NEW DELHI: Equity markets on Thursday kept the bull run going and hit new peaks in morning trade as Sensex breached the 37,000-mark first time and Nifty scaled a new all-time high of 11,172.20.
The 30-share BSE index gained 70 points to open above the 36,900-mark and extended gains to top the 37,000-mark. The broader 50-share NSE Nifty also kept in sync.
At 10.22 am, Sensex was up 122.02 points at 36,980.25 and Nifty was testing its new peak-levels.
The Street has been buoyant since the turn of this week, with Sensex topping closing highs every day, since Monday. The markets finished on a slightly sedate note on Wednesday a investors turned cautious ahead of July F&O expiry.
Short-covering of bets, today being the last session of July expiry in the derivatives segment, and strengthening rupee against the dollar, kept the overall market sentiment high.
Analysts said strong liquidity in the market following unabated buying by domestic institutional investors (DIIs) and encouraging Q1 earnings by some companies lifted the mood.
(With PTI inputs)