About National Stock Exchange of India – NSE India

About National Stock Exchange of India – NSE India

Stock markets are one of the important investment avenues. People invest in the stock market through NSE India and BSE. After demonetisation, the flow of funds in the stock market has shown a good jump. In fact, the reason for such jump is higher returns from the stock market. Investors are now more willing to invest directly in the equity market or through mutual funds. Since stock markets are hugely popular, we must know the history behind it. In this article, we shall learn about the history of NSE India and much more about it.

Let us first know when and how NSE (National Stock Exchange) India came into existence.

History of National Stock Exchange of India

The National Stock Exchange of India came into existence in the year 1992.  It was the first demutualised electronic exchange of India. NSE India made it possible for traders across the country to carry out trading of stocks with its fully automated screen-based electronic trading system. The incorporation of NSE India was done in 1992 under the Securities Contract (Regulation) Act, 1956. NSE India was set up to bring transparency in the capital market transactions. Many leading financial institutions participated to set up NSE India. The commencement of trading in equities was in the year 1993. Similarly, the derivative segment commenced its operation in the year, 2000.

Now let us see the services provided by NSE India.

Services Offered by NSE India

NSE India provides many trading and investment services. Their services are as follows.

  • Trading and investment in Equities, Indices, Initial Public Offerings, Mutual Funds, etc. There are approximately 5,000 companies listed on the NSE that are actively traded.
  • Trading and investment in equity derivatives that include global indices like Dow Jones, currency derivatives and interest rate futures.

Now let us see how the traders and investors can use the NSE India website.

How to Use NSE India Website?

The beginners and the old investors must know how to operate or use the NSE India website (https://www.nseindia.com/). To help you in this regard we will post some of the basic features which every trader and investor must know on the NSE.

First of all the user will need to click on the Live Market option that is available on the home page of the NSE India website. The user will find many options under this head.


If the investors intend to look at the stock price of any stock, they can put the stock name in the search column. The stock details along with the live price shall display on the screen for the user.

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Now let us learn about the important basic features that any beginners or investor in the stock market must know while operating the NSE India website.

Pre – Open Market

The pre-open market is between 9 a.m. to 9.15 a.m. During this period, the traders can put the buying and selling orders. The pre-market settles at 9.07 a.m. and quotes are available after the settlement on the basis of buy and sell orders. The prices of the nifty 50 stocks are available in the pre-open market segment.