Market Insights: Factors Driving Sensex and Nifty Fluctuations

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Market Turbulence: Sensex Drops, Nifty Slips – Key Factors Unveiled!

Stocks in India faced a bit of a rough day as the Sensex, a collection of 30 major stocks, dropped by 123 points (about 0.18%) to 69,428. The Nifty, which includes more stocks, also went down by 24 points (0.11%) to 20,882. This decline was mainly because of issues with bank, financial, and information technology (IT) stocks.

Despite this, smaller companies, known as mid-cap and small-cap shares, were doing okay. The Nifty Midcap 100 went up by 0.02%, and small-cap stocks climbed by 0.15%. However, the fear index, called India VIX, rose by 0.53% to 12.78.

Overnight in the US, the stock market did well, but in Asia, many markets were down. People are now waiting to hear from the US Federal Reserve about its policy decision, which is set to be announced on Thursday at 12:30 am.

In India, inflation, or the increase in prices of goods and services, went up to 5.55% in November, mostly because food prices increased.

Foreign investors bought shares worth Rs 76.86 crore, and domestic investors bought shares worth Rs 1,923.32 crore during the previous session.

Out of 15 sector measures, eight were down. Sectors like banking, financial services, and IT were not doing as well, falling by 0.25%, 0.26%, and 0.72%, respectively. On the positive side, the auto and FMCG sectors were up by 0.32% and 0.34%.

Looking at individual stocks, Infosys was the biggest loser in the Nifty group, falling by 1.31% to Rs 1,456.75. Other companies like TCS, ONGC, HDFC Life, and Axis Bank also fell. On the flip side, companies like Eicher Motors, NTPC, BPCL, ITC, and Hero MotoCorp were among the top gainers.

Among the 30 stocks in the BSE index, HDFC Bank, Infosys, TCS, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finance, and Kotak Mahindra Bank were the biggest losers.

Certain stocks, like Bank of India, Adani Total Gas, Sonata Software, Suntech Realty, and Paytm, took a hit, falling by up to 5.57%. On the other hand, stocks like Vaibhav Global, PFC, Tanla Platforms, Equitas Small Finance Bank, Motilal Oswal Financial Services, Chalet Hotels, and KPIT Tech rose by up to 6.97%.

Overall, more stocks were gaining (1,852) than declining (1,080) on the BSE, showing a positive market breadth.

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