Sensex down 2,000 points, Nifty below 14,500

Mumbai: The freefall on the BSE Sensex continued towards the fag end of the trade on Friday with the BSE Sensex losing over 2,000 points.

The frenzy in the Indian equities followed a global sell-off after a massive jump in the 10-year bond yields in the US.

Gaurav Garg, Head of Research at CapitalVia Global Research said: “Global signals today are extremely negative against the backdrop of a massive jump in 10-year bond yields in the US. We can see a downtrend and it will be negative for the market.”

“Equity markets opened gap down following spike in global bond yields and extended its weakness further as the session progressed. Panic in global bond markets led to sharp rise in yields which spooked investors amid fears of interest rate cycle reversal,” said Hemang Jani, Head of Equity Strategy, Broking & Distribution, Motilal Oswal Financial Services.

He said that investors have thus turned to pharma stocks amidst this market crash which is down just 0.4 percent.

“This sector has been in consolidation mode so far 2021YTD as it witnessed profit booking post sharp rally in CY20. It has also got boost from second PLI scheme being approved for the sector. The market correction might continue for some time till inflation fears ease down,” Jani added.

Around 3.22 p.m., Sensex was trading at 48,950.73, lower by 2,088.58 points or 4.09 percent from its previous close of 51,039.31.

It has touched an intra-day low of 48,950.05 points.

The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange was at 14,480.15, lower by 617.20 points or 4.09 percent from its previous close.

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