Nearly Rs 5 lakh crore investor wealth wiped off in early trade as markets plunge. Investor wealth plummeted by nearly Rs 5 lakh crore in early trade on Monday as equity markets crashed tracking global equity selloff amid rising uncertainty over the economic impact of coronavirus outbreak. Market capitalisation (m-cap) of BSE-listed companies saw a massive decline after the 30-share index plunged 1515.01 points, or 4.03 per cent, to 36,061.61. The NSE Nifty too cracked 417.05 points, or 3.80 per cent, to 10,572.40.The carnage in the equity market wiped out investor wealth worth Rs 4,79,820.87 crore, taking the total m-cap to Rs 1,39,39,640.96 crore on the BSE. The m-cap of BSE-listed companies stood at Rs 1,44,31,224.41 crore at the end of trading on Friday. Traders believe mounting fear of recession in major economies due to the coronavirus outbreak has sent equities into a downward spiral.