VIX heads towards biggest slump in over 4-1/2 years

Tue May 13, 2014 10:30am IST

A broker monitors share prices while trading at a brokerage firm in Mumbai August 22, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

A broker monitors share prices while trading at a brokerage firm in Mumbai August 22, 2013.

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Reuters Market Eye - NSE's volatility index, or India VIX .NIFVIX, fell as much as 23.88 percent, heading for its biggest single-day fall since August 26, 2009 after exit poll results showed Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies headed for a majority in elections.

India VIX had surged in the lead-up to the exit polls as investors braced for a potential negative surprise.

However, projections for a majority reinforce market expectations. The Sensex rose as much as 1.57 percent to a record high of 23,921.91 while the Nifty surged 1.45 percent to record high of 7,116.20.

(Reporting by Abhishek Vishnoi)

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