Impact of Derivatives Trading on Emerging Stock Markets: Some Evidence from 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
Volume (Year): 51 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
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