently evaluate the market conditions/risks involved before making any investment decision.





• According to a survey data from IHS Markit, India's service sector deteriorated in March as demand shrunk amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The services Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 49.3 in March from February's 85- month high of 57.5. Ascore below 50 indicates contraction.


• Kolte Patil Developers announced that the company through its subsidiary Kolte-Patil I-Ven Townships (Pune) has entered into an agreement with Planet Smart City., a UK based real estate developer, for strategic land monetization of a portion of Sector R10 in KPDL's township project Life Republic in Pune for Rs 91 crore. This portion of land measuring ~5.42 acres in Sector R10 has a residential development potential of 7.6 lakh sq. ft. in terms of saleable area.

• L&T Construction has secured a large order from the Indian Army to establish a first-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art Unified Network Management System to Manage, Support and Operate the countrywide Armed Forces Network under the Network for Spectrum (NFS).


• Welspun Corp announced the suspension of operations at its manufacturing plant located in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia due to curfew to prevent spread of coronavirus pandemic. The company has applied for relaxation from the applicability of curfew as the Company is engaged in a vital sector of manufacturing critical Water and O&G pipes.


• West Coast Paper Mills has started production at Paper and Duplex Board Division, Dandeli after the Principal Secretary, Department of Commerce and Industries Govt. of Karnataka, notified the Pulp and Paper Industry as "Continuous Process Industrial Units" and exempted from existing lockdown.

Information Technology

• Sterlite Technologies announced it now has a global patent portfolio of 358 to its credit, including 93 patent applications filed in FY20 for its optical connectivity, network services, and virtual mobile edge solutions. The company filed these patents globally - India, the US, Europe, and China.


• PNB Housing Finance has signed an agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), one of the largest bilateral development organisations in the world, to raise US$ 75 million with co-financing of US$25 Million by Citibank(Citi) for the purpose of providing affordable housing to low income households in India based on the Facility for Accelerating Financial Inclusion in Asia.


• Granules India announced that the company's Unit-V, high potent API and Finished Formulations manufacturing facility located at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India has received EU GMP approval. This approval is valid for three years. This facility was audited in the month of January 2020 for good manufacturing practices of API and Oral solid dosage.

• Zydus Cadila has received final approval from the USFDA to market Perphenazine Tablets USP, 2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg and 16 mg. (US RLD: Trilafon® Tablets). This medication is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and for the control of severe nausea and vomiting in adults. The drug will be manufactured at the group's formulation manufacturing facility at Baddi.

• Cipla announced the successful completion of Phase-3 clinical end-point study for fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder (100/50 mcg). Fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder 100/50 mcg, 250/50 mcg and 500/50 mcg are generic versions ofGSK'sAdvairDiskus®.


• NTPC announced that Unit-2 of 660 MW of Khargone Super Thermal Power Station (2 x 660 MW) is hereby declared on commercial operation. With this, the commercial capacity of Khargone Super Thermal Power Station, NTPC and NTPC group will become 1320 MW, 50355 MW and 61786 MW respectively.


• Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals has started its manufacturing Unit at its Sikka, Jamnagar and accordingly Started producing DAP there at partial load and which may be increased gradually. The dispatch of product/s has commenced through road and the rail dispatch has shall also commence soon.


Stocks *Closing Price Trend Date Trend Changed Rate Trend Changed SUPPORT RESISTANCE Closing S/l
S&P BSE SENSEX 31160 DOWN 13.03.20 34103 - 37000 38300
NIFTY50 9112 DOWN 13.03.20 9955 - 10800 11200
NIFTY IT 12727 DOWN 13.03.20 13665 - 14800 15400
NIFTY BANK 19882 DOWN 13.03.20 25347 - 28000 29000
ACC 1000 DOWN 14.02.20 1440 - 1100 1130
BHARTIAIRTEL 489 DOWN 09.04.20 489 440 - 430
BPCL 345 DOWN 28.02.20 426 - - 360
CIPLA 580 UP 09.04.20 580 515 - 490
SBIN 188 DOWN 28.02.20 303 - 220 220
HINDALCO 108 DOWN 31.01.20 189 - 115 120
ICICI BANK 343 DOWN 28.02.20 497 - 345 360
INFOSYS 636 DOWN 13.03.20 642 - 650 670
ITC 185 UP 09.04.20 185 168 - 165
L&T 813 DOWN 15.11.19 1378 900 920
MARUTI 5326 UP 09.04.20 5326 4800 - 4700
NTPC 87 DOWN 16.08.19 118 90 93
ONGC 77 DOWN 06.12.19 127 80 84
RELIANCE 1220 UP 09.04.20 1220 1100 - 1080
TATASTEEL 285 DOWN 31.01.20 439 - 300 315

Closing as on 09-04-2020


1) These levels should not be confused with the daily trend sheet, which is sent every morning by e-mail in the name of "Morning Mantra ".

2) Sometimes you will find the stop loss to be too far but if we change the stop loss once, we will find more strength coming into the stock. At the moment, the stop loss will be far as we are seeing the graphs on weekly basis and taking a long-term view and not a short-term view.


• US consumer credit surged up by $22.3 billion in February after climbing by $12.1 billion in January. Economist had expected consumer credit to increase by $14.0 billion.

• US employment plunged by 701,000 jobs in March after jumping by an upwardly revised 275,000 jobs in February. Economists had expected employment to slump by 100,000 jobs compared to the addition of 273,000 jobs originally reported for the previous month.

