The ‘Muhurat’ trading, which is conducted on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, will be held between 06:30 pm and 7:30, the stock exchanges said.
The 30-share index, which had gained over 171 points in late morning trade trade, was trading higher by 227.33 points, or 0.72 per cent, to 31,724.71 at 1500 hours.
Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) carried on with buying, which saw the 30-share BSE barometer settle at 31,497.38, up 213.66 points, or 0.68 per cent. It had advanced 123.91 points in the previous two sessions.
The gauge had lost 527.57 points in the previous three sessions. The Nifty ended the day at 9,820.25, down 87.80 points, or 0.89 per cent.
Dollar inflows and positive global cues boost sentiment, say experts
Sensex ended at 31,222 on Monday, at over a one week high. Nifty ended at 94.10, or 0.99 per cent, at 9,615. There seemed no end to buying as the sweeping tax reform is expected give a huge momentum to the country’s economy and draw global businesses to invest more here, traders said.
The BSE 30-share barometer fell 76.62 points, or 0.24 per cent, to 30,881.63. The gauge had lost 332.49 points in the previous two sessions. The NSE Nifty also slipped 31.60 points, or 0.33 per cent, to 9,479.80.
Investors turn cautious on smaller companies during the last one month
Sensex and Nifty recorded their second straight weekly gains by rising 276.77 points, or 0.91 per cent, and 27 points, or 0.28 per cent, respectively.
The NSE Nifty scaled a new high of 9,532.60 points, and the BSE Sensex of 30,692.45 points.
The 30-share barometer was up 125.76 points, or 0.50 per cent, at 25,227.49, with sectoral indices in healthcare, capital goods, auto, banking, FMCG, power and IT leading the recovery.
The 30-share Sensex, which lost 461 points in the previous session, fell by another 55.65 points, or 0.21 per cent, to 25,547.45.
Taking note of improvement in the labour market, the US central bank cited slower economic growth for its policy move while signalling faith in outlook of the economy.
The benchmark Sensex surged over 137 points in early trade today as investors built more bets amid increased foreign fund inflows.
Equities jumped for a second straight session today, led by gains in auto stocks on forecast of an ‘above normal’ rains this year, following back-to-back monsoon failures, while domestic investors and foreign funds increased buying ahead of key macroeconomic data due later in the day.