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NIFTY 31-Oct-19

11329.05 17.35 (0.15%) Add to Watchlist

Open 11,331.00 Avg. Price 11,366.53
High 11,433.95 Contracts Traded 151,237
Low 11,293.15 Turnover (Rs.lakhs) 1,289,279.92
Prev. Close 11,311.70 Market Lot 75
Spot Price 11,341.15 Open Interest 15,264,750
Open Int PCR 1.18 Open Int. Chg 507,975
Prev OI PCR 1.14 OI Chg % 3.44
Bid Price 11,329.10 Offer Price 11,329.95
Bid Qty 150 Offer Qty 75
Rollover % 7.78%
Option Chain NIFTY
CALLS PUTS
Premium Volume Open Int Stike Price Open Int Volume Premium
306.20
(-0.15%)
157,950 250,200
(-5.63%)
11,100.00 975,975
(-1.23%)
1,597,500 81.40
(-14.63%)
260.00
(-4.55%)
7,875 10,650
(13.60%)
11,150.00 47,100
(9.98%)
117,375 94.65
(-14.69%)
236.05
(-0.84%)
1,065,600 1,675,350
(-6.85%)
11,200.00 1,638,450
(-8.66%)
3,260,550 111.00
(-12.15%)
205.30
(-2.68%)
45,825 61,500
(-15.20%)
11,250.00 71,850
(15.70%)
162,375 129.75
(-10.18%)
175.85
(-2.09%)
2,512,725 1,374,150
(8.99%)
11,300.00 1,186,575
(23.31%)
3,418,800 148.00
(-11.11%)
151.60
(-1.37%)
203,625 43,725
(8.36%)
11,350.00 41,250
(98.56%)
195,750 171.00
(-10.82%)
127.40
(-3.56%)
2,957,175 1,045,725
(2.45%)
11,400.00 1,203,225
(8.36%)
1,802,850 198.30
(-9.49%)
105.00
(-5.53%)
205,575 43,800
(1.21%)
11,450.00 14,550
(13.45%)
8,850 225.70
(-8.92%)
87.00
(-6.75%)
4,071,300 2,348,250
(-0.08%)
11,500.00 980,250
(-6.19%)
863,775 256.05
(-8.01%)
71.05
(-6.33%)
181,725 61,425
(-11.75%)
11,550.00 18,750
(0.81%)
4,575 290.00
(-6.45%)

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News on F&O Stocks
F&O Stats
Futures CMP Change %Chg
ADANIENT 31-Oct-19 147.70 10.50 +7.65%
DLF 31-Oct-19 154.70 8.90 +6.10%
IDEA 31-Oct-19 6.40 0.35 +5.79%
ONGC 31-Oct-19 136.10 6.90 +5.34%
STAR 31-Oct-19 334.65 16.70 +5.25%
TATAMOTORS 31-Oct-19 128.00 6.20 +5.09%
TATAMTRDVR 31-Oct-19 56.45 2.40 +4.44%

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FII / DII Stats
Sector Wise Open Interest & Volume

Sector

Index

Index CMP (% chg) Open Int (% chg)
RBLBANK 257.25 -3.65% 17,626,800 +12.70%
FEDERALBNK 82.55 -2.13% 45,409,000 +6.57%
BANKBARODA 87.95 -3.51% 72,841,500 +4.37%
ICICIBANK 427.90 -0.28% 77,710,875 +2.97%
BANKINDIA 60.00 +1.18% 26,514,000 +2.96%
UNIONBANK 49.80 +1.12% 34,825,000 +1.74%
YESBANK 40.55 +2.14% 170,933,400 +1.66%
IDFCFIRSTB 36.40 +1.53% 222,300,000 +1.42%
SBIN 255.40 -0.06% 116,178,000 +1.32%
PNB 57.40 +0.44% 100,030,000 +0.63%
AXISBANK 686.50 +1.67% 60,229,200 +0.35%
KOTAKBANK 1,586.05 -0.53% 8,722,000 -0.12%
INDUSINDBK 1,252.05 +2.02% 14,853,200 -0.80%
HDFCBANK 1,206.40 +0.17% 40,012,500 -0.87%
CANBK 179.20 -0.39% 11,734,000 -2.64%