• US factory orders edged down by less than a tenth of a percent to $497.4 billion in February after falling by 0.5 percent to $497.5 billion in January. Economists had expected orders to rise by 0.2 percent.

• US trade deficit narrowed to $39.9 billion in February from a revised $45.5 billion in January. Economists had expected the deficit to narrow to $40.0 billion from the $45.3 billion originally reported for the previous month.

• US purchasing managers index dipped to 49.1 in March after edging down to 50.1 in February. While a reading below 50 indicates a contraction in manufacturing activity, economists had expected the index to show a steeper drop to 45.0.

• US Core machine orders in Japan rose a seasonally adjusted 2.3 percent on month in February - standing at 858.5 billion yen. That exceeded expectations for a decline of 2.9 percent following the 2.9 percent increase in January.





Beat the street - Fundamental Analysis


CMP: 164.25

Target Price: 203

Upside: 24%


Face Value (Rs.) 10.00
52 Week High/Low 216.20/129.75
M.Cap (Rs. in Cr.) 85928.86
EPS (Rs.) 20.66
P/E Ratio (times) 7.95
P/B Ratio (times) 1.37
Dividend Yield (%) 5.07
Stock Exchange BSE


Investment Rationale

• Power Grid Corporation of India is principally engaged in planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS), Telecom and consultancy services.

• The management of the company expects, on consolidated basis capex planed/expected for FY21 is Rs 10500 crore (including Rs 3400 crore of Tariff Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB) projects) and capitalisation expected is Rs 15000 crore. Thus PGCIL needs to do an investment of around Rs 81000 crore in next 3-3.5 years.

•• Operating capacity at the end of Dec 2019 was 161854 ckm of Transmission Lines, 248 numbers (of 399897 MVA) of substations. CWIP as end of Dec 2019 was Rs 37956 crore on consolidated basis including Rs 6279 crore attributable toTBCB subsidiaries.

• On the development front, Transmission projects for Renewable Energy (RE) project integration planned is Rs 43900 crore of which awarded till Nov 2019 was Rs 14000 crore. Post Nov 2019 projects worth Rs 2900 crore were awarded to PGCIL under regulated tariff mechanism (RTM) mode. Project worth Rs 11000 crore are to be awarded underTBCB route.

• Moreover, management of the company expects bidout of interstate projects worth about Rs 12000 crore under TBCB mode in next few months. The Jharkhand project worth Rs 5400 crore is still in advanced stage of tendering with no progress.

• Railway electrification is a huge opportunity wherein railways expect to spend around Rs 35000 crore for electrification of 33000 routes km by 2022. Lot of orders is expected from railways going forward and power grid will play a significant role in helping railways achieving the target.

• For development of Smart Grid in India, company ha

undertaken various initiatives and is providing consulting services for projects covering distribution infrastructure, advanced metering infrastructure, intelligent outage management, power quality management, di s tributed generation, net metering etc.


• Significant delay in the receipt of payments from counter parties

• Any adverse change in the regulatory environment of power transmission sector


With the improvement in the capitalization-to-capex ratio, steady regulated RoE, it is believed that PGCIL’s fundamentals would continue to remain strong aided by least exposure to operational risks. Investment in renewable energy and growth in power demand should drive the need for transmission works. Thus, it is expected thatthe stock will see a price target of Rs.203 in 8 to 10 months time frame on a one year average P/E of 9.2x and FY21 (E) earnings of Rs.22.05.


CMP: 508.00

Target Price:646



Face Value (Rs.) 2.00
52 Week High/Low 599.00/307.00
M.Cap (Rs. in Cr.) 3925.93
EPS (Rs.) 34.77
P/E Ratio (times) 14.61
P/B Ratio (times) 2.48
Dividend Yield (%) 1.02
Stock Exchange BSE


Investment Rationale

• The company has three brands-Rantac (anti-peptic ulcerant),Cilacar(calciumchannelblocker),andMetrogyl (amoebicides) which feature among the top 200 brands and account forover 77% of domestic revenue.

• It has a consistent, strong free cash flow annually, with a low debt-equity of 0.02x.

• According to the management of the company, exports are likely to grow by 9-10%, driven by improved order-book position, product approvals and launches in other markets. Revenue growth over the medium term is expected to be over 10-12%, supported by the group's diversified portfolio and established position in domestic and export markets.

• During the Q3FY20, its consolidated revenue grew by 12% led by growth in both domestic and export formulations. Expanded field force and enhanced product focus through therapy-wise separate divisions resulted in good sales growth for domestic formulations. Operating margin has also improved.

• It focuses on harnessing potential of existing products, launching of new line extensions and achieving of new line productivity will be pursued with scientific product promotions and aggressive marketing strategies. The stringent initiatives taken by the company have resulted in rationalization of inventory position and release of cash for growth.

• The future outlook for the industry and growth expectations remains positive in view of increased government and private spending on healthcare.

• The company has a strong R&D and regulatory set-up for development of new drug delivery system and formulations, filing of DMFs and ANDAs. It’s State-ofthe-Art manufacturing facilities are approved by health authorities of regulated markets.

• The company is increasing its geographical presence in the international market through increased focus

on ANDA filings, focus on new products introduction in Russia-CIS market, focus on lucrative contract manufacturing business backed by State-of-the-art manufacturing facilities with approval from health authorities such as US FDA, UK MHRA, TGA Australia, MCC South Africa, MoHRussia, Ukraine (PICs), ANVISABrazil, MoH-Japan.


