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Zerodha Margin Exposure Limit, Leverage for Intraday and F&O

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* Margin Policy Update

As per the SEBI circular dated November 19, 2019, starting from September 01, 2021, brokers cannot offer additional margin (i.e. 20x) in any segment including intra-day at BSE, NSE and MCX. The margin is now decided by the exchange and remains the same for all brokers. For all intraday product types i.e. MIS, BO, CO trades, the leverage will be the same which is the VAR+ELM margin. Visit New margin requirements in India Stock Market to know more.

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Zerodha Margin

SegmentTrading Margin
Equity Delivery1x (100% of trade value)
Equity Intraday5x (Up to 20% of trade value)
Equity F&O1x (100% of NRML margin (Span + Exposure))
Currency F&O1x (100% of NRML margin (Span + Exposure))
Commodity F&O1x (100% of NRML margin (Span + Exposure))
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  • Brokerage-free Equity Delivery and flat Rs 20 per trade for Intraday & F&O +
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 1. Why Zerodha margin reduced?

    Zerodha margin is reduced across all segments including intraday at BSE, NSE, and MCX on Jan 2nd, 2019. This is in line with the new margin policy introduced by SEBI. As per this policy, brokers cannot offer an additional margin. The margins are now prescribed by the exchanges and are the same across the brokers.



  2. 2. Does customer get leverage for intraday trading with Zerodha?

    Yes, Zerodha offers up to 20x leverage for intraday trading. The extent of exposure is different for the different segments and stock. The list is published on the Zerodha website and updated daily.

    For example if you trade Reliance Industries us order type MIS (intraday), you can buy Rs 1 Lakh shares with margin money of Rs 5,000 (20x leverage).



  3. 3. How much leverage does Zerodha provide for Intraday Equity Trading?

    Zerodha offers 5 to 20 times exposure in Intraday for stocks on which F&O trading is allowed. In Futures Intraday Trading in Equity, Commodity and Currency, Zerodha lets clients take MIS (Margin Intraday Square-off) positions with a 40% to 50% margin.



Information on this page was last updated on Monday, October 25, 2021


2. Suhail  Sep 13, 2021 7:30:29 PM I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
What margin is required for intraday commodity trading. Kindly explain with example.
1. sunita kumari  Feb 27, 2021 5:13:48 PM I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
have you want account balance if any ?