Monday, October 15, 2012

A new forward Indicator to predict Nifty

A new indicator was developed by Nomura team called Nomura Economic Surprise Index for India (NESII) to predict the market direction using economic variables like GDP,IIP,PMI,WPI(inflation). Everyone knows that announcement of GDP , Index of Industrial Production , Purchasing managers index and Inflation will swing the market in either direction. Quants from nomura developed this "tactical tool" which can be used to predict the direction of market. 

NESII is a weekly index and has shown a strong correlation with India's financial markets and can be used to confirm the price movement.



It shows NESII and NESII 3-month moving average. If NESII goes over zero, then it could be taken as a sign of turning point and turning point which could lead the market to new highs.

How effective is this tool, only time will tell as this is no more part of Asymmetric information to market participants.

In the above pdf they have said that the index is available on Bloomberg with the ticker . I could not find any as of today, do let me know if any of you find