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Investment Opportunities after Lok Sabha Elections!

CA Umesh Sharma , Last updated: 10 June 2024  

Arjuna (Fictional Character): Krishna, the Lok Sabha election results are out. With the uncertainty around the elections now over, what should the common man know before making investment decisions?

Krishna (Fictional Character): Arjuna, with the New back in power and PM taking the oath on 9th June, it's a good opportunity to reflect on the sectors which gave good returns. In previous term, PSU Sector saw significant growth, rewarding those who invested early. If we look at previous year statistics, Nifty PSU Sector gave a record 80% returns, and while some stocks gave returns of more than 150%-300%.

Arjuna (Fictional Character): Krishna, People who had invested in these sector stocks made good returns and people who did not invest are eager to know which sectors to focus, so they can make informed investment decisions.

Investment Opportunities after Lok Sabha Elections

Krishna (Fictional Character): Arjuna, based on recent interviews and discussions, here are the key sectors which looks promising and may remain in limelight:

  1. Economy: Aim to make India the 3rd largest economy in the world.
  2. Infrastructure: Significant boost expected.
  3. Railways: Record number of Bullet Trains and Vande Bharat Trains.
  4. Defence: Record defence exports from Indian companies.
  5. Solar Energy: 'Har Ghar Solar' initiative to install solar panels in every home.
  6. Space Sector: Anticipated rise in space sector activities.
  7. EV Manufacturing: Record high production expected.
  8. Green Hydrogen and Semiconductors: New growth in these sectors.

Keeping these sectors in mind can help people make informed investment decisions.

One should start by identifying the leading companies in these sectors. Pay special attention to Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) as they are often in the limelight and recently PSU stocks have given significant returns to investors.


Arjuna (Fictional Character): Krishna, should one invest only in PSU stocks?

Krishna (Fictional Character): No, Arjuna, diversification is key. While PSU stocks are promising, other sectors such as IT and Auto are also worth considering. The IT sector, for instance, is poised for growth due to recent rate cuts in Canada and England, and a potential rate cut by the US Federal Reserve could further boost this sector. The Auto sector is also promising with the rise in EV manufacturing and robust consumer demand in India leading to record sales in both four-wheelers and two-wheelers.

Those having low risk appetite should invest in Mutual Funds which have investments in these sectors or Index Bees.

Arjuna (Fictional Character): Krishna, should we blindly trust these sectors and invest, considering that investing in the stock market is risky?


Krishna (Fictional Character): Arjuna, investing in the stock market always carries risks. In the stock market, even the best companies can see their share prices drop unexpectedly. On Moday when exit poll came out, market made new all time high with all stocks rising and when actual results came out, market fell by over 5% causing one of the biggest fall in history of stock market, when all uncertainties were clear, Sensex again hit record high on Friday. Such is a nature of market.

Hence, It's crucial to set strict stop losses and monitor your investments regularly. Ignore short-term market corrections and consider buying on dips keeping growth story of India in Mind and stay updated on market trends.

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