Interest rate futures (IRF) are trading on three major exchanges in India NSE, BSE and MCX-SX. The underlying for IRF is the ten year benchmark government of India bond. The ten year benchmark bond as of March 2014 is the 8.83% 2023 government bond. Learn about the IRF contract here.
The weekly report on Interest rate futures will give you an analysis of the trend of Volumes, Price, Open Interest and Calendar Spreads.
The IRF contract traded on the NSE (National Stock Exchange) is analysed as NSE volumes account for around 70-80% of total IRF volumes across all exchanges.
Three derivative contract are traded at a time, one month contract, two months contract and three months contract. Maximum volume is seen in the near month contract.
Volumes in the NSE decreased from Rs 5.66 billion on a daily average basis to Rs 5.60 billion as of 12th May 2014.
Open Interest (OI) increased week on week. On 5th May 2014 total OI was 48,390 contracts and on 12th May 2014 it was 55,604 contracts.
Calendar spreads marginally narrowed week on week from 21 bps to 20 bps. On the 5th May 2014, One month contract in NSE closed at Rs 100.3800 whereas the two months contract closed at Rs 100.1700 giving calendar spreads of 21 bps. On 12th May 2014, one month contract was trading at Rs 100.4750 and two months contract was trading at Rs 100.2775 giving calendar spreads of 20 bps.