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Stock market today: Nifty 50 jumps 2%, hits all-time high: 4 reasons why Indian stock market rose today

Stock market today: Nifty 50 jumped 2 per cent to hit its fresh record high of 22,126.80 in intraday trade on Friday, February 2, on all-round buying amid positive global cues.

Stock market today: Equity benchmark Nifty 50 jumped 2 per cent to hit its fresh record high on Friday. (Agencies)Premium
Stock market today: Equity benchmark Nifty 50 jumped 2 per cent to hit its fresh record high on Friday. (Agencies)

Stock market today: Equity benchmark Nifty 50 jumped 2 per cent to hit its fresh record high of 22,126.80 in intraday trade on Friday, February 2, on all-round buying amid positive global cues.

The index, however, cooled off and closed with a gain of 156 points, or 0.72 per cent, at 21,853.80.

The Sensex jumped over 2 per cent to hit its intraday high of 73,089.40 during the session and settled at 72,085.63, up 440 points, or 0.61 per cent. The Sensex is still 1,342 points down from its all-time high of 73,427.59 which it hit on January 16 this year.

BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices also witnessed strong buying as they hit their fresh all-time highs of 39,140.16 and 46,169.7 respectively, during the session. The BSE Midcap index closed 0.80 per cent up at 38,928.11 and the Smallcap index settled with a gain of 0.49 per cent at 45,849.80.

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Here are 4 factors which appear to have boosted the Nifty 50 to its record high:

1. Positive global cues

The domestic market was buoyed by positive global cues after the better-than-expected earnings of Meta and Amazon.

"Asian shares were buoyed by a late bounce in US tech on Friday as results from Meta and Amazon beat expectations, while investors are bracing for US jobs figures, which could hasten bets for rate cuts if they come in below forecast," reported Reuters.

Dow Jones rose 0.97 per cent while S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite jumped 1.25 per cent and 1.30 per cent respectively overnight.

2. Robuts gains in IT, energy heavyweights

Strong gains in shares of heavyweights from the IT and energy space, including Reliance Industries, Infosys, TCS, Power Grid, and NTPC, gave a boost to market benchmarks.

Among the sectoral indices, Nifty Oil & Gas (up 3.58 per cent), Metal (up 2.37 per cent), PSU Bank (up 2.22 per cent) and IT (up 2.16 per cent) ended with strong gains.

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3. The Budget impact

While the Budget 2024 lacked immediate triggers for the stock market, experts emphasized that the Interim Budget bodes well for the economy and long-term market prospects.

Despite a decline in the stock market following the Budget announcements on Thursday, savvy investors seized the opportunity to acquire high-quality stocks at cheaper prices, driven by confidence in the resilient domestic growth narrative.

Experts found the Interim Budget in line with their expectations and lauded it for its pro-growth stance while balancing fiscal prudence with substantial capital expenditure. This is positive for the economy and the stock market in the long term.

The careful balancing act of the government could keep India on the long-term growth trajectory, creating an optimistic outlook for the nation's economy.

Also Read: Budget 2024: Here's why experts find the announcements a long-term positive

"The non-populist Budget focused on fiscal consolidation is a big positive. The big allocation for rural housing will benefit all construction-related segments like cement, steel, paints, etc. Another important budget takeaway is the sharp decline in bond yields consequent to the net market borrowing kept low at 11.75 trillion. This is beneficial for banks," said V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist, Geojit Financial Services.

4. Technical factors

Technical experts observe that the Nifty 50 could hit the level of 22,500 this month if the index sustains above 22,150.

"Nifty 50 index has crossed the important 21,800 mark. The Interim Budget indicated a path of fiscal prudence, signalling better times ahead. A close above the previous high of 22,124 should open the doors for the target of 22,575. 20DEMA at 21,600 should act as a support. Traders should trail stop loss suitably," said Shrey Jain, Founder and CEO of SAS Online.

Also Read: Nifty 50 hits record high; can it top 23,000 in February? Here's what 10 analysts say

"If Nifty 50 manages to close daily above 22,150, we can expect the rally to continue towards 22,400 and 22,500 levels by the end of February. However, if there is any move below 21,900, that would be considered an immediate trend change," said Riyank Arora, a technical analyst at Mehta Equities.

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Published: 02 Feb 2024, 12:06 PM IST
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