Sensex Zooms 1,030 Points, Nifty Tops 14,980-Mark; HDFC Bank Among Top Gainers

Indian share markets witnessed huge buying interest during the extended closing hours today and ended their day on a strong note.

Equity markets witnessed sharp gains after the trading resumed post the technical glitch on NSE. The Nifty jumped over 14,950, while Sensex jumped more than 1,050 points during the extended trading hours.

Note that trading was halted on the NSE today due to a technical glitch and market trading timing for both the exchanges - BSE and NSE - was extended till 5:00 pm.

At the closing bell, the BSE Sensex stood higher by 1,030 points (up 2.1%).

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty closed higher by 274 points (up 1.8%).

Coal India and HDFC Bank were among the top gainers today.

Power Grid was among the top losers today.

The SGX Nifty was trading at 15,017, up by 303 points, at the time of writing.

The BSE Mid Cap index ended up by 0.8%. The BSE Small-Cap index ended up by 1.1%.

Sectoral indices ended on a positive note. Gains were largely seen in the banking sector and finance sector which ended the day up by 3.7% and 3.3%, respectively.

Asian share markets ended deep in the red.

The Nikkei was down 1.6% while the Shanghai Composite stood lower by 1.9%. The Hang Seng ended down by 2.9%.

US stock futures are trading higher today indicating a positive opening for Wall Street indices with Dow Futures trading up by 28 points (up 0.1%).

The rupee is trading at 72.36 against the US$.

Gold prices for the latest contract on MCX are trading flat at Rs 46,782 per 10 grams.

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In the episode, Brijesh spoke about the best investments of the year and also shared his views on the Nifty, gold, silver, bitcoin, his top trading themes for 2021, and much more.

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