Sensex climbs to 59,245 points, Nifty settles at 17,665
On Monday, the benchmark Sensex and Nifty indices showed an upward trend. The Sensex rose 0.75% to 59,245.98 points while the Nifty gained 0.72% to end at 17,665.8 points. Also, the midcap indices showed positive signals with the Nifty Midcap 50 gaining 42.9 points, or 0.5%, to close at 8,630.6 points. Here are more details on the markets' performance on Monday.
Who were the biggest gainers and losers?
On Monday, NIFTY MEDIA, NIFTY METAL, and NIFTY PVT BANK emerged as the top-performing sectors, rising 2.68%, 1.64%, and 1.11%, respectively. On the other hand, the top-gaining stocks were Hindalco, JSW Steel, and Sun Pharma, adding 3.39%, 3.11%, and 1.83%, respectively. Bajaj Auto, Nestle, and Britannia were trading among the top stock losers, shedding 1.73%, 1.68%, and 1.12%, respectively.
INR goes down 0.06% against the US Dollar
On Monday, the Indian rupee (INR) edged 0.06% lower to Rs. 79.84 versus the US Dollar in the forex trade. On the other hand, the prices of both gold and silver futures witnessed a surge. While the former soared 0.28% to Rs. 50,508, the latter jumped 0.96% to Rs. 53,531. Meanwhile, crude oil future prices surged by $2.17 or 2.48% to $89.43 per barrel.
Take a look at the global markets
Moving on to the Asian markets, the Hang Seng rose 1.16% to 19,225.7 points and the Nikkei index too edged up 0.11% to 27,619.61 points on Monday. As far as the US market is concerned, NASDAQ witnessed a decline, edging 1.31% lower to 11,630.86 points.
How are the popular cryptocurrencies performing today?
The world's most popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin is currently trading at $19,782.22, which is a 0.1% decrease compared to yesterday. Meanwhile, the second most popular token, Ethereum is up by 0.71% and is currently trading at $1,565.81. Tether, BNB, and Cardano are listed at $1 (flat), $275.18 (1.07% down), and $0.4874 (1.07% down), respectively.
Fuel prices in Delhi and Mumbai remain unchanged
The fuel prices in Delhi remain unchanged on Monday, with diesel priced at Rs. 89.66/liter and petrol costing Rs. 96.76/liter. In Mumbai, diesel is priced at Rs. 94.25/liter while petrol costs Rs. 106.29/liter.