BSE Denies June 4 Technical Glitch Which Led To Losses In Mutual Funds Investments

BSE Denies June 4 Technical Glitch Which Led To Losses In Mutual Funds Investments

With this market crash, many publications in their reports suggested that many mutual fund investors tried to buy units on election results day, but they ended up losing money because their orders got delayed.

ANIUpdated: Friday, June 07, 2024, 03:14 PM IST
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On June 4, benchmark Nifty 50 index fell nearly 6 percent, wherein investors lost around Rs 31 lakh crore on the stock markets Indian stock markets witnessed biggest fall in four years on June 4 when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received a smaller mandate in 2024 elections, compared to exit poll estimates.

No Glitch, Says BSE

With this market crash, many publications in their reports suggested that many mutual fund investors tried to buy units on election results day, but they ended up losing money because their orders got delayed.

Broking platforms alleged the possibilty of a glitch in the mutual fund system of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which caused the orders to go through the next day, after the markets had already recovered some of their losses. However, BSE denied it was at fault.

On June 4, benchmark Nifty 50 index fell nearly 6 percent, wherein investors lost around Rs 31 lakh crore in the stock markets. The combined market-cap of BSE-listed firms also retreated to Rs 394 lakh crore on the day, from Rs 425 lakh crore.

On June 4, benchmark Nifty 50 index fell nearly 6 percent, wherein investors lost around Rs 31 lakh crore in the stock markets. The combined market-cap of BSE-listed firms also retreated to Rs 394 lakh crore on the day, from Rs 425 lakh crore. | Representative Image/pexels

"There was no technical glitch at the exchange end on 4th June. However, there was some lag in receiving payments from UPI channel for a few customers," said a BSE spokesperson Many users have posted on social media site "X" formerly known as Twitter that they purchased a mutual fund through online Apps on June 4 but NAV showed for June 5 Several investors of apps like Zerodha, Groww, Upstox, and Angel One vented their anger on social media platforms about their inability to square off their positions in equities or F&O.

On June 4, benchmark Nifty 50 index fell nearly 6 percent, wherein investors lost around Rs 31 lakh crore in the stock markets. The combined market-cap of BSE-listed firms also retreated to Rs 394 lakh crore on the day, from Rs 425 lakh crore.

With heavy fall in equity, NAVs of Mutual fund also dropped, leading many investors to place purchase orders to take advantage of the low prices. However, many of these orders were processed the next day, when the market had bounced back by 3 percent.

With heavy fall in equity, NAVs of Mutual fund also dropped, leading many investors to place purchase orders to take advantage of the low prices. However, many of these orders were processed the next day, when the market had bounced back by 3 percent. | Representative image

Daily UPI Transactions At 45 Crore

With heavy fall in equity, NAVs of Mutual fund also dropped, leading many investors to place purchase orders to take advantage of the low prices. However, many of these orders were processed the next day, when the market had bounced back by 3 percent.

When asked about the issue, RBI denied to comment on it during monetary policy press conference. But the central banks said, they are making efforts to reduce downtime for UPI transactions.

Daily UPI transactions are between 40 to 45 crore so there is a lot of pressure. RBI said, there is no delay from NPCI end, but there may be some delay at the banking end which the central banks is trying to resolve in coordination with specific banks.

Reports suggesst this delay caused many investors losing money in many cases by up to 3 percent on their mutual fund purchases on June 4. Meanwhile, those who invested in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) also faced issues, as ETFs were trading at a much higher price than their actual value. 

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