The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) announced today that it will launch a futures contract based on SENSEX, the blue-chip stock index of India’s leading bourse, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The contract will be formally listed by DGCX on July 5th 2013.
DGCX SENSEX Futures will be the first Indian index futures to be introduced to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Considered the most accurate gauge of the Indian market, the SENSEX Index tracks the performance of 30 of the largest and most heavily traded stocks in the country.
Once listed, DGCX SENSEX Futures will provide unique trading opportunities for international investors seeking access to India’s economy. The contract, denominated in US dollars, will use the same settlement methodology and calculations as its underlying index, the SENSEX. The launch follows DGCX’s extremely successful Indian Rupee contracts, which continue to generate record trading volumes. The SENSEX contract is also part of a planned expansion of DGCX’s Emerging Market product offering, and will offer an exciting trading option for investors seeking exposure to one of the world’s largest Emerging Markets.
DGCX’s product portfolio already covers a diverse range of sectors including precious metals, base metals, currencies and energy. DGCX additionally launched the world’s first Indian Rupee futures contract and the Middle East’s first Copper futures contract. The listing of SENSEX Futures also marks DGCX’s introduction of Equities as a new asset class on the Exchange. DGCX aims to further expand this equities proposition by launching similar contracts such as the MSCI India Index Futures in the near future.