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Equity Trading

Kotak Securities caters to both primary and secondary market under the equity segment. The primary market provides the channel for creation and sale of new securities, while the secondary market deals in securities previously issued. The Stock market or Equities market is where listed securities are traded in the secondary market. Currently more than 1300 securities are available for trading on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and over 6000 on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

To know about our Online Trading Services, click here.

To learn more about Assisted Investing Services, click here.

Why Equity?

Many people are afraid of stock market investment due to the fear that a fall in stock market might jeopardize their financial security. However, we're aware that there's an element of risk in all investments. Holding cash in our bank accounts is considered to be very safe, but historically it has not always provided an adequate hedge against inflation. So, cash cannot be considered as the most effective for long-term investment.

Clearly, Equity investment can provide excellent long-term returns, illustrated by the chart below:

The key to successful stock market investment lies in appreciating the long-term nature of the returns and keeping away from worries of day-to-day uncertainties. Volatility is the reality of the stock market. A disciplined and informed approach will always help in taking control of your money. Kotak Securities always strives to keep its customers informed of all the stock market events to help you make an informed decision. Click here to visit our education section to learn more about equity.

What instruments are supported by Kotak Securities Platform?

Following are the various instruments that are available to trade through Kotak Securities:
     - Equity Shares
     - Preference Shares
     - Partly Convertible Debentures
     - Fully Convertible Debentures
     - Non-Convertible Debentures
     - Warrants / Coupons / Secured Premium Notes/ other Hybrids
     - Bonds
Units of Mutual Funds

What are you? An investor or a trader?

You can make money in equity market by investing or trading or both. However, to avoid disappointment of losing money, customers should make very prudent and informed decisions.

"Investors" put their money into stocks for a long term. This is under the principle that over time, the underlying investment will increase in value, and the investment will be profitable.

On the other hand "traders" take a proactive approach to their investing. They follow or predict a trend in the stock and use strategies like buy-low, sell-high and make profits.

Though there is really no right or wrong type of stock trading, it is necessary for you to identify which type of trading is right for you. You can make a great amount of money either way; however, you must consider your time frame, risk, and how much work you want to put into it.

While traders can make more money much faster, they are required to do more work and monitoring than the typical investor. Determine what type of trader you want to be, and then make sure that the people you take guidance from have the same goals as you.

Ways you can buy Equity on Kotak Securities platform:

Normal Order:

All buy orders are normal orders. Sell orders placed without having shares in your demat account can be placed under normal. These are short sale orders and can be placed if sufficient limits are available in the account.

Limit Order:

The order refers to a buy or sells order with a limit price. The investor specifies the price while placing the order.

Market Order:

The market order means buying or selling at the current market price

Stop Loss Order:

A Stop Loss Order is placed to minimize the losses. It allows the trading member to place an order, which gets activated only when the last traded price (LTP) of the share is reached or crosses a threshold price known as the trigger price. The trigger price will be quoted as per the risk you are ready to bear.


AMO stands for After Market Order. It is a facility that Kotak Securities extends to its customers whereby they can place orders even after the trading hours of a particular day. There is a 10% price band for placing AMOs. This facility is available in the time slots mentioned below:
Anytime between 3.30 p.m. to 1.00 a.m.
Anytime between 4.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.


Kotak Securities has introduced service of BNST i.e. Buy Now Sell Tomorrow where client will be allowed to sell the entire BUY quantity but the responsibility of any short fall in delivery will be clients' as it is not guaranteed by Kotak Securities.

E.g. for BNST: Suppose you have bought 100 shares of EIH on T Day. The settlement day for this buy transaction is T+2 Day. You can sell these 100 shares of EIH under BNST either on T+1 Day or on T+2 Day. As this scrip is not in specified list of BNST, Kotak Securities doesn't guarantee the delivery of these shares.

Initial Public Offering (IPO)

An initial public offering, or IPO, is the first sale of stock by a company to the public. A company can raise money by issuing either debt or equity. If the company has never issued equity to the public, it's known as an IPO.

Investing in IPOs is not complex anymore, Kotak Securities has made buying IPOs very simple. All you have to do is make one phone call, and that's all. No IPO application forms, no queues, simply pick the phone or log on to and place your IPO order within seconds.

We also provide with you with information on IPO News, forthcoming IPOs in India and a lots more.

To start investing in IPOs, all you need to do is open an online trading account. Choose from our wide range of accounts that suits your investment needs.

These demos will demonstrate the process to invest in IPO online.

How to Transfer Money from bank to IPO?
How to place an order for an IPO?
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