Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Investors who are not overinvested should wait, says HDFC Securities’ Jasani

  • Lok Sabha Election 2024: Investors not overinvested in equities need not do much currently apart from some review or rebalancing, says Deepak Jasani, Head of Retail Research, HDFC Securities. Post swearing in of new government and roll out of policy announcements, investors may return to equities.

Ujjval Jauhari
Published2 Jun 2024, 06:16 PM IST
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Lok Sabha Election 2024: The Equity markets have seen rise in volatility after the Benchmark indices scaled all-time highs. Experts feel that there will probably be further volatility in the Sensex and Nifty indices in few sessions ahead of election results and on the election results day. Nevertheless, since the market is generally in a bullish mood, any correcting decline is being considered as an opportunity by many investors while some others patient investors are sitting on the side lines.

Experts say that in the past, variables including political stability and the main party's economic programs have influenced market mood prior to election results. The Sensex and Nifty benchmarks may fluctuate significantly on June 4, the day of the election results, seeing both highs and lows.

Also Read- Elections 2024: Diversify portfolios to mitigate risk, focus on defensives

Nervousness ahead of elections, approaching end of Q4 corporate results and diversion of funds to other relative cheap markets have resulted in this sell-off ahead of the election results outcome, said Deepak Jasani, Head of Retail Research, HDFC Securities

Market Valuations are not cheap

Nifty quotes at ~21.5 times FY25estimated earnings per share and going by historical trends is currently at the top end of the valuation. Also going by the Market-cap to GDP ratio, Indian markets are at 1.4 times. Indian markets are hence not cheap and are tilting towards expensive side, said Jasani. 

However the ensuing event (outcome of general elections) and the expectations built around the post Govt formation policy thrust and FPI inflows have led to these level of valuations. In case these come out on expected lines and monsoon proves to be normal in terms of intensity and spread, Nifty EPS may be upgraded and then the valuations may seem more reasonable, added Jasani.

Also Read- Lok Sabha election'2024: Stable outcomes and favorable pre-budget announcements could boost the markets- Anshul Arzare

Wait till Policy announcements

Investors who are not overinvested in equities need not do anything (apart from some review and rebalancing) with their portfolio as this sell-off may seem minor in the big picture sometime later. Once the expected party/alliance gets sworn in and rolls out a series of policy announcements in the first 100 days, investors could return to the Indian markets.

Disclaimer: The views and recommendations made above are those of individual analysts or broking companies, and not of Mint. We advise investors to check with certified experts before taking any investment decisions

 

 

 

 

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First Published:2 Jun 2024, 06:16 PM IST
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