Ace Derivatives and Commodity Exchange Limited (“Ace”), a Kotak Mahindra Group anchored commodity exchange in India, announced that it will commence futures trading in Cotton (Bales) from September 24, 2012.
Ace is currently launching 3 contracts- expiring in the months of November 2012, December 2012 and January 2013. The price quotation is in Rs. /Candy, the trading unit for the contract is 1 Candy, and the delivery unit is of 48 Candy (or 100 bales).
The tick size is Rs. 25 per candy. Contract basis centre is Rajkot with additional delivery centers at Kadi, Amreli, Surendranagar and Anjar in Gujarat. Currently all additional delivery centers are at par with no location premium/ discount.
Dilip Bhatia, CEO, Ace Derivatives and Commodity Exchange Limited said “We are pleased to launch an industry relevant Cotton bales contract which will provide an effective price discovery and risk management platform to all the stake holders in the cotton economy.
The players including farmers, ginners, exporters, traders and millers will be able to efficiently hedge the price risk they carry in their day to day trade through their participation in this contract.
The contract will help the participants to manage the extreme volatility seen in the prices of the commodity in the recent past very effectively through the hedging mechanism.”
The contract provides for delivery of “Traded as Shankar 6 or equivalent to Shankar 6” Cotton. Ace has put in place a strong and robust testing process to ensure that quality of cotton accepted by the exchange warehouses meets the quality parameters set out in the contract.
Ace currently offers trading in 7 agri commodities viz. Castor, Chana, Mustard Seed, Refined Soy Oil, Soybean, Soybean Meal and Sugar.