options trading: Sebi takes stock of surge in options trades

Hafiz N Nayla

The chief executive of a leading broking firm said the growing share of options turnover reported in India is misleading as it is based on the entire value of transactions rather than premiums. Synopsis Worried about the increased shift in trading activity from cash market to options, the Securities and […]

The chief executive of a leading broking firm said the growing share of options turnover reported in India is misleading as it is based on the entire value of transactions rather than premiums.

Synopsis

Worried about the increased shift in trading activity from cash market to options, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has asked bourses and brokers to boost investor awareness, especially among the new entrants, about the risks of such

Mumbai: Worried about the increased shift in trading activity from cash market to options, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has asked bourses and brokers to boost investor awareness, especially among the new entrants, about the risks of such instruments.

In a meeting with top executives of market intermediaries recently, the capital markets regulator is said to have asked the reasons behind the surge in options trading.

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