What do you mean by sensex and how it rise up and gone down ?



What do you mean by sensex and how it rise up and gone down?? i want to know more about how American Doller is valuable then Indian Ruppee

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  1. SENSEX… isn’t that the Bonbay (Indian) stock market index?

    That has nothing to do with the value of the American Dollar against the Indian Rupee…


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  2. Sensex
    An index of the 30 most actively traded stocks on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The Sensex is considered the most important benchmark index on the BSE, and it is the oldest stock index in India. Unlike many indices, it is not weighted for price or market capitalization, but rather for “free-float capitalization.” This is similar to market capitalization, but uses shares available for trade rather than the total shares outstanding. Thus, it excludes shares that have not been vested, among others. Sensex is formally known as the Bombay Exchange Sensitive Index.

    The SENSEX, short form of the BSE-Sensitive Index, is a “Market Capitalization-Weighted” index of 30 stocks representing a sample of large, well-established and financially sound companies. It is the oldest index in India and has acquired a unique place in the collective consciousness of investors. The index is widely used to measure the performance of the Indian stock markets. SENSEX is considered to be the pulse of the Indian stock markets as it represents the underlying universe of listed stocks at The Stock Exchange, Mumbai. Further, as the oldest index of the Indian Stock market, it provides time series data over a fairly long period of time (since 1978-79).

    What are the objectives of SENSEX? The SENSEX is the benchmark index of the Indian Capital Markets with wide acceptance among individual investors, institutional investors, foreign investors and fund managers. The objectives of the index are:

    To measure market movements
    Given its long history and its wide acceptance, no other index matches the SENSEX in reflecting market movements and sentiments. SENSEX is widely used to describe the mood in the Indian Stock markets.

    Benchmark for funds performance
    The inclusion of blue chip companies and the wide and balanced industry representation in the SENSEX makes it the ideal benchmark for fund managers to compare the performance of their funds.

    For index based derivative products
    Institutional investors, money managers and small investors all refer to the SENSEX for their specific purposes The SENSEX is in effect the proxy for the Indian stock markets. The country’s first derivative product i.e. Index-Futures was launched on SENSEX.

    Q.3 What are the criteria for selection and review of scrips for the SENSEX?
    A. Quantitative Criteria:

    1. Market Capitalization:
    The scrip should figure in the top 100 companies listed by market capitalization. Also market capitalization of each scrip should be more than 0.5 % of the total market capitalization of the Index i.e. the minimum weight should be 0.5 %. Since the SENSEX is a market capitalization weighted index, this is one of the primary criteria for scrip selection. (Market Capitalization would be averaged for last six months)

    2. Liquidity:
    (i) Trading Frequency: The scrip should have been traded on each and every trading day for the last one year. Exceptions can be made for extreme reasons like scrip suspension etc. (ii) Number of Trades: Number of Trades: The scrip should be among the top 150 companies listed by average number of trades per day for the last one year. (iii) Value of Shares Traded: Value of Shares Traded: The scrip should be among the top 150 companies listed by average value of shares traded per day for the last one year.

    3. Continuity:
    Whenever the composition of the index is changed, the continuity of historical series of index values is re-established by correlating the value of the revised index to the old index (index before revision). The back calculation over the last one-year period is carried out and correlation of the revised index to the old index should not be less than 0.98. This ensures that the historical continuity of the index is maintained.

    4. Industry Representation:
    Scrip selection would take into account a balanced representation of the listed companies in the universe of BSE. The index companies should be leaders in their industry group.

    5. Listed History:
    The scrip should have a listing history of at least one year on BSE.

    B. Qualitative Criteria:

    Track Record:
    In the opinion of the Index Committee, the company should have an acceptable track record.





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