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Indices of Foreign

stock market

10 Largest Stock Markets


Rank

Exchange Name

Country

New York Stock Exchange

United States

Tokyo Stock Exchange

Japan

NASDAQ

United States

Euro next

Belgium, France, Holland,


Portugal

London Stock Exchange

United Kingdom

Shanghai Stock Exchange

China

Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Hong Kong

Toronto Stock Exchange

Canada

BM & FBovespa

Brazil

10

Bombay Stock Exchange

India

stock market
NSE

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BSE Indices
BSE SENSEX:
The Bombay Stock Exchange SENSEX also referred to as BSE 30. It is a freefloat market capitalization weighted index of 30 well-established and financially
sound companies listed on Bombay Stock Exchange.

BSE Mid-Cap:
BSE Mid-Cap tracks the performance of scrips between 80 & 95% of
aggregate market capitalisation.
It is also introduced to track the performance of companies with relatively
smaller market capitalization.

BSE Small-Cap:
BSE Small-Cap index tracks the performance of remaining 5% scrips (95-100%).
It is introduced to track the performance of companies with relatively smaller
market capitalization.

BSE-500:
It represents more than 93% of the listed universe Companies with large market
capitalization.

About indices
An Index is used to give information about the price
movements of products in the financial, commodities or
any other markets.
Financial indexes are constructed to measure price
movements of stocks, bonds, T-bills and other forms of
investments.
A stock market index is created by selecting a group of
stocks that are representative of the whole market or a
specified sector or segment of the market.

The stock market indexes are useful in a number of ways to


stock investors
1.The market indexes provide an historical perspective of stock market
performance.
2.It provide a yardstick with which investors can compare the performance of
their individual stock portfolios.
3.It acts as a forecasting tool. Studying the historical performance of the stock
market indexes, investors can forecast trends in the market

NSE Indices
S&P CNX Nifty:
It is Standard & Poor's CRISIL NSE Index 50. Nicknamed Nifty 50 or simply Nifty . It is the leading
index for large companies on the National Stock Exchange of India. The S&P CNX Nifty stocks
represent about 60% of the total market capitalization of the National Stock Exchange.

CNX Nifty Junior:


It represents the next range of liquid securities after S&P CNX Nifty. It representing approximately
10% of the traded value of all stocks on the National Stock Exchange of India.

S&P CNX 500:


The S&P CNX 500 is Indias first broad-based stock market index of the Indian stock market.
The S&P CNX 500 represents about 96% of total market capitalization and about 93% of the total
turnover on the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE).

CNX 100:
The CNX 100 Index represents about 78% of the free float market capitalization of the stocks
listed on NSE as on March 30, 2012.

NSE Indices
CNX Midcap:
The medium capitalized segment of the stock market is being increasingly
perceived as an attractive investment segment with high growth potential.
The primary objective of the CNX Midcap Index is to capture the movement
and be a benchmark of the midcap segment of the market.

Nifty Midcap 50:


The medium capitalized segment of the stock market is being increasingly
perceived as an attractive investment segment with high growth potential.
The primary objective of the Nifty Midcap 50 Index is to capture the
movement of the midcap segment of the market. It can also be used for
index-based derivatives trading.

S&P CNX Defty:


Almost every institutional investor and off-shore fund enterprise with an
equity exposure in India would like to have an instrument for measuring
returns on their equity investment in dollar terms. To facilitate this, a new