• Regulatory risks

• Currency Fluctuations


The company accords high priority to domestic formulations business, which offers significant value proposition. Moreover,it would continue to be aided by its established market position in India and gradual increase in share of regulated markets, would help diversify the revenue profile. The management of the company also plans to continue to pursue focus on harnessing potential of the existing products, launch new products selectively and achieve increased productivity. Thus,itis expected thatthe stock will see a price target of Rs.646 in 8 to 10 months’ time frame on a target P/Ex of 16.44x and FY21 EPS of Rs.39.28.

Source: Company Website Reuters Capitaline

Above calls are recommended with a time horizon of 8 to 10 months.



Beat the Street-Technical Analysis

Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR)

The stock closed at Rs 374.25 on 09th April 2020. It made a 52-week low at Rs 263.40 on 25th March 2020 and a 52-week high of Rs. 666 on 01st October, 2019. The 200 days Exponential Moving Average (DEMA) of the stock on the daily chart is currently at Rs 505.78

After testing yearly low of 263 levels, stock formed Doji candlestick pattern and reversed sharply along with decent volumes. Last week, stock gained above 22% and formed long bullish candle. It also managed to close near high which indicates buying is aggressive for the stock. Therefore, one can buy in the range of 367-370 levels for the upside target of 395-400 levels with SL below 355.

Jyothy Labs Limited (JYOTHYLAB)

The stock closed at Rs 110.15 on 09th April 2020. It made a 52-week low of Rs 85 on 23rd March 2020 and a 52-week high of Rs. 198.65 on 12th April, 2019. The 200 days Exponential Moving Average (DEMA) of the stock on the daily chart is currently at Rs 147.29

As we can see on chart that stock witnessed sharp correction from 170 levels and trading in lower highs and lower lows on charts. Thereafter, some buying emerges for the stock and it reversed from yearly lows and formed reversal candle along with huge buying interest. Last week, stock ended over 16% gains and formed long bullish candle on weekly charts which indicates follow up buying may continue for coming days. Therefore, one can buy in the range of 106-108 levels for the upside target of 125-130 levels with SL below 99.

Disclaimer : The analyst and its affiliates companies make no representation or warranty in relation to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the information contained in its research. The analysis contained in the analyst research is based on numerous assumptions. Different assumptions could result in materially different results.

The analyst not any of its affiliated companies not any of their, members, directors, employees or agents accepts any liability for any loss or damage arising out of the use of all or any part of the analysis research.


Charts by Spider Software India Ltd

Above calls are recommended with a time horizon of 1-2 months




Bulls made a strong comeback in the week gone by and Nifty and bank nifty both the indices posted gains of more than 12% last week, as investors turned optimistic over prospects of more government stimulus amid tightened lockdowns across the world to combat the virus spread. From derivative front, put writers were seen active in 9000 put strike while call writers cover their short positions and seen adding open interest build up at 9500 strike. From the technical front, however both the indices are now currently trading at crucial resistance levels after a steep pullback from lower levels. The Implied Volatility (IV) of calls closed at 45.02% while that for put options closed at 49.73%. The Nifty VIX for the week closed at 49.75% and is expected to remain volatile with bullish bias. PCR OI for the week closed at 1.40 which indicates more put writing than calls. Traders should remain cautious while creating any fresh longs at current levels and better wait for further signs. However, on lower side 9000-8900 levels would be immediate support for the nifty and we may further witness bears trying to take control over the markets.












Top 10 Rollover

Bottom 10 Rollover

**The highest call open interest acts as resistance and highest put open interest acts as support.

# Price rise with rise in open interest suggests long buildup | Price fall with rise in open interest suggests short buildup

# Price fall with fall in open interest suggests long unwinding | Price rise with fall in open interest suggests short covering




Turmeric futures (May) is expected to trade with a positive bias towards 6100- 6200 levels. With the outbreak of Covid-19, there is huge demand for immunity booster supplements. To meet the demand, pharma sector is looking out for turmeric with high content of curcumin. The regular variety is in high demand in the processed foods industry while the high curcumin variety, because of its inherent immunity boosters for human beings, is in high demand in the pharmaceutical industries. The state government of Andhra Pradesh has begun discussions with some firms to support and promote tribal farmers to improve quality and area under cultivation of the turmeric crop. The upside momentum will possibly prevail in coriander futures (May) till 6520, taking support near 6060. The sentiments are upbeat due to limited supply from growing regions and increased demand from spot areas. Cardamom futures (May) is likely to witness further correction towards 1670. The price outlook is bleak the reason being the cardamom sector is facing a deadlock in the absence of auctions, with the main buyers in Mumbai abstaining from taking new orders for nearly a month. Cardamom price is decided at the auctions, without which there is total uncertainty. The price would be known only when the auctions resume. Jeera futures (May) consolidate in the range of 13900- 15000 levels. The downside may remain capped due to concerns over supply as key spot markets in Rajasthan are closed due to the lockdown. However, tepid demand for the spices which are non-essential commodities and forecast of a bigger crop may keep the upside limited. In latest news, the traders are demanding to shut APMC’s Vashi spices market to contain spread of the novel coronavirus.


