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Mumbai Stock Exchange

Mumbai Stock Exchange (BSE) has been acclaimed to be the largest out of 22 stock exchanges in India. In 1875, BSE was established as Association of Persons (AOP). Today, it is the oldest and largest stock exchange, not only in the country, but in Asia as well. With over 6,000 stocks listed, this Stock Exchange of Mumbai enumerates for more than two-third of the total trading volume in India. It is also the first stock exchange to be recognized by the Government of India, under the Securities Contracts Act, 1956.

      Since its establishment, Bombay Stock Exchange has played a vital role in the growth of capital markets in India. Another great truth about BSE is that it is the world's fifth largest stock exchange, with a market capitalization of $466 billion. It makes use of BSE SENSEX, which is an index of 30 big and developed stocks. The index provides an evaluation of the comprehensive performance of BSE and is very much tracked throughout the world.

   BSE Sensex  

      The Bombay Stock Exchange Sensitive Index is a value-weighted index, calculated out of 30 stocks taking April 1979 as its base. These 30 stocks depict the largest and most active trading stocks from various sectors. Around one-fifth of BSE's market capitalization is related to these companies. On 1st April 1979, the base value of the Sensex is 100 while its base year is 1978-79. The BSE authorities assess and revise composition of the Sensex at intervals, to ensure that it reveals the existing market conditions.

Interesting facts about Bombay Stock Exchange

  • It is the oldest and the largest stock exchange in Asia.

  • It is the fifth largest stock market in the world.

  • Approximately 6,000 Indian companies are listed with Bombay Stock Exchange

  • Free Float Index, US$ version of BSE Sensex and Internet Trading Platform were launched initially by Bombay Stock Exchange in India

  • BSE Online Trading System (BOLT) used by BSE is one of the few stock trading systems in the world that manages hybrid/mixed mode of trading.



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