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NSE is set to launch options on WTI Crude Oil, Natural Gas Futures

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The National Stock Exchange (NSE) today announced that it will launch options that will be linked to NYMEX WTI Crude Oil and Natural Gas futures contracts.

NSE received the approval for this from the SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) to launch these contracts.

The National Stock Exchange said in a release that, The addition of this instrument will boosts its product offering in the commodity segment. These contracts will allow traders to trade with more instruments.

“It gives us immense pleasure to inform the market participants that NSE is planning to launch Options on NYMEX WTI Crude Oil and Natural Gas futures contracts in October 2023,” NSE said.

Chief Business Development Officer, Sriram Krishnan, of NSE thanked all the market participants for showing their trust in the NSE WTI Crude Oil and Natural Gas Futures Contracts.

He also said that we are confident and we will get the same treatment with the Options on Futures contracts as well.

In the month of May, The National Stock Exchange launched the rupee-denominated NYMEX WTI Crude Oil and Natural Gas futures contracts in the commodity derivatives segment.

NSE has observed a great reception from the market participants for these futures contracts. They had over 100 trading members from different regions since their launch.

I don’t trade in Options but I am learning about options buying in the equity segment. It is important to note that Derivatives trading is extremely risky and majority of the people lose money in it.

I would like to inform you that WTI is the commodity of the New York Mercantile Exchange’s oil futures contracts.

Currently, Crude Oil WTI Futures is trading at 87.35 USD, almost a half percent up from the previous close.


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