The exchange has revised the rules for the fulfilment of the total margin required for all trades in the F&O segment. From now on, the brokers have to ensure that a minimum of 50% of the total margin required is in the form of cash for all the positions in the F&O segment.
Following this development, if you are trading with Kotak Securities, you need not worry about maintaining a cash balance of minimum 50% of the total margin required, as it’ll be handled by Kotak Securities. The rule of 50% cash margin will not be applicable to any Kotak Securities clients. The journey for placing orders in the F&O segment will be unaffected.
The new rules implemented by the exchange do not affect any Kotak Securities client. The 50% cash has to be maintained by the broker and not the client. Therefore, the clients need not worry about maintaining minimum 50% cash of the total margin required for the positions. They can easily create positions in F&O by using the collateral limits.
Example: Let us assume that you want to sell a 17,500 Nifty Call Option and the margin required to sell this Option is approximately. Rs 80,000. If you have no funds in your account and you have created a limit of 80,000 by pledging your collateral, you can execute this trade using those limits. You need not worry about bringing in a minimum 50% cash balance of the total margin required i.e., Rs 40,000 to execute this trade.
How trading with us will benefit you?
- You will not miss any trading opportunity even if you are falling short of funds. You can use your collateral limits by simply pledging your shares. Click here to check the collateral margin available on different stocks.
- The surplus cash balance available in the account can be withdrawn and used by you as per your needs.
- You need not constantly monitor your cash balance and worry about bringing in funds to create or maintain positions.
- Your trading journey will be unaffected.
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NOTE: The limits created through the pledge of collateral will be subject to interest charges.
Here’s the revised the criteria and Interest Charges on Collateral Margin in the F&O segment.
Let us assume that all the positions are carry forward positions and you are mapped under the Trade Free, Trade Free Max or No Brokerage Plan.
Scenario 1: 50% Cash - 50% Collateral
The margin required for selling a Nifty Call Option is Rs 1,00,000. You have Rs 50,000 cash and Rs 50,000 collateral limit in your account, and you create a position for 30 days using these funds and limits.
Since the cash and collateral margin are in the ratio of 50-50, you need not pay any interest.
Scenario 2: 30% Cash - 70% Collateral
The margin required for selling a Nifty Call Option is Rs 1,00,000. You have Rs 30,000 cash and Rs 70,000 collateral limit in your account, and you create a position for 30 days using these funds and limits.
You will have to pay interest on only the differential collateral limits used above 50% of the total margin required. You will have to pay interest only on Rs 20,000 (70,000 – 50,000) and not on Rs 70,000. Therefore, the interest charged will be only Rs. 280/- (20,000 * 16.99% (30/365)).
Scenario 3: 70% Cash - 30% Collateral
The margin required for selling a Nifty Call Option is Rs 1,00,000. You have Rs 70,000 cash and Rs 30,000 collateral limit in your account and you create a position for 30 days using these funds and limits.
Since you have allocated cash (i.e., Rs 70,000), which is more than 50% of the total margin required, you will not be charged any interest.