Muhurat Trading: Sensex jumps 355 points, investors grow richer by Rs 2.22 lakh crore

On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, Dalal Street witnessed a flurry of activity as buyers swarmed the market, propelling benchmark indices to new heights. The celebratory fervor on November 12 translated into significant gains, with the BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50 experiencing a bullish surge. This surge not only painted a positive picture for the festive season but also had tangible effects on the financial landscape, with investors’ wealth witnessing a remarkable uptick.

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Market Rally and Wealth Creation

The BSE Sensex, India’s leading benchmark index, saw a robust uptrend, gaining 354.77 points or 0.55 percent to close at 65,259.45. Simultaneously, the NSE Nifty 50 climbed 0.52 percent, adding 100.20 points to settle at 19,525.55. This rally was not merely symbolic; it translated into tangible wealth creation for investors.

During just 60 minutes of trading, the total market capitalization of BSE-listed companies soared, adding a staggering Rs 2.22 lakh crore to investors’ wealth. To put this in perspective, investors saw their wealth surge by an impressive Rs 62 crore every second during this period.

Sectoral Performance and Broader Market Trends

The market exuberance was not limited to blue-chip stocks alone; broader markets outperformed, indicating a more widespread bullish sentiment. The Nifty Smallcap 100 index rose by 1.14 percent, while the Nifty Midcap index registered a 0.61 percent gain. The Nifty 500, representing a broad spectrum of stocks, added 0.61 percent.

In a rare show of unanimity, all sectoral indices closed in the green. Notable gainers included Nifty Media and Nifty IT, both up by 0.7 percent. Sectors such as Nifty Consumer Durables and Nifty Metal also made substantial gains, reflecting a broad-based positive market sentiment.

Individual Company Performances

The positive market sentiment was further fueled by robust performances from individual companies. Coal India emerged as the top gainer among Nifty 50 stocks, recording an impressive 3 percent increase. This surge was attributed to the company’s Q2 earnings performance, indicating that investors were not just riding the Diwali wave but were also responding to strong fundamental indicators.

Other top gainers included UPL, Infosys, Eicher Motors, Wipro, and NTPC, all registering gains of up to 2 percent. Each of these companies contributed to the overall bullish trend, with factors such as earnings reports and growth prospects influencing investor decisions. However, not every company shared in the celebration. Britannia, Apollo Hospitals, LTI Mindtree, and Sun Pharma closed in the red, underlining the selective nature of the market rally.

Impact on Investor Outlook

The CEO and Group MD of Motilal Oswal Financial Services, Motilal Oswal, offered predictions regarding the possible effects of the market movement. He was upbeat about the impending Hindu Samvat 2080, saying it will probably start off well thanks to robust profits and a promising economic future.

Samvat 2079 ended on a bright note, with the Nifty rising by about 10% in spite of economic challenges and worries about global geopolitics. This bodes well for the future. Oswal predicts that India will continue to shine and sustain its market outperformance as it approaches Samvat 2080.

Sectoral Rotation as a Driver

Oswal highlighted the importance of sector rotation as a key driver in the coming quarters. While the overall market uptrend is anticipated to continue, he identified sectors such as BFSI, Discretionary Consumption, Construction & Real Estate, and High Growth Niche Sectors as potential leaders in driving the market upward.

This strategic perspective aligns with the idea that investors may increasingly focus on specific sectors with strong growth potential, contributing to a more nuanced and diversified market landscape.


In addition to adding glitter to the season of lights, the Diwali-fueled rally on Dalal Street gave the financial markets a glimmer of hope. The rapid rise in benchmark indexes, the remarkable generation of wealth in a brief period of time, and the optimistic view for the approaching Samvat 2080 all contribute to the picture of strength and durability in the Indian economy. The focus on sectoral rotation highlights the necessity of making strategic investment decisions in order to achieve long-term growth and prosperity as investors navigate the changing market environment.