## Overview

We just launched Bracket Orders earlier this week. Let’s go over what they are and how they can help you. A bracket order can be used to limit your loss and lock in a profit by “bracketing” an order with two opposite-side orders. Through this order type, you can place three orders at one go:

2. Square Off Order (also known as a Take Profit Order)
3. Stop Loss Order

The Position initiation order can only be a Limit order. Once that order gets filled by the market, our system will automatically send two orders — a Square Off Order (which will also be a Limit order) and the Stop Loss order (this will be Stop Loss Market order) based on the parameters set by you. When any of the two orders get traded, the other one will automatically get cancelled by the system. Because of this nature, bracket orders also are termed “One Cancels Other” or OCO.

Another neat feature of Bracket Orders is that you can make your Stop Loss order a Trailing Stop Loss (TSL) order. What that means is that if the stock moves in a profitable direction (up if you placed a buy order, down if you placed a sell order), the stop loss will automatically adjust itself to your benefit! Say, you bought a stock at Rs. 100 with a Trailing Stop Loss at Rs. 80 and a Square Off at Rs. 120. If the stock moves to Rs. 110, then the Trailing Stop Loss will move up to Rs. 90 and your Square Off will stay at Rs. 120!

Both the Square Off Order The Square Off Order Price and Stop Loss Trigger Price are set using the following parameters. Before placing a Bracket Order, you need to tell the system, how to adjust the trailing stop loss as the price moves up and down. Here are the possible ways you can tell the system to adjust the Trailing Stop Loss:

1. LTP plus Absolute: the system will take the Last Traded Price for trades done for the Order and add the absolute price as desired.
2. LTP plus Ticks: the system will take the Last Trade Price for the trades done for the Order and add the number of ticks mentioned while placing the order.
3. ATP plus Absolute: the system will take the Average Traded Price for trades done for the Order and add the absolute price as desired.
4. ATP plus Ticks: The system will take the Average Traded Price for trades done for the order and add the number of ticks mentioned while placing the order.
5. Trailing Stop Loss ticks: Trailing tick in Bracket Order is defaulted to a minimum of 20 ticks, that in absolute terms for the NSE exchange comes to 1 rupees (20 ticks*0.05 Rs =1 Rs), even when the user has given less than 20 ticks the system will consider 20 ticks as trailing stop loss by default.

### Difference between Absolute and Tick for Bracket Order

When configuring a bracket order, the system lets you specify the Stop Loss and the Take Profit order in either absolute measures or tick measures. What does this mean?

#### Absolute

If you select absolute and enter a value of 5, it stands for Rs. 5. A value of 5 in “Absolute” mode for Square Off orders means that the Square Off order will be placed at Rs. 5 of the traded price. If your order got traded at the market at Rs. 101, your square off order will be placed at Rs. 106.

#### Ticks

Ticks are just a different way of measuring rupee value. One tick is equal to 5 paise (1 tick = .05 rupee). If you select tick and enter a value of 40 ticks, it stands for Rs. 2 (40 ticks * 0.05 rupee per tick).

### Placing a Bracket Order in NEST

You can open a bracket order window in three ways:

1. Right-clicking on a scrip in Market Watch –> Selecting Bracket Order –> Buy/Sell Bracket Order.
3. Using the shortcut key Shift+F3 for buy and Shift+F4 for sell.

Please place your Bracket Order on the entry screen above using the parameters described at the beginning of this post.

Please note that in the case of Stop Loss orders, if selecting “Absolute”, both the Stop Loss value and Trailing Ticks value will be set in absolute value (Rs) terms. If you select “Ticks”, both the Stop Loss value and Trailing Ticks will be set as per Ticks.

Modifying a Bracket Order

You can modify the limit price of the first leg of a bracket order, if it is not fully traded. In case the first order is fully traded, you will be able to modify the limit price and trigger price of the profit-booking and stop loss order respectively.

Exit Bracket Order

Bracket Orders cannot be cancelled. Instead, they can be “exited.” Click on the “Exit” button from the Order Book to exit a Bracket Order. If you exit from a Bracket Order and your initial order was never traded, it will cancel the initial order. If the initial order was traded, then the system will modify the Square Off order from Limit to Market and cancel the Stop Loss order. This will execute the Square Off order in the market to close your position and close any open orders.

