The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading around its fair value in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Tuesday, with turnover easing to 33.773 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 6,087 contracts worth 23.701 million euros, with 33,140 short positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 22,386 contracts worth 10.072 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (4,737), followed by Eurobank (980), OTE (1,734), PPC (880), Piraeus Bank (2,260), Alpha Bank (1,733), Intracom (1,817), Marfin Popular Bank (4,387), Hellenic Postbank (600), Cyprus Bank (557), GEK (508) and MIG (378).