We are pleased to announce the launch of trading in derivative contracts on benchmark US indices S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) on ICICIdirect.com with effect from September 27, 2011.

Derivative contracts on these global indices will provide you easy access to US markets during Indian market hours, without taking any currency risk. The new contracts will include futures on both the DJIA and the S&P 500. The contract for trading would be enabled in Futures segment.

The expiry date for these contracts will be the third Friday of the respective contract month and trading hour would remain as is currently. The tick size (minimum movement in price) would be 0.25 for S&P futures and 2.5 in DJIA futures.
S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) are the world's most influential stock market indices and you would be able to trade in these on NSE from September 27, 2011.

To know more on Margin requirement in these indices, visit "Stock List".
Please feel free to write to us at helpdesk@icicidirect.com for any assistance.
Alternatively, you can walk into your nearest ICICIdirect Branch and our Relationship Manager would be glad to assist you. You can also call our Customer Care number for any assistance.