17 Jan 2019, 12:00 PM

Change in Equity F&O margins from Jan 21, 2019

As per SEBI recommendations, NSE vide this circular has decided to increase the Margin Period of Risk (MPOR) in the Equity Derivatives segment from 1 day(currently) to 2 days from January 21, 2019. SPAN + Exposure margin will go up by a maximum of 41% of the current margins to accommodate for 2-day volatility.

Starting from January 18, 2019, as a precautionary measure, the margin required for new and existing positions will be increased to the revised margins. Make sure you have sufficient margins for your F&O positions to cover for this increase. From January 21, 2019, any shortfall in margins as per the revised structure will attract exchange penalty on shortfall or lead to open positions being squared-off by our RMS team.

More information on the change in margins is explained in this article on the Support Portal