Besides Sensex live updates, one can also track real-time data of a slew of other indices such as BSE Midcap index, BSE100 index, various sectoral indices, top gainers, losers on the BSE webpage.
Financial markets in India remain closed on Saturday, Sunday and on select public holidays such as Independence Day, Holi, Republic Day, etc.
Sensex live graphs and figures are available on the BSE website.
The stock market is a share market, however besides shares of companies, other instruments are traded too.
The share market is a source for companies to raise funds and for investors to buy part-ownership in growing businesses and grow their wealth.
Market participants need to get registered with the stock exchange and market regulator Sebi to be able to trade in the stock market.
Demat and trading accounts are provided by the two depositories, NSDL and CDSL, through brokerage firms.As of September 20, 2017, the index was hovering above the 30,000 mark.It is the oldest index in the country, while the Bombay Stock Exchange, now called BSE Limited, is the oldest exchange in Asia.In order to buy a share listed on the NSE or BSE, one needs a stock broker.Brokers are of two types a) full service brokers b) discount brokers.In order to open these accounts, one has to contact a brokerage.