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Published on September 13, 2013

Author: KotakSecurities



Check out some of the most interesting facts about the Indian Stock Markets

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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 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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