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Pay 20% upfront margin of the transaction value to trade in cash market segment.
SPAN margin is the Initial Margin required by the exchanges in the F&O segment. The margin calculation is carried out using a software called - SPAN (Standard Portfolio Analysis of Risk).
The 'Exposure Margin' is the margin blocked over and above the SPAN to cushion for any MTM losses. The entire initial margin (SPAN + Exposure) is blocked by the exchange.
The Mark to market profit / loss is calculated by marking each transaction in security to the current market price. In case the net outstanding position in any security is nil, the difference between the buy and sell values shall be considered as notional profit / loss for the purpose of calculating the mark to market margin payable.
SPAN provides futures and option strategists with a key advantage as it calculates the additional margin benefit at a portfolio level which is then released to take fresh positions. The key to this benefit is buying the option first and then executing the futures transaction. This benefit can also be availed by executing two futures positions.
Peak Margin is the minimum margin that must be collected by brokers from their clients in advance of placing any intraday order in the Cash and derivatives segment. Clearing corporations will randomly take four snapshots at predefined time intervals to arrive at such peak margin requirements on open positions during the day. Highest of the margin requirement from these four snapshots will be the Peak Margin. The applicable upfront margins would be required to be collected from clients in advance of the trade.