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Indian Stock Market Hits Record Highs: Sensex Soars to 75,407.39, Nifty Peaks at 22,959.70


Today, the Indian stock market witnessed a surge in buying activity, propelling both the Sensex and the Nifty 50 to unprecedented record highs. The Nifty 50 commenced the day at 22,614.10, marking a significant leap from its previous close of 22,597.80, ultimately reaching a peak of 22,959.70 during the trading session—a notable 1.6% increase. Similarly, the Sensex started at 74,253.53, surpassing its previous close of 74,221.06, and surged to an intraday high of 75,407.39, also a 1.6% rise.

By 2:35 pm, the Sensex was up by 1.30% at 75,182, while the Nifty 50 showed a 1.33% increase at 22,898. Additionally, the Nifty Midcap index and the Small cap index 100 experienced gains of 0.30% and 0.05%, respectively, at that juncture.

Here are the key factors driving today’s market euphoria:

Election optimism

With the fading of election-related uncertainties, the market is witnessing a surge in optimism. Investors are now focusing on acquiring quality stocks, anticipating sustained political stability post Lok Sabha elections.

Positive macro indicators

The Reserve Bank of India’s announcement of a record ₹2.11 lakh crore dividend to the Centre for FY24 has bolstered market sentiment. This infusion of funds is expected to provide the government with additional fiscal maneuverability, potentially boosting infrastructure spending and reducing fiscal deficit.

Banking sector momentum

Shares of leading banks such as HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, and Axis Bank are driving market gains. The significant drop in India’s 10-year bond yields, following the RBI’s dividend payout, has particularly buoyed banking stocks.

Domestic institutional investment

Despite foreign institutional investors offloading Indian equities this month, domestic institutional investors (DIIs) have exhibited strong buying behavior. DIIs have injected ₹38,331 crore into Indian stocks in the cash segment until May 22, offsetting the outflow from FIIs.

Technical outlook

The Nifty 50’s breakthrough past crucial resistance levels and the formation of a robust support base indicate a positive trajectory. Analysts foresee the index reaching the 23,000 mark by month-end, supported by aggressive put options writing and strong technical indicators.

Today’s market surge underscores the resilience and potential of the Indian stock market, fueled by a convergence of favorable economic indicators and investor confidence.

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