As Sensex, Nifty50 hit record highs, this is what experts are advising investors

Nov 28, 2022

By: Bhakti Makwana

Indian benchmark indices scale all-time highs on Monday

The Sensex and the Nifty50 hit new all-time highs of 62,701 and 18,614 respectively on Monday after five consecutive days of gains.

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Key triggers for the surge

Fall in crude oil prices, healthy SIP inflows and good corporate earnings aided the surge in stocks. In addition, inflows from domestic and foreign institutional investors, especially in November, supported markets despite weak cues from global markets.

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Here is what analysts have to say after India’s benchmark indices hit new all-time highs.

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Nilesh Shah, MD at Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company

“The markets touched an all-time high thanks to the systematic investment plan (SIP) flows. Investors should maintain their asset allocation and SIP investment with a long-term outlook. Near-term volatility should not deter investors from following their asset allocation.”

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Deepak Jasani, head of retail research at HDFC Securities

“Progressive and prudent macro policies, resilient corporate earnings in Q2FY23, robust tax collections, early signs of recovery in IIP and GDP and first signs of cooling inflation have all excited investors including FPIs to keep pumping money into the markets.”

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Siddhartha Khemka, head - retail research at Motilal Oswal Financial Services.

“Going ahead, despite the global concern around rising Covid-19 cases in China, we expect the Nifty50 to gradually march towards the 19,000 mark, as the overall trend remains positive. Participation of the broader market further adds strength to the market.”

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Lakshmi Iyer, CEO- investment advisory at Kotak Investment Advisors

“Here on, one needs to be balanced as most of the positives are in the prices for now. Incremental allocations to equities could be done in a staggered manner as opposed to lumpsum investments.”

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Pankaj Pandey, head – research at ICICI Direct

“We continue to remain constructive on Indian equities. Over FY22-24E, Nifty earnings are seen growing at a CAGR of 15 percent. Our 12- month forward Nifty target is at 20,000 (i.e. 21x PE on FY24E) with corresponding Sensex target of 66,600.”

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Srikanth Subramanian, CEO at Kotak Cherry

“Even long-term investors at this point should not betray discipline. One should ideally avoid any extreme movements and stick to the core asset allocation that one has defined for oneself."

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