Markets performanceHere is a snapshot of how the stock markets have performed over the years. We also take a look at how the election years have done.

1) Sensex has delivered outstanding returns in the next two years after a bad year.
2) There will always be a bearish phase after a brief bull phase, however time span required to complete this cycle seems to be shrinking.
3) Sensex has delivered a phenomenal performance every election year. Look at the data in bold – 2004, 2009, and 2014, which are post election performance.

Calendar Year Return Analysis of S&P BSE Sensex
(Election Years are highlighted in bold)
Date Sensex Value Date Sensex Value Gain/Loss
01-Jan-01 3955.08 31-Dec-01 3262.33 -18%
01-Jan-02 3246.15 31-Dec-02 3377.28 4%
01-Jan-03 3390.12 31-Dec-03 5838.96 72%
01-Jan-04 5915.47 31-Dec-04 6602.69 12%
03-Jan-05 6679.2 30-Dec-05 9397.93 41%
02-Jan-06 9390.14 29-Dec-06 13786.91 47%
02-Jan-07 13942.24 31-Dec-07 20286.99 46%
01-Jan-08 20300.71 31-Dec-08 9647.31 -52%
01-Jan-09 9903.46 31-Dec-09 17464.81 76%
04-Jan-10 17558.73 31-Dec-10 20509.09 17%
03-Jan-11 20561.05 30-Dec-11 15454.92 -25%
02-Jan-12 15517.92 31-Dec-12 19426.71 25%
01-Jan-13 19580.81 31-Dec-13 21170.68 8%
01-Jan-14 21140.48 31-Dec-14 27499.42 30%
01-Jan-15 27507.54 31-Dec-15 26117.54 -5%
01-Jan-16 26160.9 30-Dec-16 26626.46 2%
02-Jan-17 26595.45 29-Dec-17 34056.83 28%
01-Jan-18 33812.75 31-Dec-18 36068.33 7%
Author
Priyanka Bharati

Priyanka Bharati is a senior personal finance analyst with RupeeIQ. She can be reached on priyanka.bharati@rupeeiq.com