Retail Investors: 9 out of every 10 people are facing losses, yet retail investors made this record in August

The activities of retail investors are continuously increasing in the Indian market. The condition of investors is such that they are very active even in the derivatives segment which is considered very risky. Even the continuous warnings from market regulator SEBI are not having any significant effect. This is the reason why retail investors have made a new record in the derivatives segment last month.

Zero-day options are amazing

According to a report by Mint, the country’s largest The number of retail participants trading in derivatives on the stock exchange NSE reached a record level in the month of August. According to the report, zero-day options are becoming very popular among retail investors. The specialty of these options is that their expiry is daily and their cost is also comparatively low. The increasing popularity of zero-day options has played an important role in taking the participation of retail investors in the derivatives segment to a record level.

This record was made in August

NSE data in the report. According to it, the number of retail investors who traded mainly in index options on 4 out of 5 days of the week during the month of July was 3.7 million. This was already significantly higher than the monthly average of 2.8 million for 2022-23. After that, in August, the number of such investors reached 4 million, which is a new record.

BSE also started

A new choice for retail investors in the zero-day options market. Emerging as. These option contracts are already available on NSE. In view of their increasing demand, recently BSE has also started this. BSE has started Sensex options expiring every day of the week in May this year.

SEBI recently gave this warning

This situation is when options trading Is considered quite risky. Market regulator SEBI has been continuously warning investors about this. In May itself, SEBI had given clear instructions to all brokers to warn retail investors about the risks of derivatives trading on their websites. Also, SEBI has asked to put a warning with every derivative order.

This is how losses occur

Actually, retail investors suffer maximum losses in derivative trading. SEBI data shows that 9 out of every 10 retail investors trading in the futures and options segment suffer losses. The average loss of such investors is Rs 50 thousand.

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