NSE to Launch India VIX Futures Contracts on 26 February 2014

The National Stock Exchange announced that it will launch its futures contracts on India VIX called ‘NVIX’ from February 26 2014.

India VIX Futures enables participants to more easily hedge, trade and arbitrage the expected volatility. Benefits of India VIX futures are as under:

  • India VIX futures can be used to hedge equity portfolios
  • Investors can diversify the portfolio by adding India VIX futures 
  • Option traders can hedge Vega risk in their option portfolios 
  • Investors will be able to take directional views on volatility
  • Calendar spread trading can be explored across weekly contracts.

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