Sensex, Nifty turn volatile ahead of F&O expiry

DN Bureau

Equity benchmarks BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty started on a volatile note on Thursday ahead of the expiry of December derivatives contracts amid thin trade in global equities due to year-end holidays.

BSE
BSE

Mumbai: Equity benchmarks BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty started on a volatile note on Thursday ahead of the expiry of December derivatives contracts amid thin trade in global equities due to year-end holidays.

After opening on a positive note, the 30-share BSE index was trading 47.67 points or 0.11 per cent higher at 41,413.59 in morning session. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty slipped 12.20 points or 0.10 per cent to 12,202.35.

Also Read: Rupee rises 33 paise to 70.50 against USD in early trade 

The market remained shut on Wednesday on account of Christmas.

In the previous session, the 30-share gauge ended 181.40 points, or 0.44 per cent, lower at 41,461.26. Similarly, the Nifty closed 48.20 points, or 0.39 per cent, down at 12,214.55. Meanwhile, on a net basis, foreign institutional investors sold equities worth Rs 114.38 crore, and domestic institutional investors offloaded shares worth Rs 345.22 crore on Tuesday, data available with stock exchange showed.

Brent futures, the global oil benchmark, rose 0.30 per cent to USD 67.47 per barrel.

Also Read: Equity indices on upswing amid trade deal optimism 

Meanwhile, the rupee appreciated 3 paise to 71.23 against the US dollar in morning session.(PTI)

(Download the Dynamite News app from here. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.)






Related Stories