Key equity indices down, Nifty holds on to 10,200


Key equity indices down, Nifty holds on to 10,200

Mumbai, Oct 30 Amid broadly negative trend, the key Indian equity indices traded in the red during the afternoon session of trade on Tuesday. The Nifty, however, managed to hold on to the 10,200-mark as Sensex slipped below 34,000. Barring the metal, oil and gas and energy sectors, all the other counters were in the green on BSE, led by IT, capital goods and TECK (technology, entertainment, and media According to analysts, the markets on Tuesday showed signs of settling after it was over-sold for the past few weeks.”Broadly the trend is still negative.

Today the Asian markets are positive but the US stocks are down,” said Astha Jain, Senior Analyst, Hem Securities. At 1.30 p.m., the Sensex traded 99.84 points down at 33,967.56. It opened at 34,068.92, from its previous close of 34,067.40.

The NSE Nifty50 traded at 10,233.75 during the afternoon trade session, down just 17.10 points and 0.17 percent.”The markets are showing signs of settling as they were over-sold for the past few weeks. Monday’s gains came as a tactical reversal as we were expecting the Nifty50’s 10,000-mark as support,” said Rusnak Oza, Head of Fundamental Research Kotak Securities.

The domestic indices gained over 2 percent on Monday after the RBI announced liquidity infusion in the system via bond purchase.

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