Riding high on the sentiments, the stock market is gearing up for its best performance in five years with a rally of over 6,000 points in the benchmark Sensex in 2014 — which also saw the investors’ wealth hitting Rs 100 trillion level for the first time in history.
With just four days of trading left this year, the Sensex has rallied by nearly 29 percent so far in 2014 with a gain of 6,038 points — the highest annual gain since the year 2009 when the bluechip index had rallied by 7,817 points.
Besides, the Sensex also has a chance to clock its second best ever annual rally this year, if it manages to end 2014 with a gain of over 6,500 points (recorded in the year 2007).
In percentage terms also, the rally this year is the biggest since 2009 (81 per cent).
The year also left behind a trail of bullish fervour even as market participants strongly feel that 2015 would belong to bulls with no major negative factor in sight and market driver FIIs all set to pour in their investments in Indian equities.
Experts attribute the rally in stock markets during 2014 largely to the thumping mandate given in general elections to Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre and the subsequent boost to the investor sentiments.
The other benchmark index Nifty has also gained nearly 30 per cent, while both the indices crossed several milestones before turning sluggish towards the end of the year amid sale of shares by foreign investors.