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Kotak Securities Vs TradeSmart

  Kotak Securities TradeSmart
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About the Broker Kotak Securities Ltd, a subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank was founded in 1994. They offers stock broking services and distributes financial products in India. They have 1209 branches, franchisees and satellite offices offers services to 11.95 Lakh cu... Know more about Kotak Securities Ltd TradeSmart is a Mumbai based broker offering discount brokerage services in stock, commodity and currency trading segments. TradeSmart is part of VNS Finance & Capital Services Ltd; a traditional brokerage company which was incorporated in 1994 to of... Know more about VNS Finance & Capital Services Ltd
Type of Broker Full Service Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage BSE, NSE, MCX, NCDEX BSE, NSE, MCX
Account Type Fixed Brokerage Plan Power Plan (₹15/Order)
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Year of Incorporation 1994 1994
Number of Branches 1209 1

Kotak Securities Vs TradeSmart Charges

  Kotak Securities TradeSmart
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹750 ₹200
Trading Account AMC ₹0 ₹0
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 ₹200
Demat Account AMC ₹600 ₹300
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No

Kotak Securities Vs TradeSmart Brokerage

Brokerage Plan 1

  Kotak Securities TradeSmart
Account Type Fixed Brokerage Plan Power Plan (₹15/Order)
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.49% ₹15 per executed order
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.049% (both side) ₹15 per executed order
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.049% (both side) ₹15 per executed order
Equity Options Brokerage ₹300 per lot ₹15 per executed order
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹15 per executed order
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹15 per executed order
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage 0.070% ₹15 per executed order
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage ₹15 per executed order

Brokerage Plan 2

  Kotak Securities TradeSmart
Account Type Dynamic Brokerage Plan Value Plan
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage 0.59% to 0.30% 0.007%
Equity Intraday Brokerage 0.06% to 0.05% 0.007%
Equity Futures Brokerage 0.07% to 0.05% 0.007%
Equity Options Brokerage 2.5% to 1.8% ₹7 Per Lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage 0.04% or Rs 20 per lot 0.007%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage Rs 20 to Rs 7.5 per lot ₹7 Per Lot
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage 0.007%
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage ₹7 Per Lot

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹21 per executed order ₹15 per executed order
Other Brokerage Charges SMS Alerts at ₹50 per month Intraday positions (MIS, CO & BO) squared off by RMS team is charged at ₹20 per executed order
Call & Trade Charges ₹20 per call after first 20 free calls in a month ₹20 per executed order

Kotak Securities Vs TradeSmart Taxes

  Kotak Securities TradeSmart
Securities Transaction Tax (STT)
Equity Intraday0.025% (on Sell trade)
Equity Delivery0.1% (on Buy and Sell)
Equity Futures0.01% (on Sell trade)
Equity Options0.05% (on Sell trade premium) or 0.125% (on excersied options)
Currency FuturesNil
Currency OptionsNil
Commodities0.01% on sell side (Non-Agri)
Exchange Transaction Charges Check table below
SEBI Charges Rs 15 per Crore
Goods and Services Tax (GST) 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges)
Stamp Duty Charged as per the state of the client's correspondence address.

Kotak Securities Vs TradeSmart Transaction Charges

  Kotak Securities TradeSmart
Equity Delivery 0.1% (Buy and Sell) 0.0035%
Equity Intraday 0.025% (on Sell trade) 0.0035%
Equity Futures 0.01% (on Sell trade) 0.0024%
Equity Options 0.05% (on Sell trade premium) or 0.125% (on options) 0.0715%
Currency Futures NA 0.00165%
Currency Options NA 0.06%
Commodity 0.01% on sell side 0.0039%

Kotak Securities Vs TradeSmart Exposure Margin

  Kotak Securities TradeSmart
Equity Delivery 1x (no margin) 1x (no margin)
Equity Intraday 50 times 30x trading margin
Equity Futures 12 to 15 times MIS: 3X | BO: 7X | CO: 7X
Equity Options Selling: 200 times | Buying: 10 times MIS: 3X | BO: 7X | CO: 7X
Currency Futures NA MIS: 3X | BO: 3X | CO: 3X
Currency Options NA MIS: 3X | BO: NA | CO: NA
Commodity Futures NA MIS: 2X | BO: 6X | CO: 6X
Commodity Options MIS: NA | BO: NA | CO: NA

