NSE's New Expiry Days

NSE's New Expiry Days

by Tanushree Jaiswal Last Updated: Jul 14, 2023 - 05:16 pm 1.7k Views

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) recently announced, starting from September 4, Nifty Bank weekly index options will expire on Wednesdays instead of Thursdays. Similarly, Nifty Midcap Select Index contracts will shift their expiry days to Mondays. This move aims to streamline the trading cycle and prevent clashes with other derivative contracts. 

Streamlining the Trading Cycle

By designating specific weekdays for different indices, traders will now experience an expiry day every weekday. Mondays will be for Nifty Midcap Select, Tuesdays for FinNifty, Wednesdays for Nifty Bank, Thursdays for Nifty, and Fridays for BSE's Sensex and Bankex derivatives. This systematic arrangement enables traders to plan their strategies more effectively, as each index has a dedicated day for contract expiration.

Avoiding Clashes and Enhancing Market Efficiency

Previously, the NSE had considered shifting the expiry dates to Fridays. However, this would have resulted in clashes with BSE's Sensex and Bankex derivatives contracts, leading to potential market disruptions. To avoid such conflicts and promote smoother market operations, the NSE revised its plans and settled on Wednesdays and Mondays as the new expiry days for Nifty Bank and Nifty Midcap Select Index, respectively. 

Positive Impact for Derivative Traders

The changes in expiry days bring several potential benefits for derivative traders. Firstly, the designated weekdays for expiry provide a structured trading cycle, allowing traders to allocate their resources and time more efficiently. With each index having its own day, traders can closely monitor and analyze the market movements specific to their chosen contracts, leading to more informed decision-making.

Moreover, the new schedule offers increased flexibility and adaptability. Traders can now plan their strategies and adjust their positions with the knowledge that there will be an expiry day every weekday. This regularity allows for quicker adjustments and potentially reduces the risk of sudden market volatility associated with simultaneous expirations.

Furthermore, the revised expiry days aim to enhance market liquidity and depth. This improved liquidity can benefit traders by narrowing bid-ask spreads and potentially reducing transaction costs.


In summary, the NSE's decision to change the expiry days for Nifty Bank options and Nifty Midcap Select Index futures and options reflects a proactive approach to streamline the trading cycle, avoid clashes with other derivative contracts, and enhance market efficiency. These changes provide derivative traders with a structured and predictable schedule, facilitating more effective planning and decision-making. Additionally, the revised expiry days offer increased flexibility and potential improvements in market liquidity, ultimately benefiting traders and the market as a whole. As we look forward to the implementation of these changes, derivative traders can embrace the opportunities that arise from this streamlined approach to trading.

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