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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

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90. arshveer  May 12, 2015 5:23:32 PM IST |  Reply 

. I am begineer plz tell me how to open trading and dmat account with u . What are the criteria to open both account document required.what are the condition required to trade in F &O segment

90.1. Trade Smart Online  May 13, 2015 10:04:54 AM IST | 

Hello Arshveer,
There are no specific conditions required to trade in FNO segment. You just need to have FNO segment active and you need to maintain specified margin for the stock in which you trade. Please refer the link for scrip wise margin required to trade in FNO.

90.2. arshveer  May 18, 2015 5:48:45 PM IST | 

For example i purchase 1 lot of nifty consist of 50 share at premium of 90rs and strike price of rs 8200 call and nifty is currently traded at 8300 what balance i need to maintain

90.3. Trade Smart Online  May 19, 2015 1:41:54 PM IST | 

Hello Arshveer,
Nifty 1 lot consists of 25 qty. In your example, to buy 1 lot of Nifty call option strike price 8200, at a premium of Rs.90, you need to pay Rs.2250(25*90).

90.4. arshveer  May 20, 2015 3:54:19 PM IST | 

What balance i need to maintain

90.5. Trade Smart Online  May 21, 2015 10:00:41 AM IST | 

At Trade Smart Online we donít have any minimum amount criteria. You can start trading with any amount.

89. shankar  May 11, 2015 11:26:53 AM IST |  Reply 

if we purchased 100 shares of RIL on 850/- The total 85000/- on this what is the total brokerage in 15/- plan pl explain other charges i.e 15 +

89.1. Trade Smart Online  May 12, 2015 10:13:37 AM IST | 

Hello Shankar,
In your RIL example, brokerage will be Rs.15 only. You are also required to pay the govt. taxes as mentioned on our brokerage calculator. Please go through the link for your better understanding.

You can also refer the below link for govt taxes to be paid in each segment.

89.2. Trade Smart Online  May 12, 2015 10:17:48 AM IST | 

Please ignore the above link for govt. taxes. Here is the new link.

88. Ram  May 9, 2015 5:03:26 PM IST |  Reply 

Can I link sbi account as payin payout account for tso????plz respond fast..?also tell me how much you charge for transferring securities to u..??

88.1. Trade Smart Online  May 11, 2015 11:15:40 AM IST | 

Hello Ram,
You can link SBI for payin and payout. If you are NOW user then you need to payin from NEFT. NEST user can make immediate payin from SBI. Transferring securities to VNS is free of charge. Share transfer from VNS to other DP is chargable of Rs.25/scrip.

87. Ram  May 9, 2015 4:59:16 PM IST |  Reply 

Hey there, I want to go with you for demat much intraday exposure do you offer??and are there automatic limit provided as per account balance???coz most of the times,we need to call the services to get the limits till that moment stock prices runs...plz elaborate on this...also tell me about transparency u provide in profit loss statements,reports etc...

87.1. Trade Smart Online  May 11, 2015 11:09:36 AM IST | 

Hi Ram,
Thank you for your interest in trade Smart Online.
1) Intraday exposures depend on the segment in which you trade. Please refer our knowledge base article for your better understanding.

2) As per your balance you will get automatic intraday exposure. You do not have to call us for the same.

3) You can generate all the reports from your back office login which are very transparent to the customer understandings.

86. SANJAY  Apr 8, 2015 6:08:52 PM IST |  Reply 

One of the WORST service provider, you their backoffice you will end up loosing all your money.

Their back office is worst and is misleading infromation, not updated from past 10 days, every time i call them , they come up with new reasons.

I suggest people not to take service from this useless service provider, and also you will not get the payouts on time.

everytime you need to call and keep sending mails .

86.1. Trade Smart Online  Apr 9, 2015 10:15:21 AM IST | 

Hello Sanjay,
We regret for any inconvenience caused to you. Kindly let us know what part of the back office is not user friendly. We would be happy to resolve your query or we provide you with the better alternative.

86.2. SANJAY  Apr 9, 2015 11:57:31 AM IST | 

In the capsof 2105 is it showing the total avergae quanity and price, check.

i have been complaining regarding the same again and agian to ur support team and again ur asking where is the problem.

