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    Traders, Option writing/shorting is the act of selling either calls or puts first, hoping that the value goes to zero or buy it back at a lower price to earn a profit. Trading in index options has ...

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    Traders, Find following the official list of trading holidays for 2014 on NSE, BSE, MCX-SX and MCX, while trading Equity, F&O, Currency and Commodity. 1st Jan 2014, is not a holiday on any of t...

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    Traders, We are pretty active online, and keep hearing complaints on various online communities, blogs, chat rooms, and others on how exchanges and regulators don’t do enough for the retail t...

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    Traders, Note: We have stopped supporting this tool. Have you ever pondered on who probably knows the best about a business, Fundamental Analysts, Technical Analysts, or the promoters/people runni...

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      Traders, Do you have stocks that has been sitting idle in your Zerodha demat account, and would it interest if I told you can earn extra  just by lending those shares? Do you want to take t...

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    Traders, Zerodha F&O margin Calculator part of our initiative “Zerodha Margins”  is the first online tool in India that let’s you calculate comprehensive margin requirement...

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    Dear Fellow Traders, Muhurat Trading: The customary trading tradition on the day of Diwali is unique to India where markets open for a short duration to pay obeisance to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess ...

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    Federal Reserve, Quantitative Easing (tapering), Repo rate – Rise & Fall of Sensex/Nifty For most people, the Federal Reserve invokes confusion and a whole lot of derision. We keep hearin...

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    How much should I pay for a Dollar next year? Imagine your friend getting admission to Computer Science at MIT in the USA for next year. He has to pay a tuition fee of 1000 Dollars. He wants it in ...

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    Traders, What is Short Delivery? Equity delivery based trading in India works on a T+2 rolling settlement cycle. What this means is that when you buy shares on, say, Monday (also called T day), you...

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    Traders, Open Interest, MaxPain and Put Call ratio are some of the most misunderstood topics amongst beginner/amateur traders; below is our attempt to simplify these concepts for you: 1.What do you...

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    Traders, Firstly and most importantly, we as Zerodha are not members on NSEL (National Spot Exchange Limited) and have no direct or indirect exposure to it. This situation at NSEL affects us in no ...

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    This post is out dated. Please refer to our Brokerage Calculator. Traders, One of the most commonly asked queries to our MCX commodity support team is how much money do I make or lose for every 1 R...

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    Traders, Query of the day or QOD as we call in our office is questions asked to every Zite on things related to capital markets to make learning a continuous exercise. We will be sharing the same o...

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    Update: 2019 Budget, no more STT trap. STT on exercised options to be on intrinsic value from Sep 1st 2019. Check this.  Update: With effect from 31st August 2017, the exchanges have put in place ...

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    Traders, We have received a lot of queries over the past few days on what the new rates of STT and CTT are and when are they applicable from. Firstly, STT (Securities Transaction Tax): This was fir...

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    Traders, Basu, who works on our dealing desk, thought he had spotted an opportunity. I realized that over the last 15 odd years in the market, I must have had the same discussion with so many peopl...

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    Traders, What is delivery based equity trading? When you buy stocks and hold it overnight, we call it delivery based equity trading. If you buy/sell stocks and exit it before 3.30 PM, it is called ...

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    Traders, Withdrawing funds from your trading account is pretty simple. Please note all the fund requests have to placed by you online, as we do not accept offline requests. Please follow the simpl...

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    This referral programme has been stopped on April 25, 2018, and restart on Jan 1, 2020. Read more here.  Traders, As a low cost business, it is imperative that we keep our operational costs low wi...

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    Traders, 1. Pre-market Orders: NSE started the concept of pre-open session a few months back to minimize the volatility of securities during the market opening every day. Between 9:00 AM to 9:15 AM...

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    Traders, In this blog we shall talk about BTST/ATST which stands for Buy Today / Sell Tomorrow or Acquire Today / Sell Tomorrow. This is a facility offered by most of the stock brokers in India (in...

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    Traders, Muhurat Trading Is the customary trading tradition on the day of Diwali that is unique to India where markets open for a short duration to pay obeisance to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of we...

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    Traders, Each one of you when opening a demat account with an online broker would have had to sign a POA (Power of Attorney). Sounds like a very serious document and hence arises a lot of questions...

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    Traders, This is November 7, 2012 and very close to Diwali. This year the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras is on November 11, 2012. Dhanteras as explained on wikipedia: Dhanteras (Hindi: धन...

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