MCX stands for Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited and is headquartered at Mumbai. It is state-of-the-art electronic commodity futures exchange. The demutualised Exchange is set up by Financial Technologies (India) Ltd (FTIL) and it has permanent recognition from the Government of India to facilitate online trading, and clearing and settlement operations for commodity futures across the country. It started its operations in November 2003 and now it has a market share of over 80% of the Indian commodity futures market, and has more than 2000 registered members operating through over 100,000 trader work stations, across India. It is pertinent to note that Exchange has also emerged as the sixth largest and amongst the fastest growing commodity futures exchange in the world, in terms of the number of contracts traded in 2009.
Diwali is an auspicious day and stock market remains close on this day. As a Muhurat Trading Session (Mahurat Trading) BSE and NSE remain open for 60 minutes on Diwali evening. People do muhurat trades for the coming year. Its been happiness is flowing all over the stock market. People mainly do delivery trades on this day to have a good trading year ahead. As per Hindus Diwali is the festival on which they do Chopda Pujan and Muhurat Trading is done by them to give a good entry in the stock for the coming year. On Diwali Muhurat Trading Celebrities of India come to ring the bell in BSE and it becomes a tradition nowadays.