Weekly Wrap-Up: September Week 4, 2023

After a sharp decline, the bulls were able to stop the fall and stabilize the Indian stock market, resulting in the Nifty50 ending with a -0.18% return.

Weekly Wrap-Up: September Week 4, 2023

Weekly Wrap Up

Are you regretting not getting out early when the Nifty50 was above 20,000? Or do you regret being greedy and investing  20,000, hoping the market will move higher?

Either way, you must be regretting your decision. However, even if the bull looks exhausted for this week after the downfall, there is a silver lining.

  • The Nifty50 declined just 0.18% for the week, seeing a second-straight weekly loss
  • Whereas the Nifty500 ended with a positive 0.19% return
  • Amongst the sectors, Nifty Pharma, Healthcare, Media, and Nifty PSU Banks were major gainers.
  • The IT sector saw capped overall gains, facing losses in the face of disappointing Q4 results.

Leaders & Laggards:

In the last week of September, ‘Quick Short’ and ‘Alpha Ally’ were the top performers with 8.67% & 3.36% returns, respectively.

On the other hand, ‘Nightcrawler’ and ‘BTST’ were two of the underperformers, with negative 0.33% and 0.18% returns in the same period.

  • UNIONBANK, or Union Bank of India, is one of India's largest public sector banks. It operates under the ownership of the government. It was among the top performers with 20.60% returns as a part of the ‘Alpha Ally’ model.
  • HUDCO, or Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO), is a public sector undertaking in India that primarily deals with financing and promoting housing and urban infrastructure projects across the country. It was next in the list of top performers, with a 19.48% return, as a part of the ‘Alpha Ally’ model.
  • ELECON, or Elecon Engineering, manufactures material handling equipment, industrial geared motors and reducers, mining equipment and casting processes, was among the underperformers, with a negative 18.10%, as a part of the ‘Sector Superstars’ model.
  • TEXRAIL, or Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd, is involved in the business of manufacturing railway freight cars, hydro-mechanical equipment for hydropower projects, and a range of industrial structural products, the stock is second in the list with a negative 16.77% return, as a part of the ‘Sector Superstar’ model.

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Just a heads up, the stock market will be closed on October 2nd for Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday in India celebrating Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. It's a day to remember his incredible contributions and reflect on his principles of peace and non-violence. So, there is no market hustle on that day—time for a break and some Gandhiji-inspired tranquillity!

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