Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) witnessed a fall for the second consecutive day on Tuesday amid volatile trading as investors suffered from indecision about taking position in the last minute ahead of the next budget.

Profit taking from an apparently high level of share prices outnumbered the investors who considered taking position on the pre-budget speculations to drag down the main indices of the DSE.

The DSE General Index (DGEN), the benchmark index, shed 9 points or 0.35 percent to close at 2,741 on Tuesday from 2,750 on Monday.

The All Share Price Index (DSI) dropped 6 points or 0.26 percent to close at 2,279 from Monday’s 2,285 while the DSE-20 index of selective shares fell 15 points or 0.70 percent to close at 2,180 from 2,195 points.

Of the total 247 issues traded on the day, 85 registered gains while 149 incurred losses and 13 remained unchanged.

The day’s total turnover declined to BDT 5.59 billion from BDT 6.36 billion on Monday. The market capitalization increased to BDT 1.117 trillion on Tuesday from BDT 1.113 trillion on the previous day.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-09June09-6:04 pm (BST)