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BSE Equity Derivatives Segment gains momentum aided by investors’ interest in Sensex 50 contracts

Geyatee Deshpande
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BSE Equity Derivatives Segment gains momentum aided by investors’ interest in Sensex 50 contracts

Attracting investor confidence and seeing wider investor participation, BSE’s equity derivatives segment reported a new all time high daily turnover record of Rs 168450 crore as on September 29, 2020.

The previous record high was of Rs 162055 crore made on September 14, 2020.

Being considered as one of the most successful new products in the history of BSE, Sensex 50 contracts have rapidly developed robust liquidity in the just within 3 months since its launch on June 29, 2020.

The S&P BSE SENSEX 50 Weekly Futures & Options Contract offer investors with enhanced liquidity, front-end trading software, superior trading infrastructure and co-location services that are available at free cost. Not only can investors hedge their equity risks with familiar products but also in the most cost- effective way. These contracts have their expiry on Monday.

According to Shri Sameer Patil, Chief Business Officer, BSE, “Sensex 50 Contracts have been gaining traction as it offers the ideal hedging tool in a volatile equity market. These are still in the early stages, but they have received a great response so far, as we aim to widen investor participation and increase our member base. We are confident that these contracts will see significant growth in trading activity over the next few months.”

Prioritising its investors’ needs and ease, BSE continuously contributes to improve the trading landscape thus playing the leading role in the development of India’s financial markets.

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