As many as eight stocks/securities have been put under the futures and options (F&O) ban for trade by the National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. These securities are banned under the F&O segment as they have crossed 95% of the market-wide position limit (MWPL), as per the NSE.
Under the F&O ban list, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), Sun TV, National Aluminium Company (Nalco), Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), Exide Industries, Punjab National Bank (PNB) continue to be among the stocks that were under the ban period in the previous session whereas telco Vodafone Idea has been added to the the list by the NSE today.
The derivative contracts in the mentioned securities have crossed 95% of the market-wide position limit and are therefore have been currently put in the ban period by the stock exchange.
“It is hereby informed that all clients/members shall trade in the derivative contracts of said security only to decrease their positions through offsetting positions,” the stock exchange said. “Any increase in open positions shall attract appropriate penal and disciplinary action,” NSE added.
No fresh positions are allowed for any of the F&O contracts in that particular stock when it is under the F&O ban period. The MWPL (market-wide position limit) is set by the stock exchanges which is the maximum number of contracts that can be open at any time (Open Interest), therefore, the F&O contracts of that stock enter a ban period if the open interest crosses 95% of the MWPL.
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