A stock (share) market or equity market is a public entity for the trading of company stock (shares) and derivatives at an agreed price; these are securities listed on a stock exchange as well as those only traded privately.
The stocks are listed and traded on stock exchanges which are entities of a corporation or mutual organization specialized in the business of bringing buyers and sellers of the organizations to a listing of stocks and securities together. Market participants include individual retail investors, institutional investors such as mutual funds, banks, insurance companies and hedge funds, and also publicly traded corporations trading in their own shares.
There are 2 big stock Exchanges in India, one is National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the other one is Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The volume of Bombay Stock Exchange is much bigger then the NSE.
The Market opens 9.30 in the morning and closes 3.30 evening on weekdays except Saturday,Sunaday and Reconised Holidays.
There are two options for trading one is longtime/shortime investment and other one is intraday trading. Intraday trading means to book the profit or loss in the same day.
Now maximum investor and traders are purchasing and selling stock online. The trading can be done with some click of mouse if one has some knowledge in computer and internet.
Some of the popular stock brokers in India Financial Market are:
ICICI Direct website (ICICIDirect.com) is an investment portal of ICICI Securities.
Sharekhan is online stock trading company of SSKI Group, provider of India-based investment banking and corporate finance service. Sharekhan is one of the largest stock broking houses in the country.
Indiabulls Securities (ISL) is one of the India's capital markets companies providing securities broking and advisory services.
5paisa is Online Stock Trading Company of India Infoline Securities Private Ltd., Owner of popular business portal Indiainfoline.com.
Incorporated in 1987, Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd is a well diversified financial services firm offering a range of financial products and services such as Wealth Management, Broking & Distribution, Commodity Broking, Portfolio Management Services.
HDFC Securities(HDFCsec) is Equity Trading Company of HDFC Bank. HDFC Securities provide both online trading and trading on phone.
Reliance Money, A Reliance Capital Limited Company, is the financial services division of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani (ADA) Group. Reliance ADA group is among top 3 business houses in India with wide range of presence across various sectors.
Religare is an emerging markets financial services group with a presence across Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. In India, Religare’s largest market, the group offers a wide array of products and services including broking.
SBICAP Securities Ltd (SSL) is a 100% subsidiary of SBI Capital Markets Ltd. Services offered by SBICAP includes Institution Equity, Retail Equity, Derivatives, Broking, Depository Participant services and E-Broking.
Incorporated in 1994, Kotak Securities Limited, the leading stock broking house of India is 100% subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank. Company offering includes stock broking.
After opening an acccout with any of the companies above you will receive a Kit and instruction manual. You can easily start trading after activation of the account. For the first time not invest huge amount of money for practicing start trading with minimum amount of money. Even Rs. 1000 will be enough to have a look at the market for learning process.