Bullion counter may continue its upside momentum as wide spread coronavirus pandemic is causing safe haven demand. Governments and central banks around the world have unleashed unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus and other support for economies floored by the coronavirus pandemic. Massive amounts of stimulus are effectively diluting currencies so gold demand is coming from all directions. Meanwhile, the minutes of the Federal Reserve's emergency meetings in March showed policymakers trying to stay ahead of the rapidly spreading pandemic with decisions that may shape the global economy for decades to come. The COVID19 disease is still infecting and killing large numbers of people across Europe and there is no sign yet that the peak of the region's outbreak has been reached. European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde stated that the bloc's leaders remain deadlocked about a common response. SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, holdings stood at 988.63 tonnes, it’s highest in more than three years. Gold can move towards 45800 while taking support near 43500 while silver may move higher towards 45000 while taking support near 41000. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, announced a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures, unveiled plans for a stimulus package to support the economy. Global gold backed ETFs and similar products added 298 tonnes(t), across all regions in the first quarter of 2020 – the highest quarterly amount ever in absolute US dollar terms and the largest tonnage additions since 2016.


In the past week, soybean futures (April) has shown a good recovery supported by higher demand in the domestic market. In days to come, the course or the direction of price will depend on the physical demand after the mandis get functional, as soon as the lockdown gets over. It is being anticipated that tight supplies ahead will further elevate the counter to 4100. US soybean futures (May) is likely to witness consolidation in the range of $8.5-8.65 a bushel & the upside may remain capped. In the present scenario, not much export demand of U.S soy meal is coming from China, as it has diverted its purchase towards Brazil. And without an extended turnaround in export demand, U.S. soybean stockpiles could swell to the second-highest levels on record by September, despite last year’s short crop. Mustard futures (May) is looking bullish and it can test 4250 levels. Factors such as unseasonal rainfall & delayed harvesting due to the ongoing lockdown are lending positive sentiments to the counter. Moreover, as soon as the procurement starts a MSP from mid-April, a positive impact would be seen on prices on the national bourse. In days to come, another major aspect which should be monitored is the procurement of this Rabi oilseed by major growing states. Soy oil futures (May) is expected to trade higher towards 820-830, while CPO futures (Apr) may gain further to test 680-690 levels. The supply side of the edible oils is getting tighter as the imports are coming down sharply. Moreover, the output of palm oil in Malaysia may be lesser due to closure of six high-production output districts in Sabah.


Crude oil may continue to witness bounce back at lower levels on expectations that world's largest oil producers would agree to cut production at a meeting later in the day as global oil demand has collapsed amid the coronavirus pandemic. EIA forecasts OPEC crude oil production will average 29.2 million barrels per day (b/d) from April through December 2020, up from an average of 28.7 million b/d in the first quarter of 2020. Crude oil can recover towards 2300 by facing support near 1700. Crude oil production in the United States could fall by about 2 million bpd from current estimates of daily averages, according to the Energy Information Administration. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies including Russia - a group known as OPEC+ meeting is expected to be more successful than their gathering in March, where they failed to agree to extend supply cuts and triggered a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Natural gas can remain on firm path as it may test 155 while taking support near 125. Recently Natural gas has seen sharp bounce back from lower levels as colder trends in the overnight weather data helped natural gas futures extend their recent run higher. Also supporting natural gas prices is the prospect of longer-term cuts to associated gas supply as the collapse in oil prices has prompted a swift reduction in drilling activity. Natural gas output is poised to fall by 4.4% to average 94.49 billion cubic feet a day next year, the U.S. Energy Information Administration stated.


Cotton futures (Apr) may show a good recovery towards 17200, taking support near 16000 as the demand side is expected to be steady. Despite the pandemic of COVID-19, the Cotton Association of India (CAI) has retained India's cotton export target at around 42 lakh bales for the season (October 2019-September 2020), at same level as last year. Also, there is no change in the projection of import of cotton and it is retained at the same level of 25 lakh bales as estimated by the CAI previously. In the international market, ICE cotton futures (Apr) may show a bullish trend by rising towards 56-58 cens per pound. Investors await the release of the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) weekly export sales data. The market participants are optimistic about a rising demand from China after the Wuhan, the Chinese city where the new coronavirus emerged ended its more than two-month lockdown. Mentha oil (April) may witness profit booking from higher levels & test 1155-1130, facing resistance near 1200. This season there are expectations of a bumper crop for as last year it was more profitable than other crops such as bajra, urad or corn. The acreage for the crop is seen rising almost 40% (on year). There are chances of oversupply of the crop, given the current situation across countries. Prices could also take a hit due to weak export demand amid the spread of coronavirus across the globe. Guar gum futures (May) is looking bullish & it can rise towards 6000-6250 levels. This counter having a positive correlation with oil, the hopes are high that OPEC+ meeting will result in supply cut, which will fuel the prices.


