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NIFTY 50 Inches Higher Despite Trump’s Approval of HK Bill Sparks Concerns

The NIFTY 50 benefitted from the market’s general risk-on sentiment. India’s benchmark stock index scored a 0.52% gain as it closed at 12,100.70.

The biggest gainers were Yes Bank Ltd. which posted an 8.31% uptick, followed by UltraTech Cement Ltd which was up 3.09%. In third was State Bank of India with a 2.86% gain.

There has been a general sense of optimism among market participants across different markets. This is mainly fueled by hopes that the two largest economies in the world, the US and China, would come up with an agreement amid their war.

However, most equities markets tracked lower as concerns mounted on the ongoing trade negotiations. US President Donald Trump approved the Hong Kong rights bill. The law is biased towards pro-democracy protesters as it includes banning the sale of certain munitions to Hong Kong police.

China has previously condemned the bill when it was passed into the US Senate. Chinese policymakers had warned that they would retaliate by imposing tariffs on US-imported goods.

NIFTY 50 Outlook

Most Asian equities markets suffered losses in today’s trading as investors become jittery about a trade deal happening this year. On the other hand, the NIFTY 50 has continued to crawl higher, as it is currently trading at its new historic highs at 12,150.60.

Should the buyers lose momentum, we could see the index pull back to its November 26-27 highs at 12,103.Download our latest quarterly market outlook for our longer-term trade ideas.