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Global Indices
Index CMP Change % Chg
US Markets
Nasdaq 8,057.04 106.26 1.32
European Markets
FTSE 100 7,205.23 -41.85 -0.58
CAC 40 5,623.38 -42.10 -0.75
DAX 12,439.72 -71.93 -0.58
Asian Markets
Nikkei 225 21,798.87 246.89 1.13
Straits Times 3,124.45 10.48 0.34
Hang Seng 26,521.85 213.41 0.80
Taiwan Weighted 11,066.95 176.99 1.60
KOSPI 2,067.40 22.79 1.10
SET Composite 1,626.00 18.50 1.14
Jakarta Composite 6,126.88 21.08 0.34
Shanghai Composite 3,007.88 34.22 1.14
SGX Nifty 11,321.50 -13.50 -0.12

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Open Interest Breakup
Symbol Total OI Change % Chg
ASHOKLEY 31-Oct-19 109,578,000 2,514,000 6.84
ADANIPOWER 31-Oct-19 105,660,000 3,160,000 8.76
ADANIENT 31-Oct-19 31,928,000 2,572,000 1.44
AUROPHARMA 31-Oct-19 27,697,000 -313,000 3.08
ASIANPAINT 31-Oct-19 10,564,800 150,000 7.06
ACC 31-Oct-19 3,154,400 202,000 2.35
HEXAWARE 31-Oct-19 2,497,500 81,000 3.35
APOLLOHOSP 31-Oct-19 1,894,500 125,000 -1.12