If anyone wants to sell the scrip , he will not be able to know what is the avergae holding and price.

Becaof ur misleading information some of the scrips i have sold in loss.

Please make sure if this does not get rectified by the weekend, Monday i will raise a compalint against ur organization with the SEBI.

86.3. Trade Smart Online  Apr 10, 2015 12:15:45 PM IST | 

Hello Sanjay,

When you login your back office, please refer to global report that will show you the average price and the quantity.

Please get back to us in case you need further assistance.

86.4. SANJAY  Apr 10, 2015 12:49:20 PM IST | 

Do u understad whit i am telling ?

In the capsof 2015 it is not showing whati have purchased in 2014 , this is the last time i will be contatcting you, my next step is to lodeg compalint against ur company witht the SEBI.

You have been saying the same thins again and again and doing time pass.

86.5. Trade Smart online  Apr 11, 2015 10:17:59 AM IST | 

Hello Sanjay,

It would be helpful if you give us your contact details so that we can call you and explain you in clear.

86.6. Sanjay  Apr 14, 2015 1:18:56 PM IST | 

Hi, the issue is resolved . Thank you . I have been using Trade smart on line for the past 10 months and had not faced any problem except for the carry over from one financial ywrs to another. Now it is working fine. Thank you

85. David  Apr 2, 2015 8:19:28 PM IST |  Reply 

Hi..I am interested to start trading.I am new to this field. I filled your online application form for opening Trading and Demat account. I am a Bachelor. So i want to know
A) in starting how much fund i need to start trading in Enrgy(crude oil) in single lot???
B) after receiving the filled up form,how many days you will take to activate the account???
C)I have confusion regarding Check and Blank Check(which i have to send with the form). Please explain it Briefly.
D)how much you will charge for the first time to start both Trading and Demat account??
thank you...

85.1. Trade Smart Online  Apr 4, 2015 12:41:16 PM IST | 

Hello David,
We have arranged you a call as per your request on our facebook page.

84. Seraphino Fernandes  Mar 8, 2015 3:59:23 PM IST |  Reply 

Can an NRI trade online from your site and if so what are the formalities and accounts that need to be opened

84.1. Trade Smart Online  Mar 9, 2015 6:54:28 PM IST | 

Hello S. Fernandes,
Currently we are not offering trading services to NRI residents.

83. amit  Mar 4, 2015 12:27:10 PM IST |  Reply 

I just trade in f&o, do I need to open demat account
or just trading account is sufficient,.
some time I also hold for one to two week,

83.1. Trade Smart Online  Mar 5, 2015 10:08:59 AM IST | 

Hello Amit,
If you trade only in FNO then you do not have to open demat account. You can hold FNO positions till expiry. Demat account is necessary for NSE and BSE cash market tradings.

82. NIRAAJ  Feb 25, 2015 4:07:46 PM IST |  Reply 

                                                              BSECM      Total
Pay In/Pay Out Obligation                                                               2450.87 DR      2450.87 DR
Securities Transactions Tax                                                               3.00 DR      3.00 DR
Service Tax                                                               0.62 DR      0.62 DR
Exchange Transactions Charges                                                               0.00 CR      0.00 CR
Stamp Duty                                                               0.29 DR      0.29 DR
Now Trade                                                               3.00 DR      3.00 DR
Rounding                                                               0.05 DR      0.05 DR
Sebifee                                                               0.01 DR      0.01 DR
Turnover Charges                                                               0.16 DR      0.16 DR
Net Amount Receivalble/Payable By Client                                                               2458.00 DR      2458.00 DR

82.1. NIRAJ  Feb 26, 2015 12:10:34 PM IST | 

brokarage plan 0.7 in delivery case equity

82.2. Trade Smart Online  Feb 26, 2015 2:48:00 PM IST | 

Hello Niraj,
1. There is Re.1 per transaction applicable when you trade in BSE segment from NOW Trader. Please refer the link.

