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Overall 3.5 4.5
Brokerage Charges 2.5 3.5
Platforms & Tools 4.0 4.0
Customer Service 3.5 4.5
Year of Incorporation 2000 1994
Website http://www.icicidirect.com http://www.kotaksecurities.com
Demat NSDL & CDSL NSDL & CDSL
Exchange Enabled NSE & BSE NSE, BSE, MCX-SX, MCX & NCDEX
Active Clients 2016 591504 2,57,563
Active Clients 2015 560438 2,46,945
Active Clients 2014 594714 2,68,459
Equity Delivery 0.25%- Negotiable 0.5% - Reduces upto 0.1 if brokerage paid upfront
Equity Intraday 0.05%- Negotiable 0.05% - Reduces upto 0.01 if brokerage paid upfront
Equity Futures 0.05% of Turnover for Overnight & Intraday only one side- Negotiable 0.05% - Reduces upto 0.01% if brokerage paid upfront
Equity Options Rs 95/lot for Overnight & Rs 25/lot for Intraday - Negotiable Rs 100/lot - Reduces upto Rs 30/lot if brokerage paid upfront
Currency Futures 0.05% of Turnover for Overnight & Intraday only one side- Negotiable 0.05% - Reduces upto 0.01% if brokerage paid upfront
Currency Options Rs 95/lot for Overnight & Rs 25/lot for Intraday - Negotiable Rs 100/lot - Reduces upto Rs 30/lot if brokerage paid upfront
Commodities NA 0.05% - Reduces upto 0.01% if brokerage paid upfront
Trading Only NA NA
Trading & Demat Rs 975 for 3 in 1 Account Rs.750
Commodity NA Rs.250
Software Yes
Web/HTML5 Yes
Android Apps Yes
IOS Apps Yes
Intraday 20 Days 5 Days
End of Day 10 years 5 Years
Coding No n
Indicators Yes n
Online Trade Reports Yes
Online PNL Reports Yes
Online Contract Notes Yes
Tax Ready Yes
Equity Intraday Upto 25 times Upto 15 Times
Equity Delivery Upto 5 times @interest Upto 3 times but at Interest of Rs 75/Lakh/day or @24%/annum
Equity Options Not for buying but upto 2 times for shorting Upto 5 times Intraday
Equity Features Upto 4 times for intraday Buying No Margin, Shorting upto 2 times for Intraday
Currency Futures NA Upto 2 times Intraday
Currency Options NA Buying No Margin, Shorting upto 2 times for Intraday
Commodities NA Upto 2 times Intraday
Equity 0.00325% of Turnover 0.00325% of Turnover
Equity Futures 0.0019% of Turnover 0.00436% of Turnover
Equity Options 0.05% of Turnover 0.0594% of Premium Turnover
AMC Charges Rs 450/Year Rs 50/Month
DP Charges Rs 25/Transaction or 0.05% whichever higher 0.04% or Rs 27/debit transaction whichever is higher
Commodities NA 0.00436% of Turnover
Broker Assisted trades Nil Rs 20/call after the first 20 orders every month
Research & Tips Yes
Brokerage Calculator No
Margin Calculator No
Braket Orders No
Training & Education Yes