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Arbitrage
Company Future Cash Basis
MRF 62,439.55 61,996.65 442.90
EICHERMOT 18,370.60 18,327.95 42.65
BAJAJFINSV 8,098.90 8,082.25 16.65
DIVISLAB 1,698.00 1,683.70 14.30
ULTRACEMCO 4,184.25 4,170.30 13.95
APOLLOHOSP 1,457.80 1,451.75 6.05
HEROMOTOCO 2,615.00 2,609.20 5.80
SIEMENS 1,578.90 1,573.70 5.20
UBL 1,280.95 1,276.35 4.60
PIDILITIND 1,366.40 1,362.25 4.15
BRITANNIA 3,113.15 3,109.65 3.50
GRASIM 702.00 698.65 3.35
TITAN 1,252.00 1,248.95 3.05
AXISBANK 686.50 683.50 3.00
JUSTDIAL 613.35 610.45 2.90
TECHM 723.55 720.75 2.80
DRREDDY 2,654.60 2,651.90 2.70
BALKRISIND 764.00 761.35 2.65
SRF 2,615.20 2,612.65 2.55
TATAELXSI 648.55 646.40 2.15
HDFCBANK 1,206.40 1,204.40 2.00
BPCL 487.85 485.95 1.90
RAMCOCEM 722.40 720.60 1.80
CONCOR 580.00 578.25 1.75
AMARAJABAT 686.45 684.75 1.70
INDUSINDBK 1,252.05 1,250.60 1.45
MARICO 386.35 384.95 1.40
MUTHOOTFIN 660.35 658.95 1.40
VOLTAS 675.00 673.60 1.40
GODREJCP 691.95 690.70 1.25
INDIGO 1,768.00 1,766.75 1.25
TATACHEM 591.20 590.00 1.20
HINDPETRO 311.70 310.50 1.20
POWERGRID 199.55 198.40 1.15
CADILAHC 233.75 232.70 1.05
SUNPHARMA 395.55 394.65 0.90
ONGC 136.10 135.25 0.85
HEXAWARE 371.30 370.50 0.80
COALINDIA 190.90 190.10 0.80
IOC 145.55 144.75 0.80
ITC 244.90 244.10 0.80
CUMMINSIND 573.50 572.80 0.70
HAVELLS 654.60 653.90 0.70
WIPRO 244.15 243.45 0.70
GLENMARK 280.90 280.20 0.70
TORNTPOWER 282.35 281.70 0.65
UJJIVAN 298.00 297.35 0.65
ACC 1,469.95 1,469.35 0.60
LICHSGFIN 362.50 361.90 0.60
ADANIENT 147.70 147.10 0.60
APOLLOTYRE 170.50 169.95 0.55
KOTAKBANK 1,586.05 1,585.50 0.55
PETRONET 259.40 258.85 0.55
GAIL 126.35 125.85 0.50
LT 1,424.45 1,423.95 0.50
NTPC 118.20 117.75 0.45
YESBANK 40.55 40.10 0.45
JINDALSTEL 99.90 99.50 0.40
TATAPOWER 60.20 59.80 0.40
MCDOWELL-N 617.05 616.65 0.40
BEL 109.25 108.95 0.30
UNIONBANK 49.80 49.50 0.30
DISHTV 16.60 16.35 0.25
RECLTD 125.20 124.95 0.25
PFC 93.65 93.45 0.20
CIPLA 441.05 440.90 0.15
ASHOKLEY 67.75 67.60 0.15
NBCC 32.70 32.55 0.15
TATAMOTORS 128.00 127.85 0.15
BHEL 43.00 42.85 0.15
NMDC 98.30 98.15 0.15
M&M 568.75 568.65 0.10
PNB 57.40 57.30 0.10
GMRINFRA 17.20 17.10 0.10
AMBUJACEM 194.15 194.05 0.10
MOTHERSUMI 99.10 99.00 0.10
ADANIPORTS 407.50 407.45 0.05
TATAMTRDVR 56.45 56.40 0.05
L&TFH 81.70 81.65 0.05
NCC 48.15 48.10 0.05
CANBK 179.20 179.20 0.00
CESC 769.50 769.50 0.00
IDEA 6.40 6.40 0.00
MARUTI 6,821.10 6,821.10 0.00
SAIL 32.65 32.65 0.00
HINDALCO 188.65 188.70 -0.05
SBIN 255.40 255.45 -0.05
BANKINDIA 60.00 60.05 -0.05
OIL 153.20 153.25 -0.05
VEDL 147.75 147.80 -0.05
TATASTEEL 344.80 344.85 -0.05
JSWSTEEL 221.35 221.45 -0.10
TATAGLOBAL 275.65 275.75 -0.10
ESCORTS 612.50 612.65 -0.15
NATIONALUM 40.25 40.40 -0.15
DLF 154.70 154.85 -0.15
EQUITAS 100.75 100.90 -0.15
ADANIPOWER 62.05 62.30 -0.25
JUBLFOOD 1,321.75 1,322.10 -0.35
BANKBARODA 87.95 88.30 -0.35
MGL 942.00 942.40 -0.40
DABUR 454.50 455.00 -0.50
BHARTIARTL 393.00 393.55 -0.55
EXIDEIND 184.05 184.65 -0.60
ICICIPRULI 448.85 449.55 -0.70
FEDERALBNK 82.55 83.25 -0.70
RELIANCE 1,357.30 1,358.00 -0.70
UPL 585.90 586.65 -0.75
CASTROLIND 132.70 133.50 -0.80
ZEEL 242.10 242.90 -0.80
SUNTV 479.45 480.30 -0.85
BHARATFORG 429.40 430.35 -0.95
ICICIBANK 427.90 428.85 -0.95
MANAPPURAM 137.50 138.50 -1.00
IGL 375.35 376.40 -1.05
CENTURYTEX 380.35 381.45 -1.10
IDFCFIRSTB 36.40 37.75 -1.35
MINDTREE 729.05 730.55 -1.50
CHOLAFIN 283.55 285.10 -1.55
INFRATEL 257.80 259.45 -1.65
RBLBANK 257.25 258.90 -1.65
BIOCON 251.70 253.35 -1.65
SRTRANSFIN 1,043.00 1,044.65 -1.65
M&MFIN 319.00 320.70 -1.70
MFSL 410.10 411.95 -1.85
AUROPHARMA 457.10 459.25 -2.15
PVR 1,797.20 1,799.40 -2.20
HDFC 2,012.05 2,014.75 -2.70
LUPIN 713.20 716.40 -3.20
COLPAL 1,516.65 1,520.50 -3.85
STAR 334.65 338.50 -3.85
INFY 781.90 786.10 -4.20
NIITTECH 1,391.70 1,396.50 -4.80
HCLTECH 1,081.90 1,086.80 -4.90
ASIANPAINT 1,793.65 1,798.70 -5.05
TVSMOTOR 391.55 397.50 -5.95
BAJAJ-AUTO 2,951.25 2,958.05 -6.80
BERGEPAINT 468.90 477.10 -8.20
IBULHSGFIN 189.10 197.80 -8.70
HINDUNILVR 2,004.65 2,014.25 -9.60
TORNTPHARM 1,687.05 1,697.95 -10.90
BAJFINANCE 3,871.00 3,883.30 -12.30
BATAINDIA 1,714.30 1,730.85 -16.55
BOSCHLTD 13,326.05 13,345.45 -19.40
NESTLEIND 14,133.00 14,169.00 -36.00
TCS 1,978.05 2,021.00 -42.95
SHREECEM 18,650.05 18,695.60 -45.55
PAGEIND 20,923.60 21,009.35 -85.75
PEL 1,283.00 1,376.50 -93.50

