Currency Derivatives are” a contract between the seller and buyer, whose value is derived from the value of an underlying asset, the currency value”. A currency derivative based on currency exchange rates is an agreement that two currencies may be exchanged at a future date at a stipulated rate.
USD-INR were introduced for trading and subsequently the Indian rupee was allowed to trade against other currencies such as euro, pound sterling and the Japanese yen. Currency Options was introduced on October 29, 2010.
Further, Options trading on EUR INR, GBP INR and JPY INR was also introduced on February 27, 2018. Cross Currency Futures and Options contracts on EUR-USD. GBP-USD and USD-JPY are also introduced on February 27, 2018.
NSE provides you a liquid, transparent market for foreign exchange risk management. The contracts available to you are:
- Futures Contracts in USD-INR, EUR-INR, GBP-INR and JPY-INR. (maximum of 12 monthly contracts)
- Options in USD-INR (maximum of 6 monthly contracts)