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Indian Stock Market: Show Steer in June 2024 after Election Volatility

  • Posted on June 24, 2024
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India's stock market faced volatility in June 2024 following unexpected election results. Despite political uncertainty, sectors like FMCG and Technology showed strong growth. Experts advise focusing on fundamentally strong sectors while remaining cautious of ongoing political developments.


To the readers’ surprise, in June 2024, stocks in India exhibited high fluctuations in their performance especially due to the outcome of the recent national elections. The market which had risen to its new high on expectations of a clear majority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party fell to a four-year low on the latter’s inability to achieve the same.

However, it has been noted that some industries have shown potential to thrive during turbulent political periods. The Hardware Technology & Equipment sector emerged as the most popular business sector, with a remarkable 12% month to 28% increment, the second largest being Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), 12%.

Armaan Joshi, a market analyst, commented on the situation: And yet, the recent election outcomes can undeniably be said to have given investors pause; however, we are witnessing extraordinarily vigorous growth among consumer-oriented and technology companies, which indicates the solid foundation of the Indian economy.

However, it is the FMCG sector which has received the attention of investors and analysts. However, using the price-earnings ratio, the stock has a relatively high P/E of 54. 8 and a return on equity of 41. Of all the industries, the share of which is still only 8%, it is regarded as an indicator of stability and a potential for growth during these uncertain years.

Other sectors that have also exhibited reasonable movement include General Industrials, Automobiles & Auto Components and Consumer Durables, both sectors moving between 6% and 7% for the month.

However, not all sectors have coped with the situation as well as can be expected, and the reasons for this can be found in the differences in the production structure of the two countries. Banking and Finance being one of the key sectors which formed the backbone of India’s economy took a hit of -2% to  87%. This decline is blamed on issues such as constantly, evolving risks like non-performing assets and enhancing regulatory demands.

Aashika Jain, a financial editor, offered her perspective: ‘’On the other hand, it should be pointed out that there are many such as Banking and Finance that remain sound in their core’, even with much room for reforms and enhancements, could convey good long-term returns for those investors willing to wait.

But as India steps ahead from this particular electoral shockers, the market gurus suggest that one should invest in the sectors which have better growth prospects and are backed by sound fundamentals. As usually, consumer-driven industries, technology, healthcare facilities, and infrastructure-based industries are being advertised as possible areas of future profitability.

Subsequently, the following months are expected to continue market volatility in response to changes in the political sphere. Nonetheless, the fact that Indian economy remains robust and corporate earnings remain positive, factors that are likely to counter the downturn in the long term.

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Once the dust has settled on this particular electoral upset, attention will naturally turn towards the formation of the new government and how its economic policies are constructed and how long it will take to reinstate investor confidence. For now, the Indian stock market remains a mixed of fortune both for the novices and the investors who are willing to face the challenges of the market.

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