MCX-SX to launch trading in F&O on SX40 from May 15

MCX-SX to launch trading in F&O on SX40 from May 15 Mumbai: MCX Stock Exchange (MCX-SX) Monday said it will introduce trading in derivative contracts on its flagship index -- SX40 -- from next month.

"MCX-SX will introduce trading in futures and options (F&O) on its index SX40 from May 15, 2013," the exchange said in a statement.

SX40, launched in February, is a free float-based index of 40 large cap and liquid stocks, representing diverse sectors.

Trading in F&O contracts on SX40 would be available between 0915 hours and 1530 rpt 1530 hours from Monday to Friday.

The exchange said futures & options on SX40 would be offered in a contract trading cycle of minimum of three contracts having maturity of one-month, two-month and three-month.

Speaking about the development, MCX-SX MD and CEO Joseph Massey said: "SX40 is the true barometer of the Indian economy as it accurately represents its growth potential and dynamism, enabling domestic and global investors to partake in India's growth story."

"Further, adoption of Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB), the global company classification standard of the FTSE Group, in its product development efforts will take Indian markets closer to global investors and introduce global best practices in the domestic market.

"This index is well suited to retail investors, institutional investors, fund houses and global investors," he added.

PTI