Investor Wealth Erodes By Rs 3.25 Lakh Crore As Markets Crash
Pedestrians look up at an electronic screen and a digital ticker board at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Investor Wealth Erodes By Rs 3.25 Lakh Crore As Markets Crash

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Investor wealth on Thursday eroded by Rs 3.25 lakh crore as the equity markets witnessed massive selloff, halting its 10-session winning run.

The 30-share BSE index tanked 1,066.33 points or 2.61% to close at 39,728.41.

Following the massive selloff, the market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies tumbled Rs 3,25,464.52 crore to Rs 1,57,31,141.32 crore.

"Tracking weak global cues, domestic bourses tumbled in today's session and joined the global sell-off amid faded U.S. stimulus hopes and worries over re-surging Covid-19 infections in Europe," said Sumeet Bagadia, Executive Director, Choice Broking.

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All Sensex constituents closed in the red, except Asian Paints, which recorded marginal gains.

Bajaj Finance was the biggest loser from the pack, declining 4.68%, followed by Tech Mahindra, IndusInd Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI, Reliance Industries and Bharti Airtel.

All sectoral indices also closed lower, with BSE telecom, bankex, energy, finance, teck and IT indices declining as much as 3.54%.

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In the broader market, the BSE mid-cap and small-cap indices dipped up to 1.75%.

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