IndexPriceChange% Chg
Nifty 5024,286.50+162.65+0.67%
Nifty MidCap 5015,862.30+150.85+0.96%
Nifty SmallCap 508,730.35+78.60+0.91%
Nifty Bank53,089.25+921.15+1.77%
Nifty Financial23,923.75+422.90+1.80%
BSE SENSEX79,986.80+545.35+0.69%

At the close, the Nifty 50 was at 24,286.50 up by 0.67%

The Indian stock market witnessed a strong showing on Wednesday, with the Nifty 50 closing at a record high above 24,250. This positive sentiment was driven by a surge in banking and metal stocks.

Market on an Uptrend
The day began with a bang, with the Nifty opening at a fresh high. While there was some profit booking later in the session, the index ultimately closed near its peak, gaining over 160 points. This shift in sentiment indicates a return of the bulls, pushing the market above the crucial 24,300 mark.

Is This Rally Sustainable?
While Wednesday’s trade ended with a small negative candle on the daily chart, it managed to break out of a recent sideways consolidation. This Doji-like pattern could be interpreted as a consolidation at new highs, suggesting a potential pause before the uptrend resumes. Historically, such minor dips have been followed by continuations of the uptrend.

The Big Question: Will the Uptrend Continue?
The answer depends on several factors. Continued strength in banking and financial services stocks will be crucial. Additionally, global cues and oil prices will also play a role. Investors will be closely watching these factors to determine if the Nifty can sustain its momentum or if a correction is on the horizon.

Bank Nifty: Up by 1.77%

The Indian stock market displayed impressive gains on Wednesday, with both key indices scaling fresh highs. The Bank Nifty, a benchmark for banking stocks, opened strong and surged by 1.77%, eventually closing at a record high of 53,089.25.

The broader market sentiment was equally positive, with the BSE Sensex following suit. The Sensex climbed 0.69% throughout the trading day and ended near its intraday peak at 79,986.80, marking another record closing.

In the sectorial front, the financial services sector experienced significant gains, rising by 1.80%. Leading this upward trend, Power Finance Corporation Ltd. surged by an impressive 5.22%, showcasing its robust performance and investor confidence. Similarly, REC Ltd. also saw a substantial increase, with its stock climbing by 4.14%.

On the other hand, the media sector faced a challenging day, emerging as the top loser with a decline of 0.39%. Among the notable laggards, Nazara Technologies Ltd. saw its stock dip by 1.61%, reflecting some investor caution. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. also struggled, with its shares dropping by 1.60%.

Foreign Institutional Investors (FII/FPI) displayed robust buying activity with a total buy value of Rs. 18,023.92 crore. Conversely, they sold stocks amounting to Rs. 12,540.29 crore, resulting in a net buying of Rs. 5,483.63 crore.

On the other hand, Domestic Institutional Investors (DII) recorded a lower buy value of Rs. 14,121.15 crore against a higher sell value of Rs. 15,045.58 crore. This resulted in a net selling of Rs. -924.43 crore, reflecting a net outflow from the market by domestic institutions during the period.

Bank Nifty

The Nifty Banking sector had some gainers and some losers for the day.

The gainers included Bandhan Bank with a 4.01% increase, Federal Bank with a 3.59% increase, IDFC First Bank with a 2.42% increase, Kotak Bank with a 2.23% increase, and HDFC Bank with a 2.14% increase.

On the other hand, the biggest losers in the sector included AU Bank with a 1.12% decline. These results suggest that most of the banking stocks performed better for the day.

Gold and Silver

Today 22 Carat Gold Price Per Gram in India (INR)

Gram22 K Today22 K YesterdayPrice Change
1 gram₹ 6,635₹ 6,635₹ 0
8 gram₹ 53,080₹ 53,080₹ 0

Today 24 Carat Gold Price Per Gram in India (INR)

Gram24 K Today24 K YesterdayPrice Change
1 gram₹ 7,238₹ 7,238₹ 0
8 gram₹ 57,904₹ 57,904₹ 0

Today Silver Price 1 Gram/KG in India (INR)

GramSilver Rate TodaySilver Rate YesterdayPrice Change
1 gram₹ 91.50₹ 910.50
8 gram₹ 732₹ 7284

Rupee Wobbles: Oil Prices Drag Down Currency, But Will Relief Come Soon?

