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  1. Introduction
  2. Company profile
    1. History
    2. Main areas of business
    3. Various services
  3. Methodology of the study
    1. Need for the study
    2. objectives
  4. Concept of futures contract and futures trading
    1. History
    2. Advantages of futures trading in India
  5. Comparison between future market and forward market
  6. Various aspects of future market
  7. Analysis of future trading
  8. Suggestions and findings
  9. Bibliography
  10. Conclusion

Kotak Securities Ltd. is India's leading stock broking house with a market share of around 8%. Kotak Securities Ltd. has been the largest in IPO distribution. The accolades that Kotak Securities has been graced with include Finance Asia Award (2004)- India's best Equity House Prime Ranking Award (2003-04)- Largest Distributor of IPO's Finance Asia Award (2005)-Best Broker In India Euro money Award (2005)-Best Equities House In India. The company has a full-fledged research division involved in Macro Economic studies, Sectoral research and Company Specific Equity Research combined with a strong and well networked sales force which helps deliver current and up to date market information and news. It is also a depository participant with National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) and Central Depository Services Limited (CDSL), providing dual benefit services wherein the investors can use the brokerage services to the company for executing the transactions and the depository services for settling them. Kotak Securities has 122 branches servicing more than 1,70,000 customers and a coverage of 187 cities., the online division of Kotak Securities Limited offers Internet Broking services and also online IPO and Mutual Fund Investments. Kotak Securities Limited manages assets over 2500 crores of Assets Under Management (AUM) .The portfolio Management Services provide top class service, catering to the high end of the market. Portfolio Management from Kotak Securities comes as an answer to those who would like to grow exponentially on the crest of the stock market, with the backing of an expert.

[...] Depository Services Kotak Securities is a depository participant with the National Securities Depository Limited and Central Depository Services (India) Limited for trading and settlement of dematerialized shares. Since it is also in the broking business, investors who use its depository services get a dual benefit. They are able to use its brokerage services to execute transactions and its depository services to settle these. WHAT THEY OFFER easy equity Easy derivatives at Kotak Securities, make investing in derivatives simpler. Their derivatives seminars educate new entrants in the derivatives market more equipped with knowledge and techniques. [...]

[...] Buy on close: To buy at the end of a trading session at a price within the closing range. Calendar spread: The simultaneous purchase and sale of futures contracts for different delivery months of the same financial instrument. Also called an intracommodity spread, a horizontal spread or a time spread. CAPM: Capital Assets Pricing Model. The equilibrium expected return on an asset depends on the riskless interest rate, the expected return on the market and the asset's beta value. Carrying charges: The total cost of carrying an asset forwards in time, including storage, insurance and financing costs. [...]

[...] A futures contracts is a standardized contract between two parties where one of the parties commits to sell, and the other to buy, a stipulated quantity (and a quality, where applicable) of a commodity, currency, security, index or some other specified items at an agreed price on a given date in the future. The future contracts are standardized ones, so that the quantity of the commodity or the other asset which would be transferred or would form the basis of gain or loss on a maturity of a contract, the quality of the commodity-if a certain commodity is involved-and the place where the delivery of the commodity would be made, the date and month of the delivery, the units of price quotations, the minimum amount by which the price would change and the price limits for a days operation and other relevant are all specified in futures contract. [...]

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