Example of a Bracket order

Let’s run a complete example: Using the above diagram, we place an initial buy bracket order for a Nifty May14 Contract at Rs 6760. We specify a Square Off Sell Order @ 10 Rs absolute profit (i.e. take the profit if the price reaches Rs 6770 or above). We also specify a Stop Loss @ 5 Rs absolute with a trailing tick value of Rs.1 (meaning the stop loss will trail up/down every time the price moves by Rs. 1).

Once we press “Submit”, the Bracket Order algorithm will send the first order (Buy Nifty May 14 Contract @ 6760). After the original order has been traded, the Bracket Order algorithm will immediately send the corresponding Square Off (Take Profit) and Stop Loss orders. The Square Off Sell Limit order is sent @ Rs 6770 and the Stop Loss Sell Order is sent @ 6755.

Now imagine the price moves to 6760.5 – in this case, absolutely nothing changes to the trailing stop loss since the price has not moved by Rs 1. If the price now moves to 6761, the trailing stop loss algorithm automatically adjusts the stop loss price from Rs 6755 to Rs 6756. The trailing stop loss algorithm will keep trailing the underlying price in one rupee increments up until 6769 Rs (1 rupee shy of the 6770 Take Profit/SquareOff order).

These two orders will remain in place until either the Stop Loss or Square Off order gets hit. When one gets hit, the  algorithm automatically cancels the other.

### Margin requirement for bracket order

An example is the best way to show the margin requirements for a Bracket Order. Let’s say you place a buy Bracket Order on Nifty Futures where the Last Traded Price (LTP) of Nifty was Rs. 6,200. Risk rules dictate that the stop loss order must be within 5% of the price.

The margin calculation is calculated as the higher of:

1. Price difference (in %) between Leg 2 SL order and Leg 1 Last Traded Price * 1.5
2. Minimum Margin % of the value traded

The applied margin is as displayed below for different stop loss prices (minimum margin is 2.5% for Nifty Futures).

Sell SL Range
SL PriceMargin
61507827.5
61007827.5
600015000
590022500
5800Not Allowed

### Example of a Bracket Order: Equities

A client places a buy Bracket Order on INFY where the LTP of INFY is 3665, and she would be allowed to place a stop loss order in the range of up to 10 % downside; therefore, she can place a sell stoploss at a price of 3482 or above. The applied margins are as displayed below for different stop loss prices (Minimum margin is 5%).

Quantity (in shares)Sell SL Range
SL PriceMargin
100360018325
100355018325
100350024750
100340039750
100330054750
1003250Not Allowed

You can grab margin files at our Dropbox.

## Conclusion

Bracket Orders will help protect you from steep losses and capture profits when you don’t want to actively monitor the market. They also come with the additional benefit of Trailing Stop Losses which reduce the size of your potential losses when the market moves in your favour. Once you get the hang of using them on NEST, you will start to realize why they are so powerful for the active trader.

### Puneet Maheshwari

Puneet holds a MBA (Finance) degree. He has worked with various options traders and helped them build customized strategies through the use of automated trading. In his free time he enjoys playing cricket, billiards, and cooking.

• Prateek Singh

Great article! Thank you Puneet

• Ajay Gupta

I can see the option of Bracket Order (right click on a Nifty Call in Market Watch window), but nothing happens on clicking on it. What I am missing here?

• Puneet Maheshwari

Dear Ajay,

Email us at support@rksv.in and we will get it activated for you

Thanks

• Nirmal Kolhe

In order book snap above, i am confused a bit. buy order in 1st leg is executed. but net quantity is -100. BQ is 0 and SQ is 100.. isn’t it contradicting than the order executed.

• Puneet Maheshwari

Dear Nirmal,

Sorry for the confusion, net quantity in this case is +50. While taking the screenshot few previous orders were also present in the order book, for that reason it is showing -100.

Thanks

• Nirmal Kolhe

thank you for clarification

• soumik chakraborty

Is Bracket order facility is available on web version of nest? I mean nest.rksv.in

• Puneet Maheshwari

Dear Soumik,

We are working on it, very soon it will be available.

