As mentioned earlier, brokerage charges refer to the fees brokers collect from traders to complete a trade. Therefore, investors must pay a brokerage fee for buying and selling securities. By estimating the brokerage fees, one can determine the actual profit or loss of the transaction.
The brokerage fee is set by the stockbrokers as a percentage of the trade value. The percentage can vary depending on the scale of the trade value. The inputs you need to complete the calculation include the number of shares traded, price per unit, and the brokerage percentage. The outcome, when you press the calculate button, is a detailed and comprehensive report mentioning different charges associated with your investment. These charges include:
- Total turnover
- SEBI turnover fees
- Securities transaction tax
- Stamp duty
- Transaction charges
- Total brokerage and tax
- Total profit/loss
How does the brokerage calculator work?
The brokerage calculator uses a simple brokerage fee formula. It multiplies the brokerage percentage with the number of shares an investor sells or buys and the price of the stock per unit.
Brokerage Charges = number of shares traded x price per share x brokerage percentage
Sharebrokers apply the formula to intraday trading and delivery trading brokerage calculations. An investor should use the brokerage calculator online instead of making manual calculations for the brokerage fee or stockbroker’s commission. The calculator estimates the SEBI turnover fee, STT, GST, customs duty, stamp duty, etc. when you enter the details of your trade.