chapter 1

Universe of Derivatives: Facts


This chapter aims to make readers appreciate the size and depth of derivative market (product wise) and to realize its importance for the global financial system. The size of this market makes it imperative for everyone connected to understand and explore the amazing world of derivatives. The contents of this chapter are organized in the following order:


1. Global Foreign Exchange Market Turnover

2. Amount of Foreign Exchange Contracts Outstanding as on End-June 2010

3. Derivatives Outstanding

4. Size of OTC Derivative Markets in India


The notional outstanding of derivatives trading market has crossed face value of USD 600 trillion. The only authentic source of data ...

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