Share Market Timings in India – Ultimate Guide


Share Market Timings :

The Indian stock market trades for only 5 days, it is closed on Saturday and Sunday and in addition to this it is closed on holidays fixed by the stock exchange. Usually the timing of the Indian stock market is divided into three sessions.

Share Market timings

Normal Trading Session

Pre opening session

Post Closing Session

Normal Trading Session- The normal trading session is from 9:15 am to 3:30 pm, in this session you can buy or sell your shares anytime or we can say that this is the original timing of the stock market. Is .

Bilateral matching system is used in normal trading session i.e. when Buyer’s and Seller’s price match, then the transaction is completed automatically. If there are more people buying and selling then all the transactions are completed according to the priority of price and time.

Pre-opening Session – This session is of 15 minutes. The pre-opening session takes place from 9:00 to 9:15, it has three slots.

The first slot is from 9:00 to 9:08, it is also called the order entry session, in this session you can place your Buy and Sale order or if you want to modify or cancel your order, then you can do this session. I can do. This slot gets closed anytime at 9:07 or 9:08 minutes.

 The second slot is from 9:08 to 9:12, in this slot the process of order matching is done and the opening price of the normal trading session is extracted. In this slot you cannot modify or cancel your Buy and Sell order.

 The third slot is from 9:12 to 9:15, it is called Buffer Period, in this slot the transition of the opening session is smoothly in the normal session.

Pre opening session is used to find out the opening price of the normal session. Few years back there was no pre opening session.

People use the pre opening session very rarely in India, they mostly place their order only after the start of the normal session, due to which there is a lot of volatility for some time after the start of the stock market. It takes 25 to 30 minutes for the initial volatility and volume to settle down.

After the time of Normal Order is over, 10 minutes time is for price calculation i.e. from 3:30 to 3:40 the closing price is calculated.

When the normal session closes at 3:30, the price of the stock or index is not the closing price.

The closing price of a stock is the weighted average of the price of the last half hour i.e. from 3:00 to 3:30 and the closing price of the index is the weighted average price of the last half hour of all the stocks included in that index. average price).

 Which is called the volume weighted average price. Usually it comes only after 2 or 3 minutes i.e. at 3:32 or 3:33 minutes.

After calculating the closing price, there is a post closing session, which is from 3:40 to 4:00, ie, it is of 20 minutes. Whatever shares you buy or sell in this session, you get it only at the closing price of the normal trading session.

For example, if the closing session price of SBI is 400 and you buy or sell SBI shares in the post closing session, then you can buy or sell SBI shares at the price of 400 only.

Pre opening session and post closing session are only in CASH market, there are no preopening and post closing in Future & Options.

Many times there comes a situation that it is not possible to buy and sell in stock market timings, then in such a situation you can use After Market Order or AMO.

Orders can be placed at any time after the stock market is closed and before the stock market opens.

 At this time there is no actual trading but you can place your order and this order will be executed whenever the stock market opens on the next day.

There is also a separate trading session in the stock market which is called Muhurt trading. In Muhurt trading, the stock market is open for 1 hour on the day of Diwali.

Timings of Muhurta Trading Stock Exchange Few days of Muhurt trading Let us declare first.

Usually the timing of Muhurta trading is kept in the evening.

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