Frequently Asked Questions
Nifty is a market index consisting of 50 financially well-established companies listed on the National Stock Exchange of India.
No, one cannot buy Nifty, as it is an index and not an individual stock. However, one can invest in Nifty exchange-traded funds or index funds.
Nifty is calculated using 50 large stocks that are actively traded on NSE and selected from 13 different sectors.
As of March 2019, Nifty 50 represents about 66.8% of the free-float market capitalization of stocks listed on the National Stock Exchange.
The 50 stocks of Nifty are the stocks belonging to the 50 largest companies of India that form the components of Nifty 50.
Nifty 50 is not an equity but is an equity benchmark index.
Nifty is created from economic research for those interested in investing and trading in Indian equity.
Nifty plays an important role as an indicator of stock market movements. And based on this index, the investor decides to invest in the market.