Base metals may continue to witness lower level buying. Copper may recover towards 400 while taking support near 370 on supply concerns. Top copper miner Codelco production continued as planned despite measures to contain the coronavirus, but stated that it would temporarily suspend some contract work amid increasing movement restrictions. Glencore’s Zambian unit Mopani Copper Mines stated that it would shutter its mines following disruption from the pandemic and low copper prices. Copper producer Antofagasta would suspend operations at its Los Pelambres Expansion project in Chile for four months because of the coronavirus. South Africa’s strict lockdown has caused miners to divert copper from the country’s ports to others in Africa. Zinc may recover towards 157 by taking support near 145. China’s zinc and zinc alloy production in March fell 5.7% to 396,000 tonnes from February, while refined nickel output last month rose to 13,930 tonnes, up 5.7% from the prior month. Lead may remain in range as it can face resistance near 137 while taking support near 129. Nickel may witness recovery towards 910 while taking support near 860. Philippines, one of the world’s leading producers, suspended some major operations to comply with virus-containment measures, stoking concerns of global supply. Nickel Asia Corp and Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc, the Philippines’ top nickel ore producers suspended operations in a major mining province. Aluminum also may remain in narrow range of 130-135. Aluminum Corp of China will consider carrying out maintenance or even shuttering some aluminium production as well as cutting alumina output due to low prices.





NICKEL MCX (APR) contract closed at Rs. 886 on 08th Apr’2020. The contract made its high of Rs. 970 on 10th Mar’2020 and a low of Rs.800.10 on 19th Mar’2020. The 18-day Exponential Moving Average of the commodity is currently at Rs. 879.61 On the daily chart, the commodity has Relative Strength Index (14-day) value of 51.12.

One can buy around Rs. 875 for a target of Rs.920 with the stop loss of Rs. 850.

CRUDE OIL MCX (MAY) contract closed at Rs. 2273 on 08th Apr’2020. The contract made its high of Rs. 3905 on 21st Feb’2020 and a low of Rs. 1873 on 01st Apr’2020. The 18-day Exponential Moving Average of the commodity is currently at Rs. 2260.26 on the daily chart, the commodity has Relative Strength Index (14-day) value of 47.67.

One can buy around Rs.2130 for a target of Rs. 2400 with the stop loss of Rs. 2000.

GUARGUM NCDEX (MAY) contract was closed at Rs. 5430 on 08th Apr’2020. The contract made its high of Rs. 6550 on 05th Mar’2020 and a low of Rs. 4760 on 25th Mar’2020. The 18-day Exponential Moving Average of the commodity is currently at Rs. 6351.53 on the daily chart, the commodity has Relative Strength Index (14-day) value of 51.62.

One can buy at Rs. 5430 for a target of Rs.5900 with the stop loss of Rs 5170.




Ÿ Government has exempted from the lockdown the operations of agencies engaged in procurement of agriculture products, including MSP operations; ‘Mandis’ operated by the Agriculture Produce Market Committee or as notified by the State Government.

Ÿ Allow bulk buyers, big retailers to buy directly from farmers, coops: Centre to states

Ÿ As per the provisional data released by the Solvent Extractors Association of India (SEA), there was a 90 per cent fall in import of RBD palmolein at 30,850 tonne in March this year, as compared to 3,12,673 tonne in the year-ago period.

Ÿ To contain the spread of coronavirus, the Haryana government has put off procurement operations for the two Rabi crops ¬¬- wheat and mustard - till mid April.

Ÿ CottonAssociation of India (CAI) has retained India's cotton export target at around 42 lakh bales for the season (October2019-September2020),at samelevelas lastyear.

Ÿ MCX achieved a record market share of 94.01 per cent in 2019-20. The total turnover in futures trading rose by 27.40 per cent to Rs.83.97 lakh crore in the last fiscal.

Ÿ India will divert 19 million barrels of Gulf oil from staterun firms to strategic petroleum reserves (SPRs) skipping direct purchases from producers to help refiners get rid of extra oil as their storage is full.

Ÿ The enhanced delivery gold futures contract launched by CME Group Inc enabling delivery of 100-ounce, 400- ounce, or kilo bars, has also started trading.

Ÿ The European Union has drawn up a list of U.S. imports including lighters and plastic fittings for furniture that it will hit with tariffs in retaliation for an extension of U.S. duties on incoming steel and aluminium.

Ÿ India's gold imports plunged more than 73% year-onyear in March to their lowest in 6-1/2 years as record domestic prices and a lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus squeezed retail demand.


Some base formation was seen in commodities and CRB continuously closed up for third week near 130 levels. Dollar index saw some limited move; overall closed down. The U.S. dollar was down with risk sentiment boosted by further evidence that the virus has peaked in some countries in Europe, while the U.S. has also seen scattered evidence of improvement. Commodity currencies drew support from hopeful signs the coronavirus pandemic may be peaking and that major oil producers may agree to cut output to stem a plunge in oil prices. Bullion counter saw further upside nevertheless the upside was capped. Gold prices were little changed as both risk and haven assets settled into quieter trading patterns amid hopes that the U.S. economy will soon put the worst of Covid-19 behind it. Gold-backed ETFs had enjoyed record inflows in the first quarter of 298 tons, equivalent to net asset growth of $23 billion. That was the highest quarterly amount ever in absolute dollar terms and the largest tonnage additions since 2016. Energy counter gave some buying opportunities, especially natural gas on colder northern hemisphere. Crude oil saw limited move on higher inventories. Oil inventories rose by 15.2 million barrels for the week ended April 3 as compared to the forecast of a build of about 9.3 million barrels; as demand destruction from the Covid-19 pandemic continued. Base metals traded up and copper was slightly up this time on softer demand. Nickel prices rose to near three-week highs as the Philippines, one of the world’s leading producers, suspended some major operations to comply with virus-containment measures, stoking concerns of global supply.

