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About SGX Nifty :

The SGX Nifty Futures and Options Contracts (“Nifty Contracts”) offer global investors a cost-effective way to gain exposure to the India equity market. Market participants trade SGX Nifty Contracts during Asia, Europe and US hours, denominated in USD. SGX Nifty futures contracts are CFTC-approved, which provides US investors with another tool for managing their India equity portfolio.

Singapore Nifty, or SGX Nifty, involves taking positions on the Singapore Exchange on futures contracts. The settlement price of Futures contracts is based on the NIFTY settlement price on the Indian stock exchange NSE. By doing so, international investors can bet on Indian markets without having to set up or register an entity with Indian authorities. SGX allows 24 hour trading via aftermarket trades, so investors can hedge their bets whenever they want. Also, it is a good indicator of where Indian markets will open the next day, which is why a lot of traders follow SGX Nifty.
 In order to explain this to you,  Nifty trades on an Indian stock exchange, the NSE. The SGX Nifty, on the other hand, is a futures trade nifty in Singapore. The buyer and seller are obligated to commit to the predetermined price regardless of future stock market fluctuations

SGX Nifty : Contract Specifications

SGX Nifty Contract Specifications

Product TypeFutures
Product CategoryEquity Index
Ticker SymbolIN
Contract SizeUS$2 x SGX Nifty 50 Index Futures Price
Minimum Price Fluctuation0.5 index point (US$1)
Contract Months2 nearest serial months and 4 quarterly months on March, June, September and December cycle.
Trading Hours (Singapore TimeT Session:
Pre - Opening: 8.45 am - 8.58 am
Non - Cancel: 8.58 am - 9.00 am
Opening: 9.00 am - 6.10 pm
Pre - Closing: 6.10 pm - 6.14 pm
Non - Cancel: 6.14 pm - 6.15 pm

T + 1 Session:
Pre - Opening: 6.30 pm - 6.38 pm
Non - Cancel: 6.38 pm - 6.40 pm
Opening: 6.40 pm - 5.15 am
Pre - Closing: NA
Non - Cancel: NA
ExpiryLast Thursday of the expiring contract month. If this falls on an NSE non-business day, the last trading day shall be the preceding business day. The expiring contract shall close on its last trading day at 6.15 pm.
Daily Price Limits±10% and ±15% from previous day’s settlement price (5 minutes cooling off period when limit is reached). Thereafter no price limits for rest of the day. No price limits for expiring contract on its Last Trading Day.
Settlement BasisCash settlement
Final Settlement PriceThe Final Settlement Price shall be the official closing price of the Nifty 50 Index, which is derived based on the average weighted prices of the individual component stocks of the index during the last 30 minutes of trading. The official closing price will be rounded to two decimal places.
Position Accountability / Position LimitA person shall not own or control any combination of SGX Nifty 50 Index Futures and the SGX Nifty 50 Options that exceeds more than 25,000 futures-equivalent contracts net on the same side of the market and in all the Contract Months combined, unless otherwise separately approved by the Exchange.
Negotiated Large TradeMinimum 50 lots
Underlying Index Bloomberg TickerNIFTY
Underlying Index Refinitiv Ticker.NIFTY
Bloomberg Ticker CodeIHA CT
Refinitiv Ticker CodeSIN:
Price Information (Vendor: Ticker)CQG: ZIN
eSignal: IN yn-SGX
Quick: FIN.n/SGX
SIX Financial: INmyy,334


The Intraday trades take place only during these specific periods that are given below:

  •  First session: 09.00am – 06.30 AM – 3.45 PM (IST)
  • Second session:  4.40 PM – 2.45 AM (IST)


While NSE opens at 9:15 AM and closes at 3:30 PM, SGX NIFTY trades for 16 hours a day from 6:30 AM to 11:30 PM IST. Because of the long trading hours, SGX NIFTY can react to Global events. As a result, it is considered a good indicator of where India’s market will open the next day. There are a lot of traders who follow it to predict the direction of the Indian stock market. According to the movement of SGX Nifty, intraday traders can take long or short positions in Indian stock markets.

In many cases, Technical analysts use the SGX Nifty to predict whether the Indian stock market will open higher or lower.