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CEO of IME Announced

Launching Saffron Options Contracts by the End of the Year

CEO of IME announced that saffron options contracts will be launched by the end of the year.
Launching Saffron Options Contracts by the End of the Year

According to the report by the IME’s International Affairs and PR, Hamed Soltaninejad stated that given the widespread welcoming by market participants for launching futures and certificates of deposit for saffron, and its positive impact on transparency of the price of saffron and the elimination of intermediaries, the Iran Mercantile Exchange had started to launch saffron options contracts by the end of this year.

He added that IME, aimed at hedging the price of saffron, and, consequently, creating the possibility of long-term planning and management of supply and demand for farmers and activists in this field, as well as the development of derivatives as one of the main pillars of the development of the Iran capital market, launched Saffron futures for the first time in Iran at the beginning of the year, being welcomed highly.

According to Soltaninejad, since the launch of these contracts, more than 11 million futures contracts have been traded on Iran Mercantile Exchange.

IME’s managing director, saying that the introduction of new financial instruments would reduce transaction costs, increase transparency and increase the level of transactions, stated: “the launch of saffron futures contracts in this year led to the development of traditional market structures to modern structures and the development of domestic markets for saffron. Therefore, due to the widespread appreciation of the market participants for saffron futures and certificates of deposits, saffron options contracts will be launched by the end of this year.

Soltaninejad expressed the advantages of using this financial instrument, saying that the options contracts would allow farmers to secure sales at certain prices. In addition, due to the low transaction costs and price transparency on the Iran Mercantile Exchange, the entry of farmers into this market will lead to the elimination of intermediaries and the price management for saffron.

Managing director of IME added: "The establishment and further development of commodity-based derivatives will ensure the farmer's confidence in future prices and the cultivating and selling decision in the future."

Soltaninejad saying that the options contracts for saffron market activists act as a complementary tool and investors can manage their capital by hedging price fluctuations, stated: “Due to the process of delivery of these contracts by certificates of deposit and warehouses approved by the IME, the activists of this market can ensure the quality of saffron according to the specified standards, and receive their commodities at the expiration of these contracts from the warehouse.

Author: International Affairs and PR

ID: 50070904

Published on: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 13:00

Source: IME

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