Economy Lost decade: Indian stock markets lagged global peers in 2019, decadal Nifty returns just about match gold's Updated : January 14, 2020 06:34 PM IST The decade ending 2019 was characterised by relatively tepid corporate earnings, which impacted equity returns. The Nifty’s returns in 2019, at 12 percent, was way below that of benchmark equity indices of the US, Japan, Brazil and Russia. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.