The Borsa Istanbul (BIST) is the only stock exchange operating on the Turkish stock market. It combines the former Istanbul Stock Exchange, the Istanbul Gold Exchange and the Derivatives Exchange of Turkey. 371 companies are listed on Borsa Istanbul and their stocks are traded daily. Borsa Istanbul has its own indexes, tracking the performance of the top 30 (BIST30), top 50 (BIST50), and top 100 (BIST100) stocks listed on the exchange to gauge the overall market.
Borsa Istanbul also has filtered stocks according to their sector such as BIST Bank - including companies operating in the banking sector, BIST Kimya - including companies operating with chemical products, BIST Gıda - related to foods and beverages, etc. The exchange is home to 320 national companies and lists actively traded Turkish stocks from companies such as Kardemir, Sabanci Holding, Bimeks, Petkim and Zorlu Enerji. Its market cap amounts to 221$ billion.