TRENDS OF DERIVATIVES MARKET IN INDIA

India is one of the most successful developing countries in terms of a vibrant market for derivatives. This reiterates the strengths of the modern development of India’s securities markets, which are based on nationwide market access, anonymous electronic trading, and a predominantly retail market. There is an increasing sense that the equity derivatives market is playing a major role in shaping price discovery. Equity derivatives trading started in India June 2000, after regulatory process which stretched over more than four years. In July 2001, the equity spot market moved to rolling settlement. Thus, in 2000 and 2001, the Indian equity market reached the logical conclusion of the reforms program which began in 1994. It is important to learn about the behaviour of equity market as well as investors towards equity market in new regime. India’s experience with launch of equity derivatives market has been extremely positive, by world standards. NSE is now one of the prominent exchanges amongst all emerging markets, in terms of equity derivatives turnover. There is an increasing sense that the derivatives market is playing a major role in shaping price discovery. The figure seems that the total turnover on the F&O segment increased by Rs.31,349,732 crore during 2011-12 as compared with Rs 2,365 crore during 2000-01. The average daily turnover during 2011-12 was Rs 125,903 crore from Rs 12 crore in 2000-01 which shows CAGR of 120.49% in terms of turnover and CAGR of 115.64% in terms of average daily turnover.

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