Hi. I have a problem. There are times when I want to sell a stock that I have in my demat account in the morning and then buy the stock again on the same day in the afternoon on delivery when the price declines. The Kite platform does not allow me to that. It treats my sale in the morning as a short sell and squares off my purchase in the afternoon against that!. How can I resolve this? Or can I? Thanks.
Kite does allow you to do this but from a different point of view, the right point of view.
Lets assume you have bought a stock at Rs.100 in your Holdings. After a few days you see the stock price go to 120 so you sell it on that day in the morning. As of this sell trade, your stock is sold out from your Holdings.
Now on the same day in the afternoon, the same stock has fallen to 110 and you wish to buy it back and so you buy it back. So you have bought back the stock into your Holdings.
But how the system sees this is that you took a sell trade in the morning at 120 and you squared off this trade by buying it back at 110. So you make a Rs.10 intraday profit and the stock is still present in your Holdings at 100.
What you are saying is the holdings should be sold out at 120 and should be rebought back at 110(which will be the new buy price). But what happens in actuality is your Holdings remain at Rs.100 and you make a Rs.10 intraday profit which is the way the orders are processed at the exchange. The net effect is the same.
Thanks Srinivas. The only problem is that since it’s treated as an intraday trade, I’m not able to book the profit that I have made so far on the stock since I first bought it.
Well, you booked a Rs.10 profit in the intraday trade and the other Rs.10 profit is still in your stock holding because you bought it at 100 and it is now at 110.
Agreed, but isn’t he’s paying the brokerage for the ‘intraday’ trade for nothing?? Because he wanted to do a equity delivery transaction but zerodha made it into intraday just like that to charge the brokerage or what …??
Is this a Zerodha limitation or is it an exchange limitation?
It is not “nothing”. He got profit for 120-110=10 points.
Let’s say you had bought it on Day1 at 100rs/share. On Day5, in the morning, the price is 120, you sold your CNC HOLDINGS at 120. The same day you saw the price coming down to 110 so you bought it back by either (1) going to Positions tab and clicking Exit, or (2) placing a fresh CNC Buy order.
I didn’t understand what you meant by “and squares off my purchase in the afternoon against that”. Kite will square off only intraday un-exited positions. By selling your CNC holdings in the morning, you had exited those shares so there is no question of Kite squaring off anything. Maybe instead of CNC Sell order, you had placed MIS Sell order, that’s the only way I can think of in your case, for that to square-off.
selling on same day will be treated as Intraday.
if you want book the profit from previous holding then sell it using CNC Orders .
if again you want to buy that share for holding in long term or positional purpose buy MIS order then convert it into delivery.you have to pay the DP charges for it .Your problem will be solved.
Thanks, let me try it out.