It is the oldest index in the country, while the Bombay Stock Exchange, now called BSE Limited, is the oldest exchange in Asia.The Sensex is managed and operated by a joint venture between BSE and S&P Dow Jones Indices, a global index manager.
Investors, traders and anyone keen on the equity market can track Sensex quotes live on BSEIndia.com, and countless other websites and TV channels from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm on all weekdays.
Financial markets in India remain closed on Saturday, Sunday and on select public holidays such as Independence Day, Holi, Republic Day, etc.
The credit for coining the term, Sensex, goes to Deepak Mohoni, a stock market analyst and IIT, Kanpur graduate and IIM, Calcutta alumnus.
As of September 20, 2017, the index was hovering above the 30,000 mark.
Also, the eligible companies must have reported revenues for the preceding four quarters.
BSE on December 6, 2016 launched the S&P BSE Sensex50 index, which is designed to measure the performance of the 50 largest and most liquid companies within the S&P BSE100 index.
There are different brokerage firms and each has its own unique plans and products, a range of charges, which generally range from 0.01 per cent to 0.05 per cent. Brokers are to be chosen wisely and with utmost care.
In order to buy a share listed on the NSE or BSE, one needs a stock broker.
The share market is a source for companies to raise funds and for investors to buy part-ownership in growing businesses and grow their wealth.
On becoming a shareholder, an investor earns a part of the profits earned by the company by way of dividend.
Demat and trading accounts are provided by the two depositories, NSDL and CDSL, through brokerage firms.