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    I guess you have read the headlines from the US on how retail traders are causing a “short squeeze” in stocks like GameStop, AMC entertainment, etc. If you haven’t, check this article by Fins...

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    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 equit...

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    This has been a long time coming, but NSE is finally going live on Monday, June 1st, 2020, with the new margin framework for future and options trades Our F&O margin calculator is updated. Ente...

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    SEBI put this circular on November 19th 2019 which will be in effect from Jan 1st 2020. This got recently covered by press on how it is probably the worst thing that can happen to a retail trader. ...

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    What does compulsory physical delivery mean? As stated in this SEBI circular, starting from July 2018 expiry, F&O positions are being settled moved from cash settlement mode to compulsory physi...

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    Finance is actually very simple, but it’s made to look complicated to justify fees – Morgan House on fool.com Dear Traders & Investors, The digital age has transformed the way in wh...

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    To learn more about options, check out this module on Varsity. The Framework In this three part series, we introduced the Option Greeks in the first post. In the second post, we discussed the pra...

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    To learn more about options, check out this module on Varsity. In the previous post, we discussed the Option Greeks and got a perspective on what they are. An understanding of the previous article ...

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    To learn more about options, check out this module on Varsity. Why are the Option Greeks important? What do you think makes a bollywood movie successful at the box office? Chances are you’d say ...

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    The National Stock Exchange earlier this month rolled out a circular prescribing a ‘reference price’ & and an ‘execution range’ for Futures & Options contracts which...

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    Traders, NSE will be launching the most anticipated contract in the recent past for trading “Futures on India VIX” on February 26, 2014. We at Zerodha as usual, will be offering you tra...

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    Traders, NSE has just relaunched Interest rate futures, and after speaking to other traders and the way the contract is designed, the feeling is that trading action on the newly launched contracts ...

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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, 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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    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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    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, 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, 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, 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, We have introduced newer platforms since this post was published. Check out this user manual for Kite and Kite explainer videos here. This blog gives you an insight into Cover Orders. Cove...

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