InvestorQ : Do retail investors play a big role in F&O markets in India?
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Do retail investors play a big role in F&O markets in India?

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Dawn Cherian answered.
2 years ago


There has been a rising interest in F&O markets in India and if we see the table below, it is clear that the retail interest in options and futures trading is gradually rising. Check how the institutional and prop positions are falling and it is the retail volumes that are going up.

Participant wise Trading Value in the F&O Segment (2017-18)

Month/Year

Institutional investors _____________________

Retail _______________________

Proprietary _____________________

Gross Traded Value _______________________

% to Gross Turnover

Gross Traded Value _______________________

% to Gross Turnover

Gross Traded Value _______________________

% to Gross Turnover

` Crores

US $ bn

` Crores

US $ bn

` Crores

US $ bn

2013-14

126,11,623

2,110

16.5

273,50,424

4,577

35.8

364,60,769

6,101

47.7

2014-15

142,56,375

2,278

12.8

401,70,535

6,418

36.1

567,85,997

9,073

51.1

2015-16

173,10,690

2,610

13.4

483,95,518

7,296

37.3

639,45,461

8,588

49.3

2016-17

286,40,485

4,188

15.2

807,01,258

11,800

42.8

793,98,860

11,609

42.1

Apr-17

23,15,760

359

12.2

87,09,598

1,350

46.0

78,94,005

1,224

41.7

May-17

31,10,231

483

13.1

108,16,373

1,679

45.5

98,36,200

1,526

41.4

Jun-17

27,05,571

420

11.8

106,21,739

1,648

46.5

95,37,225

1,480

41.7

Jul-17

29,02,531

450

11.9

109,78,947

1,703

45.0

105,03,404

1,630

43.1

Aug-17

35,85,969

561

12.2

134,32,205

2,100

45.6

124,52,127

1,947

42.3

Sep-17

33,28,597

516

12.3

123,88,308

1,922

45.7

113,83,817

1,766

42.0

Oct-17

28,95,410

445

11.1

118,90,151

1,828

45.4

113,77,868

1,749

43.5

Nov-17

37,57,948

579

12.2

135,40,421

2,088

43.8

136,04,568

2,098

44.0

Dec-17

35,55,036

553

13.0

120,06,810

1,869

43.8

118,52,455

1,845

43.2

Jan-18

43,24,728

679

13.5

143,76,388

2,259

44.9

133,18,443

2,092

41.6

Feb-18

49,40,496

767

15.4

137,53,903

2,134

42.9

133,58,836

2,073

41.7

Mar-18

47,52,030

731

13.6

154,79,235

2,380

44.3

146,82,386

2,257

42.1

2017-18

421,74,305

6,543

12.8

1479,94,078

22,961

44.9

1398,01,334

21,690

42.4

Source: NSE