Revision in Market Lot of Derivative Contracts


With effect from Friday, December 26, 2008 there will berevision of market lots for derivatives contracts as per NSE circular no. NSE/F&O/128/2008.


It is proposed to carry out revision of market lots for derivatives contract as given below:


Sr. No

Underlying whose Derivative contract size /value is

Revising Methodology

Effective date

Annexure Number for list of underlying


Higher than INR 400,000

Dividing existing lo t by 2

December 26, 2008

(for all contracts)

Annexure 1   

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Lower than INR 200,000

Multiplying existing lot by 2 and its multiples

December 26, 2008

(for March 2009 & later expiries)

Annexure 2

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To avoid operational complexities, in case 2 above, only the far month contract i.e. March 2009 expiry contracts will be revised for market lots. Contracts with maturity of January 2009 and February 2009 would continue to have the existing market lots. All subsequent contracts (i.e., March 2009 expiry and beyond) will have revised market lots.



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