2. 122 Stocks whose lot size has been reduced to half and noteworthy stocks in the list are Adlabs Films, Allahabad Bank, Alstom Projects India, Andhra Bank, Ashok Leyland, Asian Paints, Associated Cement, Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bharat Earth Movers, Bharat Forge and Bhel as their lot value has gone beyond 4 Lakhs
3. 19 stocks lot size got an axe to the tune of being made a quarter of the original size as their lot size had gone up by 8 Lakhs include GVK Power, Jaiprakash Associates, LIC Housing Finance, Mahindra & Mahindra, Aurobindo Pharma, Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Hindusthan, Balrampur Chini, Dish TV, Financial Technologies, GMR Infrastructure, Maruti Suzuki, Nagarjuna Fertilizer and Steel Authority of India.
4. As a net result the volumes will increase in the F&O segment due to higher retail participation. However do we need announcements from SEBI to make it a big event and can not ponder on the said issue.
5. Thus a point to note is that NSE has become top most F&O traded exchange in the world and still can not devise a software which automatically changes the lot size as per the prevailing price. Only hiccup could be the settlement and why do they have to fix a certain number of shares as the fixed limit is unnecessarily increasing the exposure of a retail investor. Let us get a step further and remove this limit itself and let everybody participate in this segment as per their risk profile.
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