Kotak Securities and TradeSmart Feature Comparison

  Kotak Securities TradeSmart
3 in 1 Account Yes No
Charting Yes Yes
Automated Trading No Yes
SMS Alerts Yes No
Online Demo Yes Yes
Online Portfolio Yes No
Margin Trading Funding Available No No
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) No
Trading Platform Website, KEAT ProX Trading Terminal, Kotak Stock Trader (Mobile App), Fastlane, Xtralite NEST, NOW, Spin
Intraday Square-off Time Equity (Cash, F&O): 3.10 PM, Currency: 4.45 PM, Commodity: 30 mins before closing
Other Features 3-in-1 account
Referral Program Yes

Kotak Securities Vs TradeSmart Review

  Kotak Securities TradeSmart
  135 Customer Reviews    Rate Kotak Securities 59 Customer Reviews    Rate TradeSmart
Fees Ratings 2.5 3.8
Trading Brokerage Rating 2.4 4.4
Trading Platform Usability 3.4 3.7
Customer Service Ratings 3.0 4.0
Overall Ratings Rated 2.6 stars Rated 4.0 stars
Broker Rating Kotak Securities is Rated 2.6 / 5 based on 135 customer reviews TradeSmart is Rated 4.0 / 5 based on 59 customer reviews

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Kotak Securities Vs TradeSmart Investment Options

  Kotak Securities TradeSmart
Stock / Equity Yes Yes
Commodity Yes Yes
Currency Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) Yes No
Mutual Funds Yes Yes
Bond / NCD Yes Yes
Debt No No
Other Investment Options

Kotak Securities Vs TradeSmart Customer Service

  Kotak Securities TradeSmart
24/7 Customer Service No No
Onine Live Chat Yes Yes
Through Branches Yes No

Kotak Securities Vs TradeSmart Order Type Offered

  Kotak Securities TradeSmart
Bracket Order Yes Yes
Cover Order Yes Yes
Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) Yes No
Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) No No
After Market Order(AMO) Yes Yes
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) Yes Yes

Kotak Securities Vs TradeSmart Research Report

  Kotak Securities TradeSmart
Daily Market Report Yes No
Free Tips Yes No
Quarterly Result Analysis Yes No
News Alerts Yes No

Kotak Securities Vs TradeSmart Suitable For Investor Type

  Kotak Securities TradeSmart
Casual Investor Yes
Active Investor Yes Yes
Trader Yes

Kotak Securities Vs TradeSmart - Advantages and Disadvantages

  Kotak Securities TradeSmart
  • Offers 3-in-1 Account (trinity account).
  • Kotak Security is a full services broker offering wide range of investment options and research reports.
  • Kotak Securities has extended network of 1400+ branches across India.
  • It offers 3-in-1 account, the combination of broker account, bank account and a demat account. All these accounts are linked together and work seamlessly to make stock market investment very easy especially for beginners in stock market.
  • Kotak offers 5 different trading platforms to fulfill almost all customer requirements.

More Advantages...

  • EquiMax funding offers up to 4x times exposure in equity delivery. This facility could be enabled with annual subscription fee of ₹1000.
  • Unlike most of the discount brokers; Trade Smart Online offers 2 unique brokerage plans designed in such a way that it suits every trading strategy. Switching between these plans is made very easy which offers great flexibility.
  • TSO offers to invest in Mutual Funds, bonds and Offer For Sale (OFS). These financial instruments are not available with most discount brokers including other popular discount brokers like Zerodha and RKSV.
  • Excellent referral benefits are available. Customer receives 10% credit of the brokerage generated by the clients referred by them.
  • No minimum amount is needed to open or maintain a trading account with TSO.
  • Customer service is available through live chat on its website. This is very convenient for many customers.
  • Trade Smart Online is in the stock broking industry since 1994.
  • TSO's online knowledge base has lot of information which is helpful for most customers.

More Advantages...

  • The brokerage changed by them of higher than the discount brokers.
  • Commodity trading is available through another company 'Kotak Commodity Services Ltd'.

More Disadvantages...

  • Call and Trade is charged at extra ₹20 per executed order.
  • Physical contract notes ₹20 per contract note + courier charges
  • Intraday positions (MIS, CO & BO) squared off by RMS team is charged at ₹20.
  • 24/7 customer service is not available.
  • Facility to invest in IPO's is not available.
  • Doesn't provide daily market report, free tips, news alerts and technical analysis.
  • 3-in-1 accounts are not available as company doesn't provide banking services.

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