MARKETS LIVE: Sensex, Nifty hold steady gains; HDFC, L&T, SBI lead

Reside current market updates: The domestic benchmark indices were holding continual gains in the late noon deals amid stories of Russia further more withdrawing some armed service troops, and scheduled peace talks with the US next 7 days.

“The roller coaster trip in the market will go on till some clarity emerges on the Ukraine issue. The de-escalation in tensions which the market immediately discounted with a sharp up go has now been replaced with re-escalation of tensions on the Ukraine- Russia border and the consequent sharp market down go,” said  VK Vijayakumar, Main Expense Strategist at Geojit Monetary Companies.

Amomg sectors, the monetary connected indices and Metallic index had been the major performers, whilst the Pharma index was weak.