HDFC Securities Span Margin Calculator

Exchange Contract Product Strike Price Qty Premium margin Initial margin Exposure Margin Total

This is exchange requirements that trader must have SPAN margin in his account before doing any trade in F&O. SPAN is a calculated max potential loss cover amount which exchange want in advance for F&O trades. SPAN Margin is a calculation by standardized portfolio analysis of risk algorithm, used by most exchanges around the world. SPAN margin data get refresh 6 times in a day for NSE. Calculating SPAN margin for a contract is a complex algorithm, where NSE is providing raw SPAN data, we are doing complex calculation for you in back end and providing calculated output.

The HDFC Securities Span Margin Calculator is the online tool that lets you calculate comprehensive margin including Span and Expose margin requirements for option writing/shorting or for multi-leg F&O strategies while trading equity, F&O before taking a trade.

With this tool you can select Futures, Options or mix of Futures & Options contracts. Depend on your available margin you can add any numbers of contracts and remove any contract from middle.

Exposure margin is pretty standard across all brokers, however broker can increase or reduce this number.

Calculator Input

The main inputs of the calculator are Segment (Futures or Options), Contract (Both Stock and Indices are available in dropdown list), Lot Size (Single lot size), In case of Options - Option Type (Call or Put), Strike Price, all fields are mandatory.

Calculator  Out put

Inital Margin or SPAN margin which is sum of Portfolio Span Margin,Premium Margin,Spread Charges Margin.

Exposure Margin which is sum of Spread Exposure Margin (Normal & Additional) and Non Spread Exposure Margin (Normal & Additional)

Total Margin = Initial Margin + Exposure Margin

To reduce complexity for end users, we are just presenting SPAN Margin, Exposure Margin and Total Margin.

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