Investor Behaviour in Derivatives Market

1Narender, Dr. Rumki Bandhopadyay


Derivatives market has seen a tremendous growth in India during the last two decades. It has become relevant to undertand investors perception and behavior as well as the factors that influence it for appreciating long term sentiments of this market. The objective of this paper was to analyse the investor behaviour in Indian derivatives market. In the light of investment features like frequency of investment in derivatives, investors experience in derivatives trading, method of trading, profit earned, objective of investment, percentage of investment, perceived risk of derivatives market, and importance of derivatives market in India. These investor behaviour characteristics have also been analysed on the basis of demographics wise differences in Indian investors. For the purpose of the study, a structured questionnaire was administered and responses were received from 432 respondents. The results reveal that investor behaviour in derivatives market which is governed by various factors mentioned above are affected by demographic variable of the investor like gender, age, nature of employment, workplace activity, work experience, annual family income, educational background.


Derivatives market, investors experience, demographic variable

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