In agri commodities, oil seeds and edible oil moved up further on improved sentiments. Procurement of mustard lent support to the prices. The edible oil refineries across the country have reduced their operating capacity to 40-50 per cent due to non-availability of raw materials following delay in clearance of imported crude oil consignments and oilseeds supply disruptions on lockdown of spot Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) mandis to prevent spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). Despite the US-China Phase 1 trade deal signed January 15, Chinese crushers are still buying large quantities of Brazilian beans. Government of Haryana has directed officials to make arrangements to ensure hassle-free procurement of mustard starting April 15 from April 20, so farmers did not face trouble in selling crops in mandis. Mentha oil saw good buying from past few weeks on improved demand from pharmaceutical. Spices remained traded firm though the bid ask gap was higher. Castor saw some buying. Guar counter saw some much needed buying momentum on higher crude prices.g







SPOT PRICES (% change)



Steps for smooth farming activities during lockdown

The Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar held a video conference on 07 April 2020 with senior officers to review steps for facilitating farming activities during lockdown. He said the Government has taken several initiatives to ensure that farmers and workers engaged in Agriculture and allied sectors can continue to operate without difficulty.

Following the 21-day lockdown to check the spread of COVID-19, the farmers faced difficulties initially. After consultations with the Union Home and Finance Ministries, a slew of relief measures for farmers were immediately implemented.

The Agriculture minister underlined that while implementing the exemptions and relaxations granted to the Agriculture and allied sectors, officials must ensure that norms related to social distancing are strictly followed. The Minister said farmers should not face difficulty in harvesting crops. He stressed that all efforts should be made that farmers can sell their produce near their farmlands, besides ensuring that the farm produce is transported without hindrance within the state and interstate. In this regard, exemption has been granted to movement of trucks carrying farm produce. The Minister said the sowing of crops will begin soon and there should be no shortage of seeds and fertilizers. Exports of foodgrains and Agricultural products should also not be affected.

Government has exempted from the lockdown the operations of agencies engaged in procurement of agriculture products, including MSP operations; ‘Mandis’ operated by the Agriculture Produce Market Committee or as notified by the State Government; Farming operations by farmers and farm workers in the field; ‘Custom Hiring Centres (CHC)’ related to farm machinery; Manufacturing and packaging units of fertilisers, pesticides and seed; & Intra and Inter-State movement of harvesting and sowing related machines like combined harvester and other agriculture/horticulture implements. Agriculture and horticulture related suppliers have also been included in the exempt categories list. Besides, shops of Agricultural machinery, its spare parts (including its supply chain) & repairs and shops for truck repairs on highways, preferably at fuel pumps, can remain open in order to facilitate transportation of farm produce. Similarly, tea industry, including plantations can function with maximum of 50% workers.

New features have been added to the National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Platform to strengthen agriculture marketing by farmers which will reduce their need to physically come to wholesale mandis for selling their harvested produce, at a time when there is critical need to decongest mandis to effectively fight against COVID-19.

The Government has also extended instalment repayments to 31st May, 2020 on short term crop loans upto Rs.3 lakh, that were/are due between 1st March, 2020 and 31st May, 2020. Farmers can repay such loans upto the extended period at 4% p.a. interest without attracting any penalty.




Currency Table

News Flows of last week

3rd APR Indian FX reserves surged by $5.65 billion to $475.56 for the week ended 27th March.
3rd APR RBI reduces interbank and merchant trading hours of rupee against foreign currency by 4 hours till 17th April.
07th April Sterling grinds higher despite health uncertainty of UK PM Boris Johnson.
09th April EM FX reserves trimmed by $105 billion ending the long streak of dollar reserves.

Market Stance

Another week of severity in the midst of outbreak where US topped the highest number of COVID-19 cases than any country has at present. Certainly the implications can be sensed in emerging currencies notably in Turkish Lira, Argentine Peso and others. Rupee cannot corner from such rout in emerging nation pack. However the truncated week for rupee remains range bound as RBI decided to reduce the trading hours by 4 hours in the interbank market which led narrow move in exchange. Additionally rupee weighs further after expectations of higher fiscal stimulus which may lead budget deficit to 4-5% of GDP. So far Finance Ministry pegged the cost of earlier stimulus announcement was roughly below 1.00% of GDP. Dollar-Rupee market already priced-in fiscal deficit to increase by 1-2%. We are expecting further slide in rupee as monthly inflation for March due to be release early next week is likely to shoot up January peak of 7.5% mainly driven by higher food prices during nation lock-down. Meanwhile Dollar Index retreat further after release of minutes of emergency meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee in March, “viewed the near term US economic outlook as having deteriorated sharply in recent weeks and as having become profoundly uncertain”. In absence of heavy economic data next week, major pairs will be guided by how the risk sentiment unfolds from COVID-19 cases asUS officials already warned fortough weeks ahead.

Economic gauge for the next week

Technical Recommendation

USD/INR (APR) contract closed at 76.6850 on 08-Apr-2020. The contract made its high of 76.7275 on 08-Apr-2020 and a low of 75.9775 on 07-Apr-2020 (Weekly Basis). The 21-day Exponential MovingAverage oftheUSD/INR is currently at 75.44

On the daily chart, the USD/INR has Relative Strength Index (14-day) value of 63.25. One can buy @ 76.10-76.20 forthe target of 77.50 with the stop loss of 75.60.

