Best new year opening for Sensex in 4 years
This was also was the best opening for the markets to a calendar year over the last four years. It was back in 2009 when the markets opened on the first day of the year with big gains and closed the day with a gain of 2.7 per cent. Since then, the markets have gained less than 1 per cent in the new year.
While all major markets across Asia and Europe were closed for trading on Tuesday, experts said that the gains on Tuesday were a result of the last minute US Senate deal on the ‘fiscal cliff’.
“The possible resolution of the US ‘fiscal cliff’ issue kept sentiments positive. While the ‘fiscal cliff’ has been likely averted, the deal has only postponed the spending cuts by two months, while implementing higher taxes on incomes of individuals earning above a threshold,” said Dipen Shah, head of private client group research at Kotak Securities.
With 2013 starting on a positive note, there are expectations that the gains in 2012 are likely to go up further this year as the domestic fundamentals look much better.
“With most of the key fundamental variables looking much better than the year gone by and with the recent reform announcements by the government improving investment
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