The secrets behind the Sensex's soaring surge: 5 factors fuelling record highs

The Sensex skyrocketed to an all-time high of 66,795 points, driven by controlled inflation, strong FII inflows, and stable interest rates, among other factors

Sensex and Nifty50's monumental rally

The Indian stock market has been witnessing an extraordinary bull run, with the Sensex soaring to an all-time high on 18-Jun-2023 of 66,795 points, gaining 205 points or 0.3%, and the Nifty50 reaching 19,749.25 points, gaining 37 points or 0.19%.

  • Sensex hits an all-time high at 66,795 points, gaining 205 points.
  • Controlled inflation boosts investor confidence in the Indian market.
  • India's CPI inflation is at 4.81%, below the RBI's 6% tolerance limit.
  • Robust FII inflows of Rs. 56,257.70 crores drive the Sensex surge.
  • A surge in consumer demand propels Sensex to record highs.
  • A weaker dollar and stable interest rates support market growth.

The record-breaking surge in the Sensex and Nifty50 indexes can be attributed to a powerful combination of factors, including controlled inflation, strong FIIs inflows, rising consumer demand, a weaker dollar, and stable interest rates. Let’s explore these factors in detail -

Factor 1: Controlled inflation bolsters confidence

India's controlled inflation rate has significantly fuelled the market's surge. With consumer price index (CPI) inflation at 4.81% in June 2023, which was below the RBI's upper tolerance limit of 6%, investors have gained confidence in the market's potential. This stands in contrast to the US, which experienced a higher inflation rate of 3% for the same period. As inflation cools down, consumer spending and confidence rise, positively impacting the stock market.

Factor 2: Strong inflows from Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs)

FIIs have been pivotal in driving the Sensex to new heights. June 2023 saw a phenomenal FII inflow of Rs. 56,257.70 crore—the highest for the year. Global players like Blackrock, Vanguard, and Fidelity have invested heavily in Indian stock indexes, reflecting their confidence in India's economic prospects. These inflows significantly influence market performance, driving it higher.

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Factor 3: Surge in consumer demand

A robust surge in consumer demand within the Indian market has also contributed to the Sensex's ascent. With domestic sales of passenger vehicles witnessing a jump from 30,69,523 to 38,90,114 units in FY 2022–23, there's evident optimism in the economy. FMCG giants like Dabur and Adani Wilmar have observed rising demand for their products due to lower costs, further adding to market confidence.

Factor 4: Weaker dollar and favourable currency exchange

The decline of the US Dollar Currency Index by 3.44% between July 6, 2023, and July 18, 2023, has had a favourable impact on the Sensex. This weakening of the US dollar has attracted significant FII inflows into the Indian market. With a weaker dollar and good currency exchange conditions, emerging economies like India witness limited outflows of the local currency, boosting the equity market.

Factor 5: Pause in interest rate hikes

The Reserve Bank of India's decision to keep interest rates stable at 6.5% has provided impetus for the market's growth. After a period of consistent rate hikes in 2022 to control inflation, the RBI's decision to halt further increases has instilled confidence in investors. The market now enjoys stability, enhancing overall sentiment.

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