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December 23, 2020 / 03:42 PM IST

Closing Bell: Sensex jumps 437 points, Nifty settles above 13,600; mid, smallcaps outperform

All sectoral indices ended in the green, with BSE Realty rising almost 4 percent. Metal, Telecom, IT and Teck indices closed over 2 percent higher each.

  • December 23, 2020 / 04:24 PM IST

    Shrikant Chouhan, Executive Vice President, Equity Technical Research at Kotak Securities
    Today, the market has followed the pattern of continuation. Nifty50 index closed above the crucial level of 13,550 that could lift the index to 13,700/13,780 levels again. 

    For the last 2 days, technology and pharmaceutical stocks have been offering significant support to the market. 

    Now it's the turn of financials to perform otherwise it would be tough for Nifty to hit the level of 13,780 again. 

    Bank Nifty closed above the level of 29,800, which is indicating at bullishness and could rally towards 30,400/30,500 levels. Nifty50 index will find support at 13,500 and 13,430 levels.

  • December 23, 2020 / 03:50 PM IST

    View on the market by Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services

    Market is continuing its rally amidst concerns over new virus strain, lockdown and weak global cues, fuelled by IT, mid and small-caps. 

    The additional stimulus announced in the US did not gain much momentum in the global market as the quantum of the benefit was well-factored, but Europe and EMs are maintaining the buoyancy.

    In the coming days, the market will also focus on Brexit trade deals which are expected to be finalized soon and fallout on the economy due to strict lockdown.

  • December 23, 2020 / 03:44 PM IST

    View on the market by Rohit Singre, Senior Technical Analyst at LKP Securities

    Nifty managed to hold its yesterday’s bullish momentum and closed the day on a positive note at 13,601 with gains of one percent and formed a bullish candle on the daily chart. 

    On the hourly chart, it seems the index is in V-shape recovery and if it turns out to be true then we may see the current pullback extending further towards 13,775 which is the previous swing high and on the other hand, good supports are formed near 13,550-13,460 zone.

  • December 23, 2020 / 03:40 PM IST

    View on the market by S Ranganathan, Head of Research at LKP Securities

    Having shrugged off the bear hug yesterday afternoon, the bulls were in total control on Wednesday as well. The IT big boys led the rally well supported by FMCG stocks. Afternoon trade witnessed a more broad-based uptrend with investors gaining back the confidence.

  • December 23, 2020 / 03:39 PM IST

    Market closing: Market logged healthy gains on December 23 amid mixed global cues. Sensex closed 437 points, or 0.95 percent, higher at 46,444.18 and Nifty settled 135 points, or 1 percent, higher at 13,601.10.

    Mid and smallcaps outperformed large-caps. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose 2.40 percent and 2.65 percent higher, respectively. 

  • December 23, 2020 / 03:16 PM IST

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  • December 23, 2020 / 03:06 PM IST

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  • December 23, 2020 / 03:00 PM IST

    Market update: Key equity indices Sensex and Nifty are witnessing strong gains amid mixed global cues. 

    IT and FMCG heavyweights, such as Infosys, TCS, Hindustan Unilever and ITC are among the top contributors to the gain in the market benchmarks. 

    Mid and small-caps are outperforming their large-cap peers. Sensex was 0.73 percent up at 1300 hours but BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices were up over 2 percent at that time.

  • December 23, 2020 / 02:46 PM IST

    View on auto sector by Manish Bhatnagar, Managing Director, SKF India

    The year 2020 has been a challenging year for the auto sector. Two-wheelers and tractors have performed well as far as the growth is concerned. 

    On the other hand, CVs have continued to struggle with growth due to structural issues predating this crisis such as axle load norms, etc. 

    The industry is showing a bit of revival due to the festive season and we can expect this momentum to continue in the next year. 

    In addition, the government’s new PLI scheme will act as a catalyst and take the growth of the auto sector to the next level.

  • December 23, 2020 / 02:24 PM IST

    Abhishek Bansal, Founder Chairman, Abans Group: Gold prices are trading firm, due to weakness in the Dollar Index. However, fresh worries over US stimulus may keep gold under pressure, as President Donald Trump threatened not to sign the pandemic relief bill. 

    Gold is also likely to find support from the Brexit crisis. Time is running out for a Brexit deal, with only nine days left before the UK leaves the EU single-market, with or without a trade agreement. 

    Gold prices are likely to find support at the 20-days EMA at $1,861 per ounce, and the 200- days EMA at $1,822 levels, while a key resistance is likely to be seen around $1,920 per ounce $1,963 per ounce.