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Thursday 23 March 2023

NSE's withdrawal of 'Do Not Exercise' facility for stock options affects retail traders.

NSE's withdrawal of 'Do Not Exercise' facility for stock options affects retail traders.

 

NSE's withdrawal of 'Do Not Exercise' facility for stock options affects retail traders.

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) recently announced the withdrawal of the 'Do Not Exercise' (DNE) facility for stock options. This decision has sent shockwaves through the trading community, especially among retail traders who depend heavily on the DNE facility to manage their risk exposure.


The DNE facility is a mechanism that allows option holders to choose not to exercise their options on the expiry day, even if the option is in-the-money. This facility is commonly used by traders who do not wish to hold the underlying stock and want to avoid the hassle of delivery and settlement.


The NSE's decision to withdraw this facility has created a stir in the trading community, with many retail traders feeling that they have been left in the lurch. Without the DNE facility, traders now face the risk of being forced to take delivery of the underlying stock on the expiry day, which can lead to huge losses and can even wipe out their entire trading capital.


Retail traders, who are typically small-scale traders, rely heavily on the DNE facility to manage their risk exposure. This facility allows them to limit their losses and avoid taking on undue risks. However, without this facility, many traders will be forced to either close their positions before expiry or take delivery of the underlying stock, which can result in huge losses.


The withdrawal of the DNE facility has also led to concerns about the impact on market liquidity. With the removal of this facility, many traders may choose to stay away from options trading, which can result in a decline in trading volumes and liquidity.


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