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Sensex

An index of the 30 most actively traded stocks on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The Sensex is considered the most important benchmark index on the BSE, and it is the oldest stock index in India. Unlike many indices, it is not weighted for price or market capitalization, but rather for "free-float capitalization." This is similar to market capitalization, but uses shares available for trade rather than the total shares outstanding. Thus, it excludes shares that have not been vested, among others. Sensex is formally known as the Bombay Exchange Sensitive Index.
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The 30-scrip S&P BSE Sensex, which opened at 27,627.
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Other contracts that performed well included the S&P BSE Sensex futures contract, which totalled more than 100,000 contracts in the 10 months of trading since launch.
Mumbai, July 10 ( ANI ): The BSE Sensex fell over 250 points after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley began presenting his maiden General Budget for the year 2014-15 on Thursday.
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Traders reacted to fears of escalation of war in the Middle East as far as India, as the BSE Sensex fell nearly 4 percent (651 points) on "geopolitical worries," Reuters India reported.
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The BSE Sensex was trading at 18,060, down 17 points or 0.
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Equities: The BSE Sensex is expected to deliver annual returns of 14 per cent over the next 10 years, and these are likely to be less volatile than in the previous 10 years.