2. Please refer the link for all govt taxes.

82.3. NIRAJ  Feb 26, 2015 3:20:58 PM IST | 


82.4. Trade Smart Online  Feb 27, 2015 8:48:58 AM IST | 

Hello Niraj,

You can opt for NEST Trader software which has no charge for BSE tradings. In case of NOW software, whenever you buy you have to pay Re.1 per transaction and for sell again Re.1 will be charged irrespective of intraday or delivery.
Please let us know the date of transaction on which you have been charged higher. We will verify and convey you accordingly.

81. Sudhakar J  Feb 20, 2015 12:24:54 AM IST |  Reply 

1. Do you charge the mandatory STT so that we dont have to worry about the taxes?
2. Do you have interface to HDFC savings account for money transfer automatically. i.e. if sell will all the money show up end of the day?

81.1. Trade Smart Online  Feb 20, 2015 9:25:03 AM IST | 

Hello Sudhakar J,
1. STT will be charged to you for each trade, will be deducted from your trading account.
2. You will get instant fund transfer facility into your trading account from HDFC Bank. Profit are not automatically transfer to HDFC. You are required to place payout request. Please refer the link for payout schedule.

80. annu  Feb 13, 2015 6:26:41 PM IST |  Reply 

What is NOWtrade charge &rounding charge

80.1. Trade Smart Online  Feb 16, 2015 9:25:13 AM IST | 

Hello Annu,
There are no charges for NOW software. Rounding charge depend on the charges levied to you. Ex.If you have been charged Rs.10.49 then the rounding would be Rs.0.51

79. SAANTOSH  Jan 21, 2015 10:00:27 PM IST |  Reply 

i purchases of 10 share@ 100 per share =1000 in delivery i sell it after 3month @ the same rate 100 i got how much moneny after end of all type of like brokerage,govt fee,transaction charge & all other charges you deducted)

79.1. Trade smart Online  Jan 22, 2015 11:00:50 AM IST | 

Hello Saantosh,
With reference to your example you need to pay Rs.3.86 in 0.7 paise plan. Please refer the link for total charges in other plans.

79.2. Santosh  Jan 22, 2015 3:41:42 PM IST | 

calculator not give exact charge.b/z all charge is not put in calculator. like demat plz specify how much money in my hand in 0.7 paise plan after all charge deduction.

79.3. Trade smart Online  Jan 28, 2015 1:01:05 PM IST | 

Hello Santosh,
You also can refer the other charges list mentioned below along with brokerage calculator charges. In the specified example along with Rs.3.86 you need to pay RS.15 per scrip for a day on which your are selling. This is called as Demat Transaction Charge.

78. anurag  Jan 16, 2015 2:15:14 PM IST |  Reply 

what is depository charge, how much,your demat department is also charge for it.

78.1. Trade Smart Online  Jan 17, 2015 10:46:14 AM IST | 

Hello Anurag,
There are various charges included in depository charge.
1.Demat Transaction Charge: Rs.15/scrip for one day. Applicable only on sell side.

2.Annual Maintenance Charge: First year demat AMC is free and from next year onwards it is Rs.300 per year.
3. Dematerialization Charge: You need to pay R.100/Certificate when you convert physical shares to electronic form.

4. Off Market/Inter DP Transfer: When you transfer shares from our demat to other broker demat account, you will be charged Rs.25/scrip.

77. Prakesh Mehta  Jan 13, 2015 9:00:46 AM IST |  Reply 

It seems in your company STT charge is too high then other Stockbrocker.

77.1. Trade Smart Online  Jan 15, 2015 10:44:43 AM IST | 

Hello Prakash Mehta,

STT is charged by Central Government and it is same percentage for all the broker in India. For your reference please go through the link for STT charges.

76. Prakesh Mehta  Jan 13, 2015 8:47:45 AM IST |  Reply 

Is it necessary to take "contract note" via post as your plan. can''t it be optional. I want to cut Stump duty charge.

76.1. Trade Smart Online  Jan 13, 2015 1:08:47 PM IST | 

Hello Prakash Mehta,
We send you contract notes over email. If you want you can take physical contract note from VNS with applicable charges.

75. anu  Jan 12, 2015 7:13:08 PM IST |  Reply 

1.what is demat transection charge 15
2,what is share pledge in & out charge

75.1. Trade Smart Online  Jan 13, 2015 1:02:47 PM IST | 

Hello Anu,
A1. Demat transaction charge is charged when you sell delivery shares. Applicable only on sell. It is Rs.15 plus service tax for one scrip on which date you sell.
A2. Sorry, currently we do not provide pledge in & out facility.

