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Derivatives provide hedging against risky asset classes and limits your loss
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Open your F&O Trading Account
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Open your account
Fill in your personal details required for account opening & select F&O segment while proceeding in your account opening journey
Upload the required documents online. Find below the list of documents to be uploaded
Start Derivatives Trading
Post verification, your trading account will be activated and you can start investing in futures & options
List of Documents to be uploaded
Aadhar Card / Passport
Bank statement / Cheque / Passbook
Signature on blank white paper
Frequently Asked Questions
Derivatives are financial securities, which do not have an independent value. They rely on the value of an underlying asset. Futures and options are two types of derivatives in the capital market.
There are mainly four types of derivative contracts. They are –
- Future Contracts
- Forward Contracts
- Option Contracts and
There are four kinds of participants in a derivatives market. They are Hedgers, Speculators, Arbitrageurs, and Margin Traders.
Exchanges follow a stringent margining system for all future and options contract. Margin Requirements for each segment is different. You may click here for the details.
Though futures are most often associated with commodities, there are other segments as well where futures are available. Apart from Commodities, Futures are available in Index, Stock, Currency and Interest rate.
Forward contracts and Future contracts are similar in nature.
They both allow traders to buy or sell the specific type of asset at a given price at a given time. While a forward contract is a private and customizable agreement that settles at the end of the agreement, a futures contract has standardized terms and is traded on an exchange. Besides, a Forward Contract is usually traded over-the-counter, while in the case of a futures contract the prices are settled on a daily basis until the end of the contract.
Trading on MCX platform takes place on all days of the week (except on Saturdays, Sundays and trading holidays declared by the Exchange). Market timings are as under:
Currency Market –
USD INR, GBP INR, EURO INR & JPY INR Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Commodity Market –
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 11:30 pm (up to 11:55 pm on account of day light savings typically between every November and March of the following year)
|Agri-commodities||Monday to Friday||09:00 am to 05:00 pm|
|Other commodities (such as Bullions, Metals and Energy)||Monday to Friday||09:00 am to 11:30 pm|
To trade in F&O with 5paisa, you need to activate F&O by submitting your required documents like income proofs. If you already have a trading and Demat account with 5paisa, you do not have to bear any further charges for activation of MCX segment i.e. Commodities segment. If you wish to activate your commodity segment, we request you to process the same from the below mentioned path:
Step 1: Go to www.5paisa.com and click to login
Step 2: Enter Credentials
Step 3: Click on Client code mentioned on the top right corner
Step 4: Click on Client code on the top right side of your page >> Select Profile >> My Segments >>Personal details.
Step 5: Click on the option across segment not selected, select the F&O Segment (F&O includes MCX and Currency derivatives too for the new requests).