Margin Calculator

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Margin plus Features

Top Benefits of availing MarginPlus are?

  • Zero cash margin requirement for Intraday trades across all segments, no interest charged.
  • No need to maintain 50% cash margin in F&O (Lowest in the industry starting @10.95% p
  • Avail upto 100% cash margin funding for cash delivery orders starting @ 0.045% per day.
  • Real time activation of MarginPlus while placing orders across segments.
  • Increase your ROI on short term trades with the help of funding.

Type of Funding charge


Intraday Rates (All Segments) 0.00%
Overnight Rates for F&O Segment
0.04% Per Day (Networth Below ₹5 Lakhs*)
0.03% Per Day (Networth Above ₹5 Lakhs*)
Rates on Delivery Cash Segment(MTF)
0.06% Per Day (Networth upto ₹5 Lakhs*)
0.05% Per Day (Networth between ₹5 Lakhs to ₹1 Cr*)
0.045% Per Day (Networth above ₹1 Cr*)

Interested in trading Futures and Options? Before you start, you'll need to set aside some money with your broker as a safety measure. Let's understand what this money is for and how much you need for F&O trading. Whether you're trading in cash, currency, or commodities, our online tool makes it clear and helps you create a strong investment plan.

When you trade futures and options, you must give some money (the margin) to your broker. This is like a safety deposit, to protect against risks. A margin calculator is a helpful online tool. It figures out how much margin you need for your trade. Using it is simple: just type in a few details, like the exchange, type of trade, company name, share price, and how many derivatives you're buying or selling. This can help you plan your trades and goals better.

VaR is a method that assesses the likelihood that an asset or group of assets (such as a share or a portfolio of a few shares) will lose value based on a statistical analysis of past price patterns and volatilities. Three elements make up a VaR statistic: a time frame, a level of confidence, and a loss amount (or loss percentage).

Let's look at an example to better understand the idea of Var:

Let's say you purchased stock in a corporation. It currently has a market value of Rs. 50 lakh. Of course, we have no idea what the market value of these shares will be the following day.

Using the VaR methodology, you might be holding these shares if the 1-day VaR at 99% confidence is Rs. 4 lakhs. This suggests that you can predict, with 99% certainty, that the value of the shares won't decrease by more than Rs. 4 lakhs throughout the course of the next day, even under regular trading conditions.
Companies are categorized into 3 groups based on the frequency of share trading and liquidity (i.e., how much a large buy or sell order affects the price of the scrip, also known as "impact cost") to determine the VaR margin rate.

The calculator calculates different kinds of margins, which include:


SPAN Margin: SPAN, short for Standardized Portfolio Analysis of Risk, represents an initial margin collected by stock brokers at the start of a trade. It's determined by evaluating various scenarios to assess the maximum potential loss a position might incur within one trading day. 


Exposure Margin: This is a margin that stock brokers may charge on top of the regular SPAN margin. They do this to cover the risks from unpredictable market swings.


Value at Risk (VaR) Margin: Stock exchanges collect this margin to offset possible losses in an asset. The Value at Risk is determined through studying the historical price and volatility data of an asset, indicating the chance of a drop in its value.


Extreme Loss Margin: This margin is calculated to include losses that might go beyond the VaR margins. It's set as the larger of the following two values: 5% of the asset's position value or 1.5 times the standard deviation of the daily logarithmic returns.

Here's a step, by step guide on how to make use of the margin calculator;

● Start by deciding whether you want to trade in Futures or Options.
● Next enter the contract name, such as NIFTY, SENSEX50 or any other stock that interests you.
● Input the quantity you wish to trade in the Quantity field.
● Select either Buy or Sell depending on your trading preference.


Once you've provided these details the calculator will provide you with the margin requirement.

It's important to be aware of the margin requirements for a trading experience in futures and options. 

When trading in futures and options (F&O), you're required to pay a margin to your broker before starting a trade, whether you're buying or selling. This margin acts as a safety net against the potential risks due to market fluctuations. 

The F&O margin calculators consider various factors to determine the F&O margins:

● For buying options contracts: the option premium + other delivery margins.
● For selling options and futures contracts: SPAN +  exposure margins + any other delivery or exchange levied margins.


The calculation of margins is a complex process, however you can easily compute your margin requirement using an online margin calculator. These calculators employ a simple method and generate results based on your input.

Before making a trade, traders can use the span margin calculator to calculate the margin (capital) needed in the NSE equity derivatives/commodity derivatives and currency derivatives segments.
The goal of the span is to determine the overall risk of each member's portfolio of futures and options contracts.

The value of an option at a particular moment in time is most directly influenced by three elements in conventional pricing models:

● Fundamental market value
● (Variability) of the underlying instrument's volatility
● Expiration date


The value of the futures and options held inside the portfolio will fluctuate as a result of these variables. To determine the most loss a portfolio could sustain from one day to the next, Span creates scenarios of likely changes in underlying prices and volatilities. The margin (capital) requirement is then set at a level high enough to cover this one-day loss.

The benefits of using the 5paisa Online Margin calculator:

● It helps you to calculate the F&O margin easily and quickly
● It is free of cost

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