Markets close down after long holiday. Returning from the holiday, both markets opened in the green but lost ground in the afternoon session despite improved liquidity. The VNI lost 0.3% and the HNI slid 0.65%. The VNI was able to reach an intraday high of 478.44 before falling nearly 6 points. The HNI reached an intraday high of 80.61 but failed to stay above the strong resistance of 80 and fell nearly 1.5 points on strong profit-taking.