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Difference Between BSE and Nifty

BSE vs Nifty

‘BSE’ means Bombay Stock Exchange, and ‘Nifty’ is an index of the NSE or the National Stock Exchange. Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange are the two main stock exchanges in India.

While Nifty is the index of NSE, Sensex is the index used in the Bombay Stock Exchange. When comparing the two stock exchanges, the BSE is considered to be the foremost stock exchange.

While Sensex signifies all companies listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, Nifty signifies the companies listed on the National Stock Exchange.

The Bombay Stock Exchange, which was launched in 1875, is one of the oldest stock exchanges in Asia. The National Stock Exchange was launched in only 1992. As can be seen, Sensex was formed as an index in 1986.

When the BSE’s Sensex consists of just 30 scripts in different sectors, Nifty has 50 listings from various sectors. While the NSE has a listing of 200, it comes to about 4,000 in the BSE.

In Bombay Stock Exchange, it is the Sensex that signifies major stocks. On the other hand, it is the Nifty that signifies major stocks in the National Stock Exchange. It can also be said that Nifty is more open based than Sensex.

When looking at the words, ‘Nifty’ has been derived from the combination of ‘N,’ which means ‘national,’ and ‘ifty,’ which means ‘fifty.’ ‘Sensex’ is said to refer to the sensitivity index of the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Summary

1.’BSE’ means Bombay Stock Exchange, and ‘Nifty’ is an index of the NSE or the National Stock Exchange.

2.While ‘Sensex’ signifies all companies listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, ‘Nifty’ signifies the companies listed on the National Stock Exchange.

3.The Bombay Stock Exchange, which was launched in 1875, is one of the oldest stock exchanges in Asia. The National Stock Exchange was launched in only 1992.

4.When the BSE’s Sensex consists of just 30 scripts in different sectors, Nifty has 50 listings from various sectors.

5.While the NSE has a listing of 200, it comes to about 4,000 in BSE. Nifty is more open-based than Sensex.

6.Nifty has been derived from the combination of ‘N,’ which means ‘national,’ and ‘ifty,’ which means ‘fifty.’ Sensex is said to refer to the sensitivity index of the Bombay Stock Exchange.

7.When comparing the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange, the latter one is considered to be the foremost of the two.


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