The Indian rupee took a slight tumble against the US dollar on Wednesday, settling 4 paise lower at Rs. 83.52 (pro) than its previous close. This dip can be pinned on the recent surge in global oil prices, which hit a two-week high on Tuesday.

Why the Downturn?
Rising oil prices are a double-edged sword for India, a major oil importer. A higher oil bill puts pressure on the rupee, making it less valuable compared to the dollar. This can make imports more expensive, potentially impacting businesses and consumers.

But There’s a Silver Lining…
Fortunately, some positive domestic factors helped soften the blow. Strong performance in Indian stock markets and encouraging economic data provided some support for the rupee. Additionally, a weakening US dollar – indicated by a dip in the dollar index – could offer some relief in future trading sessions.

So, What’s Next for the Rupee?
The big question on everyone’s mind: will the rupee continue to depreciate? The answer likely depends on the direction of global oil prices. If oil prices stabilize or even decline, the rupee could rebound. Strong domestic economic performance can also contribute to a more stable rupee. Investors will be keeping a close eye on these factors to predict the rupee’s future trajectory.

Stocks Highlights

Tata Consumer Products Ltd.: Steady Growth and Buy Signals
Tata Consumer Products Ltd. saw a 3.55% increase in share price to Rs 1,144.25, up from Rs 1,105.00 previously. Recently, a 20-day moving average crossover signaled potential gains, historically averaging 2.81% within 7 days. Over the past 3 years, it boasted a 57.22% return, outperforming the Nifty 100’s 52.57%. Intraday trading sessions rarely exceeded 5% gains, occurring only 1.61% of the time. The company’s financial strategy dedicates less than 1% of revenue to interest expenses and 8.28% to employee costs annually.

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.: Stable Performance Amid Market Fluctuations
Contrarily, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. experienced a -1.23% decline, settling at Rs 3,968.00 from Rs 4,017.40 previously. Intraday gains surpassing 5% were even rarer at 0.99% of sessions over 19 years. Notably debt-free for the past 5 years, the company allocates less than 1% of revenue to interest expenses and significantly more, 58.17%, to employee costs annually. Despite a 25.53% 3-year return, it trailed the Nifty 100’s 52.57% performance.

Advance Decline Ratio

Today, the advance-decline ratio was 1.69, and the market breadth was positive. The volatility index India Vix decreased by 3.18 to settle at 13.21 and the FIIs were net buyers today.

Advancers 1674
Decliners 993
52Wk High – 215
52Wk Low –
High Band Hitters –
Low Band Hitters –

200d SMA 21494
50d SMA – 22920
20d SMA – 23566

Top Gainers and Losers Stocks

The top gainers were Tata Consumer (+3.55%), Adani Ports (+2.39%), Kotak Bank (+2.23%), HDFC Bank (+2.14%), and Axis Bank (+1.82%).

The top losers were TCS (-1.23%), Titan (-1.11%), Reliance (-0.68%), Tata Motors (-0.41%), and Hindalco (-0.40%).

Top Gainers and Losers Sectors

The top gainers sector were Financial Services (+1.80%), Metal (+1.06%), FMCG (+0.90%), Pharma (+0.65%), and Realty (+0.33%).

The top losers sector were Media (-0.39%).

METAL +1.06%
FMCG +0.90%
MEDIA -0.39%

Stocks Ban List

(SEBI) F&O ban list (INDIACEM open at +285.90 and close at +287.65), and (INDUSTOWER open at -389.00 and close at +396.50) are not currently on the stock exchange.

A stock enters the Ban List if its MWPL is above 95%. Implying that, Ban List shows the Futures and Options (FnO) stocks whose combined open interest in all FnO contracts for a given period crosses 95% of Market-Wide Position Limit.

HINDCOPPER, ABFRL, PEL, BANDHANBNK, and IEX stocks has the possibilities of entrance in the ban list.

INDUSTOWER stock has the possibilities of exit from the ban list.

Daily Pivots

S2 S1 P R1 R2
24166 24226 24268 24328 24370
Daily Nifty Pivots

As per the above pivots data, 24100 to 24450 is the Nifty 50 trading range.

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