Revision of lot sizes in equity derivatives wef 31st Oct 2014

The lot sizes of derivative contracts of indices and individual stocks have been revised by NSE. The change will be effective from 31st October 2014.

For example, the new lot size for Nifty will be reduced from 50 to 25.

Since the lot sizes will be reduced, the margin requirements will also go down accordingly. The updated margins will be available in the margin requirement file from 31st October 2014.

For a detailed list of new lot sizes of equity derivatives please refer to the below table.

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Top 5 Technical Analysts of India and their Trading Secrets

Making money by trading in financial markets is great task. This is a great truth that is almost impossible for one person to teach to another. It can only be realized by the very act of trading. Accordingly, very few people enter the trading arena with their eyes fully open to the psychological and financial risks. Indeed, they approach markets in the same way that they might approach a lake containing treasure. They feel that all they have to do is set up appropriate pumping equipment and the treasure is theirs. What they do not realize is that – as in all good fairy stories – the lake has magical properties, designed to protect the integrity of the treasure. Most people who touch the sparkling water of the lake are doomed to be transformed by it: they become treasure protectors instead of treasure hunters. The problem is that there is an energy in financial markets that somehow coerces and organizes investors into a single-minded unit. The force is a psychological one, and it is so powerful that investors do not recognize it until they are finally caught in a disastrous bear market that wipes out months, of hard work.

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SMART Tips for DIWALI Picks

SMART Tips for DIWALI Picks

India is a place of great diversity and cultures, and is also called a land of festival as well. The festivals celebrated in the country are not only limited to dancing, enjoying, etc., but have deep rooted connection with country’s economy. It is one of the permanent sources of income for the country.

Diwali and stock market: the connection

One of the most important festivals of India is Diwali, which is celebrated all over the country and lasts for around five days. Along with happiness and prosperity, Diwali brings a very good opportunity to invest in the stock market because of some sentimental and monetary reasons. Diwali marks the beginning of new fiscal year for many businesses in India, and is also marks the biggest holiday shopping season for the Indians.

For these reasons, it may be interesting to look upon the performance of Indian stock market with respect to Diwali. So, discussed below are some the segments that are generally seen too rally around this festival.

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Muhurat Trading- a mere ritual?

Deepawali is one of the biggest festivals celebrated in India and it marks the beginning of a traditional New Year for Hindus. It is considered a highly auspicious period as most households indulge in purchase of cars, durables or invest in new assets like real estate & gold. For many businesses especially stock broking houses, Diwali marks the beginning of a new fiscal year. Stock brokers and traders commence the celebrations by performing a Lakshmi Puja at their premises and participate in the customary Muhurat Trading.

Mahurat Trading

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Reigning in Speculation

Who are speculators?

A speculator is a trader who approaches the financial markets with the intention to make a profit by buying low and selling high, not necessarily in that order. A speculator is not really interested in ownership or hedging of assets but tries to predict the ups and downs of the market and is interested in price action. A speculator can be an individual, a bank or any other institution. The biggest speculators are hedge funds who now operate with more than $2 trillion globally.

Speculator

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