Nifty 50 world’s most actively traded contract: Surveys

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Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) on Thursday said global surveys have declared its Nifty 50 options as the world’s most actively traded derivatives contract for the year 2015.

The NSE said the trend was confirmed by two surveys — “Derivative Market Survey”, conducted by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) and International Options Market Association (IOMA), and a similar study by the Futures Industry Association (FIA).

“All such surveys focused on trading and clearing activities in derivatives, among others and cover responses and trade data from exchanges,” the NSE said in a statement.

“Both the surveys, WEF/IOMA 2015 derivative market survey and FIA study declared Nifty 50 options as world’s most actively traded derivatives contract for the year 2015.”

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The statement further said that the WEF-IOMA survey showed that NSE leads global exchanges in terms of numbers of stock index options contract traded in 2015 with the highest annual growth rate (AGR) of 79 percent.

“In overall exchange traded derivatives contracts category — according to the FIA study, NSE witnessed a growth of 61.2 percent to 3.03 billion contracts,” the statement added.



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