EUR/INR (APR) contract closed 83.2225 on 08-Apr-2020. The contract made its high of 83.3000 on 08-Apr-2020 and a low of 82.3900 on 07-Apr-2020 (Weekly Basis). The 21-day Exponential MovingAverage ofthe EUR/INR is currently at 82.47

On the daily chart, EUR/INR has Relative Strength Index (14-day) value of 55.00. One can buy at 82.70 for a target of 84 with the stop loss of 82.2.

GBP/INR (APR) contract closed at 94.3500 on 08-Apr-2020. The contract made its high of 94.5000 on 08-Apr-2020 and a low of 93.2175 on 07-Apr-2020 (Weekly Basis). The 21-day Exponential MovingAverage oftheGBP/INR is currently at 92.86

On the daily chart, GBP/INR has Relative Strength Index (14-day) value of 56.40. One can buy at 94.00 for a target of 95.50 with the stop loss of 93.45.

JPY/INR (APR) contract closed at 70.2150 on 08-Apr-2020. The contract made its high of 70.2950 on 08-Apr-2020 and a low of 69.5000 on 07-Apr-2020 (Weekly Basis). The 21-day Exponential MovingAverage ofthe JPY/INR is currently at 69.36

On the daily chart, JPY/INR has Relative Strength Index (14-day) value of 55.00. One can buy at 69.85 for a target of 71.5 with the stop loss of 69.35.




India sees 10 IPOs in March quarter; median deal size just $1 million

India recorded 10 IPOs ($1.41 billion proceeds and $1 million median deal size) in the first quarter of 2020 with Indian stock exchanges (BSE and NSE including SMEs) ranking eighth globally in terms of number of IPOs," it said. During the first quarter, the IPO (initial public offering) of SBI Cards and Payments was also the biggest in over two years. The issue size was $1.4 billion and the issue was subscribed over 22 times. In the main markets -- the NSE and the BSE, there was one IPO in the first quarter versus five each in the first quarter and fourth quarter of 2019, representing a significant drop of 80 per cent.

PE exits worth $2.5 billion caught in IPO quarantine

About $2.5 billion worth of private equity exits — some involving Blackstone, the world’s largest alternate asset manager, blue-blooded Wall Street investor Warburg Pincus, Silicon Valley poster boy Sequoia Capital, or buyout group Advent International — are on hold after over two dozen Indian companies postponed their public issue plans amid sharp fall in the equity markets caused by the Covid-19 outbreak. At least Rs 40,000 crore worth of public issues were supposed to hit the primary market between mid-March and December. However, the Indian primary market is in danger of grinding to a complete halt for 2020. Private equity funds eyeing exits through IPOs include Blackstone from Mindspace REIT, Warburg Pincus from CAMS, True North Fund from Home First Finance, TPG Capital from Shriram Properties, Everstone Capital from Burger King India and CX Partners from Barbeque Nation Hospitality. According to merchant bankers, almost all companies getting approval from the market regulator have postponed their offers by a few months, citing the lack of appetite among investors because of higher market volatility. Equitas Small Finance Bank, which planned to raise about Rs 1,000 crore, deferred the launch of its initial public offering on March 18, citing weak market conditions due to the coronavirus outbreak. Antony Waste Handling Cell withdrew its IPO after the offer failed to receive the requisite subscription even after extending it to March 16. It was the first mainboard IPO of the year to go unsubscribed. So far in 2020, only SBI Cards was able to raise about Rs 10,340 crore through an IPO compared with Rs 12,360 crore raised by 16 companies in 2019. In 2018, 24 companies raised about Rs 31,000 crore through IPOs.





* Interest Rate may be revised by company from time to time. Please confirm Interest rates before submitting the application.

* For Application of Rs.50 Lac & above, Contact to Head Office.

* Email us at fd@smcindiaonline.com




Industry gets a new player in the number one spot

With a growth of 6 percent in average assets under management (AUM) to Rs 3.7 lakh crore, SBI Mutual Fund ruled the roost during January-March, as per the data from the Association of Mutual Funds in India. SBI Mutual Fund has become the largest asset manager in India, toppling HDFC Mutual during the January-March 2020 quarter. It was on the third spot in the October-December 2019 quarter, when its average AUM was Rs 3.5 lakh crore. HDFC MF saw its assets fall to Rs 3.6 lakh crore in the January-March quarter as compared to Rs 3.8 lakh crore in October-December. It was followed by ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund at the third spot with average AUM of Rs 3.5 lakh crore. In comparison, during October-December, the fund house’s AUM stood at Rs 3.6 lakh crore. HDFC MF and ICICI Prudential MF saw a drop of 3.33 percent and 2.98 percent in their average AUM. Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund came fourth with its average AUM falling 1 percent to Rs 2.4 lakh crore in January-March quarter. Besides SBI MF, Nippon India MF also witnessed growth in its average AUM. The average AUM of the fifth largest fund house, grew marginally to 2.04 lakh crore.

MFs reopen small-cap funds for lumpum investments

With valuations of small caps turning attractive, most fund houses have reopened their small-cap funds for lumpsum investments. SBI Mutual Fund, DSP Mutual Fund and Nippon India have opened their small cap funds for making lump-sum investments. In the past three months, BSE Small Cap Index has fallen almost 33 percent, hitting a six-year low.

