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Nifty Options most actively traded globally for index options in 2015

PTI     May 13, 2016

Leading stock exchange NSE's Nifty Options has emerged as most actively traded contract for stock index options globally during 2015, according to a report by World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).

As many as 1,765.86 million Nifty options contracts were traded last year followed by Korea Exchange's KOSPI 200 Options (483.59 million) and Eurex's Euro Stoxx 50 Index Options (299.88 million).

BSE 30 Sensex which is traded on BSE, country's other major bourse, was ranked 6th globally at 172.47 million contracts.

Moreover, NSE's BankNifty Options took the seventh spot with trades in 127.69 million contracts, last year.

Chicago Board Options Exchange's S&P 500 Index and TAIFEX's TAIEX Options stood at the fourth and fifth position respectively.

TA-25 Options on Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (8th position), DAX Options on Eurex (9th) and Nikkei 225 Options on Osaka Exchange (10th) were also on the list.

Further, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) has been rated as the top bourse among its global peers in terms of number of stock index options contracts traded in 2015.

The exchanges traded 1,893.55 million such contracts and registered an annual growth rate of 79 per cent for the same.

Korea Exchange (483.59 million), Eurex (401.38 million), Chicago Board Options Exchange (263.81 million, TAIFEX (192.19 million) followed NSE as the other top 5 exchanges on the parameter.

NSE also figured among the top 10 list for number of trades in single stock options contracts (9th position) and single stock futures contracts (2nd rank), stock index futures contracts (6th position).

The bourse held second position for trading as many as 611.50 million currency options and futures contracts in 2015 followed by BSE at the third place with 429.731 million such contracts.

Moscow exchange with 1,005.36 million trades took lead in this category.

The findings were part of recent report on derivative markets conducted by the WFE and International Options Market Association (IOMA) for the year 2015.

WFE is the global trade association for the operators of regulated financial exchanges with its headquarters in London.


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