Sensex, which stands for ‘Stock Exchange Sensitive Index’, is the stock market index for the Bombay Stock Exchange. It calculates the movement on BSE. Nifty stands for ‘National Stock Exchange Fifty’ and is the index for the National Stock Exchange.
S&P BSE SENSEX, first compiled in 1986, was calculated on a ‘Market Capitalization-Weighted’ methodology of 30 component stocks representing large, well-established and financially sound companies across key sectors.
The base year of S&P BSE SENSEX was taken as 1978-79. S&P BSE SENSEX today is widely reported in both domestic and international markets through print as well as electronic media. It is scientifically designed and is based on globally accepted construction and review methodology.