82% of equity largecap funds underperformed their benchmarks in 5-year period to Dec-19

The latest S&P Indices Versus Active (SPIVA) India scorecard reveals that over the five-year period ending December 2019, 82.29 percent of Indian equity largecap funds, 78.38 percent of equity linked saving schemes (ELSS) funds and 40.91 percent of Indian equity mid/smallcap funds underperformed their respective indices. Over the one-year period ending December 2019, the BSE 100 surged 10.92 percent with 40 percent of the Indian equity largecap funds underperforming the benchmark. The SPIVA India scorecard compares the performance of actively managed Indian mutual funds with their respective benchmark indices over 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year investment horizons. In this scorecard, S&P Dow Jones Indices studies the performance of three categories of actively managed equity funds and two categories of actively managed bond funds over the 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods ending December 2019.


  • Scheme Name
  • Fund Type
  • Fund Class
  • Opens on
  • Closes on
  • Investment Objective
  • Min. Investment
  • Fund Manager
  • DSP FMP Series - 261 - 37M
  • Close Ended
  • Income
  • 09-Apr-2020
  • 15-Apr-2020
  • To seek to generate returns and capital appreciation by investing in a portfolio of Debt and Money Market Securities. The Scheme will invest only in such securities which mature on or before the date of maturity of the Scheme. There is no assurance that the investment objective of the Scheme will be realized.
  • Rs. 5000
  • Laukik Bagwe
  • Scheme Name
  • Fund Type
  • Fund Class
  • Opens on
  • Closes on
  • Investment Objective
  • Min. Investment
  • Fund Manager
  • SBI Fixed Maturity Plan (FMP) - Series 32 ( 1140 Days)
  • Close Ended
  • Income
  • 07-Apr-2020
  • 15-Apr-2020
  • To provide regular income and capital growth with limited interest rate risk to the investors through investments in a portfolio comprising of debt instruments such as Government Securities, PSU & Corporate Bonds and Money Market Instruments maturing on or before the maturity of the scheme.
  • Rs. 5000
  • Ms. Ranjana Gupta



Performance Charts

EQUITY (Diversified)
TAX Fund
Due to their inherent short term nature, Short term funds have been sorted on the basis of 6month returns

Note:Indicative corpus are including Growth & Dividend option . The above mentioned data is on the basis of 08/08/2019 Beta, Sharpe and Standard Deviation are calculated on the basis of period: 1 year, frequency: Weekly Friday, RF: 7%

*Mutual Fund investments are subject to market risks, read all scheme related documents carefully




Get easy business loans with SMC Finance

At SMCCHANGE IN BANKNIFTY OPTION OI (IN QTY) (MONTHLY) Finance, We make it easy for you to get a loan. Whether you are expanding your business, upgrading new equipments or for working capital. We are here to help you grow fast.

Professional and Transparent approach

Quick loan approval & disbursal

Hassle-free documentation process

Attractive Rate of Interest

Call Toll-Free 1800118818

E-mail nbfccare@smcfinance.com

Medical Equipment Finance | Personal Loan | Loan Against Property | Loan Against Shares/Mutual Funds/Bonds | MSME/SME Financing | Lease Rental Discounting | Promoter Financing | Debtors Financing | Structured Financing | Affordable Housing Application Financing | IPO/ NCD Financing | Business Loan

Moneywise Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. (A wholly owned subsidiary of SMC Global Securities Ltd.) Corporate Office: 11/6-B, 2nd Floor, Pusa Road, New Delhi 110005, Tel. +91-11-30111000, CIN No.: U51909WB1996PTC078352


Comprehensive Investment Solutions

Goal Based Investment Advise

Lower Risk by Diversifying Portfolio

Long-term Focus

Call Toll-Free 180011 0909

Visit www.smcindiaonline.com



11 / 6B, Shanti Chamber, Pusa Road, New Delhi 110005. Tel: 91-11-30111000, Fax: 91-11-25754365


Lotus Corporate Park, A Wing 401 / 402 , 4th Floor , Graham Firth Steel Compound, Off Western Express Highway, Jay Coach Signal, Goreagon (East) Mumbai - 400063

Tel: 91-22-67341600, Fax: 91-22-67341697


18, Rabindra Sarani, Poddar Court, Gate No-4,5th Floor, Kolkata-700001 Tel.: 033 6612 7000/033 4058 7000, Fax: 033 6612 7004/033 4058 7004


10/A, 4th Floor, Kalapurnam Building, Near Municipal Market, C G Road, Ahmedabad-380009, Gujarat

Tel : 91-79-26424801 - 05, 40049801 - 03


Salzburg Square, Flat No.1, III rd Floor, Door No.107, Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai - 600031.

Tel: 044-39109100, Fax -044- 39109111


315, 4th Floor Above CMR Exclusive, BhuvanaTower, S D Road, Secunderabad, Telangana-500003

Tel : 040-30031007/8/9


2404, 1 Lake Plaza Tower, Cluster T, Jumeriah Lake Towers, PO Box 117210, Dubai, UAE

Tel: 97145139780 Fax : 97145139781

Email ID : pankaj@smccomex.com


Printed and Published on behalf of

Mr. Saurabh Jain @ Publication Address

11/6B, Shanti Chamber, Pusa Road, New Delhi-110005

Website: www.smcindiaonline.com

Investor Grievance : igc@smcindiaonline.com

Printed at: S&S MARKETING

102, Mahavirji Complex LSC-3, Rishabh Vihar, New Delhi - 110092 (India) Ph.: +91-11- 43035012, 43035014, Email: ss@sandsmarketing.in