In a recent development, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has announced a significant change in the expiry day for all futures and options contracts associated with its banking index, S&P BSE Bankex. Effective from October 16, the expiry day for these derivatives contracts will be shifted from Friday to Monday.
Change in Response to Market Feedback
The decision to alter the expiry day of the S&P BSE Bankex derivatives contracts stems from feedback received from a diverse range of market participants. BSE highlighted this change in a circular issued on Wednesday, stating that the new Monday expiry would commence on October 16, 2023.
Impact of Trading Holidays
The BSE circular also clarified that in the event that the expiry day coincides with a trading holiday, the expiry day will be shifted to the previous trading day. This adjustment aims to ensure a smooth transition during such instances.
Transition Process and Schedule
As part of this transition, existing contracts of BSE Bankex with a Friday expiry day will conclude on October 13, 2023. These contracts will not be available for trading from October 16, 2023. On the other hand, the new contracts for BSE Bankex with a Monday expiry day will be generated on October 13, 2023, and trading for these contracts will commence from October 16, 2023.
Weekly F&O Expiry Schedule
- Monday: Nifty Midcap Select and BSE Bankex
- Tuesday: Nifty Financial Services
- Wednesday: Bank Nifty
- Thursday: Nifty 50
- Friday: Sensex
Enhancing Derivative Trading
BSE has been proactive in its efforts to enhance derivative trading. In May, it reintroduced Sensex and Bankex derivative contracts with reduced lot sizes and a new expiry cycle. These initiatives have gained traction and contributed to the growth of derivative products on the exchange.
Competitive Landscape and Rival Bourse NSE
The derivatives market in India is dominated by the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE). The relaunch of Sensex and Bankex derivative contracts by BSE posed competition to NSE. In response, NSE initially planned to change the expiry day for Bank Nifty F&O contracts from Thursday to Friday. However, this decision was later reversed in June, citing the interest of market development.
The decision by BSE to shift the expiry day for S&P BSE Bankex derivatives contracts to Monday marks a significant change in the trading landscape. This move reflects the exchange’s responsiveness to market feedback and its commitment to enhancing derivative trading efficiency.
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