SENSEX JOURNEY


  • 1000, 25 July 1990 – On 25 July 1990, the SENSEX touched the four-digit figure for the first time and closed at 1,001 in the wake of a good monsoon and excellent corporate results.
  • 2000, 15 January 1992 – On 15 January 1992, the SENSEX crossed the 2,000 mark and closed at 2,020 followed by the liberal economic policy initiatives undertaken by the then finance minister and Former Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh.
  • 3000, 29 February 1992 – On 29 February 1992, the SENSEX surged past the 3,000 mark in the wake of the market-friendly Budget announced by Manmohan Singh.
  • 4000, 30 March 1992 – On 30 March 1992, the SENSEX crossed the 4,000 mark and closed at 4,091 on the expectations of a liberal export-import policy. It was then that the Harshad Mehta scam hit the markets and SENSEX witnessed unabated selling.
  • 5000, 11 October 1999 – On 11 October 1999, the SENSEX crossed the 5,000 mark, as the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition won the majority in the 13th Lok Sabha election.
  • 6000, 11 February 2000 – On 11 February 2000, the information technology boom helped the SENSEX to cross the 6,000 mark and hit an all-time high of 6,006 points. This record would stand for nearly four years, until 2 January 2004, when the SENSEX closed at 6,026.59 points.
  • 7000, 21 June 2005 – On 20 June 2005, the news of the settlement between the Ambani brothers boosted investor sentiments and the scrips of RIL, Reliance Energy, Reliance Capital and IPCL made huge gains. This helped the SENSEX crossed 7,000 points for the first time.
  • 8000, 8 September 2005 – On 8 September 2005, the Bombay Stock Exchange's benchmark 30-share index – the SENSEX – crossed the 8,000 level following brisk buying by foreign and domestic funds in early trading.
  • 9000, 9 December 2005 – The SENSEX on 28 November 2005 crossed 9,000 and touched a peak of 9,000.32 points during mid-session at the Bombay Stock Exchange on the back of frantic buying spree by foreign institutional investors and well supported by local operators as well as retail investors. However, it was on 9 December 2005 that the SENSEX first closed at over 9,000 points.
  • 10,000, 7 February 2006 – The SENSEX on 6 February 2006 touched 10,003 points during mid-session. The SENSEX finally closed above the 10,000 mark on 7 February 2006.
  • 20,000, 11 December 2007 – The SENSEX on 29 October 2007 crossed the 20,000 mark for the first time during intra-day trading, but closed at 19,977.67 points. However, it was on 11 December 2007 that it finally closed at a figure above 20,000 points on the back of aggressive buying by funds.
  • 21,000, 5 November 2010 – The SENSEX on 8 January 2008 crossed the 21,000 mark for the first time, reaching an intra-day peak of 21,078 points, before closing at 20,873. However, it was not until 5 November 2010 that the SENSEX closed at 21,004.96, for its first close above 21,000 points. This record would stand for nearly three years, until 30 October 2013, when the SENSEX closed at 21,033.97 points.
  • 19 February 2013 – SENSEX becomes S&P SENSEX as BSE ties up with Standard and Poor's to use the S&P brand for Sensex and other indices.
  • 13 March 2014 - The SENSEX closes higher than the Hang Seng Index, to become the major Asian stock market index with the highest value, for the first time ever.
  • 22,000, 24 March 2014 – The SENSEX on 10 March 2014 crossed the 22,000 mark for the first time during intra-day trading. However, it was on 24 March 2014 that the index finally closed above the milestone at 22,095.30.
  • 23,000, 9 May 2014 - The SENSEX crossed record 23,000 level for the first time, but close just short of the milestone level, on 9 May 2014. The index would close well above the 23,000 mark during the following session.
  • 12 May 2014 - The SENSEX closed at its record all-time high of 23,551,a rise of 2.42%(+556.77 points) intraday due to continued fund inflows on hopes of a stable government.
  • 24,000, 13 May 2014 - The SENSEX crossed record 24,000 level for the first time, on 13 May 2014 and reached its peak of 24,067.11 due to sustained capital inflows by foreign funds at the domestic bourses and widespread buying by retail investors after exit polls showing the BJP-led NDA forming the government lifted the key indices to new highs.However it closed at a little low at 23,905 points
  • 25,000, 16 May 2014 - The SENSEX crossed record 25,000 level for the first time, on 16 May 2014 and reached its peak of 25,364.71 due to winning of the BJP led NDA government by a staggering record marginal difference of all times. However, it closed well below the 25,000 mark. Still, the index closed at its all-time high of 24,121.74, for its first close above 24,000 points. The SENSEX closed at 25,019.51, for its first close above the 25,000 milestone on 5 June 2014.
