SGX Nifty is a derivative of National Stock Exchange’s Nifty index and trades officially on Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX). SGX Nifty thus moves with ...SGX Nifty is a derivative of National Stock Exchange’s Nifty index and trades officially on Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX). SGX Nifty thus moves with respect to Nifty50. The index opens at 8:00 AM Singapore time on all working days and suggests the initial direction of Indian stock market.While Nifty trades for 6.5 hours on NSE from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (IST), SGX Nifty Futures trade for 16 hours from 6.30 AM to 11.30 PM (IST). Since SGX Nifty trades for longer hours, it can capture global trends even when Indian markets are closed for trade.It is an attractive product for foreign investors, who want to take a position in Indian stock market, but do not want to register with Indian authorities. The index is also popular among hedge funds that are exposed to Indian market.The index is considered as a good indicator to know how Indian market will open on a day. A lot of traders follow it to predict the direction of Indian stock market. Intraday traders can take long or short positions in Indian stock market depending on the movement in SGX Nifty.
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