On Thursday, the equity indices closed with marginal losses on the back of volatility infused by futures and options expiry
along with negative global cues and a weak rupee.
European shares retreated from more than four-year peaks on Friday as weak US data prompted investors to lock in profits for the weekend and the March options expiry
left the market less protected against a fall.
monetary stimulus, but prices held in a range as traders turned their attention to the December Comex options expiry
later in the day.
The bank s Hong Kong unit and securities unit in Seoul have been under investigation for alleged market manipulation and unfair transactions last November 11, an options expiry
21 percent as commodities across the board took a whacking after a sharp drop in silver triggered by an options expiry
The drop in silver, triggered by an options expiry
later in the day, spread to the gold and oil markets with U.
The next day it was all change: copper hit a high of $2,870 ahead of the options expiry
and then collapsed.
8 per cent of the 90-day average, as Wall Street was set for an early close, while the November futures and options expiry
added to market volatility.
French shares were particularly volatile, falling over two per cent on a choppy futures and options expiry
and with Wall Street falling through the 8,000 level, although prices picked up later.
is due on COMEX later in the day, with most call and put options concentrated around the $1,700 an ounce level.
22, the date of the upcoming options expiry
, have only been modestly scaled back and most open interest in call options is centred at $2,000, according to data from exchange owner CME Group.