Financial derivatives came into the spotlight along with the rise in uncertainty
when the US announced an end to the Bretton Woods System of fixed exchange rates
leading to introduction of currency derivatives followed by other innovations, including
stock index futures but there eruption in India is off lately in June 2000.
There are still apprehensions about derivatives. There are also many myths though
the reality is different especially for exchange-traded derivatives which are well
regulated with all the safety mechanisms in place .