This paper explores the exponential growth of equity derivatives market in India. Equity F&O segment on the nation’s stock exchanges recorded a turnover 15 times of the cash market in 2014-15.The total turnover in equity derivatives market rose by 59.7 % when compared to 2013-14. This paper traces the growth and present status of India’s equity derivatives market. It further attempts to infer reasons for this phenomenal growth from extant literature and secondary data sources.
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