Indian stock markets are set for 16 market holidays during 2018. The BSE or Bombay Stock Exchange's 30-scrip benchmark index Sensex is one of the most popular benchmark indices. Just like every year, BSE has on its website - bseindia.com - released a list of holidays for New Year 2018. BSE has listed market holidays 2018 for each of three market segments: equity, equity derivative and SLB (Securities' Lending and Borrowing). "A separate circular shall be issued in advance" should the exchange alter or change any of the listed holidays, according to the BSE website. Muhurat Trading, a special trading session to mark the occasion of Diwali and Laxmi Puja, will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Timings of Muhurat Trading shall be notified subsequently, the bourse adds.
Here's a list of market holidays in 2018 as given by the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) for its equity, equity derivative and SLB segments:
|4||Mahavir Jayanti||March 29,2018||Thursday|
|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 Laxmi Pujan*||November 07,2018||Wednesday|
|14||Diwali Balipratipada||November 08,2018||Thursday|
|15||Gurunanak Jayanti||November 23,2018||Friday|
BSE's benchmark index Sensex gave a return of 28 per cent in 2017, clocking one of its best performances in recent years.