Introducing the new Streak Scanner and Technicals Dashboard

  The new Streak Scanner allows you to create and run scans across equities, futures, and options using technical indicators and math operators. You can also discover popular prebuilt scanners. Streak Scanner can now be accessed for free for all our users at Overview of Streak Scanners: Discover Scanners You can browse pre-built scanners […]

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22 Sep 2023

Invest in government bonds and sovereign gold bonds on Kite

An ideal portfolio should have a mix of multiple asset classes like equity, debt, and gold. Diversification helps you reduce risk and behave better. Everybody knows how to get equity exposure, either through stocks or equity mutual funds. But when it comes to debt, most people don’t know all the available options. If you want […]

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12 Sep 2023

Sensibull is now free for all our customers

We first started talking to Abid (Co-Founder & CEO, Sensibull) in 2016 about building a platform that can help options traders do better. Since most people traded naked options, the goal was to nudge them to trade limited risk strategies with appropriate risk to reward and position sizes and even push them to take a […]

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24 Jul 2023

Introducing virtual contract note on Kite

  One of the biggest reasons for active traders to lose money is overtrading. And having low brokerage only makes them trade more—something this research paper has explored in detail. While how much brokerage you pay is limited for each order, other charges like STT, exchange transaction charges, stamp duty, impact costs, etc., are levied […]

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03 Jul 2023

Instantly sell pledged stocks on Kite

We’re glad to announce that we’ve finally launched the instant sale of pledged stocks feature on Kite, which has been one of our clients’ most requested features for several years. This was delayed due to system limitations, but we are now live. The previous process for selling pledged stocks was to first unpledge them. An […]

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16 Feb 2023

You can now participate in auction markets

Encouraging greater participation in the auction markets and reducing the impact of auction penalties due to short delivery have been on our to-do for a long time. We have had situations where the losses have been up to 20% due to the lack of liquidity in auction markets. This is because there was no retail […]

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25 Jan 2023

Two factor authentication (2FA)

Hindi: इस पोस्ट को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें। SEBI, on December 3rd, 2018, released a circular (PDF) highlighting the need for stock brokers and depository participants to maintain robust cyber security and a cyber resilience framework to protect the integrity of data and guard against breaches of privacy. This came into […]

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21 Oct 2022

Introducing Iceberg orders and order validity in minutes

Hindi: Iceberg ऑर्डर और मिनट्स में ऑर्डर की वैलिडिटी से परिचय  Note: Please update the Kite mobile app, if you don’t see the Iceberg order type.  Iceberg is an order type that slices orders of larger quantity (or value) into smaller orders, where each small order, or leg, is sent to the exchange only after […]

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04 Apr 2022

Dark theme & simplified order window on Kite web

Dark theme A dark theme for Kite web has been a much-requested feature for the past several years, and it’s finally here! You can now switch to dark mode on from the “My profile” section as shown in the GIF below. Simplified order window While Kite was built with simplicity in mind, we realised […]

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18 Sep 2020

Kite charts update – Trading from chart & more

We have an exciting update to Kite charts (Chart IQ). Note: If you are facing issues in loading charts please hit Ctrl+Shift+R This update is currently only available on Kite web. Coming soon to the mobile app. Trade from charts Place orders directly on the chart (Kite web). Click and drag them up and down […]

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10 Jul 2020

Margins on Kite order window

Kite now has one the most requested features — the ability to see the margin required before taking a trade on the order window itself. While the margin calculations are straightforward for equity trades (CNC and MIS) it is tricky when you have multiple open F&O positions and orders, as margins are blocked on the […]

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10 Jun 2020

Mandatory TOTP for illiquid risky contracts

There has been a sudden increase in online phishing frauds in India post the lockdown. Check this post to know more about the phishing scam you couple fall prey to when investing in the markets. The phishing scam Fraudsters set up phishing (fake) websites that mimic the look and feel of the login pages of […]

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09 Jun 2020

CDSL introduces PIN-based pre-authorisation for selling stocks

Update your Kite mobile app to the latest version to access this new flow. Background When you open an account with us, you are opening a trading account which allows you to buy and sell shares on the stock exchanges (NSE, BSE), and a demat account with a depository (CDSL in our case) where you […]

