There was a palpable sense of excitement at the Bombay Stock Exchange as Gujarati and Marwari brokers celebrated the traditional Diwali muhurat trading on October 23. Building on the momentum that saw the stock market scale a new high — the benchmark Sensex is up over 25% year till date — the broking community expects the good run to continue well into the New Year. However, during the one-and-half-hour long trading session, which marked the start of Samvat 2071, the Sensex just about managed to gain 64 points. Whether that is an indication of future market momentum will only be clear in the year to come.
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