Why Indian stock market fell for fifth straight session? — explained with 5 crucial reasons

  • Nifty 50, Sensex crash: The Indian stocks are in an overbought condition, and hence, premature profit booking has been triggered on Dalal Street when the Lok Sabha elections are midway, say experts

Asit Manohar
Updated9 May 2024, 03:05 PM IST
The Indiani stock market is falling today because Q4 results for the 2024 season have gone without any surprise, say experts.
The Indiani stock market is falling today because Q4 results for the 2024 season have gone without any surprise, say experts.

Stock market today: The Indian stock market continued to see the sell-off heat for the fifth straight session on Thursday, May 9. The Nifty 50 index opened lower in the early morning session and ended 345 points, or 1.55% lower. The BSE Sensex also opened in the red and closed 1,062.22 points, or 1.45%, lower at 72,404.17. Today was the fifth straight session of fall for the benchmark indices.

The Nifty Bank index has been under selling pressure for the last seven straight sessions, losing 1900 points. According to the astute observations of our esteemed stock market experts, the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, FIIs' selling, bounce back in the US dollar rates, hawkish US Fed fueling treasury yields, unimpressive Q4 results 2024 season and rising India VIX Index are some of the primary reasons that have been dragging the Indian stock market downwards.

Also read: Sensex crashes over 1,000 points lower, Nifty 50 settles below 22,000

Why is the stock market falling?

Speaking on the reasons for the drag on the Indian stock markets, Saurabh Jain, Vice President of research at SMC Global Securities, said, "There are combinations of reasons that are dragging Indian indices together. Ongoing Lok Sabha polls, continuous selling by FIIs, not so impressive Q4 results season, hawkish US Fed and rising VIX India Index can be attributed as one of the major reasons weighing on the Indian stock market these days."

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Why share market fell today? Top 5 reasons


1] Lok Sabha elections: "The Indian stock market has already discounted the victory of BJP-led NDA in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. Now, the Indian stocks are in overbought condition and hence premature profit booking has triggered on Dalal Street. But, the selling is visible in the frontline large-cap stocks only. We are seeing bottom fishing in the broad market as the small-cap and mid-cap indices shot up on Thursday and outshined the frontline indices," said Avinash Gorakshkar, Head of Research at Profitmart Securities, providing a balanced view of the situation.

2] FIIs' selling: "FIIs are selling heavily this month as they have remained net sellers on all sessions in May 2024. They have sold out Indian shares worth 15,863 crore in the cash segment till Thursday while the FIIs have sold out shares worth 5,292 crore in the Future & Option (F&O) segment," said Avinash Gorakshkar of Profitmart Securities.

3] Hawkish US Fed: "Hawkish talks by some US Fed officials recently have put extra pressure on the Indian stocks. After witnessing some profit booking early this month, such statements enabled the US dollar rate to rebound. Rising US dollar prices have fueled the US Treasury yield as well. So, investors are expected to switch money from equity and other assets to currency and treasury markets," said Saurabh Jain of SMC Global Securities.

4] Non-impressive Q4 results 2024: Saurabh Jain added that the current Q4 results for the 2024 season have gone without any surprise. This also failed to trigger extra buying on Dalal Street. "As the market had already discounted the Q4 results 2024 ahead of the quarterly results season, investors are booking profit now as the season is about to end next week," said Saurabh Jain.

5] Rising VIX Index: "The continuous rise in the VIX Index has also put doubt among the fresh buyers, who are shy of pumping money in the current volatile market. As India VIX Index has a history of climbing during Lok Sabha elections and we are just in the middle of general elections 2024, the volatility is expected to pick up further as we come close to the poll results date," said Avinash Gorakshkar of Profitmart Securities.

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First Published:9 May 2024, 03:05 PM IST
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