F&O Ban List

The F&O Ban List restricts trading in specific stocks when their market-wide position limit exceeds 95%, aiming to prevent excessive speculation. Currently banned stocks include India Cements, HAL, Steel Authority of India, Bandhan Bank and more.
F&O Ban List

What is an F&O Ban?

F&O Ban refers to a situation where trading in futures and options (F&O) of specific stocks is restricted. Stocks are placed under this ban when their market-wide position limit exceeds 95%. This measure prevents excessive speculation and aims to maintain market stability and integrity.

F&O Ban List 

SymbolPrevious MWPL %Current MWPL %
Securities in Ban
India Cements135.51126.05
Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd (GNFC)77.45101.16
Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd 84.4695.20
Steel Authority of India90.9286.56
Bandhan Bank89.6981.85
Piramal Enterprises Limited84.3880.87
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited88.9180.55
Possible Entrants
Vodafone Idea Limited (IDEA)92.6992.74
IDFC First Bank90.5989.28
Larsen & Toubro Finance (LTF)89.5387.19
NMDC Limited93.6286.82
Biocon Limited86.9485.30
Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail (ABFRL)85.2783.74
Indus Towers Limited (INDUSTOWER)82.1383.48
Indian Energy Exchange (IEX)85.5881.84
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)85.2681.57
Possible Exits
Bandhan Bank89.6981.85
Piramal Enterprises Limited (PEL)84.3880.87
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited88.9180.55

Introduction to F&O Ban List Companies

India Cements Ltd

The India Cements Limited manufactures and markets cement products like Sankar Super Power, Coromandel King, and Raasi Gold. It produces specialty cements and allied products. With plants across India, its subsidiaries operate in sugar, power, financial services, trading, mining, and transportation sectors.

Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd

Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. manufactures fertilizers and industrial chemicals. Its segments include Fertilizers, Chemicals, and Others, including IT solutions and neem products.

Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd

Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited produces urea and markets fertilizers and agri-inputs, including DAP, MOP, APS, NPK fertilizers, sulfur, micronutrients, and agrochemicals. It operates in 10 Indian states and has subsidiaries like CFCL Ventures Limited and Chambal Infrastructure Ventures Limited.

Steel Authority of India

Steel Authority of India Limited focuses on steel manufacturing, operating five integrated steel plants and three alloy steel plants across India. Its products include blooms, billets, joists, slabs, channels, wheels, axles, pig iron, coal chemicals, and various steel sheets and rods.

Bandhan Bank

Bandhan Bank Limited is a commercial bank in India, focused on serving underbanked and rural customers with a wide range of banking and financial products and services.

Piramal Enterprises Limited

Piramal Enterprises Limited operates diversified businesses including pharmaceuticals, healthcare insights, and financial services, aiming to improve the quality of life through innovation and sustainable solutions.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited designs, manufactures, repairs, and services aircraft, helicopters, aero-engines, avionics, and aerospace structures. Key products include HAWK, LCA, SU-30 MKI, Dhruv, and LUH. It offers avionics and MRO services for aircraft, helicopters, power plants, and systems.

F&O Ban Stocks List – FAQs

1. How Does An F&O Ban Work?

An F&O ban works by restricting the initiation of new futures and options positions for specific stocks. Traders can only square off existing positions. This limitation is enforced when the market-wide position limit exceeds 95%, aiming to curb excessive speculation and maintain market stability.

2. What are the criteria for a ban list in F&O?

The criteria for a ban list in F&O include stocks exceeding 95% of the market-wide position limit. This limit is calculated based on the total number of open interest positions. Once breached, new F&O positions cannot be initiated, but existing ones can be squared off.

3. When does trading resume once it is in the F&O ban list?

Trading in F&O for a stock resumes once its open interest falls below 80% of the market-wide position limit. This reduction indicates decreased speculative activity, allowing the stock to exit the ban list, and new futures and options positions can be initiated again.

4. Why are stocks banned in F&O?

Stocks are banned in F&O to prevent excessive speculation and market manipulation. When open interest exceeds 95% of the market-wide position limit, trading restrictions are imposed to maintain market integrity, ensuring stability and protecting investors from potential volatility and systemic risks.

Disclaimer: The above article is written for educational purposes, and the companies’ data mentioned in the article may change with respect to time The securities quoted are exemplary and are not recommendatory.

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