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.

Zerodha Margin Exposure or Leverage facility allows customers to trade many times over the funds available in their account. Zerodha offers margin exposure only on intraday trades. There is no margin facility on delivery trades. Zerodha intraday trade margins are as high as 20 times the funds available in the account.

Zerodha Margin Exposure Limit

Zerodha exposure allows customers to trade many times over the funds in their account. The extent of exposure by Zerodha is different for different segments and trades. For intraday trades in stocks, leverage given by Zerodha is 20 times of the funds in the customer's account. So, if you have Rs 5,000 in your trading account then you can do intraday trading up to Rs 1 lakh. But not all stocks qualify for margin funding by Zerodha. Also, the margin limit is different for different stocks.

You can use the Zerodha margin calculator to know the margin limit on your trade. The calculator is available at Zerodha's website.

Zerodha Margin Policy - Key Points to Note

  1. The exposure given by Zerodha is available only for intraday trades. There's no margin funding for delivery trades.
  2. All orders will be automatically squared-off around 3:20 pm. But it is the trader's responsibility to square-off all open positions.
  3. All open MIS positions get converted to Cash and Carry (CNC) or Normal positions. The company squares off all such position if there are insufficient funds in the account.

About Zerodha

Incorporated in 2010, Zerodha is one of the popular online discount brokers in India. The Bengaluru based company is the largest broker in India by the trading volumes. It is also the largest stockbroker by active clients in India.

Zerodha's key USP is its pricing model and high-end technology solutions. It charges zero brokerage for equity delivery investments. For intraday trades, the brokerage rates are the lower of Rs 20 or 0.03% per executed order.

Zerodha offers a range of trading platforms and tools to its customers like:

Besides, Zerodha customers also get access to many partner products like:

Apart from low brokerage, Zerodha offers many other facilities to its customers. Zerodha exposure is one such facility. It allows customers to do more trading with limited funds.

Special Offer: Invest brokerage-free Equity Delivery and Direct Mutual Funds (truly no brokerage). Pay flat Rs 20 per trade for Intra-day and F&O. Open Instant Account online with Zerodha and start trading today.

Zerodha Margin

SegmentTrading Margin
Equity Delivery1x (no margin)
Equity IntradayUp to 6.66x (based on the stock)
Equity FutureIntraday - 75%(1.33x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Equity OptionIntraday - 75%(1.33x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Currency FutureIntraday - 75%(1.33x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Currency OptionIntraday - 75%(1.33x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Commodity FutureIntraday - 75%(1.33x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Span
Commodity OptionIntraday - 75%(1.33x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Zerodha Special Offer

Free Equity Delivery Trading and Mutual Funds

  • Brokerage-free Equity Delivery and flat Rs 20 per trade for Intraday & F&O +
  • Brokerage-free Direct Mutual Fund investment +
  • Trade with the best trading platform in India.

This is a limited-time offer. Open Instant Zerodha Account online and start trading today.

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.



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Information on this page was last updated on Tuesday, June 22, 2021


sunita kumari
1. sunita kumari  Feb 27, 2021 16:13 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
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