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Corporate Action
Stock Ex-Date Purpose
HUL 14-Oct-19 Board Meeting
Indiabulls Hsg 14-Oct-19 Board Meeting
Union Bank 14-Oct-19 Board Meeting
ACC 14-Oct-19 Board Meeting
Wipro 14-Oct-19 Board Meeting
Federal Bank 14-Oct-19 Board Meeting
Mindtree 14-Oct-19 Board Meeting
PVR 14-Oct-19 Board Meeting
TVS Motor 14-Oct-19 Board Meeting
Zee Entertain 14-Oct-19 Board Meeting
Advance Decline Table
  Future Calls Puts
Advanced 17 (11%) 249 (4%) 1,239 (22%)
Declined 132 (89%) 1,828 (33%) 593 (11%)
Unchanged 0 (0%) 3,527 (63%) 3,778 (67%)
Total 149 5,604 5,610
FAQ

What are Derivatives?

The term "Derivative" indicates that it has no independent value, i.e. its value is entirely "derived" from the value of the underlying asset. The underlying asset can be Securities, Commodities, Bullion, Currency, Livestock or anything else. In other words, Derivative means a forward, future, option or any other hybrid contract of pre determined fixed duration, linked for the purpose of contract fulfillment to the value of a specified real or financial asset or to an index of securities. With Securities Laws (Second Amendment) Act,1999, Derivatives has been included in the definition of Securities. The term Derivative has been defined in Securities Contracts (Regulations) Act, as:- a security derived from a debt instrument, share, loan, whether secured or unsecured, risk instrument or contract for differences or any other form of security; a contract which derives its value from the prices, or index of prices, of underlying securities.

What is a Futures Contract?

Futures Contract means a legally binding agreement to buy or sell the underlying security on a future date. Future contracts are the organized/standardized contracts in terms of quantity, quality (in case of commodities), delivery time and place for settlement on any date in future. The contract expires on a pre-specified date which is called the expiry date of the contract. On expiry, futures can be settled by delivery of the underlying asset or cash. Cash settlement enables the settlement of obligations arising out of the future/option contract in cash.

What is an Option Contract?

Option Contract is a type of Derivatives Contract which gives the buyer/holder of the contract the right (but not the obligation) to buy/sell the underlying asset at a predetermined price within or at end of a specified period. The buyer/holder of the option purchases the right from the seller/writer for a consideration which is called the premium. The seller/writer of an option is obligated to settle the option as per the terms of the contract when the buyer/holder exercises his right. The underlying asset could include securities, an index of prices of securities etc. Under Securities Contracts (Regulations) Act,1956 options on securities has been defined as "option in securities" means a contract for the purchase or sale of a right to buy or sell, or a right to buy and sell, securities in future, and includes a teji, a mandi, a teji mandi, a galli, a put, a call or a put and call in securities. An Option to buy is called Call option and option to sell is called Put option. Further, if an option that is exercisable on or before the expiry date is called American option and one that is exercisable only on expiry date, is called European option. The price at which the option is to be exercised is called Strike price or Exercise price. Therefore, in the case of American options the buyer has the right to exercise the option at anytime on or before the expiry date. This request for exercise is submitted to the Exchange, which randomly assigns the exercise request to the sellers of the options, who are obligated to settle the terms of the contract within a specified time frame. As in the case of futures contracts, option contracts can be also be settled by delivery of the underlying asset or cash. However, unlike futures cash settlement in option contract entails paying/receiving the difference between the strike price/exercise price and the price of the underlying asset either at the time of expiry of the contract or at the time of exercise / assignment of the option contract.

What are Index Futures and Index Option Contracts?

