Margins - Upstox Help Center


What is margin?

Margin is when a broker gives you more purchasing power than you have in your account. The terms "margin" and "exposure" are often used ...
Tue, 14 Feb, 2023 at 2:53 PM

What is exposure?

​​​​ Exposure in the Stock Market is the measure of potential loss or the sum total of money and assets invested in a particular sector of the market or indu...
Tue, 14 Feb, 2023 at 2:54 PM

What is exposure multiplier?

Exposure multiplier is defined as the number of times that exposure is allowed on the underlying margin in the Cash segment. This exposure would have to be ...
Tue, 14 Feb, 2023 at 2:55 PM

What is total deposit?

Total deposit is the overall deposit amount from you that is available with us —the broker—in the form of cash only.  
Tue, 14 Feb, 2023 at 2:55 PM

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 to your registered Email IDs and mobile number from ...
Tue, 14 Sep, 2021 at 10:37 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...
Wed, 2 Jun, 2021 at 4:10 PM

What are speculation profits?

Speculation or profits refer to the day-to-day (Intraday) profits/losses on your positions. It keeps fluctuating based on your trading position and the prev...
Tue, 31 Aug, 2021 at 3:57 PM

Which Upstox trading segment provides the MTF in Upstox?

​​​​ Upstox offers you the benefit of Margin Trading Facility only for the Equity Delivery segment. You can boost your buying power and amplify your leverage...
Wed, 7 Apr, 2021 at 4:34 PM

What is Estimated Amount on my Order entry screen?

We have updated the app to give you a better experience. If you’re using an older version of the Upstox app, read this. If you’re using the updated versi...
Tue, 14 Sep, 2021 at 7:09 PM

What should I do if I receive a margin call?

You need to ensure you add funds/ exit your position immediately when you get a margin call alert. Your position will be squared off at the discretion of th...
Thu, 3 Jun, 2021 at 1:49 PM