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What is Equity Derivatives?

Derivatives' indicates it derives its value from some underlying i.e. it has no independent value. Underlying can be securities, stock market index, commodities, bullion, currency or anything else. In case of NRIs they can only trade in derivatives segment (F&O) from NRO NON PINS account.

In India, there are essentially two derivatives segment that NRIs can invest in




Futures are contractual agreements to buy or sell the underlying security on a specified date at a pre-decided price. There are two types of futures trading available in India

Options are derivative instruments that give a buyer the option but not an obligation to buy or sell a security at a predetermined price on a particular date. There are two types of options trading available in India

Stock Futures

Index Futures

Index Options

Stock Options

Why Equity Derivatives


Helps to hedge or reduce the risk of your Equity portfolio. This can be done with the help of Futures and Options contracts

Market View

You can trade with both bullish & bearish view in the market

Higher Leverage

Higher trading exposure since you don’t pay full amount while taking positions in derivatives. You only require a portion of the contract value as margin to take position.

Lower Brokerage

Brokerage charged is very less as compared to cash markets for the same value of trading with our special brokerage plans i.e. ICICIdirect Prime and Lifetime Prepaid Plans.

A Sneak-Peek of what You Get

Take informed trading decisions with real time data analytics.

Market Screen

Gives you a visual overview of the most active contracts in the market

Event Calendar

Track all the latest events that impact the derivatives market like company results, corporate actions, government announcement, foreign market news etc.

Live Data

It gives live data on Put Call ratio, Advance Decline ratio, Sector performance, F&O trends

Technical Charts

Our interactive charts helps you spot intraday and long term trends

Heat Maps

It gives you visual and concise view of the market, get real time built-up happening in the market to spot potential trades

To Know More About NRI SERvices

Price Improvement Order

Price Improvement order for Futures, customer now will be able to place Futures Order with Price Improvement condition, where the Stop Loss and Limit price will change automatically w.r.t Market Price

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