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Zerodha Vs Trade Smart Online

  Zerodha Trade Smart Online
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Zerodha Logo VNS Finance & Capital Services Ltd Logo
About the Broker Zerodha is a Bangalore, India based Flat Fee Share Broker (Also known as Budget Broker / Discount Broker / Pay Per Order Brokerage Company) for trading in Stock, Commodity and Currency Derivative. It charges a brokerage of 0.01% or ₹20 per executed o... Know more about Zerodha Trade Smart is a Mumbai based broker offering discount brokerage services in stock, commodity and currency trading segments. Trade Smart is part of VNS Finance & Capital Services Ltd; a traditional brokerage company which was incorporated in 1994 to ... Know more about VNS Finance & Capital Services Ltd
Type of Broker Discount Broker Discount Broker
Supported Exchnage NSE, BSE, MCX and NCDEX BSE, NSE, MCX
Account Type Flat Brokerage Plan Power Plan (₹15/Order)
Broker Enquiry Open an Online Trading Account with Zerodha. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you. Open an Online Trading Account with Trade Smart Online. Leave your contact info and we will get in touch with you.
Year of Incorporation 2010 1994
Number of Branches 22 1
Enquire Zerodha Enquire Trade Smart Online
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Zerodha Vs Trade Smart Online Charges

  Zerodha Trade Smart Online
Trading Account Opening Fees ₹200 ₹200
Trading Account AMC ₹0 (Free) ₹0
Demat Account Opening Fees ₹0 ₹200
Demat Account AMC ₹300 ₹300
Demat Account is Mandatory? No No
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Zerodha Vs Trade Smart Online Brokerage

Brokerage Plan 1

  Zerodha Trade Smart Online
Account Type Flat Brokerage Plan Power Plan (₹15/Order)
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage ₹0 (Free) ₹15 per executed order
Equity Intraday Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹15 per executed order
Equity Futures Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹15 per executed order
Equity Options Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹15 per executed order
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹15 per executed order
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹15 per executed order
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹15 per executed order
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹15 per executed order
Special Offer
Special Offer: Brokerage free equity delivery trading (no commission) + Flat ₹20 Intra-day and F&O trades. Get the offer
Special Offer: FREE Account Opening (₹400 waived) + Trade at flat ₹15 per order. Get the offer

Brokerage Plan 2

  Zerodha Trade Smart Online
Account Type Flat Brokerage Plan Value Plan
Fixed Charges
Equity Delivery Brokerage ₹0 (Free) 0.007%
Equity Intraday Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower 0.007%
Equity Futures Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower 0.007%
Equity Options Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹7 Per Lot
Currency Futures Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower 0.007%
Currency Options Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹7 Per Lot
Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower 0.007%
Commodity Options Trading Brokerage ₹20 per executed order or .01% whichever is lower ₹7 Per Lot

Other Charges

Minimum Brokerage Charges ₹0 ₹15 per executed order
Other Brokerage Charges Physical contact notes: ₹20, Trade SMS Alerts: ₹1 per SMS Intraday positions (MIS, CO & BO) squared off by RMS team is charged at ₹20 per executed order
Call & Trade Charges ₹20 per executed order ₹20 per executed order
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Zerodha Vs Trade Smart Online Taxes

  Zerodha Trade Smart Online
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.
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Zerodha Vs Trade Smart Online Transaction Charges

  Zerodha Trade Smart Online
Equity Delivery NSE ₹325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE ₹300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side) 0.0035%
Equity Intraday NSE ₹325 per Cr (0.00325%) | BSE ₹300 per Cr (0.003%) (each side) 0.0035%
Equity Futures NSE ₹190 per Cr (0.0019%) 0.0024%
Equity Options NSE ₹5000 per Cr (0.05%) 0.0715%
Currency Futures NSE ₹90 per Cr (0.0009%) | BSE ₹22 per Cr (0.00022%) 0.00165%
Currency Options NSE ₹70 per Cr (0.0007%) | BSE ₹100 per Cr (0.001%) (on premium) 0.06%
Commodity Group A - ₹260 per Cr (0.0026%) 0.0039%
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Zerodha Vs Trade Smart Online Exposure Margin

