Stock market holidays in April: BSE, NSE to remain closed on these 2 days

Indian stock exchanges NSE and BSE will remain closed for trading on two occasions in April. On April 11, equity markets will be shut on account of Eid-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Id) while on April 17, 2024, there will be no trading as the country will observe Ramnavmi. The days will be Thursday and Wednesday, respectively.

Equity markets will remain closed once each in May, June, July, August, October and December and twice in November. November 1, Friday will be Diwali (Laxmi Pujan) and Muhurat Trading will be conducted by the exchanges and timings will be notified later.

Any change in the holiday calendar will be announced through a separate circular in advance.

The country’s largest commodity market the Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) will see no trading in the morning session between 9 am and 5 pm on both days in April. It will resume trading in the evening session between 5 pm and 11:30/11:55 pm.

As for the non-agri commodity exchange NCDEX, it will also remain shut on both days.

Also Read: Rs 16,600-cr worth block deals take place this week; Mankind Pharma, Shriram Finance see significant actionAs per the BSE holiday calendar, trading holidays have been announced on 14 days in 2024. So far, indices have been closed on four occasions this year — Once on January 26 which is the Republic Day and three times in March on account of Maha Shivratri, Holi and Good Friday. This week had only three trading days.Indian benchmark indices ended Thursday in the green, posting their second successive positive closing aided by financial and auto stocks. While The S&P BSE Sensex settled at 73,651.35, higher by 655.04 points or 0.90%, the broader Nifty closed at 22,326.90, up by 203.25 points or 0.92%.

In the March series, Nifty Index gained 1.6%, settling at 22,327 while Nifty Bank was up 2.2%, settling at 47,125. Amid this upward journey, the midcap index and small-cap Index closed with losses of 0.5% and 4.4%, respectively.

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