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Trade Smart Online Vs Alice Blue Share Broker Comparison

The side-by-side comparison of Trade Smart Online and Alice Blue Financial Services stock brokers in India. The comparison below highlights the similarities and differences between Trade Smart Online and Alice Blue's brokerage, customer service, maintenance fees, tools and investment options provided to India Stock Market investors. If you are confused in choosing the best broking site, this page is to help you find which is the best broker among Trade Smart Online and Alice Blue.

  Trade Smart Online Alice Blue Financial Services
 
Trade Smart Online Logo Alice Blue Financial Services Logo
About the Broker Trade Smart Online (TSO) is Mumbai based broker offering discount brokerage services in stock, commodity and currency trading segments. Trade Smart Online is part of VNS Finance & Capital Services Ltd; a traditional brokerage company which was incorp... Know more about Trade Smart Online Incorporated in 2006, Alice Blue is a Bangalore based financial service provider. AliceBlue is a discount stock broker offering stock and commodity trading services at BSE, NSE, and MCX. Alice Blue also offers depository service (demat account) throu... Know more about Alice Blue Financial Services
Type of Broker What is this parameter? Discount Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage What is this parameter? BSE, NSE, MCX, NCDEX BSE, NSE, MCX
Account Type What is this parameter? Power Plan (Rs 15/Order) F20
Broker Enquiry Open an Online Trading Account with Trade Smart Online. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
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Stock Broker Fees / Charges

  Trade Smart Online Alice Blue Financial Services
Trading Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? Rs 300 Equity ₹310 | Commodity ₹120
Trading Account AMC What is this parameter? Rs 0 ₹0
Demat Account Opening Fees What is this parameter? Rs 500 ₹0
Demat Account AMC What is this parameter? Rs 300 ₹0
Demat Account is Mandatory? What is this parameter? No No
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Trading Brokerage Charges

Brokerage Plan 1

  Trade Smart Online Alice Blue Financial Services
Account Type Power Plan (Rs 15/Order) F20
Fixed Charges What is this parameter?
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 15 ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 15 ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 15 ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 15 ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 15 ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 15 ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 15 ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter?

Brokerage Plan 2

  Trade Smart Online Alice Blue Financial Services
Account Type Value Plan F20
Fixed Charges What is this parameter?
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.007% ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.007% ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.007% ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 7 Per Lot ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.007% ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 7 Per Lot ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? 0.007% ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter?

Brokerage Plan 3

  Trade Smart Online Alice Blue Financial Services
Account Type Infinity Plan (Unlimited Trading) F20
Fixed Charges What is this parameter? Rs 3999
Equity Delivery Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 0 ₹0 (Free)
Equity Intraday Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 0 ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Equity Futures Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 0 ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Equity Options Brokerage What is this parameter? Rs 0 ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Currency Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage What is this parameter? NA ₹20 per executed order or 0.01 whichever lower
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage What is this parameter?

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges What is this parameter? Rs 15 ₹0
Other Brokerage Charges What is this parameter? Intraday positions (MIS, CO & BO) squared off by RMS team is charged at Rs 20 per executed order
Call & Trade Charges What is this parameter? Rs 20 per executed order ₹20 per executed order
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Taxes

  Trade Smart Online Alice Blue Financial Services
Securities Transaction Tax (STT) What is this parameter?
  • Equity Intraday: 0.025% (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Delivery: 0.1% (on Buy and Sell)
  • Equity Futures: 0.01% (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Options: 0.05% (on Sell trade premium) or 0.125% (on excersied options)
  • Currency Futures: Nil
  • Currency Options: Nil
  • Commodities: 0.01% on sell side (Non-Agri)
  • Equity Intraday: 0.025% (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Delivery: 0.1% (on Buy and Sell)
  • Equity Futures: 0.01% (on Sell trade)
  • Equity Options: 0.05% (on Sell trade premium) or 0.125% (on excersied options)
  • Currency Futures: Nil
  • Currency Options: Nil
  • Commodities: 0.01% on sell side (Non-Agri)
Exchange Transaction Charges What is this parameter? Check table below Check table below
SEBI Charges What is this parameter? Rs 15 per Crore Rs 15 per Crore
Goods and Services Tax (GST) What is this parameter? 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges) 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges)
Stamp Duty What is this parameter? Charged as per the state of the client's correspondence address. Charged as per the state of the client's correspondence address.
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Transaction Charges

  Trade Smart Online Alice Blue Financial Services
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? 0.0035% NSE ₹325 per crore | BSE ₹1 per trade (each side)
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? 0.0035% NSE ₹325 per crore | BSE ₹1 per trade (each side)
Equity Futures What is this parameter? 0.0024% NSE ₹210 per crore | BSE ₹1 per trade (each side)
Equity Options What is this parameter? 0.0715% NSE ₹5300 per crore | BSE ₹1 per trade (each side)
Currency Futures What is this parameter? 0.00165% NSE ₹135 per crore (0.00135%)
Currency Options What is this parameter? 0.06% NSE ₹4400 (on premium) per crore (0.044%)
Commodity What is this parameter? 0.0039% Non-Agri ₹360 (0.0036%) | Agri ₹275 per Crore
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Exposure

