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Updated – Nifty monthly returns data updated till October 2017.
Many people want to know the monthly returns generated by stock markets. Though these monthly returns don’t matter much to the long-term investors, it still makes for an interesting data point. Just like annual Nifty return numbers.
So if you too wish to know more about the Nifty monthly returns and how it compares with historical monthly returns data, then this post will be of interest to you.
Using publically available index data of Nifty returns since inception, you can easily find out historical monthly returns of Nifty. So below is a color-coded heat map based on Nifty’s monthly historical index data:
Nifty Monthly Returns Historical Data
So that was about returns generated by Nifty in each calendar month since 1990. But should you really care about monthly returns of the indices?
Index performance is something that many people use to know how to compare their own performances with index returns. And no doubt it’s interesting. But I think that people who are not involved in the day-to-day market movements are better off managing their money by targeting their real life financial goals and investing regularly. Keeping track of annual Nifty returns is still fine. But monthly tracking may not be of much help for most people.
But nevertheless, some people love to know things. 🙂
And just to complete the data set, I have also calculated rolling quarterly, half yearly and annual returns for Nifty too:
Nifty Quarterly Returns Historical Data
Nifty Half Yearly Returns Historical Data
Nifty Yearly Returns Historical Data
If you are more interested in Annual or yearly returns of Nifty 50, or Nifty’s performance in last 5 years or Nifty’s performance in last 10 years, then please check this post on Nifty Annual Returns.
Note – I will be updating this Nifty monthly returns post every few months.