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HDFC Securities
HDFC Securities


Year of Incorporation 2000 2002
Phone 022-61150000 022-39019400
Exchanges enabled NSE, BSE, MCX-SX, MCX & NCDEX NSE & BSE
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Financial Health

Equity & Commodity Consolidated

Look for Brokerages with higher profit, low debt, higher Profit to Equity Ratio   which will indicate the profitability based on capital deployed, and atleast Rs 50 crores Balance sheet size. If a broker is in financial trouble, it will first start showing up on his balance sheet, watch out for the brokerages with and

Profit after Tax FY11/12 Rs 87.5 Crores Rs 54 Crores
Profit after Tax FY12/13 Rs 107 Crores Rs 66 Crores
Profit after Tax FY13/14 Rs 9.05 crores Rs 78.5 Crores
Profit after Tax FY 14/15 Rs 13 Crores Rs 164.9 Crores
Profit after Tax FY 15/16 Rs 130 Crores Rs 133.3 Crores
Profit after Tax FY 16/17 Rs 84.7 Crores Rs 215.9 Crores
Debt FY11/12 Rs 335.1 Crores   0
Debt FY12/13 Rs 335.1 Crores   0
Debt FY13/14 0 0
Debt FY14/15 0 0
Debt FY15/16 Rs 335.1 Crores 0
Debt FY 16/17 Rs 335.1 Crores 0
Profit to Equity(%) FY11/12 19.86 24.4
Profit to Equity(%) FY12/13 16.04 18
Profit to Equity(%) FY13/14 17 21.12
Profit to Equity(%) FY14/15 19 37
Profit to Equity(%) FY15/16 13.8 23.3
Profit to Equity(%) FY16/17 8 32
Balance Sheet Size FY11/12 Rs 1689 Crores Rs 461 Crores
Balance Sheet Size FY12/13 Rs 1636 Crores Rs 544 Crores
Balance Sheet Size FY13/14 Rs 1303 Crores Rs 858 Crores
Balance Sheet Size FY14/15 Rs 1559 Crores Rs 947 Crores
Balance Sheet Size FY15/16 Rs 2161 Crores Rs 1054 Crores
Balance Sheet Size FY16/17 Rs 2476.3 Crores Rs 1380 Crores
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Online Presence
Online Presence

Google trend over time

Active clients

Active clients data source: NSE, as on end of every calendar year in December. Active client is one who has traded atleast once a year. Brokers whose active clients are trending up, would mean happy clients and hence better to trade with.

Active clients - 2013 2,74,777 2,78,706
Active clients - 2014 3,42,592 3,47,555
Active clients - 2015 3,35,843 4,08,059
Active clients - 2016 3,50,509 4,68,844
Active clients - 2017 4,93,533 5,50,995
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Equity 0.03% for Intraday & 0.3% for Delivery - Negotiable 0.5% for Delivery & 0.05% for Intraday - Negotiable
Equity Futures 0.03% of Turnover - Negotiable 0.05% on Turnover - Negotiable
Equity Options Rs 50/lot - Negotiable Rs 100/lot - Negotiable
Currency Futures 0.03% of Turnover- Negotiable Rs 23/lot - Negotiable
Currency Options Rs 20/lot- Negotiable Rs 23/lot - Negotiable
Commodity 0.03% of Turnover- Negotiable NA
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Account Opening Costs

Trading only NA NA
Trading & Demat Rs 500 which will be adjusted with brokerage Rs 999
Commodity Nil NA
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Transparency & other costs

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Equity 0.00325% of Turnover 0.00325% of Turnover
Futures 0.0021% of Turnover 0.0019% of Turnover
Options 0.055% of Premium Turnover 0.051% of Turnover
Commodities 0.0027% of Turnover NA
AMC charge Rs 400/year Rs 750/year
DP Transaction Charge Rs 30 or 0.03% whichever is higher 0.04% or Rs 25/debit transaction - whichever is higher
Offline order placing Charge Nil Nil
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Web/HTML 5
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Intraday 30 Days 5 Days
End of Day 10 Years 5 Years
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Online Trade Reports
Online PNL Reports
Online Contract Notes
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Leverage Provided

Equity Upto 10 Times for Intraday & 5 Times for Delivery(Interest charged) Upto 20 times for Intraday, Upto 2 times for Delivery @interest
Equity Futures Upto 2 times for Intraday NA for Intraday
Equity Options No Leverage NA for Intraday
Currency Futures No Leverage NA for Intraday
Currency Options No Leverage NA for Intraday
Commodity Upto 2 times for Intraday NA
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Support & Tools

Research & Tips
Brokerage Calculator
Margin Calculator
Bracket orders & Trailing Stoploss
Training & Education
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3 in 1 Account
Instant Fund withdrawal
Relationship Managers
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