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Turnover in F&O segment rises

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Nifty August 2019 at premium

The Nifty August 2019 was at 11,037, a premium of 20 points compared with the Nifty's closing of 11,017 in the cash market.

Turnover on the National Stock Exchange's & options (F&O) segment was Rs 10.69 lakh crore compared with Rs 8.73 lakh crore reported in the previous session.

In the cash market, the Nifty 50 index fell 36.90 points or 0.33% to settle at 11,017.

The NSE's India VIX, a gauge of market's expectation of volatility over the near term, fell 1.74% at 16.455.

On the options front, the Nifty option chain for 29 August 2019 expiry showed maximum call open interest (OI) of 26.14 lakh contracts at the 11,000 strike price. Maximum put OI of 38.34 lakh contracts was seen at 11,000 strike price.

State Bank of India (SBI), Reliance Industries (RIL) and Indiabulls Housing Finance were the top traded individual stock futures contracts in F&O segment of NSE. SBI August 2019 futures were at 284.25, compared with spot closing price of 283.85. RIL August 2019 futures were at 1,279.20 compared with spot closing price of 1,278.55. Indiabulls Housing Finance August 2019 futures were at 516.45, compared with spot closing price of 519.

The August 2019 F&O contracts expire on 29 August 2019.

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First Published: Tue, August 20 2019. 16:33 IST