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NSE to Launch Futures & Options for Nifty Midcap Select Index from 24th Jan'22

F&O Trading has evolved in India with F&O volumes now contributing to more than 95% of overall NSE volumes. F&O volumes in NSE have nearly doubled in FY 22 compared to FY 21 same time.

You can trade in F&O in Nifty, Bank Nifty and over 170 stocks. Nifty and Bank Nifty Accounts to nearly 33% of NSE volumes in FY22 in Overall Futures and nearly 80% of Options Premium turnover

Index F&O contracts which is blend of multiple stocks offers better diversification to customers.

With effect from 24th Jan 2022, NSE will be introducing the Nifty Mid-Cap Select Index to enable investors and traders participate in the Mid-cap growth story. 

Mid Cap Index Returns

Mid-Cap index for over last 10 years has moved from nearly 6500 levels in 2012 to nearly 31,000 levels delivering a CAGR returns of nearly 17%. Midcap stocks contribute about 17% of the market capitalization of India

What are the constituents of the Nifty Midcap Select Index?

Stocks which form the part of Nifty Midcap Select Index include below. Tata Power, SRF, Zee, Voltas, Bharat Electronics account for nearly 30% of the weight of the Index.  The top stocks include

Top constituents by weightage

Weight %

Tata Power Co. Ltd.


SRF Ltd.


Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.


Voltas Ltd.


Bharat Electronics Ltd.


Shriram Transport Finance Co. Ltd.


Trent Ltd.


Page Industries Ltd.


AU Small Finance Bank Ltd.


Godrej Properties Ltd.



These stocks are selected from Nifty midcap 150 index based on trading availability, market cap and average daily turnover.

What is the sector wise break up and which is the dominant sector?

Financial Services followed by Automobile, Manufacturing, Power and Chemicals account ~ 53% of the Index

Sector Representation

Sector Weight(%)




























How has the Nifty Midcap Index Performed, how is it co-related to Nifty and what is it’s volatility?

Below table depicts the returns of the index across multiple time frames.

Index Returns(%)



1 Year

5 Years

Since Inception

Price Return






Total Return







Nifty Mid-cap index has 0.84 co-relation with Nifty over last 5 years and Beta which is 1.03 in last 5 years. Beta is a measure of a stock's volatility in relation to the overall market.  If a stock moves less than the market, the stock's beta is less than 1.0. High-beta stocks are supposed to be riskier but provide higher return potential; low-beta stocks pose less risk but also lower returns.

Standard deviation, which is the statistical measure of market volatility, measuring how widely prices are dispersed from the average price stands at 22.59 for the Index. If prices trade in a narrow trading range, the standard deviation will return a low value that indicates low volatility. Conversely, if prices swing wildly up and down, then standard deviation returns a high value that indicates high volatility.



1 Year

5 Years

Since Inception

Std. Deviation




Beta (NIFTY 50)




Correlation (NIFTY 50)





How does the fundamental of the new Index Stack up?

Price to earning which is the ratio for valuation that measures its current share price relative to its earning per share (EPS) of the Nifty Mid-cap select Index stands at 26.8.

Price-to-book value (P/B) which is the ratio of the market value of a company's shares (share price) over its book value of equity stands at 3.21

Dividend yield stands at 0.94.



Dividend Yield





What is the Lot size, maximum order quantity, contract value and Margins required?

The lot size is 75. These contracts will have Weekly expires on Tuesdays.  The contract value quantity freeze for trading in any single order is set to be 5500. Margins will depend upon the Span Based Margining system.


How can you Trade on ICICIdirect in Nifty Midcap Select Index

You can simply login to ICICIdirect and like normal Future and Options trade, enter Stock MIDCPNIFTY in the drop down select Nifty Mid-cap Index to get started.


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