Stock market holidays 2018 is important for every investor and trader in stock market. The stock market is one of the most popular investment avenues. In fact, the number of investors in the stock market is increasing at a rapid pace. Furthermore, after demonetisation the flow of funds in the stock market and mutual funds have grown manifold. Thus, every trader and investor must know the market timing and holidays in 2018.
In this article, we shall see the Indian stock market holidays in 2018
List of Trading Holidays for 2018
|1||Republic Day||January 26, 2018||Friday|
|2||Mahashivratri||February 13, 2018||Tuesday|
|3||Holi||March 02, 2018||Friday|
|5||Good Friday||March 30,2018||Friday|
|6||Maharashtra Day||May 01,2018||Tuesday|
|7||Independence Day||August 15,2018||Wednesday|
|8||Bakri Id||August 22,2018||Wednesday|
|9||Ganesh Chaturthi||September 13,2018||Thursday|
|11||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||October 02,2018||Tuesday|
|13||Diwali LaxmiPujan*||November 07,2018||Wednesday|
|14||Diwali Balipratipada||November 08,2018||Thursday|
|15||Gurunanak Jayanti||November 23,2018||Friday|
Note: The muhurat trading for Diwali Laxmi Pujan shall be held on Wednesday, November 07, 2018. Timings of muhurat trading shall be notified by the exchange at a later date.
Timings of Stock Market
The stock market timings can be divided into three sessions.
The pre-market opening session is from 9.00 a.m. to 9.15 a.m. The session lasts for 15 minutes. In fact, during the pre-opening session, the investors can place or modify the orders. In addition, the pre-market session controls the volatility and ensures smooth normal market session.
Normal Market Session
The normal market session lasts from 9.15 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. In addition, the weighted average price of a stock between 3 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. is its closing price.
The post-closing session starts from 3.40 p.m. and ends at 4.00 p.m. Furthermore, during this session purchase and sale of shares take place at the closing price of the stocks.
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