NSE, holidays and timing


Now the most basic question in many peoples mind is like what is a market timing and holidays of India stock exchange today we will try to give you an answer as simple as we can with the main focus on MCX, There are 3 prominent stock markets in India:

  • National Stock Markets (NSE): Derivative, Currency, Equity and Bonds are the primary traded products.
  • Bombay Stock Markets (BSE): Derivative, Currency, Equity and Bonds are the primary traded products.
  • Multi Commodity Markets (MCX): Commodity is the primary traded products.
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Now the question arises that the Indian stock market work on Saturdays?  So the answer is Stock Markets are closed on all weekends of the Year (Saturday & Sunday). It is too closed on the national holidays.

Now we are well aware of that when will be the Indian stock exchange is closed its closed on national holidays like Holi, Diwali etc which change their dates in every year and some fixed date holidays like republic day, Christmas etc this all happened according to the rules now it creates a new question that now we are aware of the holidays but what is time when the trade took place, so for this we have created a small list that may help you as follows:-

Market Timings:

Trading on the equities segment takes place on all day (except Saturdays and Sundays and holidays stated by the Exchange in advance). The market timings of the equities segment are:

  1. A) Pre-open session

Order entry & modification Open : 09:00 Hrs

Order entry & modification Close : 09:08 hrs*

*with random closure in last one minute. Pre-open order matching starts immediately after the close of pre-open order entry.

  1. B) Regular trading session

Normal / Limited Physical Market Open : 09:15 Hrs

Normal / Limited Physical Market Close : 15:30 Hrs

Block Deal Session Timings:

Morning Block Deal Window: This window shall operate between 08:45 AM to 09:00 AM.

Afternoon Block Deal Window: This window will operate between 02:05 PM to 2:20 PM

C) The Closing Session is held between 15.40 hours and 16.00 hours

So this is a small list that may provide you with a little help to understand the holidays and the market timing of Indian stock exchange. Now we try to make it more simple for the MCX the timing for the MCX as follows –

Market timings for Commodity market(MCX):

All Commodities 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Metals, Bullion, Crude Oil and Internationally linked Agri-Commodities 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 / 11:15 p.m

Note* There is no pre-open and closed session for Currency & Commodity market

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