Margins - Upstox Help Center


What is margin?

Margin is when a broker provides you with more purchasing power than what is available in your account. The terms "margin" and "exposure"...
Mon, 18 Dec, 2023 at 10:35 AM

What is exposure?

Exposure in the stock market measures the potential loss or the total amount of money and assets invested in a particular sector of the market or industry. ...
Mon, 18 Dec, 2023 at 10:38 AM

What is exposure multiplier?

The Exposure Multiplier is defined as the number of times that exposure is allowed on the underlying margin in the Cash segment. This exposure can be utiliz...
Mon, 18 Dec, 2023 at 10:40 AM

What is total deposit?

The total deposit is the sum of money available with us, the broker, in the form of cash only.
Mon, 18 Dec, 2023 at 10:51 AM

If the margin usage exceeds the available margin in my Upstox account, what will happen?

If there is a margin shortfall in your Upstox account, you will receive notifications via email and SMS from the Upstox team. You will be prompted to add fu...
Mon, 18 Dec, 2023 at 11:39 AM

What does the ‘Margin Required’ amount on the order window mean?

We have a feature on the order window that displays the margin required for a trade before placing the order. The margin required is updated in real-time ba...
Mon, 18 Dec, 2023 at 11:42 AM

What are speculation profits?

Speculation profits, also known as day-to-day (Intraday) profits or losses on your positions, fluctuate based on your trading position and the prevailing ma...
Wed, 7 Feb, 2024 at 12:52 PM

Which Upstox trading segment provides the MTF in Upstox?

Upstox provides the Margin Trading Facility (MTF) exclusively for the Equity Delivery segment, allowing you to enhance your buying power and leverage by up ...
Mon, 18 Dec, 2023 at 7:12 PM

What is Estimated Amount on my Order entry screen?

The Estimated amount is the required sum for a successful transaction. This feature does not block or warn you for insufficient funds but helps you understa...
Mon, 18 Dec, 2023 at 7:24 PM

What should I do if I receive a margin call?

Ensure to add funds or exit your position immediately upon receiving a margin call alert. Failure to do so may result in the automatic square off of your po...
Mon, 18 Dec, 2023 at 7:28 PM