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Incorporated in 1994, Trade Smart Online is Mumbai, India based discount broking firm. They offer broking service in the segments including BSE Equity, NSE Equity, NSE Futures and Options, NSE Currency derivatives.

Trade Smart Online Rated 4.20 / 5 based on 20 customer reviews

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Trade Smart Online's Trading Platforms

Trade Smart Online offers trading using different ways:

  1. NOW Trader (Installation based) – It Includes advanced features like charting, basket orders, option greek calculator, Span calculator for futures etc. It requires installation on your PC.
  2. NOW (web based): – It is a web based software and doesn't require any installation. It works well even on slower internet bandwidth.
  3. NSE mobile app (mobile/tablet based) – NSE mobile trading app works well on iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Symbian OS. It is fast, convenient and easy to trade.

Trade Smart Online Brokerage Charges 2014

  • Trading Account Opening Charges (One Time): Rs 200
  • Demat account Opening Charges (One Time): Rs 200
  • Trading Annual maintenance charges (AMC): NIL
  • Demat Account Annual Maintenance Charges (AMC): Rs. 300 + service tax from 2nd year

Trading Brokerages

Trade Smart Online has three unique brokerage plan

  1. Trade @15 - Trade in Equity(intraday,delivery) F&O, and Currency for just Rs.15/per executed order, irrespective of the size of order.
  2. Trade @ 7 - Equity(intraday), F&O and Currency Rs 0.007, Equity delivery Rs. 0.07 Options Rs 7/Lot.
  3. Trade @ 1899 - Trade with just Rs.1899/per month in Equity(intraday,delivery) and F&O irrespective of the size of order. In case there is no trade in a given month the full amount will be refunded.

Trade Smart Online offers one of the lowest transaction charges in the industry.

Trade Smart Online offers all their services like installing software, fund transfer, increase in limits, contract notes, changing account details etc online. They also have a facebook page and a blog with which they constantly use to disseminate important market information. For a better trading experience, company provides NSE’s NOW trading platform to its clients. The trading software is not chargeable and has several technical analysis in built tools with it.

Trade Smart Online Charges in Detail

Trade Smart Online Charges EQUITY Delivery EQUITY Intraday
Brokerage Rs. 15/Trade Rs. 15/Trade
STT 10000/crore 2500/crore on sell side
Transaction/Turnover Charges NSE: 350/crore, BSE: 350/crore NSE: 350/crore, BSE: 350/crore
Service Tax 12% on Brokerage + Transaction Charge 12% on Brokerage + Transaction Charge
Education Cess 2% of Service Tax 2% of Service Tax
Higher Education Cess 1% of Service Tax 1% of Service Tax
SEBI Charges 10 Rs/Crore 10 Rs/Crore
Stamp Charges 1000/Crore 200/crore
Clearing charges NIL NIL

Trade Smart Online Charges Futures Options
Brokerage Rs. 15/Trade Rs. 15/Trade
STT 1700/crore on Sell Side 1700/crore on Sell Side(on Premium)
Transaction/Turnover Charges NSE: 190/crore, BSE: 221/crore NSE: 5000/crore of premium, BSE: 50/crore of premium
Service Tax 12% on Brokerage + Transaction Charge 12% on Brokerage + Transaction Charge
Education Cess 2% of Service Tax 2% of Service Tax
Higher Education Cess 1% of Service Tax 1% of Service Tax
SEBI Charges 10 Rs/Crore 10 Rs/Crore
Stamp Charges 200/crore 200/crore
Clearing charges 50/crore 2150/crore

Trade Smart Online Charges Currency Commodity
Brokerage Rs. 15/Trade Rs. 15/Trade
Transaction/Turnover Charges 115/crore 250/crore
Service Tax 12% on Brokerage + Transaction Charge 12% on Brokerage + Transaction Charge
Education Cess 2% of Service Tax 2% of Service Tax
Higher Education Cess 1% of Service Tax 1% of Service Tax
SEBI Charges 10 Rs/Crore No SEBI Charges
Stamp Charges 200/crore 100/crore
Clearing charges 50/crore NIL

Trade Smart Online Charge Structure Explanation:

  • STT: This is charged only on the sell side for intraday and F&O trades. It is charged on both sides for Delivery trades in Equity.
  • Service Tax: This is charged at 12% of the total cost of brokerage plus transaction charges.
  • Education Cess: This is charged at 2% of the Service Tax.
  • Higher Education Cess: This is charged at 1% of the Service Tax.
  • SEBI Charges: This is charged at Rs 10 per crore.

