Stock Exchange is a marketplace to make sale and purchase of securities. It is an organised market where market forces determine the price of stocks (Shares). There are around 23 stock exchanges in India, but the majority of trading is done at BSE and NSE.
Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was established in 1875 under banyan trees. It is Asia first stock exchange and has distinction of fastest in world with trading speed of as low as 6 micro seconds. It was established as “The Nature Share & Stock Brockers” in 1875.
National Stock Exchange (NSE) was incorporated in 1992 and began operations in 1994. It is one of the leading stock exchanges in India. It started screen based trading in 1994, derivative trading and internet trading in 2000.
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