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The derivative segment is a highly lucrative market that gives investors an opportunity to earn superlative profits (or losses) by paying a nominal amount of margin. Over past few years, Future & Options segment has emerged as a popular medium for trading in financial markets. Future contracts are available on Equities, Indices, Currency and Commodities.

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Futures and Options Trading

Futures and options trading form a crucial part of the Indian equity investing scenario.
Trade with Hindustan Tradecom to capitalize on the strengths of the best online trading specialists –trust, transparency, technology and security.

What Is Futures And Options?

Futures and options trading form a crucial part of the Indian equity investing scenario. Trade with Hindustan Tradecom to capitalize on the strengths of the best online trading specialists –trust, transparency, technology and security.
Futures and options both fall under the ‘Derivatives” category


Futures are contracts wherein two parties enter into an agreement to trade (buy or sell) a certain asset at a pre-determined price and at a specific future time.


Options on the other hand, are agreements wherein the buyer gets a right (and not an obligation) to fulfil his/her part of the trade.
Options trading in India has two variants: Call Option and Put Option
  • Call Options – A call option gives you the choice to exercise your buying rights (at the strike price) before the expiration of the options contract.
  • Put Options – With a put option you get the right to sell a stock (or an index) before the option expires, at the strike price.

Futures Vs Options

Contract holders must take complete ownership of the respective underlying asset. ​ The present market price determines the price of future investments.

Price may fall under $0.

Futures have comparatively lesser price changes.
 Contract holders have a choice and are not obligated to buy the underlying asset. ​ The price of the future investments is predetermined in the contract.  
Price cannot fall under $0. 
The value of options in stocks decreases swirly over time and alters much more prominently with alterations in the value of the underlying asset.

Who Should Trade In Future & Options?

Future and option traders can be categorized into the following groups:


Futures and options trading can be used as a risk management tool as they can provide hedging against investment volatility. Hedgers seek to lock-in their future gains or possible loss by getting into such derivative contracts. It is important to note that in the case of hedging, the margin is reduced drastically, sometimes even to the extent of 70%.


Speculators try to predict the future price movement basis intrinsic value, economic situations, etc. and take the position to profit from the price fluctuations.


Price differences exist in the market due to inefficiencies and imperfections. Arbitrageurs seek to profit from these price differences between two segments, two exchanges. Sometimes long short strategy is also applied in which one scrip is sold and another scrip is bought.

Before You Trade In Futures And Options

While investing, you need to remember that there is no “best” strategy that will work for everyone. A good and balanced trading strategy is one which considers the below factors:

Trading Market

Futures are available only on some select stocks based on predefined criteria F&O. Trading is available on both NSE and BSE.


For your options trading strategy of buying options, you need to factor in the deposit premium amount. Option premium is the reward or fees paid by the buyer to the seller for getting the right to choose without any obligation. If you choose to sell the options, the premium should be approximately same as Futures.


An important factor to consider before deciding your futures trading strategies, is Margins. Since upfront margin is required, your account needs to have adequate margin funding before you can place a trade. Margins are like a good-faith deposit meant to cover losses due to adverse price movements. The initial margin is calculated by considering SPAN and exposure.


F&O trading runs on the concept of leverage i.e. the entire cost of trade is not required to be paid upfront.

How To Invest In Futures And Options?

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Benefits Of Trading in Futures And Options With Us

Hindustan Tradecom provides a simple yet effective, one-stop solution for all your trading needs in Futures and Options, stocks, currency as well as commodities. Here are some reasons why you should choose Hindustan Tradecom for your F&O trading needs:

Flexible And Hassle-Free Trading

We employ cutting-edge automation and technology in its processes and services. It boosts efficiency, brings down transaction costs and creates a superior customer experience.


Hindustan Tradecom offers one of the lowest brokerage rates in the industry. Moreover, the plans are flexible to accommodate the varying trading needs and volumes of various traders.

Best Exposure

You do not need to worry about limited funds stopping you from making big investment decisions with Hindustan Tradecom. HTPL has one of the highest intraday exposures.

Service And Support On The Go

You can trade on the go (from multiple platforms – web, desktop or smartphone). Moreover, the team at Hindustan Tradecom actively supports you throughout.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Dematerialized account holder holds an account with the DP, not the issuer. These accounts can be held either by individuals or companies. The ownership of securities in such accounts is evidenced only by book entries and not physical certificates.

The mode of payment depends on the type of shares or mutual funds you own. You can use the physical share certificate for buying/selling if you have physical certificates. In the case of Dematerialized shares, you can open Demat account and can do it online. Once you buy a product, transfer the ownership of shares to yourself in a Demat account to avoid paying tax at every transaction you make.

No, you cannot. You can only open the Demat account with a depository participant (DP) of the depository.

With our 3-in-1 account scheme, you can open a Demat account along with trading account. This helps in streamlining the share trading process. The online process of account opening is instant and hassle-free.

Demat accounts can have up to three joint account holders. One is the primary holder and the other two are joint holders.

A trust can open a Demat account if it is registered under one of the following:

  • The Public Trust Act in force in the relevant state
  • The Public Trust Act, 1860
  • Societies Registration Act
  • Bombay Public Trust Act

No, it cannot. But it may open one in the name of the Karta (head of the family).

The SEBI has made it mandatory for Demat account holders to have a nominee. If you do not want a nominee, you must sign a declaration stating so.

Yes, you can have multiple Demat Accounts. However, for your convenience, we suggest you use single Demat account everywhere.

It is not compulsory for you to dematerialise your physical certificates. As per the Depository Act of 1996 you have an option to hold shares either in physical or dematerialised form.

1)LOWER RISK–Possessing shares in their paper format carries a lot of risks like loss, misplacing them, damage to the certificates, etc. Dematerialization of shares eliminates the risk of loss and damage to the securities. The paper certificates also had high incidences of forgery and theft. As the holdings are now in an electronic format, it has reduced the threat of forgery and theft.

2)EASY TO HOLD– A demat account makes equity trading and your shares accessible. You can trade in securities, view your holdings, transaction history, etc. at the click of a button. It also makes managing your details easy. You can make changes to your address, linked phone number, linked bank account, and such other account- related changes for every company stock all from your demat account.

3)EASE OF TRADING– Earlier, paper certificates had to be sent to the Company or the Registrar and Transfer authority to change the ownership of shares, which resulted in delays, additional costs and loss of certificates. With demat accounts; transfer of shares has become easier. Trading in shares, buying, storing, selling online has become seamless and streamlined.

4)REDUCED COSTS– Stamp duty applicable on transfer of physical shares, which was a cumbersome process for investors. Dematerialization of shares has eliminated the stamp duty and reduced all other transactional costs.

5)REDUCED TIME– A demat account minimizes the time taken to trade in equity investments. Buying and selling of shares is a quick process that can be done intra-day through an online trading platform. Similarly, changing personal details in your stocks can be done through a single demat account in which the shares are held. All this has reduced the time taken to trade in and manage securities for investors.

6)ODD-LOT PROBLEM RESOLVED– Earlier, there were multiple restrictions on the selling of shares. Shareholders could not sell shares in odd lots. Demat Accounts has eliminated those restrictions.

7)VARIETY OF INVESTMENTS– With the diversification of investment options, a demat account can store mutual funds, bonds, government securities, Exchange Traded Funds (ETF), etc.

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