Today’s trading guide for Thursday: Due to strong buying in IT, FMCG, metals, multinationals, energy and banking stocks, the Indian stock market ended in positive territory for the fourth consecutive session on Wednesday. NSE Nifty closed 180 points north at 16,520 while BSE Sensex jumped 630 points and finished at 55,398 levels. The Nifty Bank Index ended up 252 points and closed at 35,972 levels. Broad equity indices underperformed, with mid and small cap indices up less than 0.5%. The India VIX volatility index lost 2.20% and ended at 16.82 on Wednesday.