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Monday, February 9, 2015 4:10PM IST (10:40AM GMT)
Awareness Programme on Efficacy of Hedging with Commodity Futures
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

In its unrelenting efforts to create awareness and propagate the benefits of hedging among the market participants, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX) organised an awareness programme in association with the Forward Markets Commission on February 6, 2015 at Jaipur. It aimed at highlighting the significance of commodity futures trading for the commodity value chain participants, educate them about intricacies of commodity futures market and also focused on hedging commodity price exposures.
This edifying seminar gave the participants a detailed perspective into the world of futures trading. The experts explained about the commodity futures market, which is a mechanism for effective price risk management and price discovery. Besides the functioning of Commodity Exchanges, the experts from MCX also explained the commodity market operations & market dynamics, fundamental principles of price risk management, and the regulatory perspective.
Furthermore, they mentioned that Commodity futures trading had created transparent markets with greater participation from a large number of stakeholders of value chain. They further highlighted the fact that commodity exchanges have come a long way in infusing efficiency in to the existing physical markets of commodities traded on the exchange platform thereby strengthening the economy besides helping in improving the market infrastructure. The experts also elaborated on the impact of uncertainties and price fluctuations in commodity markets on business strategies and other economic activities.
The participants showed keen interest in the programme, and enjoyed the interaction with experts from MCX, gaining an insight into the commodity futures market. The and were intrigued to know about the various innovative futures contracts in the bullion, base metals and agri segment offered by the Exchange.

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Shivani Sharma, Manager - Communications, MCX India Limited, +91-9833376243, Shivani.sharma@mcxindia.com
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