From the pandemic shocks to state polls to global trends, a raft of sentiment drivers are expected to steer the Indian stock market in 2022 after a historic year of massive investor returns and milestones.
The Union Budget, which will be closely watched for further reform moves, and quarterly earnings of corporates will be among the developments on investors' radar amid global central banks moving towards tighter interest regime in the wake of inflationary pressures.
The year 2021 was rewarding in a big way for equity investors. The 30-share benchmark Sensex soared past the momentous 50,000 and 60,000 levels this year after the pandemic-triggered crash in March 2020.
Going into the New Year, the strong momentum on the IPO front is likely to continue, with the listing of state-owned LIC and many other companies in the pipeline.