Zerodha SPAN Margin Calculator, Exposure Margin Calculator, Equity F&O Margin Calculator is a live tool that lets you calculate comprehensive margin including SPAN and Exposure margin. You can calculate margin for option writing/shorting or for multi-leg F&O strategies while trading in equity, F&O. For accuracy of data in real time, we update SPAN margin data live from NSE website 6 (six) time a day. The calculation is done on the lot size.
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This is exchange requirements that trader must have SPAN margin in his account before doing any trade in F&O. SPAN is a calculated maximum 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. 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.
Basic question answered in this section - How much margin I need when I buy or sell one lot of Nifty in futures or options?
With this tool you can select Future, Options or mix of Future & Options contracts. Depend on your available margin you can add any numbers of contracts and remove any contract from list.
Exposure margin is pretty standard across all brokers however broker can increase or reduce this number.
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 - Options Type (Call or Put) and Strike Price. All fields are mandatory.
Inital Margin or SPAN margin is the sum of Portfolio Span Margin, Premium Margin, Spread Charges Margin.
Exposure Margin is the 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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