Trade Smart Online Demat Account Charges:

Trade Smart Online is a depository participant of Central Depository Services India Ltd (CDSL). Company provides Demat Account service to facilitate holding of securities in the electronic form and enables securities transactions. Unlike other discount brokers (i.e. Zerodha, RKSV and Compositedge) who use 3rd party DP services for its customer; Trade Smart Online has its own DP services. There changes for demat account transitions are as below:

ID Transaction Trade Smart Online
1 Demat Account Opening Charges Rs 200
2 Demat Account Annual Maintenance Charges (AMC) Rs 300 per year
3 Stamp Charges payable upfront At actual
4 Demat Charges Rs 100 per certificate and minimum Rs 200 per request
5 Remat Charges Rs 100 per certificate and minimum Rs 200 per request
6 Transaction (Credit) NIL
7 Transaction (Debit) through Power of Attorney Rs 12 minimum or 0.02% subject to maximum of Rs 25
8 Transaction (Debit) through DIS - to CDSL DP Rs 12 minimum or 0.02% subject to maximum of Rs 50
9 Transaction (Debit) Inter Depository Rs 25 minimum or 0.02% subject to maximum of Rs 100
10 Intersettlement Transfer for NSDL in Pool Account NSDL Charges + Rs 12 minimum or 0.01% subject to maximum of Rs 50
11 Pledge Creation Re. 100 per scrip
12 Pledge Creation Confirmation NIL
13 Pledge Closure Rs 100 per scrip
14 Pledge Closure Confirmation NIL
15 Pledge Invocation Rs 100 minimum or 0.01% whichever is higher
16 Failed Instruction Charges NIL
17 Transaction Statement other than Mandatory Statement (Extra) Re. 20 per request
18 Other Charges Late Instruction 1% scrip value
19 dishonour of cheque Rs 100
20 Additional copy of Contract Notes or Statments Rs 5 per page and courier charges
21 Off Market transfer (DP) Rs 25 + service tax
22 Demat transaction charges Rs 15 + service tax

Other Charges for Trade Smart Online

  Charges (In Rs) statutory charges
Trade on phone 20 per executed order
Physical contract note / other statements etc 20 per contract note + courier charges
Additional charges for BSE* 1 per order plus service tax

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How to open account with Trade Smart Online?

For online trading with Trade Smart Online, investor has to open an account. Following are the ways to open an account with Trade Smart Online

  • To open a trading and demat account with them, please take a print out after downloading the online application form provided, and fill it with BLACK INK only. Click here to download the Trade Smart Online contact form. Once the form is duly filled, attach the required self attested copy of the documents with the form and courier it to their office.

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Trade Smart Online Advantages

  • 3 Different Brokerage plan - Company provides 3 unique brokerage plans designed in such a way that it suits every trading strategy.
  • Interchangeable Brokerage - Trade Smart Online provides flexibility to switch over from one brokerage plan to another, depending upon their strategy.
  • Lowest transaction cost - As per their brokerage calculator, the Transaction charges (turnover charges, clearing charges etc) are one of the lowest in the industry.
  • Customer Service - Good customer service. Also they provide facility to invest in Mutual Funds and Offer For Sale (OFS) which other discount broking firms do not.
  • Referral credit - Trade Smart Online offers to its customers, 10% credit of the brokerage generated by the clients referred by them.
  • No minimum amount balance - Trade Smart Online do not require any minimum amount to open an account.

Trade Smart Online Disadvantages

  • Unavailability of 3-in-1 (Bank, Trading, Demat) accounts.
  • They do not provide portfolio management services.
  • They do not provide Tips and research report.
  • Though they have commodities membership, trading in commodity is currently not available for internet clients.

Useful links about Trade Smart Online

  1. Trade Smart Online:
  2. Facebook Address:
  3. Blog:
  4. Registered Office: 716, Krishna Towers,
    Civil Lines, Kanpur - 208 001
  5. Corporate Office: A-401, Mangalya, Marol, Andheri(E),
    Mumbai - 400 059. Tel: 022 40811044
  6. Email:

Enquiry Form

Trade Smart Online Exposures

  1. Trade Smart Online Exposure for Intraday Trading - Trade Smart Online offers 8 to 10 times exposure or leverage for stocks on which F&O trading is allowed. Margins are provided only for Intraday trading.
  2. Trade Smart Online Exposure for trading in Futures - Trade Smart Online lets clients take positions for Intraday with 50% of the SPAN + Exposure Margins.
  3. Trade Smart Online Margin for Options - Trade Smart Online doesn't offer any margin for buying Options. For writing an option firm requires only 50% of the margin for intraday trade.