Futures contract based on an index i.e. the underlying asset is the index, are known as Index Futures Contracts. For example, futures contract on NIFTY Index and BSE-30 Index. These contracts derive their value from the value of the underlying index. Similarly, the options contracts, which are based on some index, are known as Index options contract. However, unlike Index Futures, the buyer of Index Option Contracts has only the right but not the obligation to buy / sell the underlying index on expiry. Index Option Contracts are generally European Style options i.e. they can be exercised / assigned only on the expiry date. An index, in turn derives its value from the prices of securities that constitute the index and is created to represent the sentiments of the market as a whole or of a particular sector of the economy. Indices that represent the whole market are broad based indices and those that represent a particular sector are sectoral indices. In the beginning futures and options were permitted only on S&P Nifty and BSE Sensex. Subsequently, sectoral indices were also permitted for derivatives trading subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria. Derivative contracts may be permitted on an index if 80% of the index constituents are individually eligible for derivatives trading. However, no single ineligible stock in the index shall have a weightage of more than 5% in the index. The index is required to fulfill the eligibility criteria even after derivatives trading on the index has begun. If the index does not fulfill the criteria for 3 consecutive months, then derivative contracts on such index would be discontinued. By its very nature, index cannot be delivered on maturity of the Index futures or Index option contracts therefore, these contracts are essentially cash settled on Expiry.

What is the structure of deravatives markets in India?

Derivative trading in India takes can place either on a separate and independent Derivative Exchange or on a separate segment of an existing Stock Exchange. Derivative Exchange/Segment function as a Self-Regulatory Organisation (SRO) and SEBI acts as the oversight regulator. The clearing & settlement of all trades on the Derivative Exchange/Segment would have to be through a Clearing Corporation/House, which is independent in governance and membership from the Derivative Exchange/Segment.

What is the regulatory framework of derivatives markets in India?

With the amendment in the definition of ''securities'' under SC(R)A (to include derivative contracts in the definition of securities), derivatives trading takes place under the provisions of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 and the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992. Dr. L.C Gupta Committee constituted by SEBI had laid down the regulatory framework for derivative trading in India. SEBI has also framed suggestive bye-law for Derivative Exchanges/Segments and their Clearing Corporation/House which lays down the provisions for trading and settlement of derivative contracts. The Rules, Bye-laws & Regulations of the Derivative Segment of the Exchanges and their Clearing Corporation/House have to be framed in line with the suggestive Bye-laws. SEBI has also laid the eligibility conditions for Derivative Exchange/Segment and its Clearing Corporation/House. The eligibility conditions have been framed to ensure that Derivative Exchange/Segment & Clearing Corporation/House provide a transparent trading environment, safety & integrity and provide facilities for redressal of investor grievances. Some of the important eligibility conditions are - 1.Derivative trading to take place through an online screen based Trading System. 2.The Derivatives Exchange/Segment shall have online surveillance capability to monitor positions, prices, and volumes on a real time basis to deter market manipulation. 3.The Derivatives Exchange/ Segment should have arrangements for dissemination of information about trades, quantities and quotes on a real time basis through atleast two information vending networks, which are easily accessible to investors across the country. 4.The Derivatives Exchange/Segment should have arbitration and investor grievances redressal mechanism operative from all the four areas / regions of the country. 5.The Derivatives Exchange/Segment should have satisfactory system of monitoring investor complaints and preventing irregularities in trading. 6.The Derivative Segment of the Exchange would have a separate Investor Protection Fund. 7.The Clearing Corporation/House shall perform full novation, i.e. the Clearing Corporation/House shall interpose itself between both legs of every trade, becoming the legal counterparty to both or alternatively should provide an unconditional guarantee for settlement of all trades. 8.The Clearing Corporation/House shall have the capacity to monitor the overall position of Members across both derivatives market and the underlying securities market for those Members who are participating in both. 9.The level of initial margin on Index Futures Contracts shall be related to the risk of loss on the position. The concept of value-at-risk shall be used in calculating required level of initial margins. The initial margins should be large enough to cover the one-day loss that can be encountered on the position on 99% of the days. 10.The Clearing Corporation/House shall establish facilities for electronic funds transfer (EFT) for swift movement of margin payments. 11.In the event of a Member defaulting in meeting its liabilities, the Clearing Corporation/House shall transfer client positions and assets to another solvent Member or close-out all open positions. 12.The Clearing Corporation/House should have capabilities to segregate initial margins deposited by Clearing Members for trades on their own account and on account of his client. The Clearing Corporation/House shall hold the clients margin money in trust for the client purposes only and should not allow its diversion for any other purpose. 13.The Clearing Corporation/House shall have a separate Trade Guarantee Fund for the trades executed on Derivative Exchange / Segment. Presently, SEBI has permitted Derivative Trading on the Derivative Segment of BSE and the F&O Segment of NSE.

