Published on: December 21, 2021




Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued an order suspending futures trading in paddy (non-basmati), wheat, Bengal gram (chana dal), mustard seeds and its derivatives, soyabean and its derivatives, crude palm oil and green gram (moong dal) for a year, in a move believed to stem rising prices.


Futures Contract

  • Agreement between buyer and seller
  • Buy or sell an asset
  • At a certain time in the future
  • At a certain price
  • Has to be honored by both parties on the due date.
  • Used by traders or speculators who are engaged in arbitrage.
  • Regulated by SEBI.

ARBITRAGE means that the trader shall buy the stock at a low price today as he wants to sell it on a future date at a high price.