Trade Smart Online is an initiative by VNS finance and capital services ltd

Trade Smart Online's Registration Information

  1. SEBI Regn. No: INB230964330, INF230964330, INE230964330, INE260964330, INB010964337
  2. CDSL Reg No:12030400
  3. MCX Reg No:16830
  4. NCDEX Reg No:0502

(Note: Information Last Updated: 5/1/2013 7:35:00 AM)

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Trade Smart Online Reviews


42. gowtham  Jul 11, 2014 10:42:10 AM IST |  Reply 

Nice customer service, low brokerage fees compare than others. they are very good in customer response especially sarita & akash.

My ratings for Trade Smart Online:

Acct Mainten Fees :Excellent                               
Brokerage :Excellent                               
Website Usability :Excellent                               
Customer Service :Excellent                               
Overall Experiance :Excellent

41. Saptaswa  May 30, 2014 9:19:53 PM IST |  Reply 

I am interested in opening an account with your brokerage. I am already using reliance securities. I am only a casual trader. I would like to know what hidden charges are there. Lets say i want to open 0.07p/0.7p. What will be my charges for buying a stock eg 1000 rs in delivery basis and then selling it. If possible give me a complete breakdown of charges related to the above written transaction.

Also in reliance securities i have an option of paying for a stock bought with margins within 7 days t+7. Is there any such facility available with your brokerage.

41.1. TradeSmartOnline  Jun 03, 2014 11:43:44 AM IST | 

Hello Saptaswa,
1)Please refer to our brokerage calculator to know the charges applicable Apart from the charges mentioned in the brokerage calculator there will a demat transaction charge of Rs.15/- per scrip only on delivery sold.
2)We don''t provide margin on delivery.

40. manikannan  May 26, 2014 12:04:49 PM IST |  Reply 

1.) If i opening trading and demat AC on your firm which bank savings AC i have to open. Can i open a savings bank AC with AXIS bank.
2.) Where can i downyour software.please give excat web address

40.1. TradeSmartOnline  Jun 03, 2014 11:59:19 AM IST | 

Hi ManiKannan,
1)Yes, you can open account with Axis Bank. For instant fund transfer we have payment gateway available for Axis, ICICI, HDFC & Kotak Mahindra Bank in the NOW trading application.
2)Please refer to our Knowledge base for NOW Software installation link

39. umashankar  May 16, 2014 8:27:43 PM IST |  Reply 

sir, kya main KYC form kewal black ink se print kar bhar ke bhej skta hu?

39.1. Trade Smart Online  May 27, 2014 1:03:06 PM IST | 

Hello Umashankar,
Yes you can print the form in Black ink.Please also make sure the form is filled & signed in Black ink.

38. manikannan  May 12, 2014 7:38:48 AM IST |  Reply 

1.your trading software the NOW software cannot install on my computer.It show some error. How can i install it?
2.Is web trading facility is available on your service, If yes charting facility is in that?

now software is not working in my windows 8. Its showing “OS error Initialization Failed for Interactive Engine : <>

38.1. Trade Smart Online  May 14, 2014 2:17:37 PM IST | 

Hello Manikannan,
Please refer to our knowledgebase for NOW installation process for WINDOWS 7 & 8 users. If you are still facing any difficulty please let us know our support team will contact you.Kindly mention your client code to contact you.

37. Bela Pal  May 06, 2014 11:37:36 PM IST |  Reply 

I want to know......
say I have delivery stock purchase @ BSE. Now can I sell those Stock @ NSE.If yes... is there any extra charge ?

37.1. Trade Smart Online  May 14, 2014 2:12:54 PM IST | 

Hi Bela,
Yes.Once the shares are received in your demat account they could be sold in either NSE or BSE. Apart from brokerage and other statutory charges there will a demat transaction charge of Rs.15/- per scrip only on delivery sell.

