Asset Classes

Kotak Securities provides a wide range of products and services that fulfill a broad mix of investment needs. Kotak Securities strives to enhance the product lineup in order to meet your investment needs and to establish a solid presence as a firm trusted by our valued customers.

A capital market is a market for securities (debt or equity), where business enterprises and the government can raise long-term funds. Capital market instruments, also known as financial instruments, are responsible for generating these funds, which can be used by customers to invest wisely.

Kotak Securities is a one stop solution, where you can trade in different types of instruments. These instruments are available for trading on NSE and BSE and can be classified as:

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  • Equity
    Equities are traded on the stock market. These could be in the primary or secondary market. In the primary market, companies get listed through an Initial Public Offering. Thus, new securities are available in the primary market. In the secondary market, investors buy or sell securities, which have already been issued. Currently, more than 1300 securities are available for trading on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and over 6000 on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Know more.
  • Derivatives
    Derivatives give you an avenue to boost your returns from equities, by providing leverage through products like futures and options. Derivative instruments are available for shares, indices, currencies as well as commodities. Their value is tied to the underlying security. Know more.
  • Mutual Funds
    Mutual funds are ideal for investors who want to invest in Indian equities, but do not have sufficient time and skills to choose winning sectors. Another advantage of investing in mutual funds is that it provides the necessary diversification to the portfolio. The money is invested across a wide variety of assets like stocks, bonds, gold, etc. to earn returns. Know more.
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPO)
    An IPO is the first sale of a company’s equity to the public. Existing shareholders can get an exit route or a better value for their investment. One can also be the part of the growth story of the issuing company. Know more.
  • Currency Derivatives
    Currency derivatives is a contract between the seller and buyer, whose value is to be derived from the underlying asset, the currency value. It offers two advantages to the traders: an opportunity to benefit from currency value fluctuations, and a chance to minimize loss from currency value fluctuations due to various factors. Know more.
  • Tax Free Bonds
    Bonds are a kind of debt instrument. By investing in this type of asset, the investor gives a loan to the issuing entity. The investors will be repaid at the end of the tenure. There are different kinds of bonds. Those bonds which are exempted from taxation on the interest income under the Income Tax Act, 1961 are called tax-free bonds. These are usually issued by government-backed entities. Know more.
  • Gold Funds
    Gold ETFs are open-ended Mutual Funds that invest in Standard Gold Bullion of 99.5% purity. Instead of buying physical gold bullion, you can buy units of Gold ETFs that are equivalent to buying the real thing. The units you buy are stored in your demat account. This is why Gold ETFs are also called 'Paper Gold'. Know more.
  • Stock Lending and Borrowing (SLB)
    SLB is a system in which a trader can borrow shares that they do not already own, or can lend the stocks that they own. An SLB transaction has a rate of interest and a fixed tenure. SLBM helps reduce potential risks and losses. Know more.
  • Interest Rate Futures (IRF)
    An IRF is an agreement to buy, or sell, a debt instrument at a future date for a price fixed today. The underlying security for IRFs is usually a government bond or a treasury bill. In India, National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange offer trading in interest rate futures. Know more.