Business Standard
You are here » Home » Sensex


Sensex is the benchmark index of the BSE in India. It was launched on January 1, 1986 as a basket of 30 stocks representing the country's largest, financially-sound companies listed on the BSE.
The term ‘Sensex’ is a blend of words ‘Sensitive’ and ‘Index’ and was coined by stock market expert Deepak Mohini. The Sensex reflects the movements in the Indian stock market. It is considered the benchmark index of the Indian stock market. It is the oldest index in India and provides time series data from 1979, BSE, which was previously known as Bombay Stock Exchange, says on its website.
The bellwether index reflects the sentiment of the market and serves as a benchmark for fund managers to compare the performance of their funds. For investors, Sensex acts as a proxy for the Indian stock markets.
Read More..