MCX Holidays 2019

MCX stands for the Multi-commodity Exchange of India Limited. Being the first registered exchange in India, MCX provides a comprehensive platform for online trading, risk control, settlement and clearing of commodity derivative trades.

Multi-Commodity Exchange, abbreviated as MCX, functions five days a week (Monday-Friday). Like BSE and NSE, even MCX does not remain open on all Saturdays. While morning sessions are held between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., evening sessions occur between 5:00 p.m. to 11:55 p.m. The exchange revises its evening trading session twice a year in sync with the US daylight savings time. During summer, evening session closes at 11:30 p.m. and during winter, it closes at 11:55 p.m.

MCX has announced the list of MCX trading holidays in 2019. The list includes certain regional public holidays and the national holidays. Both morning and evening sessions remain closed on the national holidays. As MCX is based in Mumbai, India, Maharashtra Day is an MCX holiday. The following list is useful to you if you are a trader of agricultural and non-agricultural commodities.

List Of MCX Holidays 2019

Date Day Holiday Morning session Evening session
1 January 2019 Tuesday New Year’s Day Open Closed
26 January 2019 Saturday Republic Day Closed Closed
4 March 2019 Monday Mahashivaratri Closed Closed
21 March 2019 Thursday Holi Closed Closed
14 April 2019 Sunday Ambedkar Jayanti Closed Closed
17 April 2019 Wednesday Mahaveer Jayanti Closed Closed
19 April 2019 Friday Good Friday Closed Closed
1 May 2019 Wednesday Maharashtra Day Closed Open
5 June 2019 Wednesday Eid ul-fitr Closed Closed
12 August 2019 Monday Bakrid Id Closed Open
15 August 2019 Thursday Independence Day Closed Closed
2 September 2019 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi Closed Open
10 September 2019 Tuesday Muharram Closed Open
2 October 2019 Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Closed Closed
7 October 2019 Monday Dussehra Closed Open
28 October 2019 Monday Diwali Balipratipada Closed Open
9 November 2019 Saturday Id-E-Milad Closed Open
12 November 2019 Tuesday Guru Nanak Jayanti Closed Open
25 December 2019 Wednesday Christmas Closed Closed

Timings for trading agricultural commodities on MCX

  • Agricultural commodities can be traded between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm on all working days (Monday to Friday).

Timings for trading non-agricultural commodities on MCX

  • Non-agricultural commodities can be traded between 10:00 am and 11:30 pm during summer and 11:55 during winter.

About Multi-commodity Exchange of India (MCX)

MCX is a comprehensive commodity derivatives exchange, which commenced its operations in the month of November 2003. The functioning of the exchange is regulated by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). The exchange facilitates trading commodity derivative contracts across a vast range of industry segments. Currently, 669 registered members and 51,575 certified individuals are associated with the exchange that has presence in 1,200 plus cities in India. The ultimate objective of MCX is to foster societies, which are extremely important for the further advancement of its operations.

Products of MCX

The products offered by MCX are of four types: bullion, base metals, energy and agricultural commodities. The product category of bullion consist silver, gold, silver mini, silver 1000, gold mini, gold metal, gold guinea, etc. Zinc, nickel, aluminum, brass, lead, nickel mini, zinc mini and nickel mini are included under the category of base metals. MCX’s energy section encompasses natural gas, unrefined oil and crude oil mini. The agricultural commodities offered by the exchange include mentha oil, cotton, black pepper, cardamom and crude-palm oil.

Importance Of Making A Note Of MCX Holidays 2019

Online traders, who make a note of MCX holidays 2019, can plan trading activities in advance. MCX holidays remain the same for all types of investors across all states. They differ from bank holidays. On an MCX holiday, investors can neither place a new order nor close an existing order. So, referring to the holiday list is advantageous.

Overview Of Multi-commodity Exchange of India (MCX)

COMEX is a comprehensive commodity derivatives exchange. It began its operations in the month of November 2003. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) regulates the functioning of MCX, which facilitates trading commodity derivative contracts across a huge range of industry lines. MCX has its presence in more than 1,200 cities in India and has a network of 669 listed members and 51,575 certified individuals. The exchange is aimed at fostering societies, which are extremely important for the further advancement of its operations.

MCX Products

MCX offers an extensive range of products, which can be clubbed into 4 categories: bullion, base metals, energy and agricultural commodities. The bullion category includes silver, gold, silver mini, silver 1000, gold mini, gold metal, gold guinea etc. The category of base metals includes zinc, nickel, aluminum, brass, lead, nickel mini, zinc mini and nickel mini. The energy section includes natural gas, unrefined oil and crude oil mini. Finally, the agricultural commodities provided by MCX include mentha oil, cotton, black pepper, cardamom and crude-palm oil.

List Of MCX Holidays 2018

MCX operates five days a week, i.e., Monday – Friday, and remains closed on all Saturdays, Sundays and holidays announced by the exchange for a particular calendar year. The following table summarises the MCX holidays 2018:

Festival Name Date Day Morning session Evening session
New Year Day 01 January 2018 Monday Open Remains closed
Republic Day 26 January 2018 Friday Remains closed Remains closed
Mahashivaratri 13 February 2018 Tuesday Remains closed Open
Holi 02 March 2018 Friday Remains closed Open
Mahavir Jayanti 29 March 2018 Thursday Remains closed Open
Good Friday 30 March 2018 Friday Remains closed Remains closed
Tuesday O1 May 2018 Tuesday Remains closed Open
Independence Day 15 August 2018 Wednesday Remains closed Remains closed
Bakri ID 22 August 2018 Wednesday Remains closed Open
Ganesh Chaturthi 13 September 2018 Thursday Remains closed Open
Muharram 20 September 2018 Thursday Remains closed Open
Gandhi Jayanti 02 October 2018 Tuesday Remains closed Remains closed
Dussehra 18 October 2018 Thursday Remains closed Open
Diwali (Lakshmi Pooja) 07 November 2018 Wednesday Remains closed Open
Diwali (Balipratipada) 08 November 2018 Thursday Remains closed Open
Guru Nanak Jayanti 23 November 2018 Friday Remains closed Open
Christmas 25 December 2018 Tuesday Remains closed Remains closed

Note: Morning session takes place between 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. whereas evening session is between 05:00 p.m. to 11:55 p.m. The timing of evening trading session will be revised twice a year in order to conform to confront to the US daylight savings time. Usually, evening session closes at 11:30 p.m. during the summer and 11:55 p.m. during the winter season.

MCX Holidays That Fall On Saturdays And Sundays 2018

Date Day Festival Name
15 March 2018 Sunday Ram Navami
14 April 2018 Saturday Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti
16 June 2018 Saturday Ramzan ID

Commodity And Exchange (COMEX) Holidays 2018 (Trading Holidays – International Markets)

Festival Name Date Exchange
Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Birthday 15 January 2018 COMEX
President’s Day 19 February 2018 COMEX
Good Friday 30 March 2018 COMEX
Memorial Day 28 May 2018 COMEX
Independence Day 04 July 2018 COMEX
Labor Day 03 September 2018 COMEX
Columbus Day 08 October 2018 COMEX
Veteran’s Day 12 November 2018 COMEX
Thanksgiving Day 22 November 2018 COMEX
Christmas Day 25 December 2018 COMEX
New Year’s Eve 01 January 2019 COMEX

The aforementioned dates of regional public and restricted holidays have been taken from the most authenticated and latest references. There is a possibility that the holiday dates for certain Islamic festivals and the festivals of other communities may be revised later on. We are not responsible under such circumstances.

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