  • 26,000, 7 July 2014- The SENSEX crossed record 26,000 level for the first time on 7 July 2014 and reached its peak of 26,123.55, before closing slightly lower at 26,100.08, in anticipation of strong reformatory budget by the new government.
  • 27,000, 2 September 2014 - The SENSEX closed at 27,019.39, for its first close above the 27,000 level, on 2 September 2014. This is the sixth 1000-point milestone the index has crossed in 2014, tying a record set in 2007.
  • 28,000, 5 November 2014 - The SENSEX crossed 28,000 mark, on 5 November 2014. One week later, on 12 November 2014, the index would close above the milestone for the first time. This is the seventh 1000-point milestone the index has crossed in 2014, breaking the six 1000-point record set in 2007.
  • 29,272, 23 January 2015 - BSE Sensex today set a new high of 29,408 points and all-time closing high of 29,278.84, up 272.82 points.
  • 30,000, 4 March 2015 - The Sensex breaches 30000 mark following steps taken by the Reserve Bank Of India in cutting the repo rates.
  • 26 April 2017 - The SENSEX closed at 30,133.35, for its first close above the 30,000 level.
  • 31,000, 26 May 2017- The SENSEX crossed record 31,000 level for the first time on 26 May 2017 and reached its peak of 31,074.07, before closing slightly lower at 31,028.21.
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Major Falls
      • 24 August 2015 --- 1,624.51 points
      • 21 January 2008 --- 1,408.35 points
      • 24 October 2008 --— 1,070.63 points
      • 17 March 2008 --- 951.03 points
      • 3 March 2008 --- 900.84 points
      • 22 January 2008 --- 875 points
      • 6 July 2009 --- 869.65 points
      • 6 January 2015 --- 854.86 points
      • 11 February 2008 --- 833.98 points
      • 18 May 2006 --- 826 points
      • 11 February 2016 --- 807.07 points
      • 10 October 2008 --- 800.51 points
      • 13 March 2008 --- 770.63 points
      • 17 December 2007 --- 769.48 points
      • 16 August 2013 --- 769.41 points
      • 7 January 2009 --- 749.05 points
      • 31 March 2008 --- 726.85 points
      • 6 October 2008 --- 724.62 points
      • 5 May 2015 --- 722 points
      • 17 October 2007 --- 717.43 points
      • 15 September 2008 --- 710.00 points
      • 22 September 2011 --- 704.00 points
      • 11 November 2016 --- 698.86 points [Latest]
      • 18 January 2008 --- 687.82 points
      • 21 November 2007 --- 678.18 points
      • 26 March 2015 --- 654.25 points
      • 3 September 2013 --- 651.47 points
      • 16 August 2007 --- 642.70 points
      • 17 August 2009 --- 626.71 points
      • 2 April 2007 --- 617 points
      • 1 August 2007 --- 615 points
      • 9 March 2015 --- 604.17 points
      • 27 June 2008 --- 600.00 points
      • 27 Aug 2013 --- 590.05 points
      • 28 April 1992 --- 570 points
      • 17 May 2004 --- 565 points
      • 24 February 2011 --- 545.92 points
      • 22 September 2015 --- 541.14 points
      • 16 December 2014 --- 538.12 points
      • 4 January 2016 --- 537.55 points.
      • 20 June 2013 --- 526.41 points
      • 8 July 2014 --- 517.97 points
      • 30 January 2015 --- 498.82 points
      • 9 February 2015 --- 490.52 points
      • 27 February 2012 --- 477.82 points
      • 15 May 2006 --- 463 points
      • 22 May 2006 --- 457 points
      • 31 May 2013 --- 455.10 points
      • 18 Nov 2013 --- 451.32 points
      • 19 May 2006 --- 453 points
      • 6 August 2013 --- 449.22 points
      • 16 November 2010 --- 444.55 points
      • 4 February 2011 --- 441.92 points
      • 12 November 2010 --- 432 points
      • 13 May 2013 --- 430.65 points
      • 07 Jan 2016 --- 554.50 points




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