a) What is margin required for trading in BSE Futures, Index Future and stock Future.
The margin for trading is Sensex Futures (BSX) is around 32k as of today. This includes SPAN + EXPOSURE margin.[SPAN 23K + EXP 9K] This may vary from broker to broker as the exposure margin is controlled by the broker. However the SPAN is constant across brokers which floats between 7-8% for Index futures. For stock futures the margins should be pretty much the same as in NSE.
Its better to check with individual brokers to get the exact figure.
Approx 32k as of 21st March 2014 for one contract of 15 qty…
The only futures active presently on BSE are Sensex and BSE 100. Margin requirement is very similar to Nifty which is around 10% of the contract value.
Since the lotsize is 15, Sensex around 22000, the contract is around 3.2lks and hence the margin required is 10% of this which is around 32k