Indian Rupee Options

  • Indian Rupee – Options contracts is an logical extension of the of the Indian Rupee Futures. The options contracts allow market participants to hedge their Indian Rupee exposures using various option strategies as well as a combination of futures and options.

    Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange is the first exchange offshore to offer option contracts. Options allow participants to take a call on the underlying Indian Rupee by paying a small premium, while the option writer can benefit by taking a view on the underlying volatility of the Indian Rupee.

    • Hedging window available long after Indian currency markets close
    • Arbitrage opportunity with USD-INR options available in offshore
    • Two months option contracts are available
    • Strikes are available 2.50 Indian Rupees from the at the money strike
    • There is no margin applicable to the buyer of an option
    • Unique trading opportunity for Indians in the region and international funds with exposure to India to manage their risk
    • Options are most leveraged of all financial instruments and various strategies can be built to manage risk in the most cost effective manner for example straddles, strangles , ladders and butterflies
    • UAE is a Tax Free jurisdiction ensuring no tax liability arising out of accrued profit
    • Market hours from 8.30 AM India time till 1.25 AM India time
    • Overlaps most trading zones including Europe and United States
  • ContractParameters
    Trading Symbol DINRO
    Style  European
    Contract Size  One DGCX INR Futures contract
    Price Quotation US Dollars in Cents per 100 Indian Rupees
    Tick Size  0.01 US Cents
    Maximum Daily Price Fluctuation No Daily Limit
    Delivery Months The nearest two (2) Contract Months are available at all times
    Last Trading Day Last Trading Day for INR options shall be two (2) Business Days prior to the Last Day of Trading of the month. (Same as the INR Futures)
    New Contract Listing Five Business Days prior to the Last Trading Day
    Exercise of Options On the last trading day, all in-the-money options are exercised automatically against Daily Settlement Price.
    Strike Prices For each INR Option series, there shall be an INR option chain with a strike interval of INR 0.25 converted into US cents equivalent in 2 decimal points.
    Position Limit To be determined by the exchange
    Margin Requirement Buyer pays full premium, while the seller is margined on the SPAN basis
    Trading Hours 07:00 - 23:30 Hours Dubai time (GMT+4)
    Trading Days Monday through to Friday


  • ProductContractLast trading dateExpiry dateTender start dateTender end dateDelivery start dateDelivery end date
    DINRO DINRO-20170127 27-Jan-2017 27-Jan-2017 30-Jan-2017 30-Jan-2017 30-Jan-2017 30-Jan-2017
    DINRO DINRO-20170224 23-Feb-2017 23-Feb-2017 24-Feb-2017 24-Feb-2017 24-Feb-2017 24-Feb-2017
    DINRO DINRO-20170329 29-Mar-2017 29-Mar-2017 30-Mar-2017 30-Mar-2017 30-Mar-2017 30-Mar-2017
    DINRO DINRO-20170426 26-Apr-2017 26-Apr-2017 27-Apr-2017 27-Apr-2017 27-Apr-2017 27-Apr-2017
    DINRO DINRO-20170529 29-May-2017 29-May-2017 30-May-2017 30-May-2017 30-May-2017 30-May-2017
    DINRO DINRO-20170628 28-Jun-2017 28-Jun-2017 29-Jun-2017 29-Jun-2017 29-Jun-2017 29-Jun-2017
    DINRO DINRO-20170727 27-Jul-2017 27-Jul-2017 28-Jul-2017 28-Jul-2017 28-Jul-2017 28-Jul-2017
    DINRO DINRO-20170829 29-Aug-2017 29-Aug-2017 30-Aug-2017 30-Aug-2017 30-Aug-2017 30-Aug-2017
    DINRO DINRO-20170927 27-Sep-2017 27-Sep-2017 28-Sep-2017 28-Sep-2017 28-Sep-2017 28-Sep-2017
    DINRO DINRO-20171027 27-Oct-2017 27-Oct-2017 30-Oct-2017 30-Oct-2017 30-Oct-2017 30-Oct-2017
    DINRO DINRO-20171128 28-Nov-2017 28-Nov-2017 29-Nov-2017 29-Nov-2017 29-Nov-2017 29-Nov-2017
    DINRO DINRO-20171227 27-Dec-2017 27-Dec-2017 28-Dec-2017 28-Dec-2017 28-Dec-2017 28-Dec-2017