ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks (Compare ICICI Direct and Dhani Stocks)


ICICI Direct
ICICI Direct is one of the largest retail stock brokers in India. It is part of the ICICI Group. It offers online trading and investment services to over 50 lakhs customers. The services offered include equity, commodity, and currency trading at BSE, NSE, and MCX. The company also offers Mutual Fund & IPO, Fixed deposits, Bond, NCD, wealth products, Home Loans, Loans against Securities, etc. ICICI Direct's most popular service is its 3-in-1 account, which includes ICICI Bank Account, ICICI ... Know more about ICICI Securities Pvt Ltd.


Dhani Stocks
Dhani Stocks Limited (formerly known as Indiabulls Securities Limited) is a disocunt stock broker offering ultra-low brokerage plans. Dhani Stocks is among the best stock brokers in India offering unlimited subscription-based trading plans with zero brokerage, free trading platforms, free call & trade and free funds transfer. Dhani Stocks is one of the oldest stock brokers in India serving over 7 lakh customers with a dedicated sales team of more than 900+ individuals across 18+ cities. It ... Know more about Dhani Stocks Limited

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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks

Incorporated in 2000, ICICI Direct is a Full Service Broker. It offers trading at BSE, NSE. It has 154 branches across India. Incorporated in 2000, Dhani Stocks is a Full Service Broker. It offers trading at BSE, NSE MCX and NCDEX. It has 18 branches across India.

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Full Service Broker
Exchnage Membership BSE, NSE BSE, NSE MCX and NCDEX
Account Type ICICI Neo Plan Dhani Stocks Unlimited Plan
Year of Incorporation 2000 2000
Number of Branches 154 18
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks Charges & AMC

ICICI Direct trading account opening charges is Rs 0 while Dhani Stocks account opening changes is Rs 300. ICICI Direct Demat Account AMC Charges is Rs 300 (from 2nd year) and Dhani Stocks Demat Account AMC Charges is Rs 300.

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Trading Account Opening Charges Rs 0 Rs 300
Trading Account AMC Charges Rs 0 Rs 0
Demat Account Opening Charges Rs 0 Rs 0
Demat Account AMC Charges Rs 300 (from 2nd year) Rs 300
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks Brokerage Charges & Plans

ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks Brokerage

ICICI Direct brokerage charges for equity is 0.55% and intraday is Rs 20 per order whereas Dhani Stocks brokerage charges for equity is Rs 0 (Free) and intraday is Rs 0 (Free).

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Account Type ICICI Neo Plan Dhani Stocks Unlimited Plan
Fixed Charges NA Rs 500
Equity Delivery 0.55% Rs 0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Rs 20 per order Rs 0 (Free)
Equity Futures Rs 0 (Free) Rs 0 (Free)
Equity Options Rs 20 per order Rs 0 (Free)
Currency Futures Rs 20 per order Rs 0 (Free)
Currency Options Rs 20 per order Rs 0 (Free)
Commodity Futures Rs 20 per order 0.03%
Commodity Options Rs 20 per order 0.03%
Special Offer
Special Offer: ICICIDirect Neo Plan - Flat Rs 20 per trade brokerage (Intraday and F&O) + Free Account Opening + Get funds in 30 minutes from sell orders + Free trading tips. Open Instant Account Now
Special Offer:

Trade unlimited in Equity, F&O and Currency for fixed Rs 500 per month. Open a Demat Account in 15 Minutes. Request callback.

ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks Brokerage Plan 2

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Account Type 3-in-1 Account (I-Secure Plan) Dhani Stocks Unlimited Plan
Fixed Charges Rs 500
Equity Delivery 0.55% Rs 0 (Free)
Equity Intraday 0.275% Rs 0 (Free)
Equity Futures 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 0 (Free)
Equity Options Rs 95 to Rs 35 per lot Rs 0 (Free)
Currency Futures 0.050% to 0.030% Rs 0 (Free)
Currency Options Rs 25 to Rs 10 per lot Rs 0 (Free)
Commodity Futures NA 0.03%
Commodity Options NA 0.03%
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks Brokerage Plan 3

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Account Type I-Saver Plan Dhani Stocks Unlimited Plan
Fixed Charges Rs 500
Equity Delivery 0.75% to 0.25% Rs 0 (Free)
Equity Intraday 0.75% to 0.25% Rs 0 (Free)
Equity Futures 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 0 (Free)
Equity Options Rs 95 to Rs 65 per lot Rs 0 (Free)
Currency Futures 0.05% to 0.03% Rs 0 (Free)
Currency Options 0.25 to Rs 65 per lot Rs 0 (Free)
Commodity Futures NA 0.03%
Commodity Options NA 0.03%
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ICICI Direct Charges Vs Dhani Stocks

Minimum Brokerage Rs 35 per trade Rs 0.01 per order (for Equity, F&O, Currency in case of Unlimited Plan)
Other Charges Margin Trading Interest: 0.025% Per day
Call & Trade Charges Rs 25 per call after first 20 free calls per month Rs 0 (Free)
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks Transaction Charges

ICICI Direct transaction charges for options is Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) while Dhani Stocks exchange transaction charges for options is Rs 5000 per Cr (on premium) (0.050%).

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Equity Delivery NSE Rs 310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE Rs 280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) NSE Rs 325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE Rs 300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side)
Equity Intraday NSE Rs 310 per Cr (0.0031%) | BSE Rs 280 per Cr (0.0028%) (each side) Rs 325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE Rs 300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side)
Equity Futures Rs 180 per Cr (0.0018%) Rs 190 per Cr (0.00190%)
Equity Options Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) Rs 5000 per Cr (on premium) (0.050%)
Currency Futures Rs 120 per Cr (0.0012%) Rs 90 per Cr (0.00090%) + Investor protection fund (0.037%)
Currency Options Rs 5000 per Cr (0.05%) (on premium) NSE Rs 3500 per Cr (on premium) (0.035%) + Investor protection fund (0.037%)
Commodity NA Agro (MCX) Group A: Rs 260 per cr (0.0026%)
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks Leverage (Margin)

ICICI Direct provides the margin of Upto 25x for intraday trades whereas the Dhani Stocks margin for intraday cash is Up to 16x (based on the stock).

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Equity Delivery 5x with Interest 1x (no margin)
Equity Intraday Upto 25x Up to 16x (based on the stock)
Equity Futures 4x Intra-day: 4x | Carry forward: 1x (no margin)
Equity Options 2x for shorting Intra-day: 4x | Carry forward: 1x (no margin)
Currency Futures NA Intra-day: 2x | Carry forward: 1x
Currency Options NA Intra-day: 2x | Carry forward: 1x
Commodity Futures NA NA
Commodity Options NA
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Compare ICICI Direct and Dhani Stocks Features

The trading platforms offered ICICI Direct include ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App. Dhani Stocks offers Dhani Stocks App, Dhani Stocks Web, Dhani Stocks PIB trading software.

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
3 in 1 Account Yes No
Charting Yes Yes
Automated Trading No No
SMS Alerts No Yes
Online Demo Yes Yes
Online Portfolio Yes Yes
Margin Trading Funding Yes No
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) Yes Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes Yes
Trading Platform ICICIdirect.com (website), Trade Racer, ICICIDirect Mobile App Dhani Stocks App, Dhani Stocks Web, Dhani Stocks PIB
Intraday Square-off Time 3:30 PM 3:10 PM
Other Features Bullet Trading, Can trade in 32 exchanges through Saxo Trader
Referral Program Yes
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks Review

ICICI Direct is rated 2.4 of 5 based on 441 customer reviews whereas Dhani Stocks is rated 3.5 of 5 based on 4 customer reviews.

