Margin is when a broker provides you with more purchasing power than what is available in your account. The terms "margin" and "exposure" are often used interchangeably. If a broker offers "2x exposure," it is essentially providing "50% margin."

For example:

Let's assume you have ₹10,000 in your trading account, and your broker is providing you with a 50% margin (2x exposure) on Equity Intraday. This means that if you intend to place a trade worth ₹10,000, and the Exchange requires the full ₹10,000 from the broker, only 50% of the trade value (i.e., ₹5,000) would be debited in the transaction. However, it's crucial to exit your Intraday position by the end of the trading day.

Many brokers stipulate a "minimum" or "initial" margin, indicating the minimum amount to be maintained in the trading account.

For example: 

A broker might set an initial margin requirement of ₹10,000, signifying that you must maintain at least ₹10,000 in your trading account at all times.

Brokers can provide different levels of exposure for various segments of products.

Order type

Applicable margin on 


Intraday order 

Upto 5x 

CO/OCO order 

Upto 5x 

Margin Trading Facility (MTF) 



We don't provide any margins for rest of the segments.

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