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Why are holdings not displayed in the exchange where they were bought?

The stocks in the demat account do not have a specific exchange mapped to them. They can be sold on either the NSE or BSE, irrespective of the exchange where they were originally purchased. The holdings on Kite will reflect the price from the exchange where the previous closing price was higher.

Generally, the prices on both exchanges should be the same. However, occasionally there may be a price difference due to various factors, such as:

1. A corporate action or IPO: Check this price difference on 15th June 2020 in Alok industries due to corporate action.

2. The difference in tick size: On BSE, the tick size for some stocks is ₹0.01, while on NSE, it is ₹0.05.

Accordingly, when deciding to sell holdings, it is advisable to check the price on both exchanges to ensure selling on the exchange where the price is higher. The price displayed on Kite is based on the previous closing price, not the live trading price.

To sell holdings from the non-default exchange, one can add the stock to Kite Marketwatch and sell it. Alternatively, the preferred exchange can be selected directly from the order window, as demonstrated below:

Please refer to the BSE circular (WEB) that outlines SEBI's requirement to eliminate constant exchange preferences from trading platforms. Instead, trading platforms should display the best available market price across both exchanges.