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  • India’s Nifty opened 1% lower on Tuesday, reversing from record highs.
  • Early vote counting shows  PM Modi-led BJP alliance leading in 300 seats out of total 543.
  • All eyes remain on India’s election outcome and the June 7 RBI policy decision.

Nifty 50, India’s key benchmark index, opened 1% lower on Tuesday, reversing Monday’s over 3% rally.

Markets are witnessing a ‘sell the fact’ trading in the Indian equity markets, as they highly anticipate a stronger return of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance, now for the third straight term.

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) Nifty 50 is losing 1.41% on the day to trade below 23,000, having closed Monday at 23,263.

Stock market news

  • Early gainers on Nifty are SunPharma and Nestle India. Meanwhile, the big losers in early trades on Nifty are Adani Enterprises, Adani Ports, Coal India, SBI Bank and ONGC.
  • PM Modi-led BJP alliance leads in 300 seats out of total 543 in early vote counting trends, per local media outlets, cited by Reuters.
  • Exit polls over the weekend predicted that PM Modi will retain power for a third straight term, with BJP-led NDA winning anywhere between 350-401 seats. 
  • The Indian Rupee has faced rejection at the key resistance of 83.04 against the US Dollar, driving USD/INR back toward 83.50, as of writing, up 0.36% on the day.
  • Markets are also weighing the US economic health prospects after weak ISM PMI data on Monday.
  • ISM Manufacturing PMI index dropped from 49.2 in April to 48.7 in May, missing the expected 49.6 print. The ISM Manufacturing Prices Paid eased to 57.0 in May vs. 60.9 previous and 60.0 expected.
  • Last week, India’s economy grew by 8.2% in the fiscal year ended March 2024, sharply higher than 7% expansion recorded in the previous year, led by a robust performance of manufacturing and construction sectors, per Reuters.
  • All eyes remain on the results of the 2024 India’s general election due later on Tuesday and the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) monetary policy announcements on June 7 for fresh trading impulse.

Nifty 50 FAQs

The Nifty 50, or simply Nifty, is the most commonly followed stock index in India. It was launched in 1996 by the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE). It plots the weighted average share price of 50 of the largest Indian corporations, offering investors comprehensive exposure to 13 sectors of the economy. Each corporation’s weighting is based on its “free-float capitalization”, or the value of all its shares readily available for trading.

The Nifty is a composite so its value is dependent on the performance of the companies that make up the index, as revealed in their quarterly and annual results. Another factor is government policies, such as when in 2016 the government decided to demonetize 500 and 1000 Rupee banknotes. This led to a temporary cash shortage which negatively impacted the Nifty. The level of interest rates set by the Reserve Bank of India is a further factor as it determines the cost of borrowing. Climate change, pandemics and natural disasters are also drivers.

The Nifty 50 was launched on April 22, 1996 at a base level of 1,000. Its highest recorded level to date is 22,097 achieved on January 15, 2024 (this is being written in Feb 2024). The index first closed above the 10,000 level on October 17, 2017. The Nifty recorded its biggest daily decline on March 23, 2020 during the Covid pandemic, when it fell 1,125 points or 12.37%. The Nifty’s biggest gain in a single day occurred on May 18, 2009, when it rose 651 points after the results of the Indian elections.

Major corporations in the Nifty 50 include HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank, Tata Consultancy Services, Larsen and Toubro, ITC Ltd, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd and Kotak Mahendra Bank.