SENSEX - Pulse of the Indian market

S&P BSE SENSEX, first compiled in 1986, was calculated on a ‘Market Capitalization-Weighted’ methodology of 30 component stocks representing large, well-established and financially sound companies across key sectors. The base year of S&P BSE SENSEX was taken as 1978 - 79. S&P BSE SENSEX today is widely reported in both domestic and international markets through print as well as electronic media. It is scientifically designed and is based on globally accepted construction and review methodology. Since September 1, 2003, S&P BSE SENSEX is being calculated on a free-float market capitalization methodology.

Attractive Contract Structure

  • Broad index exposure with a single trade
  • US $ denominated; Cash settled
  • US $ 1 per index point
  • No INR Exchange Rate Risk
  • Tax Free - No STT, Zero Capital Gains tax
  • Starts trading 45 minutes before BSE opens
  • Efficient margining for optimal leverage
  • Low transaction costs

Benefit from every movement on the Indian Stock Market

  • Trade your view on the Indian market easily
  • Turn your market views into profits
  • Trade the volatility of the Indian stocks
  • Profit from price anomalies of highly correlated contracts

Contract Specification

Contract Parameters
Symbol DBSX
Underlying Index S&P BSE Sensex
Contract Size 1 S&P BSE Sensex
Price Quote 1 S&P BSE Sensex Futures quoted in US Dollars
Minimum Tick Size 1 S&P BSE Sensex Index point (for eg: 24999, 25000, 25001 etc.)
Minimum Tick Value US $1
Daily Price Band range 500 index points (for eg: 24800-25300)
Final Cash Settlement Price basis Official closing price of the S&P BSE Sensex as published by BSE on the Last Day of Trading rounded to the nearest whole number.
Contract Months First 3 serial months (current month, 2nd and 3rd months) and 1 calendar spread Contract between current month and subsequent 2nd serial months.
Trading Days Monday through Friday
Trading Hours 07.00 - 23.30 hrs (Dubai Time)
Last Trading Day Last Thursday of the Contract month. If it is a holiday in Mumbai, India or Dubai, UAE, then the immediate preceding Business Day.
New Contract Listing Business Day immediately following the Last Day of Trading
Block Trades Minimum Block size permitted is 50 Contracts
Time Limit for Block Trade Registration Up to 15 minutes after cessation of trading on any Trading Day.
Max Open Position Limit As determined by the Exchange from time to time
Max Order Size 50 Contracts


Initial Margin based on SPAN $900 per contract - as of Feb 19, 2015 (subject to change).