Many people want to invest their savings in the share market, but they don’t plan on quitting their daily job to pursue their careers in this industry.

According to the research, a majority of traders spend only a couple of hours on intra-day trading. One of the major advantages of the share market is the flexibility it offers.

There is no denying that the share market is infamous for its volatility. The price of the stocks fluctuates every single minute.

It is possible that the value of the shares you purchased for a low price doubles in 2-3 days. There are many factors that can affect your investment. Take trading time, for example.

The Best Timing for Share Trading

Trading is different from investment in the sense that the former does not require the individual to hold on to the investment for years. They can rather participate in intra-day trading and sell the shares on the same day to make quick profits.

In other words, trading involves the purchase and sale of shares within a pre-determined period. Now, as the name suggests, day-trading happens to have the shortest turnaround. In day-trading, the shares are sold in days and even hours.

This leads us to an important question “Is there the best day or week to purchase stocks”? Or, do we have the best time of the year to make share investment?

First of all, it is important for traders to learn about stock trading time. In India, we have two major stock exchanges, i.e. BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) and NSE (National Stock Exchange).

Stock Exchange Opening and Closing Time

Note that the timings for the stock market start at 9:15 in the morning to 3:30 PM. It is open from Monday to Friday. That means the investors get an opportunity to buy and sell their shares on the stock exchanges from 9:15 to 3:30. This was about stock trading.

Now, the timing for the commodity market is different. The commodity trading time starts at 10 AM. It stays open until 11:30 PM. That means you get a longer time for investing in the commodity market.

Stock markets are not open on weekends. Another important thing to note is that the market stays closed on the national holidays.

You could check out the list of the holidays to get a clear idea of the days when the stock exchanges will be closed. The interesting part is that the stock market and exchanges do not have tea and lunch breaks. The market operates continuously.

The stock market timing in our country can be classified into the following types:

  1. Normal Trading
  2. Pre-opening session
  3. Closing session
  4. Post-closing session

Normal trading time is when a majority of the stock trading transactions take place. As mentioned above in the post, it starts at 9:15 AM and ends at 3:30 PM.  The preopening session, as the name implies, starts a few minutes before the normal trading time.

It is from 9 AM to 9:15 PM. For the first few minutes of the pre-opening session, the investors are allowed to buy and sell securities. They could also cancel their order during this time. Most investors stick to the normal trading timing rather than buying shares during the pre-opening duration.

Now, 10 minutes post the closing of the stock exchanges is considered as the post-closing session. You could purchase and sell securities at a closing price given that a trader is available during these hours.

Note that the pre and post-opening sessions are for the cash market only. They are not available for futures’ and options’ traders.

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It is, therefore, important to learn both the pros and cons of intraday trading to get a better idea of how this market works and how exactly you can grow your money. In this post, we will walk you through a few advantages and disadvantages of intraday trading. So, keep reading to learn more.

• Beware of fixed/guaranteed/regular returns/ capital protection schemes. Brokers or their authorized persons or any of their associates are not authorized to offer fixed/guaranteed/regular returns/ capital protection on your investment or authorized to enter into any loan agreement with you to pay interest on the funds offered by you. Please note that in case of default of a member claim for funds or securities given to the broker under any arrangement/ agreement of indicative return will not be accepted by the relevant Committee of the Exchange as per the approved norms.
• Ensure that pay-out of funds/securities is received in your account within 1 working day from the date of pay-out.
• Be careful while executing the PoA (Power of Attorney) – specify all the rights that the stock broker can exercise and timeframe for which PoA is valid. It may be noted that PoA is not a mandatory requirement as per SEBI / Exchanges.
• Register for online applications viz Speed-e and Easiest provided by Depositories for online delivery of securities as an alternative to PoA.

• Do not keep funds idle with the Stock Broker. Please note that your stock broker has to return the credit balance lying with them, within three working days in case you have not done any transaction within last 30 calendar days. Please note that in case of default of a Member, claim for funds and securities, without any transaction on the exchange will not be accepted by the relevant Committee of the Exchange as per the approved norms.

• Check the frequency of accounts settlement opted for. If you have opted for running account, please ensure that your broker settles your account and, in any case, not later than once in 90 days (or 30 days if you have opted for 30 days settlement). In case of declaration of trading member as defaulter, the claims of clients against such defaulter member would be subject to norms for eligibility of claims for compensation from IPF to the clients of the defaulter member. These norms are available on Exchange website at following link: NSE, MCX

• Brokers are not permitted to accept transfer of securities as margin. Securities offered as margin/ collateral MUST remain in the account of the client and can be pledged to the broker only by way of ‘margin pledge’, created in the Depository system. Clients are not permitted to place any securities with the broker or associate of the broker or authorized person of the broker for any reason. Broker can take securities belonging to clients only for settlement of securities sold by the client.

• Always keep your contact details viz. Mobile number/Email ID updated with the stock broker. Email and mobile number is mandatory and you must provide the same to your broker for updation in Exchange records. You must immediately take up the matter with Stock Broker/Exchange if you are not receiving the messages from Exchange/Depositories regularly.

• Don’t ignore any emails/SMSs received from the Exchange for trades done by you. Verify the same with the Contract notes/Statement of accounts received from your broker and report discrepancy, if any, to your broker in writing immediately and if the Stock Broker does not respond, please take this up with the Exchange/Depositories forthwith.

• Check messages sent by Exchanges on a weekly basis regarding funds and securities balances reported by the trading member, compare it with the weekly statement of account sent by broker and immediately raise a concern to the exchange if you notice a discrepancy.

• Please do not transfer funds, for the purposes of trading to anyone, including an authorized person or an associate of the broker, other than a SEBI registered Stock broker.

• Do not deal with unregistered intermediaries (who are not registered with SEBI/Exchanges).

Names and contact details of all Key Managerial Personnel including Compliance Officer

Sr. No.Name of the IndividualDesignationContact NumbersEmail Id
1 Charanpreet GillCEO/
2 Charanpreet GillWhole Time
3 Charanpreet GillCompliance
4Manpriya GillDesignated
5Kewal GillDesignated

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