Indian Stock Maket Wrap: Reliance Industries Leads Rally, Sensex Tops 72,000, Nifty Crosses 21,700

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January 29, 2023

New Delhi, India

In a dynamic trading session, the Indian stock market witnessed a substantial surge on Monday, with benchmark indices closing at impressive highs. The bullish trend was fueled by positive global cues, China’s market-stabilizing measures, and encouraging data from the US.

Market Overview

The Sensex, closing at 71,942, gained 1,241 points (1.76%), while the Nifty closed at 21,738, up 385 points (1.8%). The market experienced an intraday surge of almost 1,300 points, reflecting a strong investor sentiment.

Sectoral Gains: Sectors such as oil & gas, power, banks, and PSU banks played a pivotal role in the market rally. Notably, the Nifty PSU Bank index led the sectoral indices with a substantial 2.4% gain.

Top Gainers and Losers:

Reliance Industries (RIL) emerged as the frontrunner, with a remarkable 6.6% gain. Other top gainers included ONGC, Adani Enterprises, and Coal India. On the flip side, Cipla, ITC, and Infosys faced declines.

Global Influence:

The positive momentum was bolstered by gains in Asian markets, particularly driven by China’s measures to support its markets. Additionally, optimistic data from the US raised hopes of early interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve.

Volatility and Market Sentiment:

India VIX spiked by 8%, indicating an anticipation of increased market volatility in the coming days. The week is expected to be eventful, with the Interim Budget and various earnings reports on the horizon.

Broader Market Trends:

Both the BSE MidCap index (1.68% gain) and the BSE SmallCap index (1.02% gain) reflected a broad-based rally, with contributions from Largecap and Smallcap stocks.

Reliance Industries’ Dominance:

RIL’s shares played a pivotal role in the day’s rally, contributing significantly to the overall market upswing. The company’s stock gained 6.6%, showcasing its influence on market dynamics.

Closing Highlights:

The closing figures for Nifty and Sensex reaffirmed the day’s positive trend. The Bank Nifty index ended higher by 1.28%, settling at 45,442.35.


The market’s bullish run on Monday showcased the resilience of Indian equities amid global uncertainties. Investors remain optimistic, closely monitoring upcoming events that may further shape market dynamics.

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