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Difference Between BSE and Nifty

stock-market-dbBSE vs Nifty

BSE, or Bombay Stock Exchange, and National Stock Exchange are the two major stock exchanges in India. Although there are other stock exchanges in this country, the BSE and NSE are the top stock exchanges. Well, most of the trading is done through these two stock exchanges. The main difference between these two stock exchanges, can be seen in their index.

BSE refers to one of the leading stock exchanges in India. Sensex is used as an index in Bombay Stock Exchange. The NSE comes second to the BSE. Nifty is one of the major indexes of the National stock Exchange.

The Bombay Stock Exchange is considered to be the oldest stock exchange in India, as well as in Asia. While the BSE was founded in 1875, it was in 1992 that the NSE came into existence. It was only after the launch of Sensex, in 1986, that Nifty came into existence.

The Bombay Stock Exchange has a listing of more than 4000 scripts, and the NSE has more than 200 listings. Nifty comprises of about 50 scripts from various sectors. On the other hand, Sensex of the BSE comprises of 30 scripts from various sectors.

While Sensex represents the major stocks of the Bombay Stock Exchange, Nifty represents the major stocks of the National Stock Exchange.

Another difference that can be seen, is that Nifty is more broad-based than Sensex, as the former consists of more listed companies. Sensex indicates all the companies listed on the BSE, and Nifty indicates all the companies listed on the NSE.

Nifty is a combination of ‘N’, meaning national, and ‘ifty’, meaning fifty. On the other hand, Sensex refers to the sensitivity index of the BSE.

Summary:

1. The Bombay Stock Exchange is considered to be the oldest stock exchange in India, as well as in Asia.

2. Nifty is one of the major indexes of the National stock Exchange.

3. The Bombay Stock Exchange was founded in 1875, and Sensex was launched in 1986.

4. Nifty comprises of about 50 scripts from various sectors. On the other hand, Sensex of the BSE comprises of 30 scripts from various sectors.

5. Nifty is more broad-based than Sensex, as the former consists of more listed companies.

6. Nifty is a combination of ‘N’, meaning national, and ‘ifty’, meaning fifty. On the other hand, Sensex refers to the sensitivity index of the BSE.


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1 Comment

  1. Hi,

    Is it possible for a company to be listed at both the places i.e. in Nifty as well as Sensex?

    Regards,
    MKT

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