Dalal Street


DEFINITION of 'Dalal Street'

A term that refers to the Bombay Stock Exchange, the major stock exchange in India. The street is home not only the Bombay Stock Exchange but also a large number of other financial institutions.

BREAKING DOWN 'Dalal Street'

The term "Dalal Street" is used in the same way as "Wall Street" in the U.S., referring to the country's major stock exchanges and overall financial system. These terms are often seen in the financial media.

  1. Bay Street

    A street in Toronto, Canada that is home to several major banks, ...
  2. Main Street

    A colloquial term used to refer to individual investors, employees ...
  3. Sensex

    An abbreviation of the Bombay Exchange Sensitive Index (Sensex) ...
  4. Index

    A statistical measure of change in an economy or a securities ...
  5. Over-The-Counter Exchange Of India ...

    An electronic stock exchange based in India that is comprised ...
  6. Wall Street

    1. A street in lower Manhattan that is the original home of the ...
Related Articles
  1. Options & Futures

    Getting To Know The Stock Exchanges

    Here are the answers to all the questions you have about stock exchanges but are too afraid to ask!
  2. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Getting Into International Investing

    Diversifying can mean not only investing in various asset classes but also venturing beyond domestic exchanges.
  3. Investing Basics

    3 Key Signs Of A Market Top

    When stocks rise or fall, the financial fate of investors change, as well. There are certain signs that can reveal a stock’s course, and investors don’t need to be experts to spot them.
  4. Investing

    Asset Manager Ethics: Rules Governing Capital Markets

    The integrity of the capital markets needs to be kept at utmost importance for all investors. This article shows how to maintain the integrity while investing.
  5. Investing Basics

    6 Investing Mistakes That the Ultra Wealthy Don't Make

    Understand what ultra-high-net-worth individuals are and how they invest. Learn about the six key investment mistakes that the ultra wealthy avoid.
  6. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Top 5 Emerging Market ETFs

    Find out which emerging markets ETFs have enough of an asset base, trading volume and low fees to be considered top choices in the segment.
  7. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Top 3 German Bonds ETFs

    Learn about the top three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in sovereign and private bonds issued by Germany with different duration yields.
  8. Economics

    Benefits of China Changing It's One Child Policy

    China's one-child policy is changing, and investors are looking for ways to cash in. The reform might not have the effects that many anticipate, however.
  9. Economics

    A Long Road to Full Diplomatic Relations with Cuba

    Over the past 50 years, the U.S. and Cuba have remained at odds, only recently to restore diplomatic ties. What does this mean?
  10. Markets

    Is Another Bear Market Ahead?

    With market volatility recently reaching its highest level, investors are questioning what the outlook is for U.S. stocks in 2015 and beyond.
  1. Is Mexico an emerging market economy?

    Mexico meets all the criteria of an emerging market economy. The country's gross domestic product, or GDP, per capita beats ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Why would a corporation issue convertible bonds?

    A convertible bond represents a hybrid security that has bond and equity features; this type of bond allows the conversion ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Why should an investor include an allocation to the telecommunications sector in ...

    An investor should include an allocation to the telecommunications sector in his portfolio, because telecom offers an investor ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What portion of the telecommunications sector will benefit most from continued growth ...

    The portion of the telecommunications sector that is projected to benefit most from the continued growth in the use of cellphones ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. What is the difference between a greenfield investment and a regular investment?

    A greenfield investment is a particular type of investment where an international company begins a new operation in a foreign ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. How strong are the barriers to entry for new companies in the telecommunications ...

    The barriers to entry for new companies in the telecommunications sector are very strong and primarily revolve around the ... Read Full Answer >>

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Capitalization Rate

    The rate of return on a real estate investment property based on the income that the property is expected to generate.
  2. Gross Profit

    A company's total revenue (equivalent to total sales) minus the cost of goods sold. Gross profit is the profit a company ...
  3. Revenue

    The amount of money that a company actually receives during a specific period, including discounts and deductions for returned ...
  4. Normal Profit

    An economic condition occurring when the difference between a firm’s total revenue and total cost is equal to zero.
  5. Operating Cost

    Expenses associated with the maintenance and administration of a business on a day-to-day basis.
  6. Cost Of Funds

    The interest rate paid by financial institutions for the funds that they deploy in their business. The cost of funds is one ...
Trading Center
You are using adblocking software

Want access to all of Investopedia? Add us to your “whitelist”
so you'll never miss a feature!