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Frequently used terms in Index Futures market - October 1st, 2010

Contract Size - The value of the contract at a specific level of Index. It is

Index level * Multiplier.


Multiplier - It is a pre-determined value, used to arrive at the contract size.

It is the price per index point.


Tick Size - It is the minimum price difference between two quotes of

similar nature.


Contract Month - The month in which the contract will expire.


Expiry Day - The last day on which the contract is available for trading.


Open interest - Total outstanding long or short positions in the market at any specific point in time. As total long positions for market would be equal to total short positions, for calculation of open Interest, only one side of the contracts is counted.

Volume - No. of contracts traded during a specific period of time. During a day, during a week or during a month.

Long position- Outstanding/unsettled purchase position at any point of time.

Short position - Outstanding/ unsettled sales position at any point of time.
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Re: Frequently used terms in Index Futures market - April 14th, 2016

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Contract Size - The value of the contract at a specific level of Index. It is

Index level * Multiplier.


Multiplier - It is a pre-determined value, used to arrive at the contract size.

It is the price per index point.


Tick Size - It is the minimum price difference between two quotes of

similar nature.


Contract Month - The month in which the contract will expire.


Expiry Day - The last day on which the contract is available for trading.


Open interest - Total outstanding long or short positions in the market at any specific point in time. As total long positions for market would be equal to total short positions, for calculation of open Interest, only one side of the contracts is counted.

Volume - No. of contracts traded during a specific period of time. During a day, during a week or during a month.

Long position- Outstanding/unsettled purchase position at any point of time.

Short position - Outstanding/ unsettled sales position at any point of time.
Hello Sunanda,

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