What are the various membership categories in the derivatives market?

The various types of membership in the derivatives market are as follows: 1.Trading Member (TM) A TM is a member of the derivatives exchange and can trade on his own behalf and on behalf of his clients. 2.Clearing Member (CM) These members are permitted to settle their own trades as well as the trades of the other non-clearing members known as Trading Members who have agreed to settle the trades through them. 3.Self-clearing Member (SCM) A SCM are those clearing members who can clear and settle their own trades only.

What are the requirements to be a member of the Derivatives Exchange/Clearing Corporation?

1.Balance Sheet Networth Requirements: SEBI has prescribed a networth requirement of Rs. 3 crores for clearing members. The clearing members are required to furnish an auditor's certificate for the networth every 6 months to the exchange. The networth requirement is Rs. 1 crore for a self-clearing member. SEBI has not specified any networth requirement for a trading member. 2.Liquid Networth Requirements: Every clearing member (both clearing members and self-clearing members) has to maintain at least Rs. 50 lakhs as Liquid Networth with the Exchange/Clearing Corporation. 3.Certification requirements: The Members are required to pass the certification programme approved by SEBI. Further, every trading member is required to appoint at least two approved users who have passed the certification programme. Only the approved users are permitted to operate the derivatives trading terminal.

What are requirements for a Member with regard to the conduct of his business?

The derivatives member is required to adhere to the code of conduct specified under the SEBI Broker Sub-Broker regulations. The following conditions stipulations have been laid by SEBI on the regulation of sales practices: 1.Sales Personnel: The derivatives exchange recognizes the persons recommended by the Trading Member and only such persons are authorized to act as sales personnel of the TM. These persons who represent the TM are known as Authorised Persons. 2.Know-your-client:The member is required to get the Know-your-client form filled by every client. 3.Risk disclosure document: The derivatives member must educate his client on the risks of derivatives by providing a copy of the Risk disclosure document to the client. 4.Member-client agreement: The Member is also required to enter into the Member-client agreement with all his clients.

What derivatives contracts are permitted by SEBI?

Derivative products have been introduced in a phased manner starting with Index Futures Contracts in June 2000. Index Options and Stock Options were introduced in June 2001 and July 2001 followed by Stock Futures in November 2001. Sectoral Indices were permitted for derivatives trading in December 2002. Interest Rate Futures on a notional bond and T-bill priced off ZCYC have been introduced in June 2003 and Exchange Traded Interest Rate Futures on a notional bond priced off a basket of Government Securities were permitted for trading in January 2004.

What is the eligibility criterion for stocks on which derivatives trading may be permitted?

A stock on which Stock Option and single Stock Future contracts are proposed to be introduced is required to fulfill the following broad eligibility criteria:- 1.The stock shall be chosen from amongst the top 500 stocks in terms of average daily market capitalisation and average daily traded value in the previous six month on a rolling basis. 2.The stocks median quarter-sigma order size over the last six months shall be not less than Rs.1 Lakh. A stocks quarter-sigma order size is the mean order size (in value terms) required to cause a change in the stock price equal to one-quarter of a standard deviation. 3.The market wide position limit in the stock shall not be less than Rs.50 crores. A stock can be included for derivatives trading as soon as it becomes eligible. However, if the stock does not fulfill the eligibility criteria for 3 consecutive months after being admitted to derivatives trading, then derivative contracts on such a stock would be discontinued.

What is Mimimum Contract Size?

The Standing Committee on Finance, a Parliamentary Committee, at the time of recommending amendment to Securities Contract (Regulation) Act, 1956 had recommended that the minimum contract size of derivative contracts traded in the Indian Markets should be pegged not below Rs. 2 Lakhs. Based on this recommendation SEBI has specified that the value of a derivative contract should not be less than Rs. 2 Lakh at the time of introducing the contract in the market. In February 2004, the Exchanges were advised to re-align the contracts sizes of existing derivative contracts to Rs. 2 Lakhs. Subsequently, the Exchanges were authorized to align the contracts sizes as and when required in line with the methodology prescribed by SEBI.

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