NSE stands for National Stock Exchange. It is open on weekdays from Monday to Friday. It is mostly closed on the weekends, Saturday and Sundays. There are special trading sessions which may allow opening during weekends also if it’s announced by NSE.
NSE Holidays :
In the year 2020, NSE has announced the list of holidays where the trading will not happen on weekdays.
|Ram Navami||April 02||Thursday|
|Mahavir Jayanti||April 06||Monday|
|Good Friday||April 10||Friday|
|Dr.Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti||April 14||Tuesday|
|Maharashtra Day||May 01||Friday|
|Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan ID)||May 25||Monday|
|Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||October 02||Friday|
|Gurunanak Jayanti||November 30||Monday|
From the above table, April month is the least trading month. Another Fact is that, there is no holiday on Wednesday this year. Only one Weekly expiry holiday.
Below is the list where holidays falling on Saturday or Sunday.
|Republic Day||January 26||Sunday|
|Bakri Id||August 01||Saturday|
|Independence Day||August 15||Saturday|
|Parsi New Year||August 16||Sunday|
|Ganesh Chaturthi||August 22||Saturday|
|Diwali-Laxmi Pujan*||November 14||Saturday|
*Muhurat Trading will be conducted. Timings of Muhurat Trading shall be notified subsequently.
Please download our Free Consolidated list of Trading Holidays here. This Sheet will help you to plan your trades/investment.
Source: The NSE Holidays list can also be seen from this link.
NSE Trade Timings :
The trading on the Equity segment will happen in the different sessions with different timings.
1.Morning Block Deal Window:
- It opens between 08:45 to 09:00 am.
- Order Entry / Modification opening time : 09:00 am
- Order Entry / Modification opening time : 09:08 am
3.Regular Trading session
- Normal Market opening bell: 09:15 am
- Normal Market closing bell: 03:30 pm
4.Afternoon Block Deal Window:
- Between 02:05 pm to 02:20 pm
- It is between 03:40 pm to 4:00 pm
6.Muhurat* trading session
- It will between 05.30 pm to 06.30 pm
**Muhurat trading session happens in Diwali every year.
The exchange has the right to extend, advance or reduce the trading hours when it is necessary.
There are some instance where the market has been closed for the entire regular trading day also.
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The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE) is the leading stock exchange in India and the second largest in the world by nos. of trades in equity shares from January to June 2018, according to the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) report.
NSE launched electronic screen-based trading in 1994, derivatives trading (in the form of index futures) and internet trading in 2000, which were each the first of its kind in India.
The Exchange has a fully-integrated business model comprising our exchange listings, trading services, clearing and settlement services, indices, market data feeds, technology solutions and financial education offerings.
It is a pioneer in technology and ensures the reliability and performance of its systems through a culture of innovation and investment in technology.
Mr. Vikram Limaye is the Managing Director and CEO of NSE.
NSE Products :
Equity & Equity Linked Products
- Cash Market (Equities)
- Mutual Funds
- Exchange Traded Funds
- Initial Public Offerings
- Offer for Sale
- Institutional Placement Program
- Security Lending and Borrowing Scheme
- Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme