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Sensex is the benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in India It was coined by Deepak Mohini and was launched on January 1, 1986. The index comprises of 30 of the largest and most actively traded stocks on the BSE and provides a gauge of India's economy. It is float-adjusted and market capitalization-weighted. The Sensex is reviewed semi-annually each year in June and December.

Why does Sensex go up and down?

Sensex is an indicator of the market sentiment or of the economy of the country. Think of this indicator as a mutual fund which as a pool of 30 companies with varying weightages. The prices of these companies are constantly fluctuating, thus directly causing the Sensex price movements. If majority of these companies’ prices go up, the index will move up and vice versa.

How do I buy shares in Sensex?

There are two ways to invest in Sensex. 
•    Buy stocks of the 30 companies with the same percentage as the weightages in SENSEX
•    Invest in Index Mutual Funds which replicate the weightages of the companies in SENSEX

How do I start trading in Sensex?

Follow the below steps to start trading in SENSEX:

  • Find the right broker

To gain access to the exchanges, retail traders need to register with brokerage firms or Depository Participants (DPs) first. It is important to find the right DP as retail investors will buy, store, and sell stocks through the interactive interface of the DP. 
It is preferable to open an electronic 2-in-1 demat account and trading account with a DP, making investing and trading convenient. It also lets you see all your positions at a single glance.

  • Do your KYC

To open a demat account, you will need permanent address proof, identity proof, e-KYC (linking of your Aadhaar to the account) and other financial information such as annual salary.

Once your demat and trading account is setup with your broker or DP, you can start trading and investing. Before, investing or trading, make sure you thoroughly do your due diligence on the companies you’re likely to trade or invest in. Another famously known strategy is to build a diversified portfolio so you can curtail your risks and protect your capital.

How many shares are there in BSE?

BSE has around 8,900 listed stocks from which only 3,000 are traded on a daily basis.

What is the vision of BSE?

The vision of BSE is to emerge as the premier Indian stock exchange with best-in-class global practice in technology, products innovation and customer service.

How many stocks are considered in Sensex?

The index comprises of 30 of the largest and most actively traded stocks on the BSE.

How is profit in Sensex calculated?

The formula for Sensex calculation is = (Total free-float market capitalization/ Base market capitalization) * Base index value where the base year used is 1978-79 and the base value is 100. 

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