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How much margins/leverage does Zerodha provide?

We at Zerodha offer leverage/margin through 3 different product types MIS, BO & CO.

In MIS the leverage provided is 3-14 times depending on the scrip. The exact leverage for every scrip can be found on the Margin Calculator. 

For MIS orders in F&O -

For Index futures & option writing, the margin required is 35% of the NRML margin.
For Stock futures & option writing, the margin required is 45% of the NRML margin.
For Commodities & Currencies (for futures & option writing) it is 50% of NRML margin. 

BO & CO provide higher leverage compared to MIS as a simultaneous stop loss is placed along with the initial buy or sell order. Since the risk is comparatively less due to the use of stop loss the leverage provided is also higher.

For equity derivatives, the CO/BO margins needed will be 2.45% of the contract value & for Index derivatives margins required will be 1.45% of the contract value.

The exact leverage for every scrip can be found on the Margin Calculator.

Note:

  • BO & CO aren’t allowed in Stock Options, Bank Nifty Options, Currency options, Commodity options & BSE stocks.
  • MIS isn’t allowed in currency options
  • BO isn’t allowed in MCX
Click here to read our margin policies.