Zerodha Vs Upstox Vs 5Paisa
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Have you ever wondered why discount brokers (e.g Zerodha, RKSV (UPSTOX) and 5 Paisa Capital etc.) are charging very less and cheap brokerage when compared to full-service brokers like Sharekhan, ICICI Direct, HDFCsec, India Bulls etc.)?
Discount Brokers are the new brokers who only provide a trading platform to the investor but don’t give any advice. The investor has to do his or her homework and research and can trade their services.
Now coming back to question about trustworthy of discount brokers.
I can say that your fears are baseless.
However, one must be cautious while going ahead with a specific stockbroker. A few things you may consider:
• Verify the SEBI registration number of the stockbroker from SEBI’s website.
• Check whether the stockbroker has a clean record and has not been associated with any scams in the past.
• Also, verify the trend of a number of complaints raised against the stockbroker on NSE and BSE.
I hope that you don’t find my answer biased. All the points I am writing are based on facts which can be verified online.
Stock brokers are playing a vital role in Trading & Investment
Currently Zerodha, Upstox & 5Paisa are the best discount broker in India.
All three have some merits & demerits you have to choose according to your preferences.
Before selecting the broker, you have to know some important points..
1) Choose a brokerage firm which provides comprehensive brokerage plans
2) Account Opening fees & AMC
3) Intraday Margin & Delivery Margin
4) Trading platform
5) Look for the online platform with advanced tools
6) Mutual Fund or SIP Investment is available or not.
Yes, you can have multiple demat accounts in India.
However, the cons of multiple accounts are higher than the pros:
Cons: You have to pay the annual maintenance charges (AMC) for all the accounts. If you have 3 demat accounts, then you have to pay three times the AMC.
Pros: If you are working on some trading strategy like keeping one account with long term stocks and other with swing or intraday trading, then multiple accounts can help you to make a profitable trade. However, you can follow the same strategy even with a single demat account.
Note: Even if you have multiple demat accounts, you cannot apply for IPOs with the different account having the same PAN CARD. IPO applications with the same PAN card will be rejected.
There is no minimum balance that needs to be maintained in the Trading Account with any broker. There is no such clause in Discount Brokers to maintain the minimum balance. You can transfer funds as per your requirements for trading and later you can withdraw.
For most traders, trading costs are purely about the cost of brokerage. They tend to evaluate brokers purely based on the brokerage rate charged on equity and F&O. But you would be surprised to know that brokerage is only one of the costs that you incur when you trade. There are a number of charges involved while trading in India i.e. buying or selling of shares. Some charges are of broker and some are imposed by State and Central Government.
The list of charges is:
Some hidden charges are:
So, always prefer a broker whose charges is less.
Yes, discount brokers like Zerodha, Upstox and 5 Paisa etc. provide investment in IPOs.
A Demat account is similar to any other bank account, except that it is used to hold securities and other financial instruments. As the procedure to open the demat account is almost the same across different firms and institutions, the list of mandatory documents required to register the account is also the same.