MCX (Multi-commodity exchange of India) – A snapshot

The Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited (MCX), is a commodity derivatives exchange that facilitates online trading, and clearing and settlement of commodity futures transactions. The Exchange, which started operations in November 2003. It is listed on the BSE. Currently with a market capitalization of ~Rs 5448 crores.

Most active products are

  • Crude oil
  • Zinc
  • Silver
  • Copper
  • Natural Gas
  • Lead
  • Crude Palm Oil
  • Cotton

Key commodities futures product are as below. Options on these are expected to be introduced soon.mcx products

 

Cricket (off topic)

Rambling thoughts

The recent loss to Aus by 333 runs at home 

is a big blow. We were deceived by the current team’s performance, largely at home.

Weaker or not is not  the issue. 
Australia is not the strong team they were, 

lost to SA at home recently

Pakistan fought well there but lost to Australia.

NZ beat them too. 
Overseas – we have had some bad bad losses
We have had some horrendous performances over the last 30-40 years.

42 all out – India vs England 1974 (Wadekar led)

England thrashing us 3-0 in that series
Home

We lost badly to Pakistan (2006), Australia (2007), South Africa 

at home
We did not have strong teams always.

It took a long time to build one – a lot changed after Kapil came into the scene
Kapil won in England 2-0

Dravid won in England 1-0

Dravid won in Pakistan and West Indies.
No other captain has won in England – not even Dhoni !

We got thrashed in England and Australia (Dhoni led!!)
The team of Sachin, Dravid, VVS, Sehwag, Ganguly have seen lots of defeats and showed great mental strength to fight – Kumble, Harby, Srinath, Prasad did their part
2001 Calcutta was the turnaround – Amazing performance by VVS and Dravid. And Harby

This was like 1983 world cup win.

Steve Waugh’s team had 16 wins in a row !!
Sadly there is a lot adulation around Sachin not enough appreciation of Dravid, Laxman
Virat is a great batsman yet as a captain he needs to show the transformation

Secondly why not make Ashwin vice-captain? 
We may come back in the series but the team is still brittle. This is where captaincy matters.

Virat is not a Brearly or a Waugh. 

His own performance will come under pressure. 
This is also a mental game. 

Our opponents are traditionally stronger in that department, at least as things stand.