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
  441 Customer Reviews    Rate ICICI Direct 4 Customer Reviews    Rate Dhani Stocks
Fees 2.2 3.3
Brokerage 1.7 4.0
Trading Platform 3.4 4.0
Customer Service 2.7 3.5
Research Capabilities 2.9 3.3
Overall Ratings Rated 2.4 stars Rated 3.5 stars
Broker Rating ICICI Direct is rated 2.4 of 5 based on 441 customer reviews Dhani Stocks is rated 3.5 of 5 based on 4 customer reviews
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ICICIDirect Neo Plan - Flat Rs 20 per trade brokerage (Intraday and F&O) + Free Account Opening + Get funds in 30 minutes from sell orders + Free trading tips. Open Instant Account Now

Trade unlimited in Equity, F&O and Currency for fixed Rs 500 per month. Open a Demat Account in 15 Minutes. Request callback.

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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks Investment Options

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Stock / Equity Yes Yes
Commodity Yes Yes
Currency Yes Yes
IPO Yes Yes
Mutual Funds Yes Yes
Bond / NCD Yes Yes
Debt Yes Yes
Other Investment Options Equity, Derivatives, Currency, Mutual Funds, ETF, Insurance, FD/Bonds, Loans, Tax, ELocker, NPS
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks Order Type Offered

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Bracket Order No Yes
Cover Order Yes Yes
Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) Yes Yes
Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) No No
After Market Order(AMO) No Yes
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) Yes No
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks Research Report

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Daily Market Report Yes No
Free Tips Yes No
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes No
News Alerts Yes No
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks Suitable For Investor Type

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor Yes
Trader Yes
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ICICI Direct Vs Dhani Stocks - Pros and Cons

  ICICI Direct Dhani Stocks
Pros
  • Offers 3-in-1 account which makes stock market investment very easy for casual investors.
  • Wide range of investment options available under one portal.
  • Provides a low bandwidth website which works well where internet connection is slow.
  • GTC (good till cancellation) and off-market hours order placement facility is very useful.
  • Brokerages free equity delivery trading
  • Free trading software.
  • Use stocks for margin.
  • Free call and trade and funds transfer.
Cons
  • ICICI Security charges highest brokerage in comparison to most of the retail brokers in India.
  • Very high 'minimum brokerage' of Rs 35 per trade or 2.5% of the trade value whichever is lower.
  • Poor performance of website is reported in peak hours of trading.
  • Trading Terminal (Trade Racer) cost Rs 75 per month if brokerage paid in a month is less then Rs 750.
  • Demat Account is mandatory.
  • Commodity trading is not available for retail investors.
  • Call & trade cost extra Rs 25 per call after first 20 free calls in a month.
  • Branch support not available
  • GTC order types not available
  • Lifetime free AMC Demat plans not available
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Dhani Stocks Limited (formerly known as Indiabulls Securities Limited) is a Discount broker offering online trading services for a wide range of financial products like Equity, Derivatives, Currency, Commodities, Mutual Funds, IPO, and Margin Trading Facility. The company offers 2-in-1 account opening services and has a depository membership with CDSL and NSDL, and is a member of NSE, BSE, MCX, and NCDEX. The company has a online trading platform (DhaniStocks) available on the Android, and iOS, website and desktop.

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ICICIDirect Neo Plan (Discount Brokerage)

Open a 3-in-1 account with Neo Plan for:

  • Free Account Opening
  • Brokerage-Free Equity Futures trading
  • Flat Rs 20 per trade brokerage (Intraday and F&O) in BSE, NSE and MCX
  • Free trading tips
  • Get funds in your bank account in just 30 minutes of selling stocks

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Unlimited Trading @ Flat Rs 500 PM

Trade unlimited in a month for a fixed Rs 500 per month fee. No brokerage, no hidden fee and no worries of brokerage bills. To open an account with Dhani Stocks, simply Request a callback.

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