36. HK  Apr 30, 2014 11:48:00 AM IST |  Reply 


36.1. Trade Smart Online  May 14, 2014 2:07:51 PM IST | 

Hi HK,
We provide maximum 8 to 10 times intraday cash exposure. Please refer to our knowledgebase for more information

35. Murali Sankar  Apr 23, 2014 12:32:42 AM IST |  Reply 

Recently i opened new account. this rating based upon my view


Brokerage - Excellent
Account Maintenance Fees - Below Average
Website Usability - Average
Customer Service - Average
Overall Experience - Above Average

35.1. Trade Smart Online  Apr 26, 2014 12:54:03 PM IST | 

Hi Murali,
Thanks for the feedback. Could you please share any ideas or suggestions to help us better our product or services.

34. RK  Apr 18, 2014 2:32:48 PM IST |  Reply 

You are charging rs 15 as delivery transaction charge, sell delivery. I think it is not right. What I am heard is as follows.

Transaction Charges

Equity Delivery Transactions
Purchase: 0.0035% of turnover in NSE and 0.0034% of Turnover in BSE
Sell: 0.0035% of turnover in NSE and 0.0034% of Turnover in BSE

Equity Intra-day Transactions
Purchase: 0.0035% of Turnover in NSE and 0.0034% of Turnover in BSE
Sell: 0.0035% of Turnover in NSE and 0.0034% of Turnover in BSE

Future Transactions
Purchase: 0.002% of Turnover i.e. (Number of Lots * Lot Size * Price)
Sell: 0.002% of Turnover i.e. (Number of Lots * Lot Size * Price)

Option Transactions
Purchase: 0.05% of Premium
Sell: 0.05% of Premium

34.1. Trade Smart Online  Apr 21, 2014 12:17:27 PM IST | 

Hi RK,
The transaction applicable only on the sell side of equity delivery) is charged by the depository.

34.2. Trade Smart Online  Apr 21, 2014 12:22:13 PM IST | 

Hi RK,
The transaction charges are charged by the exchange. While the demat transaction charge,applicable only on the sell side of equity delivery is charged by the depository.

33. SOMNATH DEY  Apr 05, 2014 12:32:43 AM IST |  Reply 

Please open the facility of referral referral commission sir.Suppose I refer 10 people.They refer 100.So for 110 people I can have the commission.You guys are very good tgere.Please open this facility for us.We will be happy if u provide only3% on referral referral.If you deduct 5% for 20% of our referral then also we are happy.Please open it.

33.1. Trade Smart Online  Apr 09, 2014 12:57:18 PM IST | 

Hi Somnath,
We truly appreciate your suggestion and will certainly look into the feasibility of having such a scheme.

32. Raj  Mar 20, 2014 1:25:01 AM IST |  Reply 

What are the demat Both buy side & sell side)?
Also is it mandatory to sign a POA?
What are the funds pay-in & pay-out charges?
Since you are based in Mumbai how are customer problems/complaints solved?
What is the procedure of investing in Mutual Funds?

32.1. Trade Smart Online  Mar 21, 2014 2:29:06 PM IST | 

Hello Raj,
1)The Demat charges or Demat transaction charges are applicable only on the sell side of delivery. The charge is Rs.15/- per scrip.
2)Yes. Please refer our Knowledgebase on necessity of POA
3)There are no charges for pay-in or pay-out from our end, although your bank might charge you for NEFT transfers during pay-in.
4)We address client’s query or provide them technical assistance through chat support, phone call or through remote software. We can assure you that distance won’t be an impediment to provide you efficient and prompt service.
5)Please provide your contact details on our website and will we will get in touch with you regarding details for investing in Mutual funds.

31. MANIKANNAN  Mar 06, 2014 8:20:09 AM IST |  Reply 

Sir i am living in a town in cuddalore district,tamilnadu.
1.There is no branches of your firm near by me.If i going to open an ACCOUNT through you then is it must to visit any of your office or i can open AC through online and made my transactions in online.
2.After opening an account in your firm , if i don''t make any transactions , trades for 3months or more do you close my AC

31.1. Trade Smart Online  Mar 21, 2014 2:20:49 PM IST | 

Hello Manikannan,
We hope the query has been answered to your satisfaction through our face book post. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

30. M RAJU  Feb 19, 2014 9:23:19 PM IST |  Reply 

Are you providing automated trading in NSE BSE.

