Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex on Monday fell by over 14 points in the opening trade due to profit-booking at higher levels amid a weakening Asian trend.
The 30-share index, which had gained 324 points in the last three session, fell by 14.60 points, or 0.07 percent, to 18,740.85 in the first five minutes of trading.
Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange Nifty Index shed 7.20 points, or 0.12 percent, to 5,690.50.     

Brokers said investors booked profits, following upsurge in the past few seasons.
They said the sentiments further dampened on a weakening Asian trend.
The Asian markets were down, tracking a sell-off in global shares late last week, as investors continued to shed risk ahead of the closely fought US presidential election and looked past a strong US jobs data to fragile economic growth worldwide.
Meanwhile, in the Asian region, Japan's Nikkei was down by 0.44 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 0.39 percent.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.05 percent lower in Friday's trade.


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