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Experts have warned that the headline index has crossed the P/E of 26 only thrice-in April 2000, December 2007 and March 2019. The market had crashed each time on the earlier two occasions

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Sanjay Kumar Singh 



Illustration by Ajay Mohanty
Illustration by Ajay Mohanty

With the trading at a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 29 currently, participants have begun to worry about rich valuations. Experts have warned that the headline index has crossed the P/E of 26 only thrice—in April 2000, December 2007 and March 2019. The had crashed each time on the earlier two occasions. Fears are being expressed that it may do so again.

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First Published: Wed, May 01 2019. 23:22 IST

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