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Kotak Securities Vs Trade Smart Online Share Broker Comparison

The side-by-side comparison of Kotak Securities Ltd and Trade Smart Online stock brokers in India. The comparison below highlights the similarities and differences between Kotak Securities and Trade Smart Online's brokerage, customer service, maintenance fees, tools and investment options provided to India Stock Market investors. If you are confused in choosing the best broking site, this page is to help you find which is the best broker among Kotak Securities and Trade Smart Online.

  Kotak Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
 
Kotak Securities Ltd Logo Trade Smart Online Logo
About the Broker Incorporated in 1994, Kotak Securities is a full services broker part of popular India based Kotak Mahindra Bank. The bank has over 1400 branches across India servicing more than 8 lakh customers. Kotak Securities Limited is among the largest trad... Know more about Kotak Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online (TSO) is Mumbai based broker offering discount brokerage services in stock, commodity and currency trading segments. Trade Smart Online is part of VNS Finance & Capital Services Ltd; a traditional brokerage company which was incorp... Know more about Trade Smart Online
Type of Broker What is this parameter? Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage What is this parameter? BSE, NSE, MCX-SX, MCX, NCDEX BSE, NSE, MCX, NCDEX
Account Type What is this parameter? Fixed Brokerage Plan Power Plan (Rs 15/Order)
Broker Enquiry Open an Online Trading Account with Kotak Securities. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you. Open an Online Trading Account with Trade Smart Online. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  Kotak Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Trading Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? Rs 750 Rs 200
Trading Account AMC What is this parameter? Rs 0 Rs 0
Demat Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? Rs 0 Rs 200
Demat Account AMC What is this parameter? Rs 600 Rs 300
Demat Account is Mandatory? What is this parameter?
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Trading Brokerage Charges

  Kotak Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.49% Rs 15
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.049% Rs 15
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.049% Rs 15
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 300 Rs 15
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 15
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 15
Commodity Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.070% Rs 15
Other Brokerage Charges What is this parameter?
Minimum Brokerage Charges What is this parameter? 4 paise for delivery and 3 paise for Intraday and Futures orders Rs 15
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Transaction Charges

  Kotak Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? 0.1% 0.0035%
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? 0.025% (on sell leg) 0.0035%
Equity Futures What is this parameter? 0.01% 0.0024%
Equity Options What is this parameter? 0.017% 0.0715%
Currency Futures What is this parameter? 0.01% 0.00165%
Currency Options What is this parameter? 0.017% 0.06%
Commodity What is this parameter? 0.004% 0.0039%
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Share Broker Features

  Kotak Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
3 in 1 Account What is this parameter? Yes No
Mobile Trading What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Charting What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Automated Trading What is this parameter? No Yes
After Trading Hour Orders What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) What is this parameter? Yes Yes
SMS Alerts What is this parameter? Yes No
Online Demo What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Online Portfolio What is this parameter? Yes No
Margin Trading Funding Available What is this parameter? No No
Combined Ledger for Equity and Commodity What is this parameter? No No
Trading Platform What is this parameter? NEST, NOW
Intraday Square-off Time What is this parameter? 3:10 PM
Other Features What is this parameter? Trading software terminal: Keat Pro X
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  Kotak Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
  89 Customer Reviews    Rate Kotak Securities 39 Customer Reviews    Rate Trade Smart Online
Fees Ratings 2.6 4.0
Trading Brokerage Rating 2.7 4.5
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.8
Customer Service Ratings 3.2 4.2
Overall Ratings Rated 2.8 stars Rated 4.1 stars
Broker Rating Kotak Securities is Rated 2.8 / 5 based on 89 customer reviews Trade Smart Online is Rated 4.1 / 5 based on 39 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

  Kotak Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Contact / Request Call Back
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Investment Options Available

  Kotak Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Stock / Equity What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Commodity What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Currency What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) What is this parameter? Yes No
Mutual Funds What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Bond / NCD What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Debt What is this parameter? No No
Other Investment Options What is this parameter?
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Customer Service Offered

  Kotak Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
24/7 Customer Service What is this parameter? No No
Email Support What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Onine Live Chat What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Phone Support What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Toll Free Number What is this parameter? Yes No
Through Branches What is this parameter? Yes No
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Research / Tips / Reports Published

  Kotak Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Daily Market Report What is this parameter? Yes No
Free Tips What is this parameter? Yes No
Quarterly Result Analysis What is this parameter? Yes No
News Alerts What is this parameter? Yes No
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Suitable for Investor Category

  Kotak Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Casual Investor What is this parameter? Yes
Active Investor What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Trader What is this parameter? Yes

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  Kotak Securities Ltd Trade Smart Online
Pros What is this parameter?
  • Offers 3-in-1 Account.
  • Kotak Security is a full services broker offering wide range of investment options and research reports.
  • Kotak Securities has extended network of 1400+ branches across India.
  • It offers 3-in-1 account, the combination of broker account, bank account and a demat account. All these accounts are linked together and work seamlessly to make stock market investment very easy especially for beginners in stock market.
  • Kotak offers 5 different trading platforms to fulfill almost all customer requirements.

More Advantages...

  • Unlike most of the discount brokers; Trade Smart Online offers 3 unique brokerage plans designed in such a way that it suits every trading strategy. Switching between these plans is made very easy which offers great flexibility.
  • TSO offers investing in Mutual Funds, bonds and Offer For Sale (OFS). These financial instruments are not available with most discount brokers including other popular discount brokers like Zerodha and RKSV.
  • Excellent referral benefits are available. Customer receives 10% credit of the brokerage generated by the clients referred by them.
  • No minimum amount is needed to open or maintain trading account with TSO.
  • Customer service is available through live chat on its website. This is very convenient for many customers.
  • Trade Smart Online is in the stock broking industry since 1994.
  • TSO's online knowledgebase has lot information which is helpful for most customers.

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Cons What is this parameter?
  • The brokerage changed by them of higher than the discount brokers.
  • Commodity trading is available through another company 'Kotak Commodity Services Ltd'.

More Disadvantages...

  • Call and Trade is charged at extra Rs 20 per executed order.
  • Physical contract notes Rs 20 per contract note + courier charges
  • 24/7 customer service is not available.
  • Facility to invest in IPO's is not available.
  • Doesn't provide daily market report, free tips, news alerts and technical analysis.
  • 3-in-1 accounts are not available as company doesn't provide banking services.

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