Apply for IPOs using UPI

August 6, 2019
Console, Console

Click here for upcoming IPOs You can now apply for new IPOs (Initial Public Offerings) from within Console. Until now, we asked customers to apply for IPOs using the ASBA (Application Supported by ...

Bootstrapping vs Funding – a tax arbitrage

August 7, 2020
Rainmatter

We get a lot of credit for bootstrapping Zerodha and building the business without raising professional money. I have always wondered why fewer startups opt to bootstrap instead of raising venture ...

Direct Market Access (DMA) for retail investors?

July 29, 2020
Rainmatter

Negative news generally gets more views compared to happy news due to the Negativity Bias. Social media went berserk when the rumour broke out about the possibility of stock exchanges offering Dire...

Understanding the new margin pledge system — effective Aug 1, 2020

July 21, 2020

The three principal objectives stated under SEBI’s preamble are: To protect the interests of investors in securities; To promote the development of the securities market; and To regulate the secu...

Stock trading games & copy trading platforms in India?

July 18, 2020
Rainmatter

Retail participation in the stock markets across the world hasn’t been this high in a long time. Low interest rates, work-from-home giving more time and bandwidth to think about personal finance,...

Kite charts update – Trading from chart & more

July 10, 2020

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 th...

Latest updates — June 2020

July 1, 2020

We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe in these tough times. While we have been working from home for over 100 days now, but have been hard at work to improve your experience with us. Her...

शेयर ट्रेडिंग में सफलता के लिए क्या ज़रूरी है?

June 27, 2020
Hindi

आपने सुना होगा कि शेयर बाजार में बड़ी आसानी से पैसा बनाया जा सकता है। यह सच है...

What does it take to win at trading?

June 26, 2020

Hindi: इस पोस्ट को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें। Contrary to what most people think, trading the markets isn...

Start investing in corporate bonds

June 18, 2020
Coin

Bank fixed deposits (FDs) have been the most popular retail investment product in India historically. But the FD interest rates have been continuously going down over the years and looking at curre...

Margins on Kite order window

Kite web (and soon mobile) 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 str...

Mandatory TOTP for illiquid risky contracts

June 9, 2020

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. Th...

SEBI announces framework for Regulatory Sandbox

June 6, 2020
Rainmatter

SEBI released a circular on June 5, 2020, announcing a regulatory sandbox to allow fintech companies to experiment and test their products in a live environment with some flexibility afforded with ...

New margin framework for F&O trades

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...

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 ...

We were not down today

May 13, 2020
Trading @ Zerodha

Dear traders, If you happened to notice the outcry on social media (we were trending on Twitter India) and breaking news reports by some major media houses saying our systems were down today, but w...

ज़ेरोधा के साथ ट्रेड करना कितना सुरक्षित है?

April 25, 2020
Hindi

वित्तीय दस साल तक व्यवसाय में रहने के बावजूद, एक हास्यास्पद गलत धारणा है कि ...

Policy change for trading in cash-settled commodities

April 24, 2020

We had recently written this post explaining the Crude Oil fiasco and the risks that commodity brokerage firms in India are exposed to. In a situation like that on April 20, 2020, where the crude o...

How safe is it to trade with Zerodha? Recap

April 24, 2020

Hindi: इस पोस्ट को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें। Financials Despite being in business for ten years, there i...

फिशिंग स्कैम का ख़तरा – यह क्या है और इससे हम कैसे बचें?

April 17, 2020
Hindi

मैंने हाल ही में शेयर बाजार के घोटालों पर यह पोस्ट लिखा था, जिसके बारे में सभ...

Beware of the Phishing Scam

Hindi: इस पोस्ट को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें। I had recently written this post on stock market scams that...

Regulatory measures by SEBI on 20th March

March 22, 2020

SEBI has taken a bunch of proactive risk-containment measures in view of the ongoing market volatility. Check this circular. This may have been misinterpreted by many people and so NSE just put out...

Introducing ImStrong

Trading can be an extremely stressful activity. An emotional roller coaster that all of us face every day. I have interacted with tens of thousands of active traders for almost two decades now. A t...

Update: Fee increase on Call & Trade and RMS Square off

March 19, 2020

Traders, Over 1 million clients log on to our platform every day to trade. A small portion of the client-base, around 5% of clients, trades intraday using product types like MIS (Margin Intraday Sq...

Tax loss harvesting opportunity – FY 19/20

March 18, 2020
Console, Featured, Sticky

Traders, If you hold stocks or mutual funds in your portfolio that have unrealised losses, you can set off these losses against realised profits on which you have to pay taxes. To do this, you can ...

Why lower leverages, no BO/CO, during higher volatility?

March 13, 2020

Traders, Let us take the example of Monday, March 9, 2020. Crude oil futures on MCX opened down 30%. On Friday evening, the margin required to hold Crude Oil was 15%. So the clients who were long C...

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