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About Equity Derivatives


The National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) commenced trading in derivatives with the launch of index futures on June 12, 2000. The futures contracts are based on the popular benchmark Nifty 50 Index.

The Exchange introduced trading in Index Options (also based on Nifty 50) on June 4, 2001. NSE also became the first exchange to launch trading in options on individual securities from July 2, 2001. Futures on individual securities were introduced on November 9, 2001. Futures and Options on individual securities are available on securities that meet the eligibility criteria stipulated by SEBI.

The Exchange has also introduced trading in Futures and Options contracts based on Indices. Currently, Derivatives on NIFTY 50, Nifty IT, andNifty Bank, are available for trading.

This section provides you with an insight into the derivatives segment of NSE. Real-time quotes and information regarding derivative products, trading systems & processes, clearing and settlement, risk management, statistics, etc. are available here

Since the launch of the Index Derivatives on the popular benchmark Nifty 50 Index in 2000, the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) today have moved ahead with a varied product offering in equity derivatives. The Exchange currently provides trading in Futures and Options contracts on – 3 major indices and more than 100 securities

Updated on: 12/03/2020 12:00
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