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Election Outcome and Stock Market Circuit Limits: What You Need to Know

31 May 20244 mins read by Angel One
On the day of announcing the election results, there are often massive movements in the stock exchange that can take place circuit limits.
Election Outcome and Stock Market Circuit Limits: What You Need to Know
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One of the long-awaited events is the June 4th General Election Indian’s result. It goes back to history as an event that has had a great impact on market volatility. On the day of announcing the election results, there are often massive movements in the stock exchange that can take place circuit limits. In case of a good outcome of elections, an upper circuit limit may be observed similar to what happened in 2009 when there were two upper circuits in one single day trading. Conversely, it may lead to a lower circuit limit if it turns out not so well.

What are Circuit Limits?

The necessity of enforcing price bands, or circuit limits, is to prohibit great price fluctuations that might lead to panic buying or selling and cause market instability. These controls ensure market stability by reducing excessive volatility.

Circuit Limits in the Indian Stock Market

In June 2001, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) introduced index-based market-wide circuit limits to safeguard investors from severe losses and avert market crashes. The NSE benchmark Nifty 50 index has circuit breaker limits set at 10%, 15%, and 20%. When these limits are triggered, trading is halted across the index. Similarly, when an individual stock hits its circuit limit, trading of that stock is paused.

A look at Nifty 50’s circuit limits

Nifty 50’s Circuit Breaker Limits

Here’s a detailed look at how the circuit breaker system works for the Nifty 50 index:

10% Circuit Limit Trigger:

  • Before 1 pm: Trading stops for 45 minutes.
  • Between 1 pm and 2:30 pm: Trading stops for 15 minutes.
  • At or after 2:30 pm: No halt in trading.

15% Circuit Limit Trigger:

  •  Before 1 pm: Trading halts for 1 hour 45 minutes.
  •  Between 1 pm and 2 pm: Trading halts for 45 minutes.
  •  On or after 2 pm: Trading halts for the remainder of the day.

20% Circuit Limit Trigger:

  • At any time during the trading day: Trading is suspended for the day.

Investors need to understand these mechanisms, particularly during periods of high volatility like the announcement of election results. Apprehending circuit limits can help investors avoid extreme market movements and keep their investments safe.

Disclaimer: This blog has been written exclusively for educational purposes. The securities mentioned are only examples and not recommendations. It is based on several secondary sources on the internet and is subject to changes. Please consult an expert before making related decisions.

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