Before the Internet emerged, trading was only processed through offline modes. During that time, stock brokers would purchase and sell the stocks on behalf of their clients. In the past few years, trading has experienced a lot of changes. In order to make the process smooth and simpler, online trading was introduced across the globe. Ever since online trading came into existence, it became easier for traders to purchase and sell stocks through online channels. Not only it made the process convenient for the stock traders, but online trading cut down the requirement of the intermediaries (since online trading was way too simple to require any third-party to do the job).

In the current era, both offline and online stock trading has become common. However, offline trading isn’t that famous as more and more people now consider online trading a better, convenient, and cost-effective solution. The best part is there are a plethora of ways an individual can benefit from online trading. Let’s learn about some major difference s between offline and online stock trading and the features that make the latter stand out.

  • Convenient Trading

As discussed earlier, the online medium brings with it a simple and convenient way of stock trading. The individuals, who earlier had to appoint a stockbroker to get their transactions processed, can now do it on their own. In fact, anyone can open their stock trading account and carry out stock purchase and sale. All you need is a smartphone or Laptop, a perfect internet connection for quick transactions, and some basic knowledge of completing your online trading profile, and that’s it! You are all set to get started with your stock trading business.

The case isn’t the same with offline trading. Stock trading through offline modes is a super challenging and expensive task. You need to hire a stockbroker to get the job done with ease. Unlike online trading in which you can track your stock from anywhere, you are dependent on your stockbroker for every single step in the other mode.

  • Online Trading is Economical

If you already have an account on online trading platforms, you’d know how economical the maintenance and operation cost of the online trading sites is. Of course, you will have to pay a fee for maintenance and functioning of your online trading account but it’s going to be much cheaper than the offline trading. In offline trading, People need to pay for setting up branches and hiring employees. What else? Recruitment of a broker comes with a hefty price tag too. In simple terms, you are going to end up paying an arm and a leg if you choose the offline stock trading channel. Note that you may need a broker to maintain your online stock trading platform but the fee of such broker is minimal.

  • Collect real-time information

Today, people hardly leave there home without their smartphone. As you have your mobile 24/7 with you, it is easier to stay up-to-date with the latest stock news and opportunities. This way, you will never miss out on some interesting stock deals. On the contrary, the offline stock trading mode doesn’t allow the brokers to find the latest information at the earliest possible time. After all, keeping track of stock rates 24/7 and informing the clients every time the rate change is next to impossible for the stock brokers.

These were some major difference between online and offline stock trading. Consider the above-listed factors before you choose between online and offline mode of trading. Take time and make a wise decision. Good Luck!

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• Beware of fixed/guaranteed/regular returns/ capital protection schemes. Brokers or their authorized persons or any of their associates are not authorized to offer fixed/guaranteed/regular returns/ capital protection on your investment or authorized to enter into any loan agreement with you to pay interest on the funds offered by you. Please note that in case of default of a member claim for funds or securities given to the broker under any arrangement/ agreement of indicative return will not be accepted by the relevant Committee of the Exchange as per the approved norms.
• Ensure that pay-out of funds/securities is received in your account within 1 working day from the date of pay-out.
• Be careful while executing the PoA (Power of Attorney) – specify all the rights that the stock broker can exercise and timeframe for which PoA is valid. It may be noted that PoA is not a mandatory requirement as per SEBI / Exchanges.
• Register for online applications viz Speed-e and Easiest provided by Depositories for online delivery of securities as an alternative to PoA.

• Do not keep funds idle with the Stock Broker. Please note that your stock broker has to return the credit balance lying with them, within three working days in case you have not done any transaction within last 30 calendar days. Please note that in case of default of a Member, claim for funds and securities, without any transaction on the exchange will not be accepted by the relevant Committee of the Exchange as per the approved norms.

• Check the frequency of accounts settlement opted for. If you have opted for running account, please ensure that your broker settles your account and, in any case, not later than once in 90 days (or 30 days if you have opted for 30 days settlement). In case of declaration of trading member as defaulter, the claims of clients against such defaulter member would be subject to norms for eligibility of claims for compensation from IPF to the clients of the defaulter member. These norms are available on Exchange website at following link: NSE, MCX

• Brokers are not permitted to accept transfer of securities as margin. Securities offered as margin/ collateral MUST remain in the account of the client and can be pledged to the broker only by way of ‘margin pledge’, created in the Depository system. Clients are not permitted to place any securities with the broker or associate of the broker or authorized person of the broker for any reason. Broker can take securities belonging to clients only for settlement of securities sold by the client.

• Always keep your contact details viz. Mobile number/Email ID updated with the stock broker. Email and mobile number is mandatory and you must provide the same to your broker for updation in Exchange records. You must immediately take up the matter with Stock Broker/Exchange if you are not receiving the messages from Exchange/Depositories regularly.

• Don’t ignore any emails/SMSs received from the Exchange for trades done by you. Verify the same with the Contract notes/Statement of accounts received from your broker and report discrepancy, if any, to your broker in writing immediately and if the Stock Broker does not respond, please take this up with the Exchange/Depositories forthwith.

• Check messages sent by Exchanges on a weekly basis regarding funds and securities balances reported by the trading member, compare it with the weekly statement of account sent by broker and immediately raise a concern to the exchange if you notice a discrepancy.

• Please do not transfer funds, for the purposes of trading to anyone, including an authorized person or an associate of the broker, other than a SEBI registered Stock broker.

• Do not deal with unregistered intermediaries (who are not registered with SEBI/Exchanges).

Names and contact details of all Key Managerial Personnel including Compliance Officer

Sr. No.Name of the IndividualDesignationContact NumbersEmail Id
1 Charanpreet GillCEO/
2 Charanpreet GillWhole Time
3 Charanpreet GillCompliance
4Manpriya GillDesignated
5Kewal GillDesignated

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