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Nov 18, 2021

Investors have been pouring money into the Indian stock market since the benchmark indices took a hit in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It took Sensex just 20 months to add 36,000 points from a March 2020 low of sub-26,000 to hit 62,000 for the first time ever on 19 October 2021.

Since then, equity markets have witnessed a large influx of retail investors over the last few months, both in mutual funds and direct equity.

The number of investor accounts with central depository services (CDSL) has more than doubled from 21.2 million in March 2020 to 46.4 million in September 2021.

Many young investors have entered the stock markets due to the availability of cheap mobile data and an increase in awareness and knowledge of financial products & markets.

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Let’s take a look at the top 5 most searched stocks on Equitymaster:

#1 Reliance Industries

One of the most looked stock today on Equitymaster is Reliance Industries.

Reliance Industries is a Fortune 500 company and the largest private sector corporation in India.

It has evolved from being a textiles and polyester company to an integrated player across energy, materials, retail, entertainment, and digital services.

The company’s products and services portfolio touches almost all Indians on a daily basis, across economic and social spectrums.

Currently, the market cap of the company stands at Rs 16.8 tn and its share price has surged over 26% in the last one year.

#2 Tata Motors

India’s major auto manufacturing company, Tata Motors is the second most searched stock on our website.

Tata Motors, a US$34 bn organisation, is a leading global automobile manufacturer with a portfolio that covers a wide range of cars, electric vehicles (EVs), SUVs, buses, trucks, pickups, and defence vehicles.

The company’s marketcap stands at Rs 1.9 tn. Over the last one year, Tata Motors share price has given a return of 237% on the BSE.

#3 IRCTC

The third stock on our reader’s radar in none other than IRCTC.

IRCTC is in a monopoly with a dominant position in online rail bookings and packaged drinking water with around 73% and 45% market share.

Recently, the stock of IRCTC turned ex-split after the company had fixed 29 October 2021 as the record day for the stock split in the ratio of 1:5.

Over the span of last one year, IRCTC’s share price has surged over 229%.

#4 ITC

ITC earns the fourth place in terms of search volume on our website.

ITC is the largest cigarette manufacturer and seller in the country. It’s the leader in the organised domestic cigarette market with a market share of over 80%.

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Apart from that, ITC operates in five business segments at present – FMCG cigarettes, FMCG others, hotels, paperboards, paper & packaging, and agri business.

ITC is also recognised as India’s meme stock due to its share price moving in a range for the last few years.

However, the company has gained 29% over the period of last one year.

#5 Suncare Traders

Suncare Traders becomes the fifth most searched stock on Equitymaster today. It’s a smallcap company.

Suncare Traders is engaged in the business of trading of laminate sheets. The company has distributorship of olive brand laminates manufactured by Bloom Dekor.

This stock has ruined investors wealth in a year that saw Sensex go up 37%. Over the last one year, Suncare Traders share price is down 13.6%.

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To conclude

According to the data available, we can say our readers are closely keeping an eye on bluechip stocks.

Bluechip stocks are considered to be safe bets as they’re less risky and create long-term wealth for investors.

However, it’s necessary to keep a track of every investment one has made, even if it’s a bluechip stock.

Listening to management commentary at least once in a quarter and going through their financial numbers is important to understand what is changing in the company.

Before investing in any company, it’s important for retail investors to study the market, know their risk appetite and investment goals, and set a disciplined approach.

Similarly, asset allocation, diversification, regular investment are some of the important factors one should know before making any investment decision.

Happy Investing!

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