Index futures and options
are represented by a huge variety of derivatives including RTS Index futures and options, MOEX Russia Index and RTS Standard Index futures (Russian blue chips). Index derivatives provide a wide range of opportunities for hedging risks in stock portfolios and for playing on the rise or fall of the stock market. Index based derivatives are equally available for both investors with small funds and large market participants.
Futures based on single stocks issued by Russian
companies have been successfully traded at the FORTS market for many years. The list of shares for futures contracts has been constantly developing and growing throughout these years. The issuers of the stocks of the futures contracts are the leading companies in the most developed segments of the Russian market: oil production, energy, communication and metallurgy.
Russian Market Volatility Futures Contract
- RVI - gives an opportunity for the market participants to hedge investment portfolio, RTS Index futures and MOEX Russia Index positions, make up arbitrage strategies and trade volatility also. The Russian Volatility Index (RVI) has been calculated since November 18, 2013, by the Moscow Exchange taking into account international experience and market demand.
Futures on shares and international ETFs
. From 2020, MOEX has introduced contracts on shares and international ETFs into the Derivatives Market trading system, adding in this way international companies to its equity derivatives offering. MOEX"s Derivatives Market now offers shares and units of international ETFs from various sectors such as banks, retail and IT companies.
One of the latest very significant developments was the launch of the SPDR S&P500 ETF Trust futures contract.