Stock market holiday: On the account of Dussehra festival celebrations across the nation, trading at BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) and NSE (National Stock Exchange) will remain suspended today. As per the list of stock market holidays 2021 available at the official BSE website — bseindia.com — there will be no action in Equity, Derivative and SLB Segments on Friday.
Meanwhile, trading at the commodity segment will also remain suspended in the morning session from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, though, it will remain open in the evening session from 5:00 PM.
Benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty raced to fresh record highs by notching their sixth straight session of gains on Thursday. The BSE Sensex surged above the 61,000-mark for the first time ever to close at a new closing peak of 61,305.95. Similarly, the NSE Nifty surged 176 points to a new lifetime closing high of 18,338.55.
ITC was the top gainer in Thursday’s deals with around 3% rise, followed by HDFC Bank, PowerGrid, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank and NTPC. On the other hand, TCS, HCL Tech, Bajaj Finance, Asian Paints and Bharti Airtel were among the laggards.
This is the only stock market holiday falling in the month of October 2021. Next stock market holiday falls on 4th and 5th November 2021 for Diwali 2021 and Diwali Balipratipada followed by Gurunanak Janyanti festival falling on 19th November 2021.
BSE and NSE is going to close after a gap of near one month as the earlier stock market holiday had fallen on 10th September 2021 for Ganesh Chaturthi celebration.
The Indian stock market was closed for maximum days this year in April, when BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty remained close on 2nd April for Good Friday, 14 April for Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti and 21st April for Ram Navami celebration.
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