74. amit  Jan 10, 2015 2:48:48 PM IST |  Reply 

What''s per executed order??
If I place an order to buy 10 shares at market priceand buy takes place at 4 different price like 20,20.2,20.5,&21 then is it one order or 4
Q 3: I place a order to buy share at 20 then after 1 hour modify to buy at 18 then it is one order or two order??

74.1. Trade Smart Online  Jan 12, 2015 1:47:34 PM IST | 

Hello Amit,
A1. Per executed order mean brokerage is charged on executed order and not on pending or cancelled orders.

A2. If the order executes in 4 different trades then also it will be considered as single order, not 4 orders and you will be charged Rs.15/order.

A3. Only one order.

73. foyez ahmed  Dec 28, 2014 5:18:45 PM IST |  Reply 

pls let me know, is your mobile terminal provide both stock and commodity trading facilities

73.1. Trade Smart Online  Dec 29, 2014 9:10:32 AM IST | 

Hello Foyez Ahmed,
Yes, we do provide mobile trading facility for commodity as well as equity in a single login.

72. Parag Seth  Dec 25, 2014 2:16:19 PM IST |  Reply 


Please note Trade Smart Online states their brokerage is Re 15/order however there are hidden charges.
They charge an additional 15/scrip on a sale transaction, hence the effective charge comes to around 17.5 per order for a buy-sell pair.


On calling them, the expected response was received, which is a characteristic of hidden charges "It is a part of your contract, please see your contract".

On questioning further, they agreed that it is not shown in the online brokerage calculator (which goes to the extent of showing, STT, Turnover Charges, Service Tax,Edu. Cess & Higher Edu. Cess, SEBI Fee etc.) but stated that this is a SEBI charge, hence not shown.

I checked NSE website for other charges, it doesnt state any other charge besides SEBI Turnover, Stamp Duty, Service Tax and STT.

Its strange that in this day and age, businesses expect to be successful with such petty cons.

Happy to provide supporting evidence to the above facts.

72.1. Parag Seth  Dec 25, 2014 2:31:17 PM IST | 

Effective buy and sell charge is 22.5.

15 + 15 + 15 = 45 for 2 transactions - buy and sell.

72.2. Trade Smart Online  Dec 27, 2014 12:31:11 PM IST | 

Hello Parag Seth,

We are sorry to know you were not aware of these charges. We try our best to keep everything transparent and we''ll see if there''s some other place we should mention these charges.

Actually, Rs 15 per scrip selling in delivery is a demat transaction charge. The brokerage calculator displays charges related to trading only. Our list of charges which includes these charges can be found at the below url:

Demat transaction charges are charged by the company where you hold your demat account. In this case since the demat account is also with us, this charge is being levied by us.

You''ll find these charges are charged by all brokers. Most of them will bill you at the end of the month for the same. We apply these charges on the date of the transaction itself to be more transparent and keep things easier for you to track .

In case you have any other questions please do let us know.

71. shiva  Dec 23, 2014 9:48:58 PM IST |  Reply 

hey, I am your new customer and I done a transaction using your payment getaway facility in NEST browser from my sbi account,but I got the amount after 3 hours and not into my equity account, but that into my commodity account, after contacting your customer support so many times I got that in equity in form of margins. But till that time the price of "Bajaj Hind" was gone up at 18.90, and due to the same, I have to have loss of six hundred rupees, and I was expecting a gain of about one thousand rupees (If everything goes perfect from your side).
Also at the end of the day, I attempted to log in, but I was failed more then a dozen time, and I don''t know why.
So, I really do not have a pleasant experience of trading with trade smart online.

71.1. Trade Smart Online  Dec 24, 2014 6:39:36 PM IST | 

Hello Shiva,

Apologize for the delay from our side in providing the limit.

Sometime it could happen that due to connectivity issues the payment does not reflect immediately. However, that''s something rare and does not happen often.

Why the limit got assigned to commodities was due to some bug and we are following up with the vendor on the same.

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