Thai Bourse Begins Trading its Third Batch of Single Stock Futures
The Thailand Futures Exchange Plc (TFEX), part of The Stock Exchange of Thailand, began trading 16 single stock futures with 16 more underlying SET50 stocks from 9 sectors today (March 21), bringing the total number of underlying stocks to 30. Trading of all 30 single stock futures today came to 12,894 contracts amid strong confidence in a positive trend and significant investor interest in a broader variety of instruments to minimize risk while maximizingprofits.
“In recent years, investors have become more familiar with single stock futures on TFEX and increasingly recognized the benefits from trading this instrument, which has constantly grown in popularity. Therefore, the addition of new underlying stocks in more sectors will enable investors to better manage their risks when stock prices are volatile and add more return to their portfolios.
These factors will bring more success to single stock futures”, said TFEX Managing Director Kesara Manchusree. On March 21, 2011, TFEX’s total trade was 36,673 contracts: 12,881 contracts of SET50 Index futures; 544 of SET50 Index options; 10,354 of gold futures and 12,894 of single stock futures, including 7,699 of the 16 newly-launched single stock futures and 5,195 of 14 existing single stock futures.
For more information, please visit www.tfex.co.th or join the special seminar titled “In-depth Analysis ? Single Stock Futures-Underlying Stocks” on March 31from 09:30-12:00 hours at The Stock Exchange of Thailand Building, 62 Ratchadapisek Road, Bangkok, for advice and insightful analyses of all underling stocks and single stock futures.