CapitalHeight News- Interesting Fact About Stock Market

Amazing Facts About Stock Markets: There are many interesting and amazing facts about stock markets that you may not have come across.

Interesting Fact About Stock Market CapitalHeight

BSE in India :

Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in India has the highest number of listed companies in the world with an estimated 5689 companies. National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India has around 1750 companies.

Most Expensive Stocks :

The most expensive stock in world is the Warren Buffet’s Hathaway, Class A, which is priced at USD 2,13,330 per share. The reason for such a high price is that the company doesn’t splits the shares.

Oldest Stock Exchange:

The oldest stock exchange in the world is Amsterdam Stock Exchange, which was established in 1602 by Dutch East India Company dealing with the printed stocks and bonds.

Indian Household Saving :

In India, out of 22124.14 INR billion household savings, only 2% goes as investment into equities. People in India are more inclined to invest their money in gold, banks and in real estate.

Bear &  Bull :

The terms “Bear” and “Bull” are thought to be originated from the way of attacking by each animal, with the bull thrusting its horn up in the air, while a bear swiping downwards. Historically, the middleman used to speculate on the future price of the bearskins by selling them which they yet had to receive from the tappers, with the expectation that the price will drop. They used to call the middleman as bear jobbers and in short “bears” which is known to describe the downturn in the market. As bull was assumed to be opposite of the bear at that time so it was termed as the upward movement of the market.

Seasonal Impact on Market :

Historically, on an average the market declines mostly in the month of September. The three leading indicator DJIA (Dow Jones), S&P 500 (Standard and Poor) and NASDAQ have seemed to be performing poorly in this month. One of the reasons for this is that the trading volume declines in summer as the investors take time for vacation and once they return to work, they exit positions they had build up.

Algorithmic Trading :

In the year 2006, one third of the all stocks traded in US and European Union was traded through Algorithmic Trading, a trading system heavily reliant on the mathematical formulas and high speed algorithms and computer programming. And by 2008, almost around 80% of trading was being done by algorithms, however due to various regulations the trading volume via algorithms in percentage terms declined after 2008.

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