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Background

Year of Incorporation 2010 2008 2008 - Retail operations from 2012 as RKSV
Website http://www.zerodha.com http://www.samco.in http://www.upstox.com
Phone 080-40402020 022-22227777 022-61309999
Exchanges enabled NSE, BSE, MCX-SX & MCX NSE, BSE, MCX, NSE, BSE & MCX
Demat (NSDL/CDSL) CDSL - ZERODHA SECURITIES PVT. LTD. CDSL NSDL- Partnership with ILFS
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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 2.3 Crores Rs 8.17 Lakhs - Rs 16.17 Lakhs
Profit after Tax FY12/13 Rs 5.8 Crores Rs 10.64 Lakhs Rs 24 lakhs
Profit after Tax FY13/14 Rs 10.27 Crores Rs 5.88 Lakhs - Rs 68.7 Lakhs
Profit after Tax FY 14/15 Rs 19.3 Crores Rs 13.5 Lakhs - Rs 0.57 Lakhs
Profit after Tax FY 15/16 Rs 44.2 Crores - Rs 4.1 Crores - Rs 4.4 Crores
Debt FY11/12 0 0 0
Debt FY12/13 0 0 0
Debt FY13/14 0 0 Rs 1.38 Crores
Debt FY14/15 0 0 Rs 1.30 Crores
Debt FY15/16 0 0 0
Profit to Equity(%) FY11/12 152 24 (3.48)
Profit to Equity(%) FY12/13 244 2.4 5.10
Profit to Equity(%) FY13/14 147 1.26 (13.73)
Profit to Equity(%) FY14/15 120 1 0.01
Profit to Equity(%) FY15/16 169 (30) (96)
Balance Sheet Size FY11/12 Rs 25.4 Crores Rs 4.58 Crores Rs 6.2 Crores
Balance Sheet Size FY12/13 Rs 64.5 Crores Rs 7.97 Crores Rs 15.1 Crores
Balance Sheet Size FY13/14 Rs 111.1 Crores Rs 15.2 Crores Rs 27.9 Crores
Balance Sheet Size FY14/15 Rs 198 Crores Rs 23 Crores Rs 45.9 Crores
Balance Sheet Size FY15/16 Rs 417.8 Crores Rs 42 Crores Rs 79.4 Crores
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Online Presence
Online Presence

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Active clients

Active clients data source: NSE, as on end of every calendar year. 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 17,523 NA 4,631
Active clients - 2014 30,379 NA 7,372
Active clients - 2015 61,970 8,256 10,622
Active clients - 2016 1,28,736 16,380 13,774
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Brokerage

Equity 0 (free) for equity delivery & Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% (intraday) Rs 20/executed order or 0.02%(intraday) or 0.2%(delivery) whichever is lower 0 (free) for equity delivery & Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% (intraday)
Equity Futures Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower Rs 20/executed order or 0.02% whichever is lower Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower
Equity Options Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower Rs 20/executed order or 0.02% whichever is lower Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower
Currency Futures Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower Rs 20/executed order or 0.02% whichever is lower Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower
Currency Options Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower Rs 20/executed order or 0.02% whichever is lower Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower
Commodity Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower Rs 20/executed order or 0.02% whichever is lower Rs 20/executed order or 0.01% whichever is lower
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Account Opening Costs

Trading only Rs 300 if couriered & Rs 200 if you print the form Rs 200 Nill
Trading & Demat Rs 200 if couriered & Rs 100 if you print the form Rs 600 Nill
Commodity Rs 300 if couriered & Rs 200 if you print the form Rs 200 Nill
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Transparency & other costs

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Equity 0.00325% on Turnover 0.00325% on Turnover 0.0035% on Turnover
Futures 0.0021% on Contract Turnover 0.0021% on Contract Turnover 0.0021% on Turnover
Options 0.053% on Premium Turnover 0.053% on Premium Turnover 0.059% on Premium Turnover
Commodities 0.0031% on Contract turnover 0.0031% on Contract turnover 0.0036% on Turnover
AMC charge Trading: 0, Demat: Rs 300/year Trading: 0, Demat: Rs 300 Nill
DP Transaction Charge Rs 14 per debit instruction Rs 25 or 0.02% whichever is higher Rs 15.50 per debit instruction
Offline order placing Charge Rs 20 per executed order Rs 20 per executed order Rs 20 per executed order
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Platforms

Software
Web/HTML 5
Mobile
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Charting

Intraday 365 days on Zerodha Pi 5 days on NEST 22 days
End of Day 10 years on Zerodha Pi 5 years on NEST 10 years
Coding/Backtesting
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Reporting

Online Trade Reports
Online PNL Reports
Online Contract Notes
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Margins

Leverage Provided

Equity Upto 20 times intraday, 0 for Delivery Upto 15 times for Intraday, No leverage for delivery Upto 20 times for intraday, 0 for delivery
Equity Futures Upto 7 times intraday leverage Upto 2.5 times for intraday Upto 4 times for intraday
Equity Options Buying no leverage, Shorting upto 7 times leverage intrdaday Buying no leverage, Shorting upto 2.5 times for intraday Buying no leverage, shorting upto 4 times for intraday
Currency Futures 2 times intraday leverage Upto 2.5 times for intraday Upto 4 times for intraday
Currency Options Buying no leverage, Shorting upto 2 times intraday leverage Buying no leverage, Shorting upto 2.5 times for intraday Buying no leverage, shorting upto 4 times for intraday
Commodity 2.5 times intraday leverage Upto 2 times for intraday Upto 3 times for intraday
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Support & Tools

Research & Tips
Brokerage Calculator
Margin Calculator
Bracket orders & Trailing Stoploss
Training & Education
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Convenience

3 in 1 Account
Instant Fund withdrawal
Relationship Managers
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Our Review

Zerodha is the biggest discount broker in India and is well known for its cutting edge and intuitive platforms. Pros: Great pricing and platforms, responsive support. Cons: No margin funding. Read More Upstox formerly RKSV is one of the well-known names in discount broking. Pros: Good platforms and pricing. Cons: Unreliable support, no mutual funds platform, no margin funding. Read More