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Impact of Derivatives Trading on Emerging Stock Markets: Some Evidence from India


  • Sumon Kumar Bhaumik

    () (Economics and Finance, School of Social Sciences, Brunel University, Marie Jahoda, Uxbridge UB8 3PH, UK.)

  • Suchismita Bose

    (ICRA Limited, Associate of Moody's Investors Service in India)


It is generally accepted that the introduction of financial derivatives that facilitate hedging is an important step in the development of stock markets. However, financial derivatives can potentially increase volatility in the underlying cash market, which might be detrimental to the development of the stock market itself. Using data from India, we examine one possible route through which derivatives trading can increase cash market volatility: expiration day effect. Our results indicate that expiration of equity derivatives contracts does not have any effect on the intra-day volatility of the market index, and it reduces the volatility of inter-day returns to the index. Comparative Economic Studies (2009) 51, 118–137. doi:10.1057/ces.2008.18

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  • Sumon Kumar Bhaumik & Suchismita Bose, 2009. "Impact of Derivatives Trading on Emerging Stock Markets: Some Evidence from India," Comparative Economic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Association for Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 51(1), pages 118-137, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:compes:v:51:y:2009:i:1:p:118-137

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    1. S. Bhaumik & M. Karanasos & A. Kartsaklas, 2008. "Derivatives Trading and the Volume-Volatility Link in the Indian Stock Market," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series wp935, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
    2. Bhaumik, S. & Karanasos, M. & Kartsaklas, A., 2016. "The informative role of trading volume in an expanding spot and futures market," Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 24-40.

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