Thanks

• Jaga

At the outset, I would like to thank you and RKSV team for the time and
effort in bringing the bracket order.

1. One clarification needed, in the article
Example of a Bracket order
Nifty May14 Contract at Rs 6760.
We specify a Square Off Sell Order @ 10 Rs absolute profit (Rs 6770).
We also specify a Stop Loss @ 5 Rs absolute with a trailing tick value of Rs.1
(meaning the stop loss will trail up/down every time the price moves by Rs. 1).

Let us say, the price reaches 6769 and trailing stop loss has moved to 6764 (am I correct in understanding here) and if the price reverses to 6764, does the stoploss will also move down to 6760 or this will hit with partial profit at 6764.

2. In the example of margin calculation, 15000, 22500 is
understood, not getting the figure 7827.5 as to how this is arrived, please
clarify.

3. Is the bracket order is available for trading Nifty Options.

4. Currently I am on freedom plan (1947) is this available or I have
to switch over to other plan. I trade only in options so please suggest and
procedure that I need to follow.

Thanks and Regards
Jagannathan

• Puneet Maheshwari

Dear Jagannathan,

1) SL will only trail up.
2) Yes trailing SL will move to 6764 you understanding is correct. On price reverse SL will not move down, it will remain at 6764 only.
3) Right now bracket order is not allowed on options, we will launch it soon.
4) Bracket order is not available on freedom plan, you need to change the plan from freedom to pro or ultimate plan.

Thanks

• Jaga

Thanks Puneet for the update.

• Nirmal Kolhe

i didnt get calculation for 7827.5

• RAJESH J

hai how to trade full automatic in rksv nest ?

• Dear Rajesh,

Right now we don’t provide automated trading. Can you tell us what kind of strategies you want to run ?

Thanks

• RAJESH J

I will give nism any futer possibility for full automatic rksv nest trading ?

• Shrinivas Viswanath

Keep that certificate close to you. We offer automated trading for institutional firms already — http://rksv.in/hosted-solutions/. It depends on rules and regulations to make it cheap for everyone. We are working on it.

• Subhendu

To have all orders operational and OCO happens on time, do we have to remain logged-in to trading terminal? or after placing BO, go log-off, everything will be taken care automatically?

• Hi Subhendru,

In short, you can log off after placing the order. The system will take care of the OCO orders automatically even if you log off.

• dany cherry

Thanks for a great tool of Bracket order
is bracket order can also work on commodities and currency ..?

• Dear Dany,

Bracket order is available for currency. Commodities will take some time.

Thanks

• ashish

I am not sure if my query is relevant for your this post, if possible please reply. Could I do automatic trade of one scrip on the basis of movement of another scrip. Say, if nifty future is 7230, i wish if Nifty Future reaches 7300, then 7200 call buys automatically in my account. Or if it is possible through any other software please help me know admin and fellow traders.

• Hi Ashish,

This is possible with algo trading. Alternatively I have seen many traders code this strategy using macros and they connect the macro to the front end. The benefit of this is that there is no algo approval needed.

Thanks

• ashish

I am not from programming background, zero at Macro!

Could i get such a Macro from anywhere, in which i just have to change the certain parameters of scrip and prices and expiry etc, and connect it (infact i didn’t understand connect connect with what / how :P)

• Shrinivas Viswanath

Not that we know of! You bring up a good point — doing rules based trading should be simpler than understanding programming.

• ashish

Could you help in any manner in this context ?

Biggest flaw of manual changing of position is that, sometimes/often emotions or per-conceived notions overpower you, and in order save few bucks you end up losing big money!

• Shrinivas Viswanath

We’re working on pushing out better software that can help you do this. Probably something along the lines of alerts that get triggered and you can place the trade with a single click.

Let me ask you this — how often do you trade on your mobile? Do you have an Android smart phone that you keep connected to the Internet? Maybe we can find a way to do this using mobile trading.

• ashish

I do use Now Online mobile version on Samsung Galaxy Core!

I can check the price anytime and trade, that is not the problem, main thing is emotional control which is a bit hard in manual position changing, thats why i am looking for something, where trigger based trading can be done!

