According to billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, annual equity returns from Indian stocks will be about five percentage points on top of the economic growth of 7%-10% in the coming years.
Jhunjhunwala is counting on the nation’s potential for long-term growth and political stability to fuel further gains in the $3 trillion stock market that’s already been hitting record after record this year.
His bets range from banks and health insurance -which he says will be boosted by the pandemic - to a broad consumer rally on the back of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies to give every Indian home and access to clean water.
“We are in the middle of a bull phase which will last for a very, very long time,” Jhunjhunwala said in an interview earlier this month. “India will also look lucrative when the U.S. Federal Reserve begins to withdraw stimulus, but there will be short-term disruptions.”