Dubai Stock Exchange begins trading futures contracts


Dubai – direct: The Dubai Financial Market began trading futures contracts on its integrated platform for derivatives today, Sunday, in an important step that gives the market’s strategy to diversify products and financial instruments and attract more investments a new impetus..

According to a statement of the Stock Exchange, the platform is based on a set of regulatory rules prepared in accordance with international best practices, providing a supportive framework for the expansion of the activities of various dealers on those futures contracts. This strategic step allows investors to diversify their investment portfolios and hedge, in addition to taking advantage of leveraged facilities..

The Dubai Financial Market witnessed today a special ceremony to ring the bell to start trading on the occasion of the launch of the integrated futures trading platform, in the presence of Hassan Al Serkal, CEO of Dubai Financial Market, Maryam Fikry, CEO of Dubai Clearing and Central Depository Holding Company, and Hamed Ali, CEO of Nasdaq Dubai and Deputy CEO of the Dubai Financial Market.

The platform currently provides future contracts for various terms ranging from one month to two months to three months on individual shares of a group of active companies listed on the market, including Emaar Properties, Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD, Emaar Development Company and Emaar Malls.

The platform aims to enhance and diversify the list of derivatives traded through it later by adding futures contracts linked to indices.

On his part, Hassan Al Serkal, CEO of the Dubai Stock Exchange, expressed his aspiration for all types of dealers in the market to benefit from the futures trading platform, indicating that it has promising growth prospects during the next stage in light of the increasing interest by investors in trading in various financial instruments and multiple asset classes..

Officials of brokerage firms and technology and data providers that joined the list of “platform launch partners” welcomed this step, noting its great importance in diversifying investment opportunities for dealers and meeting the growing demand for new financial products..


Today .. Dubai Stock Exchange launches a stock futures trading platform


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