The Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited (MCX), India’s first listed exchange, is a state-of-the-art, commodity derivatives exchange that facilitates online trading of commodity derivatives transactions, thereby providing a platform for price discovery and risk management. The Exchange, which started operations in November 2003, operates under the regulatory framework of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
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MCX offers trading in commodity derivative contracts across varied segments including bullion, industrial metals, energy and agricultural commodities, as also on indices constituted from these contracts. It is India’s first Exchange to offer commodity options contracts, bullion index futures and base metals index futures contracts. The Exchange focuses on providing commodity value chain participants with neutral, secure and transparent trade mechanisms, and formulates quality parameters and trade regulations, in conformity with the regulatory framework.
MCX provides exposure to the performance of a basket of commodities
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Received the “Best Bullion Exchange of the Year” award from the Bombay Bullion Association.
Recognised as “India’s First Green Exchange” by Priyadarshini Academy.
Awarded the “Golden Peacock Eco-innovation award 2008” by the Institute of Directors.
Received the “Best Commodity Exchange of the Year” award from the Bombay Bullion Association.
Conferred with the FICCI Socio Economic Development Foundation (SEDF) Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2009-10.
Received the NASSCOM Foundation Social Innovation Honours 2010.
Conferred with the Best Commodity Exchange of the year award by the Bombay Bullion Association at the 8th India International Gold Conventions, held at Kochi.
Won the Indy’s award under the category ‘Best in Corporate Social Responsibility practices’.
Conferred with the “Financial Inclusion Award 2011” from the SKOCH Foundation.
FinanceAsia awards MCX IPO as the ‘Best Mid-cap Equity Deal’ in the entire Asia-Pacific for 2012; 1st exchange in the Asia Pacific to receive this recognition.
MCX’s Gold Petal contract received the FOW award for ‘the most innovative contract launch by an exchange’ under the metals category.
Conferred with the Best Commodity Exchange of the year award by the Bombay Bullion Association at the 9th India International Gold Conventions, held at Hyderabad.
Conferred with the Business Superbrand award.
Honoured with the ‘Best Commodity Exchange Award’ at the India International Bullion Summit organised by IBJA.
Recognised as the ‘Exchange of the year for Investor Education and Awareness’ by Commodity Participants Association of India (CPAI).
Awarded as the ‘Best Bullion Exchange 2016’ by Assocham, September, 2016.
Honoured with the ‘Best Commodity Exchange’ Award 2016 at the Bullion Federation Global Convention.
Won the ‘Best Commodity Exchange’ Award at the 14th Commodity Futures Market Summit & Excellence Awards, organized by Assocham.
Recognized by Assocham, for being ‘India’s Leading Commodity Exchange and introducing new products in the Commodity Derivatives Market’, December 2017
Awarded the ‘Best Commodity Exchange of India’, 2017 by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Awarded the ‘Best Commodity Exchange of the Year 2016-17’ at the India International Gold Convention 2017, August 2017
Honoured with ‘Best Bullion Exchange of the Year 2017’ award by the Bullion Federation of India, August 2017
Awarded the ‘Best Commodity Exchange of the Year’ 2016-17 by CPAI
Recognized as the ‘Best Promising Commodity Exchange 2017’ by IBJA, March, 2017
Honoured with ‘Exchange of the Year’ award by Assocham, March, 2017
Awarded the ‘Best Exchange in Bullion’ 2018, at the Assocham - 11th International Gold Summit, September 2018
Honoured as the ‘Best Commodity Exchange’ 2018, by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, September 2018
Awarded the ‘Best Commodity Exchange’ at the India International Gold Convention, August 2018
Awarded the ‘Best Commodity Exchange’ at the Bullion Federation Global Convention (BFGC), July 2018
Honoured with the ‘Best Commodity Exchange’ Award, by Assocham, July 2018
Honoured with the ‘Best Commodity Exchange’ Award by the Commodity Participants Association of India (CPAI), June 2018
Honoured with the ‘Best Commodity Exchange’ Award by Indian Bullion & Jewellers Association (IBJA), March 2018
Awarded the ‘Best Commodity Exchange’ at the India International Gold Convention, August 2019
Awarded the ‘Best Exchange For Bullion, Metals and Energy’ by Commodity Participants Association of India (CPAI), July 2019
Honoured with the ‘Best Commodity Exchange’ Award at the India International Bullion Summit, March 2019
2003: Commenced operations on November 10
2005: Licensing agreement with LME
2006: Product licensing agreement with NYMEX (CME Group)
2008: Became a member of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
2012: Became India’s first listed exchange
2013: Changes in top management and Board
2015: Sign MoU with CME Group
2017: Launched first-ever Gold Options contract on futures in India
2018: Launched first-ever Brass futures contract in the world
2018: Launched Options contract in Crude Oil, Silver, Copper & Zinc
2019: Introduced real time MCX iCOMDEX Excess Return index series including composite, sectoral (bullion & metal) and single commodity ER indices.
2019: Conversion of all MCX Base Metals futures contracts to delivery-based settlement mode from Both-options settlement mode from March 2019 and onwards.
2019: Successfully introduced 1 gram delivery based Gold Petal Contract.
2019: Signed MoU with Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange.
2019: Launch of Kapas Contract.
2020: Conversion of Silver Mini (5 kg) & Micro (1 kg) into delivery based contracts.
2020: Launching of deliverable 'Option in goods' with Gold 100 grams and Silver 5 kg as underlying.