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Indian Stock Market Facts
Indian Stock Market Facts
Indian Stock Market Fact #1
Indian stock market has three mainstream stock exchanges -BSE, NSE & MCX-SX
NSE leads in terms of turnover followed by BSE
Image Courtesy: BSE India, NSE India & MCX-SX website
Indian Stock Market Fact #2
As on December 2012, BSE was the tenth and NSE was the eleventh largest
stock exchange in the world based on Market Capitalization
Indian Stock Market Fact #3
Historically an open outcry floor trading exchange, the Bombay Stock Exchange
switched to an electronic trading system in 1995
Indian Stock Market Fact #4
The National Stock Exchange or NSE was the largest exchange by number of
trades in equity shares in the Electronic order book in 2012 and 2011
Indian Stock Market Fact #5
In 2011, National Stock Exchange launched derivative contracts on S&P 500 and
the Dow Jones Industrial Average - the first time in the world that futures
contracts on the S&P 500 Index were listed on an exchange outside of USA
Indian Stock Market Fact #6
The NSE has a monopoly in the equity derivatives segment. The futures
and options segment contributes roughly 80% to total market turnover
and NSE has a 90% share of the market
Indian Stock Market Fact #7
The Nifty Futures are the most traded contract on the Indian bourses
Indian Stock Market Fact #8
75% of the total daily stock market in India is attributed to the top 100 stocks
Indian Stock Market Fact #9
Foreign Institutional Investors are the biggest investors in Indian stocks
followed by financial institutions and insurance companies and mutual funds.
Indian Stock Market Fact #10
India with a population of over 1.2 billion people has only about
20 million Demat accounts
Indian Stock Market Fact #11
Less than 2% of Indian household saving goes into the equity markets
Indian Stock Market Fact #12
Over the years, the lowest level Sensex has touched is 113 – hit in 1979,
while the highest is 21,005 in 2012
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