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Deoghar, May 29, 2015: The awareness programme on commodity futures, jointly organized by Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX), Forward Markets Commission (FMC) and Santhal Pargana Chamber of Commerce & Industries at Deoghar (Jharkhand) yesterday received an encouraging response. It aimed at furthering the participation of market participants on commodity futures exchanges, and also focussed on hedging commodity price exposures.
During the seminar there were sessions on Introduction to Commodity Derivatives, History of Commodity Derivatives Markets, Regulatory perspective, Trading and Settlement, and Economic Benefits of Commodity Derivatives, among others
The experts addressing the forum highlighted the advantages of an efficient derivatives market alongside communicating the benefits of hedging and price discovery offered by commodity futures market. The participants were further explained about the use of an exchange platform such as MCX to manage risk to which they would be exposed to in the current environment of global uncertainty, and volatility associated with commodity prices.
Mr. Rajesh Rajpal, Chairman, Santhal Pargana Chamber of Commerce & Industries said, “I can’t thank MCX and FMC enough for organizing this insightful and educational seminar for the members of our association. The learning from this seminar will definitely enable us to manage our price risks more effectively and efficiently.”
“Trading on a platform such as MCX, will allow us to lock in prices in advance thereby reducing the potential for unanticipated loss or competitive disadvantage”, he added.