Dynamic Interaction Between Nifty 50 and Nifty Sectoral Indices: An Empirical Study on Indian Stock Indices

Abstract: This study aims to determine the cointegrating and causal relationship between Nifty 50 and Nifty sectoral indices. Historical index data of the select indices were collected from the National Stock Exchange (NSE) database for the period Jan 2014 – Dec 2018. Appropriate Econometric tools – Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) test, Phillips and Perron (PP) test, regression model, Granger causality test, and Johansen cointegration test were used to analyse the data. The findings of the study imply that the movements of Nifty sectoral index prices could determine the flow of stock index prices, i.e., Nifty 50 and vice versa during the period of the study which could also help the policymakers and financial planners in providing financial awareness to investors and clients in decision making. Read more