Future price higher than market price plus cost of carry

if future price is far higher than (equity price + cost of carry), is it that more people expect the share price to go up in future ?

When this happens, isn’t it easy opportunity for arbitrage ? just buy from cash market at low price and sell in future market, so that when it is time of expiry, difference will come lesser and so can bag the initial difference as profit ?

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Yes, if future is far higher that S+C, it signifies bullishness in the market.

Practically you would not really see this though, because like you said, that is the easiest arbitrage out there available. Did you spot any such opportunity?


Also do consider the STT charges u will have to pay for equity cash