  Trade Smart Online Alice Blue Financial Services
Equity Delivery What is this parameter? 4x trading margin though EquiMax funding* (with 0.05% delayed payment charges) 3x (A category)
Equity Intraday What is this parameter? 30x trading margin Up to 20x (based on the stock)
Equity Futures What is this parameter? 5x trading margin Intraday - 10%(10x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Equity Options What is this parameter? 5x trading margin Intraday - 3x Buy & 10x Sell, Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Currency Futures What is this parameter? 3x trading margin Intraday - 10%(10x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Currency Options What is this parameter? 3x trading margin Intraday - 10%(10x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure)
Commodity What is this parameter? 5x trading margin Intraday - 10%(10x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total span margin
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Share Broker Features

  Trade Smart Online Alice Blue Financial Services
3 in 1 Account What is this parameter? No No
Charting What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Automated Trading What is this parameter? Yes Yes
SMS Alerts What is this parameter? No No
Online Demo What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Online Portfolio What is this parameter? No Yes
Margin Trading Funding Available What is this parameter? No Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) What is this parameter?
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) What is this parameter?
Trading Platform What is this parameter? NEST, NOW Front End: ANT | Back End: Omnesys NEST
Intraday Square-off Time What is this parameter? Equity (Cash, F&O): 3.10 PM, Currency: 4.45 PM, Commodity: 30 mins before closing Equity: 3:15PM
Other Features What is this parameter?
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Broker Ratings (Average User Rating)

  Trade Smart Online Alice Blue Financial Services
  57 Customer Reviews    Rate Trade Smart Online 15 Customer Reviews    Rate Alice Blue
Fees Ratings 3.9 4.7
Trading Brokerage Rating 4.5 4.5
Trading Platform Usability 3.8 4.5
Customer Service Ratings 4.1 3.9
Overall Ratings Rated 4.1 stars Rated 4.5 stars
Broker Rating Trade Smart Online is Rated 4.1 / 5 based on 57 customer reviews Alice Blue is Rated 4.5 / 5 based on 15 customer reviews
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Contact Broker / Request A Call Back

  Trade Smart Online Alice Blue Financial Services
Contact / Request Call Back
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Investment Options Available

  Trade Smart Online Alice Blue Financial Services
Stock / Equity What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Commodity What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Currency What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) What is this parameter? No No
Mutual Funds What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Bond / NCD What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Debt What is this parameter? No Yes
Other Investment Options What is this parameter?
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Customer Service Offered

  Trade Smart Online Alice Blue Financial Services
24/7 Customer Service What is this parameter? No No
Onine Live Chat What is this parameter? Yes No
Through Branches What is this parameter? No No
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Order Type

  Trade Smart Online Alice Blue Financial Services
Bracket Order What is this parameter?
Cover Order What is this parameter?
Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) What is this parameter?
Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) What is this parameter?
After Market Order(AMO) What is this parameter?
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) What is this parameter?
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Research / Tips / Reports Published

  Trade Smart Online Alice Blue Financial Services
Daily Market Report What is this parameter? No Yes
Free Tips What is this parameter? No No
Quarterly Result Analysis What is this parameter? No No
News Alerts What is this parameter? No No
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Suitable for Investor Category

  Trade Smart Online Alice Blue Financial Services
Casual Investor What is this parameter?
Active Investor What is this parameter? Yes Yes
Trader What is this parameter? Yes Yes

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Pros, Cons and Other Review Comments

  Trade Smart Online Alice Blue Financial Services
Pros What is this parameter?
  • EquiMax funding offers up to 4x times exposure in equity delivery. This facility could be enabled with annual subscription fee of Rs 1000.
  • Unlike most of the discount brokers; Trade Smart Online offers 3 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 investing 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 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 knowledgebase has lot information which is helpful for most customers.

More Advantages...

  • Discount stock broker.
  • Most advance trading platform.
  • Free equity delivery trades. No brokerage.
  • 01% or Rs 20 whichever is less brokerage for intraday and F&O.
  • Up to 20x margin in equity intraday.
  • Demat AMC is free for lifetime for all customers.

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Cons What is this parameter?
  • Call and Trade is charged at extra Rs 20 per executed order.
  • Physical contract notes Rs 20 per contract note + courier charges
  • Intraday positions (MIS, CO & BO) squared off by RMS team is charged at Rs 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.

More Disadvantages...

  • Online Mutual Fund investment is not available.
  • Margin funding is not available.
  • Good Till Cancelled (GTC) orders not available.
  • Call & Trade is available with additional cost of ₹20 per order.

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Promo / Offers What is this parameter?

Free Equity Delivery Trade + Lifetime FREE AMC Demat Account

Get free equity delivery trading (truly no brokerage) and pay flat ₹20 intranet and F&O trade brokerage. In addition, get Lifetime Zero AMC Demat Account with no additional cost. To open an account with Alice Blue, simply leave your contact information and Alice Blue representatives will call you.

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