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The Equity Derivatives market provides a platform for trading Futures and/or Options. Futures and Options are derivative instruments which derive their value from an underlying instrument.
On-Exchange trading provide clients with transparency, eliminates counterparty risk, and as the Exchange we are an Independent source for price discovery.
The regular administration of margins prevents participants from accumulating large unpaid losses, which could impact on the financial position of other market users (systemic risk). Such margining systems do not exist in over-the-counter (OTC) markets.
The protection and safeguarding of clients interests are of utmost importance. Regulation, therefore, plays a crucial role in this regard with the Equity Derivatives market being overseen by the Financial Services Board and controlled in terms of the Securities Services Act. Certain regulatory activities include the registration of all members and clients, strict financial requirements for members and regular inspection of members’ records and procedures.
The benefits of trading futures and options are:
• Capital efficient way to participate in shares
• Incur lower brokerage fees than actually trading in the underlying
• Take advantage of price movements in the underlying
• Liquid and easily traded
• Portfolio Diversification
• Short Selling is allowed
To find out more about the exciting opportunities this market offers to both private and professional traders contact the Exchange on 011 520-7320.
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