Nifty, Sensex Hit All-Time Highs! Realty and Energy Stocks Lead Gains

Tanushree Jaiswal Tanushree Jaiswal 8th April 2024 - 05:47 pm
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The Indian stock market has experienced tremendous growth, with the Nifty and Sensex indexes reaching record highs. The Nifty has surpassed 22,600, while the Sensex is nearly at 72,600. The current surge in the stock market has been attributed to favourable government policies, robust company profitability, and a flourishing economy. Since 1980, the stock market has increased by 14.3% on average in the six months preceding general elections, indicating that the pre-election atmosphere may have contributed to the increase as well.

Experts have advised investors, nevertheless, to exercise prudence and not let the market's excitement get the better of them. Due to the market's tendency towards volatility, investors should be ready for market ups and downs.With the Nifty trading at more than 20 times the projected FY24 earnings, which is greater than the historical norm, the current surge has made valuations extremely wealthy. As a result, before making an investment, investors should do extensive study and make well-informed selections.

Real estate and energy stocks have had substantial gains, driving the stock market's recent upswing. Energy companies like Reliance Industries, ONGC, and Oil India have increased by 1-2%, while real estate stocks like DLF, Oberoi Realty, and Indiabulls Real Estate have increased by 2-3%. A multitude of variables, such as solid company earnings, a thriving economy, and supportive government policies, have contributed to the stock market's gain. 

The Indian economy has been expanding steadily; as of the last quarter of 2023, the GDP growth rate was 7.2%.As a result, investor confidence has grown and stock demand has surged. The establishment of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) programme and the reduction of corporate tax rates are two examples of government initiatives that have contributed to the rise in the stock market. The industry has welcomed the PLI initiative, which aims to encourage domestic manufacturing, and it has resulted in greater investment in the field.

The recent surge in the stock market has not been confined to a select group of large-cap stocks. Significant increases have also been witnessed in other indices, such as the Nifty Midcap and Nifty Smallcap, suggesting that the rise is not exclusive to large-cap equities.

On the other hand, investors are cautioned not to get swept away by the market frenzy. Investors should be ready for market ups and downs because the stock market is prone to volatility. With the Nifty trading at more than 20 times the projected FY24 earnings, which is greater than the historical norm, the current surge has made valuations extremely wealthy.As a result, before making an investment, investors should do extensive study and make well-informed selections.

The Nifty index broke beyond 22,600, while the Sensex is getting near to 72,600, indicating that the Indian stock market has achieved unprecedented heights. For the Indian stock market, which has been steadily rising in recent years, this is a major turning point. A multitude of variables, such as solid company earnings, a thriving economy, and supportive government policies, have contributed to the stock market's gain. Investors are cautioned, however, to use discipline in their investing and to avoid being carried away by the market enthusiasm.

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