The stock market plays a critical role in the economy by enabling companies to raise capital, facilitating investments, and providing liquidity for investors.

A Demat account helps investors hold shares and securities in an electronic format. It is also commonly known as a Dematerialised account. This account helps keep track of an investor’s holdings in shares, exchange-traded funds, bonds, and mutual funds in one place.

Stock Market. Definition: It is a place where shares of pubic listed companies are traded. The primary market is where companies float shares to the general public in an initial public offering (IPO) to raise capital.

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STOCK MARKET

The stock market is a collection of markets and exchanges where the buying, selling, and issuance of shares of publicly held companies occur. These financial activities take place through institutionalized formal exchanges or over-the-counter (OTC) marketplaces which operate under a defined set of regulations.

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Benefits of a Demat Account

  • Safety and Security: Eliminates the risks of physical storage of certificates.
  • Accessibility: Allows investors to access their holdings online at any time.
  • Efficiency: Facilitates quick transfer and settlement of securities.
  • Ease of Monitoring: Provides a consolidated view of all investments, making it easier to track and manage the portfolio.

National Stock Exchange (NSE)

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) is a leading stock exchange in India, known for its sophisticated, electronic trading system that facilitates the trading of securities. It was established in 1992 and commenced operations in 1994.

Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is one of the oldest stock exchanges in Asia, established in 1875. Located in Mumbai, India, it is a premier exchange known for its long history and significant role in the Indian financial market.

Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX)

The Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) is a leading commodity derivatives exchange in India, established in 2003. It facilitates the trading of commodity futures across various segments, providing a transparent and efficient platform for price discovery and risk management.