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Derivatives Trading

In the stock market, you can buy and sell shares of companies. Based on these shares, derivatives instruments are also traded on the market. These instruments are an agreement to buy or sell the underlying shares in the future. This agreement is sold in the market. They are called contracts. Derivative instruments are available for shares, indices, currencies as well as commodities. Their value is tied to the underlying security.

Types of Derivative Instruments:

Types of Derivative Instruments: There are two kinds of derivative instruments – futures and options. Futures are contracts or an agreement between two parties to either buy or sell a fixed quantity of assets at a particular time in the future for a fixed price. An option is also a similar contract, except the parties are not obligated to fulfill the terms of the agreement. These contracts are then traded in the market. The minimum value of a contract is Rs 2 lakh.

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  1. Prevent Unauthorized Transactions in your account. Update your Mobile Numbers/Email IDs with your stock brokers. Receive information of your transactions directly from the Exchange on your Mobile/Email at the end of the day.
  2. Prevent Unauthorized Transactions in your demat account. Update your Mobile Number with your Depository Participant. Receive alerts on your Registered Mobile for all debit and other important transactions in your demat account directly from CDSL on the same day. (Issued in the interest of Investors)
  3. KYC is one-time exercise while dealing in securities markets - once KYC is done through a SEBI-registered intermediary (Broker, DP, Mutual Fund, etc.), you need not undergo the same process again when you approach another intermediary.
  4. Investors need not issue cheques while subscribing to IPO. Just write the bank account number and sign in the application form to authorize your bank to make payment in case of allotment. No worries regarding refund since the money remains in investor's account.
  5. Stock Brokers can accept securities as margin from clients only by way of pledge in the depository system w.e.f. September 1, 2020.
  6. Update your Mobile Number and Email id with your stock broker/depository participant and receive OTP directly from the depository on your Email id and/or Mobile Number to create pledge.
  7. Pay 20% upfront margin of the transaction value to trade in cash market segment.
  8. Investors may please refer to the Exchange's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) issued vide circular reference NSE/INSP/45191 dated July 31, 2020, and NSE/INSP/45534 dated August 31, 2020, and other guidelines issued from time to time in this regard.
  9. Check your Securities/MF/Bonds in the consolidated account statement issued by NSDL/CDSL every month.