Sensex, Nifty hit fresh peaks once again

Mumbai (Maharashtra): The benchmark equity indices saw a fresh new high start to Friday’s trading session. The BSE Sensex climbed 214.40 points, or 0.27 per cent, to 79,457.58 in the opening trade, while the NSE Nifty 50 opened up 41.40 points, or 0.17 per cent, at 24,085.90.

At 10:27 am, Sensex was trading 209.62 points higher at 79,452.80, whereas Nifty was trading 86.25 points up at 24,130.75.

“Indian benchmark indices, Sensex and Nifty 50, are poised to open higher on Friday driven by positive global market cues. The Gift Nifty is indicating an initial premium, trading at approximately 24,200, up by about 105 points from the previous close of Nifty futures,” said Varun Aggarwal, MD, Profit Idea.

Among the sectoral indices on NSE, Nifty Bank, Financial services, FMCG, IT, Media, Metal, Pharma, Realty, Healthcare, Oil and gas, and consumer durables started in the green territory.

According to provisional data available on the NSE, on June 27, 2024, domestic institutional investors (DII) sold shares worth Rs 3.605.93 crore, while foreign institutional investors (FII) purchased shares worth Rs 7,658.77 crore.

In Thursday’s trading session, both indices achieved new closing highs, with the Sensex climbing 568.93 points to 79,243.18, a gain of 0.72 per cent. Similarly, the Nifty 50 surged 175.70 points to settle at 24,044.50, marking a 0.74 per cent increase.

Notably, Nifty 50 displayed a bullish pattern with four consecutive sessions of long bull candles, including a ‘three advancing soldiers’ pattern earlier in the week, indicating robust upward momentum.

“The market sentiment remains positive, bolstered by the impending inclusion of India in the J.P. Morgan GBI-EM Global Series of indices starting June 28. This move is expected to attract substantial foreign inflows estimated between USD 25-30 billion over the next 10 months, gradually increasing India’s weightage in the index,” Aggarwal added.

Internationally, WTI crude prices are trading at USD 82.00, reflecting a modest increase of 0.23%, while Brent crude prices are marginally down at USD 85.45, a decrease of 1.03 per cent. Meanwhile, the US Dollar Index (DXY), which measures the dollar against a basket of foreign currencies, is slightly lower at 105.89, down by 0.15%.

In the US, market indices closed mixed on Thursday amid cautious trading ahead of fresh inflation data. The Nasdaq Composite gained 0.30%, closing at 17,858.68, while the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average posted modest gains of 0.09% each, closing at 5,482.87 and 39,164.06, respectively.

Overall, the Indian markets are positioned optimistically for the near term, contingent upon sustained global economic conditions and investor sentiment. (ANI)


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