• Shanketh

Hi Puneet,

Could you please give me a link where I can find an example of how to connect Macros to the front end.. I would great appreciate any practical example.

• Shrinivas Viswanath

Ashish — how do you presently trade this strategy? Do you set alerts and then place the second order when the alert is triggered?

• ashish

As of now manually, when desired price come then I trade!

• Subhendu

Why BO not available for Option trading? When will it be available?

• Hi Subhendu,

We are working on it and we will be releasing it soon. So what you prefer first option buy or sell while entering the trade?

Thanks

• Subhendu

hi puneet, good to know its in progress. sell is my first preference.

• Interestingly, I have seen most of the traders prefer to first buy options. I am sure you are currently using cover order for selling options and enjoying the benefit of lower margin. Once it will get activate in bracket order, we will inform you.

• karan sharma

are FREEDOM PLAN users allowed to use bracket orders??

• Hi Karan,

Currently bracket order is available only for Pro, Ultimate and Dream plan. In order to use bracket order you need to shift to other unlimited plans. For changing the plan you need to email us at support@rksv.in

Thanks

• RAJESH J

All is good but why should not full automatic rksv nest trading Allow For Retail Trader ?

• Shrinivas Viswanath

Hi Rajesh,

• RAJESH J

Thank You I Will Waiting For You Sir

• dany cherry

In Bracket order i want to buy when the price goes above then i want to place a entry price then how can we place it , only limit option is available

• Dear Dany,

Currently only Limit order option is available in bracket order, adding stop loss order also in bracket order is what we are currently working. This will take some time, we will keep you updated.

Thanks

• Hitesh

• Dear Hitesh,

Bracket orders are purely intraday orders. So whatever order placed through bracket order, you need to close the position, otherwise system will close it at 3:15 pm.

Thanks

• Rajarshi Som

When will bracket orders be available for Nifty options and stock options?

• Dear Rajarshi,

We are working on it and we will be releasing it soon.

Thanks

• mohamed

Thanks for the BO. Now i should be able to move here and there after placing orders. I have a doubt in Trailing stop loss weather the price can only trail by 1 rupee in both absolute and tick option or by .05 paisa

• Dear Mohamed,

Yes your understanding is correct, it will trail with minimum one rupee, irrespective of absolute or tick option. We are working to further bring down the minimum trail size.

Thanks

• mohamed

hello,

what is the absolute and tick size for BO & CO for trading in currency?because unlike equity with 0.05 tick size, currency has tick size of .0025

• Dear Mohamed,

Basically the logic is 20 ticks minimum required to trail the stop loss order, irrespective of the tick size of the instrument. So for currency it will be 20*.0025.

Thanks

• Hitesh

Is Bracket Order available in Commodity Segment also?

• Vivek Koli

BRACKET ORDERS ARE VERY GOOD IN CONCEPT
WHETER BRACKET ORDERS WORKS IN VOLATILE MKTS
ONE SUGGESTION;
WHEN THERE IS INTRADAY UPWARD DIRECTION/TREND, STOPLOSS SHOUD MOVE

• Dear Vivek,

Yes bracket order works in a volatile market. it will be soon available for options also, most likely by end of September.

Yes trailing SL also move upwards till the target order, it will never come down otherwise the whole purpose of trailing SL in bracket order will went for a toss.

Thanks,

• Pooja Kapoor

Hi Punnet, Is it possible to send the BASKET of BRACKET orders ???

• Hi Pooja,

As of now this feature is not available, can you tell me how many scripts you want to add in one basket.

Thanks

• Pooja Kapoor

I am looking to trade around 25-30 securities in one go with bracket type orders. Is there any other way ?

• Hi Pooja,

The basket order for bracket order is a bit complicated process as compared to normal basket. We have raised the request to our technical team, we will keep you updated.

Thanks

• vittal

hi puneet sir,
When we can get bracket order facility for web traders?please kindly provide barcket order to web based traders..

• Pooja Kapoor

Hi Punnet, I am looking to add 20-25 securities with bracket order in the basket per day. Is it possible through some other way ?

are basket orders available on nifty options?

