Month: January 2011

open interest

Open interest means the total number outstanding of derivative contracts that have not been settled (offset by delivery). For each buyer of a futures contract there must be a seller. From the time the buyer or seller opens the contract until the counter-party closes it, that contract is considered ‘open’. Open interest applies primarily to […]

stock trading

A stock market, equity market or share market is the aggregation of buyers and sellers (a loose network of economic transactions, not a physical facility or discrete entity) of stocks (also called shares); these may include securities listed on a stock exchange as well as those only traded privately. A stock trader or equity trader […]

Currency Trading

The Currency trading market is a multi-trillion dollar market where world currencies are exchanged back and forth on a daily basis. The foreign exchange market (forex, FX, or currency market) is a global decentralized market for the trading of currencies. This includes all aspects of buying, selling and exchanging currencies at current or determined prices. […]

commodity trading

A commodity market is a market that trades in primary economic sector rather than manufactured products. Soft commodities are agricultural products such as wheat, coffee, cocoa and sugar. Hard commodities are mined, such as gold and oil. Investors access about 50 major commodity markets worldwide with purely financial transactions increasingly outnumbering physical trades in which […]


The Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited (MCX), India’s first listed exchange, is a state-of-the-art, commodity futures exchange that facilitates online trading, and clearing and settlement of commodity futures transactions, thereby providing a platform for risk management. The Exchange, which started operations in November 2003, operates under the regulatory framework of Securities and Exchange Board […]

stock options

A stock option is a contract between two parties in which the stock option buyer (holder) purchases the right (but not the obligation) to buy/sell fix number of shares of an underlying stock at a predetermined price from/to the option seller (writer) within a fixed period of time. The two types of stock options are […]

banknifty options

Bank Nifty represents the 12 most liquid and large capitalized stocks from the banking sector which trade on the National Stock Exchange (NSE). It provides investors and market intermediaries a benchmark that captures the capital market performance of Indian banking sector. The Bank Index commonly known as “NIFTY BANK” was launched by India Index Service […]

nifty options

The Nifty is an indicator of the 50 top major companies on the National Stock Exchange (NSE). Nifty is indicators of market movement. If the Nifty go up, it means that most of the stocks in India went up during the given period. If the Nifty goes down, this tells you that the stock price […]

Option Trading

An ‘Option’ is a type of security that can be bought or sold at a specified price within a specified period of time, in exchange for a non-refundable upfront deposit.An option, just like a stock or bond, is a security. It is also a binding contract with strictly defined terms and properties. An options offers […]


Index futures are a futures contracts on a financial index. For each index there may be a different multiple for determining the price of the futures contract. Index futures are used for hedging, trading, and investments. Hedging using index futures could involve hedging against a portfolio of shares or equity index options. For example, the […]

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