NSE Index Watch: Biggest winners and losers of 2022

Published: December 11, 2022 at 6:00 am

With only three weeks left to go in 2022, we look at the biggest winners and losers in the NSE index universe. We look at the trailing one-year return as on 9th Dec 2022, as much of the performance falls in 2022.

Disclaimer: No part of this article should be considered investment advice. One year is too short a time to judge any index, but this data gives you a sense of what to expect (agony or ecstasy) while holding an index or related stocks or mutual funds.

Here are some results that caught our attention:

  • Nifty IT TRI was the worst performer with a -17.1 return.
  • The biggest surprise (IMO) is NIFTY Midcap150 Quality 50 – TRI with a -5.4 return. This is the 7th worst performer! Compare that with 5.45% for Nifty Midcap 150 – TRI. That is quite a gap! Although the quality index is hard to beat by active mid cap mutual funds, investors must appreciate that the quality factor has an arbitrary definition and will be subject to poor sequences of returns from time to time.
  • Nifty200 Momentum 30 – TRI: -2.8%. As we had shown earlier, momentum indices suffer when there is insufficient market momentum. See: Momentum index fund: Will tactical entry/exit give better results?
  • NIFTY NEXT 50 – TRI managed to stay on the right side with a  3.6% return, although still below Nifty 50 TRIs 7 %.
  • Nifty100 Low Volatility 30 – TRI 6.4%. The same caution mentioned for quality factor (or any other factor) also applies here.
  • Nifty100 Equal Weight – TRI 4.5% vs NIFTY 100 – TRI 6.4%
  • NIFTY50 Equal Weight – TRI 9.9% vs Nifty 50 TRI 7 %. So active fund managers had some scope to beat the Nifty 50 (which heavily depends on the top few stocks).
  • The top five performers are:
Nifty CPSE – TRI28.9%

The remaining indices are tabulated below in order of decreasing returns.

Benchmark1 Year
Nifty Growth Sectors 15 – TRI18.4230
NIFTY500 Value 50 – TRI18.0466
Nifty Private Bank – TRI17.6802
NIFTY PSE – TRI17.6047
NIFTY OIL & GAS – TRI12.8948
NIFTY Alpha Quality Value Low-Volatility 30 – TRI11.6906
Nifty India Consumption – TRI11.4832
Nifty Microcap 250 – TRI10.9935
NIFTY50 Equal Weight – TRI9.9015
Nifty100 Liquid 15 – TRI8.6225
Nifty Infrastructure – TRI8.3639
Nifty Dividend Opportunities 50 – TRI7.6259
NIFTY 50 – TRI7.0069
Nifty Financial Services – TRI6.8977
Nifty50 Value 20 – TRI6.7726
Nifty High Beta 50 – TRI6.6062
NIFTY 100 – TRI6.3818
Nifty100 Low Volatility 30 – TRI6.3601
NIFTY 200 – TRI6.3111
Nifty Low Volatility 50 – TRI6.1199
NIFTY LargeMidcap 250 – TRI5.9964
NIFTY 500 – TRI5.8280
Nifty Midcap 100 – TRI5.6423
NIFTY Quality Low-Volatility 30 – TRI5.5715
Nifty Midcap 150 – TRI5.5102
Nifty Midcap 50 – TRI5.0650
Nifty Midcap Liquid 15 – TRI4.8792
Nifty500 Multicap 50:25:25 – TRI4.7415
Nifty Mahindra Group – TRI4.5634
Nifty100 Equal Weight – TRI4.4792
Nifty100 ESG Sector Leaders – TRI4.2532
NIFTY Alpha Low-Volatility 30 – TRI4.1082
Nifty MidSmallcap 400 – TRI3.9153
NIFTY100 Quality 30 – TRI3.8010
NIFTY NEXT 50 – TRI3.6021
Nifty Services Sector – TRI3.5853
NIFTY Financial Services 25/50 – TRI3.5845
Nifty Shariah 25 – TRI3.5777
NIFTY Alpha Quality Low-Volatility 30 – TRI2.2322
NIFTY100 Alpha 30 – TRI1.7918
Nifty500 Shariah – TRI1.5456
NIFTY200 Quality 30 – TRI1.5110
Nifty Smallcap 250 – TRI0.3673
NIFTY100 Enhanced ESG – TRI0.0079
NIFTY100 ESG – TRI-0.1121
Nifty50 Shariah – TRI-2.7275
Nifty200 Momentum 30 – TRI-2.7756
Nifty Aditya Birla Group – TRI-3.0124
Nifty Tata Group 25% Cap – TRI-3.4593
Nifty Tata Group – TRI-3.6709
Nifty Healthcare Index – TRI-4.0757
NIFTY Midcap150 Quality 50 – TRI-5.4379
Nifty Alpha 50 – TRI-8.2512
Nifty Smallcap 100 – TRI-9.6641
Nifty Smallcap 50 – TRI-14.8910
NIFTY IT – TRI-17.1179
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