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1. Demystifying Stocks
Indian Stock Market Facts
2. 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
3. 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
4. Indian Stock Market Fact #3
Historically an open outcry floor trading exchange, the Bombay Stock Exchange
switched to an electronic trading system in 1995
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. Indian Stock Market Fact #7
The Nifty Futures are the most traded contract on the Indian bourses
9. Indian Stock Market Fact #8
75% of the total daily stock market in India is attributed to the top 100 stocks
10. 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.
11. Indian Stock Market Fact #10
India with a population of over 1.2 billion people has only about
20 million Demat accounts
12. Indian Stock Market Fact #11
Less than 2% of Indian household saving goes into the equity markets
13. 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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