30.1. Trade Smart Online  Mar 21, 2014 2:16:43 PM IST | 

Hello Raju,
Yes we do. Please leave your contact details on our website and one of us will get in touch with you soon.

29. radha  Feb 18, 2014 10:31:12 PM IST |  Reply 

Can i see the demo of web based tool for trading before opening the account as i could feel comfortable if your software is userfriendly

29.1. Trade Smart Online  Mar 21, 2014 2:03:38 PM IST | 

Hi radha,
Apologies for the delay in reply. Thought we had replied to this but somehow the reply is not visible here. So maybe we goofed up.

Sure, we can provide you a demo of the trading software. Please leave your contact details on our website and one of us will get in touch with you soon to provide demo ID and password.

28. AMIT DAS  Feb 16, 2014 3:24:06 PM IST |  Reply 

I am basically an investor or a casual trader. Right now, I have an online trading a/c with in kolkata. with 3p/30p brokerage plan,0 A/C opening charges & 0 amc charges on both trading and demat a/c. I also have 750 MCX shares @ 1450/- in my demat a/c. can u offer me any better brokerage plan.

28.1. Trade Smart Online  Feb 25, 2014 11:08:37 AM IST | 

Hello Amit,
We offer 3 pricing plans which one may choose depending on his/her trading pattern. Details of these trading plans can be found on this website. Click on below link for more info:

Since you mentioned that you are a investor and casual trader our 0.7p/7p might seem good for you.

27. Durgesh Gupta  Feb 05, 2014 12:26:20 PM IST |  Reply 

will i get discount in account opening if i open account with the reference of

27.1. Trade Smart Online  Feb 06, 2014 11:48:22 AM IST | 

Hello Durgesh,
Currently we do not have any offers running for account opening.

However, we are sure you''ll lot more in your brokerage charges than with just account opening charges :)

26. subrat  Jan 10, 2014 8:38:08 PM IST |  Reply 

Sir, I transferred some money to my trading account at 12:33. It is not yet reflected in my trading account. When shall it be credited??

26.1. subrat  Jan 10, 2014 8:41:18 PM IST | 

Sir, I transferred through NEFT

26.2. Trade Smart Online  Jan 15, 2014 1:50:35 PM IST | 

Hello Subrat,
NEFT transfers may take upto 4 hours. We give the limit only after the funds start reflecting in our account.

Please let us know your client code along with the date of transfer and we''ll look into it.

Trade Smart Online

26.3. subrat  Jan 17, 2014 8:31:46 PM IST | 

Yes sir, I received it. But it took more time

25. Arun kumar  Dec 30, 2013 8:48:07 PM IST |  Reply 

I have a demat account with zen securities. can I open only trading account with you? If so, then delivery shares you keep in your pool account or you transfer to zen securities. Do you charge for maintining pool account? And is there any charges if I sell shares lying in the pool account.

25.1. Trade Smart Online  Jan 10, 2014 2:05:00 PM IST | 

Hello Arun Kumar,
Yes, you can open only the trading account with us. Any shares you buy will automatically be transferred to your demat account with another broker. There are no additional charges for this service.

However, this is recommended only for those traders who primarily trade in F&O/Currency segment and occasionally trade in cash segment. If you''d like to trade in cash segment, we''d encourage you to open a demat account with us as there are some limitations in trading without a demat account with us.

Trade Smart Online

24. Mahesh Kanade  Dec 13, 2013 12:15:27 PM IST |  Reply 

Hello Sir, I Mahesh would like to open A/C with "TSO'', but just want to ask u that, what do you charges for penny stocks,are they same as 15 rs per order or you apply minimum brokerage, and can I transfer fund online through my Axis bank.
thx in advance.

24.1. Trade Smart Online  Dec 19, 2013 3:37:15 PM IST | 

Hello Mahesh,
There won''''t be any additional charges for penny stocks. You may choose Rs 15 per order.

You can transfer funds through Axis bank online and get an automatic immediate limit increase based on that.

Trade Smart Online

23. Bibhu  Nov 27, 2013 2:50:15 PM IST |  Reply 

Sir,sbi saving account ke sath trade smart online ka demat a/c link ho sakta he ki nenhi..kyun ki me trade smart online se a/c kholna chahta hun plese mujhe confirm kijie.

23.1. Trade Smart Online  Dec 20, 2013 12:01:04 PM IST | 

Yes. Bilkul ho sakta hai.

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