Can the capital market exist without stock markets? Of course not! The Indian capital market at present is driven by two key scholarships, viz. Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange. There are a number of other small exchanges, but these are the two exchanges where the main transactions take place. It is no wonder that the Indian stock market is also called as the NSE BSE market in the international context. Indices with live updates are displayed on all news channels, not to mention news portals, financial portals, and brokerage sites. For the National Stock Exchange it is the ingenious sensex and BSE for the Bombay Stock Exchange.
India Index Services & Products Limited (IISL) is the index services wing of the National Stock Exchange. Several stock indices have been launched under this wing. These are the following:
- S&P CNX Nifty (Standard & Poor’s CRISIL NSE Index)
- CNX Nifty Junior
- CNX 100 (CNX Nifty Junior plus S&P CNX Nifty)
- S&P CNX 500 (CNX 100 + 400 top companies covering 72 industries)
- CNX Midcap (previously CNX Midcap 200).
Both the NSE and the BSE have pioneered the concept of trading in the Indian stock market, opening the door for investors to make big money. It is the BSE that introduced securities trading in India, replacing its open protest system with fully automated trading. The BSE Online Trading System (BOLT) network, from the time it was introduced in 1995, expanded across the country in 1997, providing investors with easy trading options. Online trading was first launched in India by NSE.
Trading sessions are a bit different for both stock exchanges. In the case of the National Stock Exchange, normal trading sessions begin at 9:15 am and end at 3:30 pm every day of the week except Saturdays and Sundays. Trading does not take place on all official holidays declared by the Government of India or the Exchange in advance. The time structure for the EEB is from 8 am to 5:30 pm and the non-working days, in addition to the holiday structures, are similar to those of the NSE.
Many business news portals and brokerage portals carry live BSE statistics that show comprehensive information related to the BSE market. From BSE sensex figures to BSE recommended stocks, top gainers, top losers, profit and loss in percentage terms, sectors that are trending up and trending down and more are showcased in one BSE live platform. Those who are full time traders in the BSE market, especially short term, should always keep themselves up to date with live BSE statistics. Similar is the case of the NSE market.
The NSE BSE market in current times is not performing up to the expectations of investors. Volatility has prevailed for the past few weeks in a row. Frequent inconsistency ebbs and flows on the up chart dampened the mood of many. But the situation will certainly improve after a few days.