Do's and Don'ts for Investors

  1. Please deal with SEBI registered intermediaries only.  Ensure that you have complete knowledge of the products and the risks involved before investing.
  2. Offering fixed/guaranteed/regular returns/capital protection schemes in stock markets whether written or oral is not allowed. Brokers or any of their representatives cannot enter into any loan agreement to pay interest on the funds/securities offered by you.
  3. Do not fall prey to emails, SMSs and online videos luring you to trade in stock/ securities / schemes promising high returns/profits.
  4. Ensure to fill all the required details in the ‘KYC’ document by yourself and receive duly signed copy of your ‘KYC’ documents from your broker.
  5. Opt for electronic (e-mail) contract notes/financial statements only if you are computer savvy and have your own e-mail account.
  6. Do not share your login ID, password, OTP, TPIN with any person including employees of the broker under any circumstances.
  7. Ensure that all your trades are executed as per your instructions. Trade verification facility is also available on NSE website which you can use to verify your trades executed.
  8. Ensure you receive the payout of funds and securities within 1 working day of settlement. In case you have chosen running account of funds, ensure your account is settled on first Friday of every month / quarter as opted for.
  9. Dealing in cash is prohibited. Do not place any securities with the broker or associate of the broker or authorized person of the broker. Do not transfer securities as margin/ collateral to the broker and such securities only must be pledged from the client demat account.
  10. Opt for DDPI only for transfer of securities for deliveries/settlement obligations, initiating pledging of securities for margins, and for mutual fund/open offer transactions on Exchange platform. DDPI/PoA are optional and should not be insisted on for opening the account.
  11. Always keep your mobile number and email id updated with your broker. Don’t ignore any SMSs / e-mails with regards to contract notes/trades/funds and securities balances sent by broker/Exchange. Verify the details of the same and report discrepancy, if any, to your broker in writing immediately.
  12. Please verify the bank account details of the broker from the website of broker/Exchange before transferring funds to the broker.
  13. Claims for funds or securities given to the broker under any arrangement/ agreement of indicative return or claims for funds, without transactions on the Exchange will not be accepted by the Exchange in case of default by your broker.
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