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26 May 2020

Introducing instant GTT on equity buys

We launched Good Till Triggered (GTT) orders in July this year to help you place long-standing equity delivery orders to set stoploss and target on your holdings, or to set triggers to buy stocks at a certain price in the future. If you aren’t already using GTT, check out the intro post. Many of the […]

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12 Dec 2019

Introducing 20 depth or level 3 data on Kite

Hindi: इस पोस्ट को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें। Over the many years trading and interacting with traders, I have constantly heard complaints that institutions have a big edge over retail traders due to lower trading costs, better platforms, and access to level 3 data. With our technology, and with our partner […]

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01 Nov 2019

Introducing GTT – Good Till Triggered orders

I am happy to announce a long-awaited feature, GTC, but even better. Introducing GTT (Good Till Triggered) orders. GTC orders GTC (Good Till Cancelled) orders are orders that are valid until cancelled. They are most commonly used for placing long term stoploss and target orders. Offering this has been a challenge because exchanges in India […]

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22 Jul 2019

Introducing the Kite 3 mobile app

Today, more than 70% of our daily trades come from our mobile apps. If you had asked me to guess five years back, it wouldn’t have been anywhere close to this. It seemed unlikely then that active day traders would use mobile phones to trade. Kite mobile changed that. Now, Kite 3 mobile is here, […]

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01 Jul 2019

Open Interest on Kite charts, track events, and more…

Open Interest (OI) is an essential factor to track when actively trading F&O contracts or their underlying stocks. You can check this chapter on OI on Varsity to learn more. Change in OI indicates the strength of the price move, as explained in Varsity. All trading platforms display only the current OI on any contract, […]

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12 Jun 2019

Order placement enhancements on Kite

Traders, Order placement speeds have gone up significantly after the recent update. Along with it, we have introduced a couple of new features on the Kite web, and will soon be available on Kite mobile 3.0 slated to go live in the next few days. Instant order status notifications On Kite, whenever you place orders, […]

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01 Mar 2019

Historical open interest (OI) on Kite

Traders, The option chain on Kite, powered by Sensibull, now has historical OI analysis. You can now enter a time period and will be able to track how much the open interest (OI) on Calls/Puts on any particular underlying has changed over that period. Currently, the option chain can be accessed only on Kite web, […]

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08 Feb 2019

Technicals by Streak on Kite

Traders, We have introduced a new feature on the Kite web context menu. With Technicals powered by Streak, you can now quickly have a technical view on a security based on the most popular indicators. Currently, available on Kite web, you will soon see this utility on Kite 3.0 mobile slated to launch soon. How […]

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26 Jan 2019

Kite 3.0 – Everything just got better!

Traders, Super thrilled to announce the launch of Kite 3.0 beta. It has taken our technology team one whole year to rebuild the vast Kite ecosystem from the ground up, all the way from the backend systems, APIs, and to the web front-end. We have learnt and adopted new technologies and have replaced the underlying […]

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06 Dec 2017

Latest update – Kite charts

Traders, Check this charting video and user manual for all features on Kite charts. Below are the latest updates. Lot more data & Quick trends End of day data from  1996 for top stocks and  intraday data from  Feb 2015 (more than anyone out there). Below is a 21 year chart of Shipping corporation of India. New charts nimble […]

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03 May 2017

Chrome extensions for Kite and pulse

Traders, I am very excited to let you all know that we have won the prestigious “Economic Times – Startup of the year award – 2016” in the bootstrap category. Coincidentally Aug 15th is also our sixth year anniversary. I, on behalf of the entire Zerodha team, want to take this opportunity to thank you […]

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12 Aug 2016

Kite Connect APIs for programmatic access

Traders, Indian trading community, unfortunately, lags far behind their international counterparts in terms of leveraging the power of cutting edge technology when trading. Considering that we have the largest population of software developers (behind US) in the world, this is dismaying. This has been a chicken and egg situation. Except for a privy select group with industry connects and large capital, […]

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20 Apr 2016