For the second straight day, the Sensex and Nifty both rise to close at all-time highs.

The BSE Sensex index rose 20.96 points on Friday to reach a new all-time record high of 62,293.64 . The broader NSE Nifty index also saw gains on Friday, marking the banks fourth straight weekly increase (for the first time since March 2009)

The BSE Sensex index rose 20.96 points on Friday to reach a new all-time record high of 62,293.64, the broader NSE Nifty index also saw gains on Friday, marking the banks' fourth straight weekly increase (for the first time since March 2009), as the Fed gave the markets a holiday treat in the form of the Fed's minutes from their most recent policy meeting.

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