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Sensex Gained Rs 60 Trillion and Lost Rs 31 Trillion of Market Cap Since 2004
Jul 17, 2018


Irrespective of the market sentiment, the BSE Sensex is scaling new highs. But look around you.

How many investors do you still see getting richer everyday?

Fewer than what you saw at the start of the year? Very few?

Well, the Sensex has gained Rs 60 trillion in market cap since 2004. That's a huge number. Nearly a third of the country's GDP.

But how many investors have really benefitted from this rally? Very very few.

Mainly because most never joined. Even today less than 20% of Indian households invest directly or indirectly in stocks.

Also, because most of those who joined burnt their fingers with bad quality stocks. So, every time there was a sharp correction, these investors were the worst affected.

In the three big crashes since 2004, the Sensex lost about 31 trillion of market cap. And most of the investors who were scarred never bothered returning.

Data Source: Ace Equity

This Chart Of The Day was published in The 5 Minute WrapUp - Your Rescue Plan from the Cave of Poor Quality Stocks

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