The National Stock Exchange (NSE) operates throughout the year. However, during a calendar year, there are several occasions during which the stock exchange remains closed.
To know on which days NSE will remain closed, go through the comprehensive list of NSE holidays in 2022 below.
Here is a list of trading holidays in the National Stock Exchange that falls on weekdays:
|Republic Day||Wednesday||January 26 2022|
|Mahashivratri||Tuesday||March 1 2022|
|Holi||Friday||March 18 2022|
|Mahavir Jayanti/ Ambedkar Jayanti||Thursday||April 14 2022|
|Good Friday||Friday||April 15 2022|
|Eid-ul-Fitr||Tuesday||May 3 2022|
|Muharram||Tuesday||August 9 2022|
|Independence Day||Monday||August 15 2022|
|Ganesh Chaturthi||Wednesday||August 31 2022|
|Dussehra||Wednesday||October 5 2022|
|Laxmi Puja/Diwali||Monday||October 24 2022|
|Diwali Balipratipada||Wednesday||October 26 2022|
|Guru Nanak Jayanti||Tuesday||November 8 2022|
|Ram Navami||Sunday||April 10 2022|
|Maharashtra Day||Sunday||May 1 2022|
|Bakri Id||Sunday||July 10 2022|
|Gandhi Jayanti||Sunday||October 2 2022|
|Christmas||Sunday||December 25 2022|
The National Stock Exchange (NSE) is a leading stock exchange in the country. Founded in 1992, NSE has transformed into an enlightened electronic market, ranking 4th globally in terms of equity trading volume. Trading on NSE started in 1994, and the debut of the cash market segment and wholesale debt market happened afterwards.
Currently, NSE performs transactions in the equity, wholesale debt and derivates segment. One of the most significant offerings of this stock exchange is the Nifty 50 index, which tracks the volatility and market capitalisations of the top 50 stocks in India.
Moreover, NSE was the first exchange platform in the country to offer fully automated electronic trading. It was incorporated by various financial institutions with the aim of bringing increased transparency to the Indian equity market.
The trading volume of stocks listed on this index constitutes around half of the traded value of all stocks in the exchange. This index also covers various sectors of the economy spread across 50 different stocks.
Bringing the 1st electronic limit book order for trading in ETFs and derivates, NSE is a pioneer in Indian stock exchanges. This exchange also assists VSAT terminals, making it the most significant private wide area network in India.
NSE extends a massive spectrum of products in various categories, including derivatives and debt instruments.
NSE’s derivates entail currency derivatives, NSE bond futures and stock derivatives.
Now that you know about NSE holidays in 2022 go through the trading schedule of NSE for a better understanding of this stock exchange’s functioning.
The closing session in this stock exchange happens between 3:40 pm and 4:00 pm.
These trading timings are the same across all days of the week, except for Saturdays and Sundays, during which the market is closed.
Did you know that even though Diwali is a holiday, you can still conduct trading activities during a special one-hour window? Find more about it below.
Muhurat trading session window stays open during Laxmi Puja/Diwali for one hour. As per the traditional Indian calendar, ‘Muhurat’ refers to a time during a particular day that is termed as most auspicious.
Interestingly, before the introduction of the new financial year, stockbrokers typically started the new year on the day of Diwali. People native to Maharashtra and Gujarat also performed a Chopda Puja tradition to worship and honour their books of accounts. On the day of Muhurat trading, NSE conducts an overall trading session of around 2 hours, including block-deal session, pre-open session, closing session and call auction.
Regarding NSE holidays in 2022, investors must also note that the market may close operations on the scheduled holidays or might open trading sessions on days that were previously declared as holidays. The exchange can also reduce, extend or advance the trading sessions if necessary. Hence, traders must stay updated with the latest information provided by NSE and correlate it with the list of holidays.
The capital market products that investors can trade on the National Stock Exchange or NSE include stocks, ETFs (exchange-traded funds), etc. In addition, the debt instruments in this stock exchange include NSE EBP and corporate bonds.
There are a total of 13 holidays for NSE that fall on weekdays in 2022. However, on several occasions, holidays fall during weekends. There are 5 such holidays that fall during Saturdays and Sundays in 2022.
The BSE holidays that will fall during weekends in 2022 are – Ram Navami, Maharashtra Day, Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, Bakri Id and Christmas. All of these holidays will fall on different Sundays of 2022.
The National Stock Exchange features a market cap of around $2.27 trillion as of June 2020. This makes it one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. Furthermore, its flagship index, namely Nifty 50, showcases the top 50 companies in India with regard to market capitalisation.
If a holiday coincides with the expiry date of an equity option, NSE generally shifts the expiry day. For example, F&O (Futures and Options) trading entails monthly or weekly expiries. If a holiday falls on the expiry date, NSE will shift the date of expiry to the previous date, i.e., a day before the actual expiry date.
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