  Zerodha Trade Smart Online
Equity Delivery 1x (no margin) 1x (no margin)
Equity Intraday Up to 20x (based on the stock) 30x trading margin
Equity Futures Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure) MIS: 3X | BO: 7X | CO: 7X
Equity Options Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure) MIS: 3X | BO: 7X | CO: 7X
Currency Futures Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure) MIS: 3X | BO: 3X | CO: 3X
Currency Options Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Total margin (Span+ Exposure) MIS: 3X | BO: NA | CO: NA
Commodity Futures Intraday - 40%(2.5x), Carry forward - 100%(1x) of Span MIS: 2X | BO: 6X | CO: 6X
Commodity Options MIS: NA | BO: NA | CO: NA
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Zerodha and Trade Smart Online Feature Comparison

  Zerodha Trade Smart Online
3 in 1 Account No No
Charting Yes Yes
Automated Trading Yes Yes
SMS Alerts No No
Online Demo Yes Yes
Online Portfolio No No
Margin Trading Funding Available No No
Margin Against Shares (Equity Cash) Yes Yes
Margin Against Shares (Equity F&O) Yes Yes
Trading Platform Kite Web, Kite Android/iOS, Pi, Coin, Kite mobile NEST, NOW, Spin
Intraday Square-off Time 3:10 PM Equity (Cash, F&O): 3.10 PM, Currency: 4.45 PM, Commodity: 30 mins before closing
Other Features Direct Mutual Funds, APIs
Referral Program Yes Yes
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Zerodha Vs Trade Smart Online Review

  Zerodha Trade Smart Online
  365 Customer Reviews    Rate Zerodha 61 Customer Reviews    Rate Trade Smart Online
Fees 3.8 3.8
Trading Brokerage 4.4 4.4
Trading Platform Usability 3.6 3.8
Customer Service 3.5 4.0
Research Capabilities 2.3
Overall Ratings Rated 3.7 stars Rated 4.1 stars
Broker Rating Zerodha is Rated 3.7 / 5 based on 365 customer reviews Trade Smart Online is Rated 4.1 / 5 based on 61 customer reviews
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Brokerage free equity delivery trading (no commission) + Flat ₹20 Intra-day and F&O trades. Get the offer

FREE Account Opening (₹400 waived) + Trade at flat ₹15 per order. Get the offer

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Zerodha Vs Trade Smart Online Investment Options

  Zerodha Trade Smart Online
Stock / Equity Yes Yes
Commodity Yes Yes
Currency Yes Yes
Initial Public Offers (IPO) Yes No
Mutual Funds Yes Yes
Bond / NCD No Yes
Debt No No
Other Investment Options
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Zerodha Vs Trade Smart Online Customer Service

  Zerodha Trade Smart Online
24/7 Customer Service No No
Onine Live Chat No Yes
Through Branches No No
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Zerodha Vs Trade Smart Online Order Type Offered

  Zerodha Trade Smart Online
Bracket Order Yes Yes
Cover Order Yes Yes
Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) Yes No
Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) Yes No
After Market Order(AMO) Yes Yes
Good Till Cancelled (GTC) No Yes
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Zerodha Vs Trade Smart Online Research Report

  Zerodha Trade Smart Online
Daily Market Report No No
Free Tips No No
Quarterly Result Analysis No No
News Alerts No No
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Zerodha Vs Trade Smart Online Suitable For Investor Type

  Zerodha Trade Smart Online
Casual Investor
Active Investor Yes Yes
Trader Yes Yes
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Zerodha Vs Trade Smart Online - Advantages and Disadvantages

  Zerodha Trade Smart Online
Pros
  • Free equity delivery trades. No brokerage charges for Cash-N-Carry orders.
  • Excellent trading platforms (Kite) available for free.
  • Simple flat fee brokerage services across segments and exchanges (BSE, NSE, MCX).
  • Brokerage is 0.01% or ₹20 per executed order, whichever is lower for Intraday, F&O and Currency Derivatives. No hidden charges.
  • Direct Mutual Fund Investment is available.
  • Over 10 lakha+ active customers and 10% of daily volume at BSE, NSE and MCX.
  • Zerodha Referral Program offers 10% broekrage share to clients you refer.
  • Good Till Triggered (GTT) order are available. These are simillar to GTC orders.

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...

Cons
  • Doesn't provide stock tips, research reports or recommendations.
  • Call & Trade is charged at extra ₹20 order.
  • Doesn't offer 3-in-1 account.
  • Doesn't offer unlimited trading plans.
  • Doesn't offer AMC Free Demat account.

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.

More Disadvantages...

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