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What is the difference between holdings and positions?

The holdings tab displays a tally of securities (stocks, ETFs, bonds, etc.) in the demat account, whereas the positions tab displays any open positions taken in intraday or the derivatives segment. The values in the positions and holdings tabs vary depending on whether they are viewed on Kite or Console. The difference is explained below.

On Kite

The holdings tab on Kite displays a tally of securities in the demat account. Shares purchased will appear under the Holdings tab starting from T+1 day. The positions tab reveals open positions for intraday, derivatives, and delivery trades during the day.

On Console

The holdings report in Console presents a tally of securities held in the portfolio on a specific date. The historical holdings report can also be accessed. To learn more, see What is a holding report and how to download it?
The positions report in Console displays the positions taken in the derivatives segment on a particular date.

Did you know?

  • All shares bought or sold using the CNC product type (for delivery) will appear on the positions tab.
  • The holdings and positions data on Kite are updated in real-time, while the data is updated at the end of the day on Console.