The BSE Sensex breached 30,000-mark and the NSE Nifty hit a lifetime high of 9,264.95 in opening trade today on sustained buying by retail investors amid increased foreign fund inflows and positive Asian cues.
However, the benchmark failed to sustain the 30,000 level and slipped into negative territory, ahead of RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee meet later today.
The 30-share index crossed the 30,000-mark by surging 97.26 points, or 0.32 per cent, to trade at 30,007.48, a level last seen on March 4, 2015 when it hit an intra-day high of 30,024.74. Later, it fell to 29,817.69 as investors turned cautious. The gauge had rallied by 289.72 points in previous sessions on Monday.
Markets remained closed yesterday on account of “Ram Navami”. All the sectoral indices, led by consumer durables and realty, were trading in
positive zone with gains up to 2.20 per cent. On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty continued its record-setting spree by gaining another 27.10 points, or 0.29 per cent, to trade at new high of 9,264.95.
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