Is India's Economy on the Rise?

India's prospects are bright, but the country faces significant headwinds. Here's what to know as an investor.

For the past 20 years, India's stock market has outperformed both its emerging-market counterparts and the S&P 500® Index.

This momentum largely results from India's continuous growth. Last year, India surpassed China to become the world's most populous country, with 1.4 billion citizens—more than half of whom are under age 30. In addition, S&P Global predicts India will overtake Japan and Germany to become the third-largest economy by 2030.1

Leader of the pack

India's stock market has outperformed both developed and emerging markets over the past two decades.

Leader of the pack

While India's growth story isn't new, it's still very much in flux—and not without risks.