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 Zerodha Vs Trade Smart Online Share Broker Comparison

The side-by-side comparison of Zerodha and Trade Smart Online stock brokers in India. The comparison below highlights the similarities and differences between Zerodha 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 Zerodha and Trade Smart Online.



Trade Smart Online

About the Broker Zerodha is a Bangalore, India based Flat Fee Share Broker (Also known as Budget Broker / Discount Broker / Pay Per Order Brokerage) for trading in Stock, Commodity and Currency Derivative. It charges brokerage of 0.01% or Rs 20 per executed order, wh... Know more about Zerodha 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 Discount Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage NSE, BSE, MCX-SX and MCX BSE, NSE, MCX, NCDEX
Account Type Trade @15
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

 ZerodhaTrade Smart Online
Trading Account Opening Fees Rs 300 Rs 200
Trading Account AMC NIL Rs 0
Demat Account Opening Fees Rs 150 Rs 200
Demat Account AMC Rs 400 Rs 300
Demat Account is Mandatory?

Trading Brokerage Charges

 ZerodhaTrade Smart Online
Equity Delivery Brokerage Rs 20 Rs 15
Equity Intraday Brokerage Rs 20 Rs 15
Equity Futures Brokerage Rs 20 Rs 15
Equity Options Brokerage Rs 20 Rs 15
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage Rs 20 Rs 15
Currency Options Trading Brokerage Rs 20 Rs 15
Commodity Trading Brokerage Rs 20 Rs 15
Other Brokerage Charges 0.01% or Rs 20 per executed order, whichever is lower.
Minimum Brokerage Charges NIL Rs 15

Transaction Charges

 ZerodhaTrade Smart Online
Equity Delivery NSE: 0.00325% | BSE: 0.00275% | MCX-SX: 0.002% 0.0035%
Equity Intraday NSE: 0.00325% | BSE: 0.00275% | MCX-SX: 0.002% 0.0035%
Equity Futures NSE: 0.0021% | BSE: 0.0007% | MCX-SX: 0.0014% 0.0024%
Equity Options NSE: 0.053% | BSE: 0.0027% | SX: 0.027% (on premium) 0.0715%
Currency Futures NSE: 0.00135% | MCX-SX: 0.0013% 0.00165%
Currency Options NSE: 0.044% | MCX-SX: 0.037% 0.06%
Commodity Non-Agri: 0.0031% | Agri: 0.00175% 0.0044%

Share Broker Features

 ZerodhaTrade Smart Online
3 in 1 Account
Mobile Trading
Automated Trading
After Trading Hour Orders
Good Till Cancelled (GTC)
SMS Alerts
Online Demo
Online Portfolio
Margin Trading Funding Available
Combined Ledger for Equity and Commodity
Trading Platform NEST NEST, NOW
Intraday Square-off Time 3:10 PM 3:15 PM
Other Features

Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

 ZerodhaTrade Smart Online
  128 Customer Reviews    Rate Zerodha 31 Customer Reviews    Rate Trade Smart Online
Fees Ratings 4.3 4.0
Trading Brokerage Rating 4.6 4.5
Trading Platform Usability 3.9 3.8
Customer Service Ratings 4.1 4.1
Overall Ratings Rated 4.2 stars Rated 4.1 stars
Broker Rating Zerodha is Rated 4.2 / 5 based on 128 customer reviews Trade Smart Online is Rated 4.1 / 5 based on 31 customer reviews

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Investment Options Available

 ZerodhaTrade Smart Online
Stock / Equity
Initial Public Offers (IPO)
Mutual Funds
Bond / NCD
Other Investment Options

Customer Service Offered

 ZerodhaTrade Smart Online
24/7 Customer Service
Email Support
Onine Live Chat
Phone Support
Toll Free Number
Through Branches

Research / Tips / Reports Published

 ZerodhaTrade Smart Online
Daily Market Report
Free Tips
Quarterly Result Analysis
News Alerts

Suitable for Investor Category

 ZerodhaTrade Smart Online
Casual Investor
Active Investor


Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

 ZerodhaTrade Smart Online
  • The discount broker offering simple flat fee brokerage service.
  • Brokerage is 0.01% or Rs 20 per executed order, whichever is lower for Intraday, F&O and Currency Derivatives. No hidden charges.
  • Offer Fully Automated Trading and Semi-Automated Trading through its plug-in with AmiBroker, the popular Technical Analysis Software.
  • After Market Orders (AMO) can be placed between 6:30 PM to 9:15 AM.
  • Zerodha offers 10% referral credit to its customers.

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.

More Advantages...

  • Call and Trade is charged at extra Rs 20 order.
  • Doesn't provide options to invest in IPO, FPO, Mutual Funds, Offer For Sale (OFS), Bond and NCD's.
  • Doesn't provide stock tips or recommendations.
  • No margin funding available.
  • GTC is only available in Commodities.

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.

More Disadvantages...

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