The VN-Index escaped from a fall after investors poured money into some heavyweight stocks, lifting the market.
Shares are forecast to move positively this week with third-quarter business results being the main factor influencing the market movements.
The COVID-19 pandemic is considered to be one of the key reasons for the surge in deposits by companies.
Securities companies have recorded growth in eight-month business results amid COVID-19 pandemic, stock prices keep rising as investors still find opportunities in this group.
Shares extended last week's gains, propped up by strong money flows in banks and securities companies, but foreign traders continued to sell out, posing risks to the short-term market.
The market continued to rise on Thursday, boosted by gains in material stocks and interest from foreign investors as they net bought more than VNĐ1 trillion on two main exchanges.