Setting-up a Prop Trading Desk with Kite API


I am planning to set up a small prop trading firm. Can i build a trading platform with kite API to allocate dedicated accounts for my employees?

@nithin @siva

You will not get multi-user access if you build a platform using APIs. Also, at a time, you can only log in from one place. So don’t think it will solve what you are trying to achieve.

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Is there any option available to meet this requirement with Zerodha?

For a small prop desk do you have any solution to meet this requirement? At this phase we are not able to spend NSE Alpha membership, Broking Platform development etc.

The new SEBI regulations don’t allow simultaneous logins from multiple devices on the same account. So, this isn’t really possible now.

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One Last Question. With Alpha membership do we get the same margin benefit as what brokers give to retail clients?

Equity Intraday - 1 Reliance @ rs 487
Futures - bank Nifty @ - 1.50L
Option Selling - 1.46 L ( Straddle)

I had shared this post a few weeks back, this should answer your questions.

Unless you are trading with tens of crores of capital, I don’t think it is worth the efforts involved in everything from compliance to operations of being an alpha member.

Maybe an easier way to get started is to have one person placing orders & keeping a tab on which trader the order is coming from. This can be done either using our APIs or even manually.

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