• Dear Balachandra,

Bracket order currently not available for option trading. Good news is we are testing bracket orders for option’s, and hopefully we will launch it in couple of weeks for nifty and stock options both.

Thanks

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• deepak jain

Hello Sir
Presently i changed my demat acc from vrntura to rksv
But i am facing a very big problam
I trade in nifty and stock option b but in your software i dont found any option to select all script we can add one by one which take so much time and vry confusing .for eg in ventura softeare i want to buy sbin put then in few time i select all puts of sbin and add at a time and buy best 1 or which is most suitable with price n gap different bt here it take too much time to add one by one nd remove one by one and ptice also chane which i want to buy. Nd market watch also become diffcult
Can you provide this option .
Thanks

• Dear Deepak,

There is a way to add the scripts all together, I will ask my technical team to call you and they will explain you how to do it.

Thanks

• deepak jain

Thanks sir ….i get call .

• deepak jain

About above query i get call but that time i dont have then they say to me call again but i dont recive and i call back to rksv helpline but they clearly say its not possible so please arrange a call once at 9252063717

• Dear Deepak,

I believe the query is resolved now, do let us know if you need further assistance.

Thanks

• deepak jain

Thanks sir complectly solved . Got a instant call vry good service

• Francis Dsouza

hello sir,
please tell me,is there a fecility to post spread order or 2 leg order on android trading software or ios software on mobile or tab?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i can trade spread nifty option order,or 2 leg order on windows nse now rksv software.

• Dear Francis,

Unfortunately 2 Leg orders are not available on mobile app, but yes you can place the 2 leg order from the desktop application.

Thanks

• Francis Dsouza

hello sir,
could you tell me,are windows tablets or 2 in 1 tablets supports to trade-spread order or 2 leg order? .eg:- notion ink 2 in 1 intel windows 8.1 tablet.
thank you

• Dear Francis,

One of the option that might work, open the browser in your tablet and go to the link http://www.nest.rksv.in, if that works and you able to place the order, so the next step is to place the 2 Leg order. The option for 2 leg order is available under F&O menu as spread order, while placing the order please select order type as 2L.

Thanks

• Francis Dsouza

thank you sir

• Paresh Rane

i want to know more abt fix brokrage plan. and i want to open accout with rksv

• Shrinivas Viswanath

Hi Paresh,

Super! It’s pretty easy to do so — just fill out your information here — http://rksv.in/open-account/ and we’ll call you back shortly.

• Francis Dsouza

thank you very much sir

• Santosh

Will this feature be available for NOW?

• Dear Santosh,

Bracket order is only available on Nest trader. Any particular reason you want it on NOW ?

Thanks

• Santosh

Thanks for your prompt reply. I am a now user that is the reason i raised this concern. Have you considered offering margin against shares as a service? It will be great tool to get. Best out of our investment.

• Dear Santosh,

Have you faced any issue with the NEST, if you can shift to NEST then easily you can avail this feature.
Margin against shares is in the pipeline, it’s difficult as of now to give you any particular time frame that when it will go live, but definitely we are working on it.

Thanks

• sachin k

BRACKET ORDER IS SVAILABLE ON ANDROID AND WEB ? IS IT POSSIBLE TO PLACE COVER LIMIT ORDER INSTEAD OF MARKET ??

• Hi Sachin,

Currently bracket order is only available on Nest trader, we are working to get it enabled for web, mobile version will take time.

Good news is that we are testing cover order functionality with Limit orders, hopefully we will be able to provide this functionality by mid November.

Thanks

• Dear Sachin,

At present bracket order is only available in Nest Trader, we are working to get it enabled on web soon.

Cover order with Limit orders is due for the next release, we will update you once it is released.

Thanks

• Rohit

can i place bracket orders for intraday trading for stocks likes dlf and tata motors in nse and bse cash markets.

• Gayas

Hi Puneet,

Very good explanation of Bracket Order. Will you be able to place an example of BO for currency. I am confused with absolute & tick value in currency.

Thanks

• Dear Gayas,

Basically the logic is 20 ticks minimum required to trail the stop loss order, irrespective of the tick size of the instrument. So for currency it will be 20*.0025.

Thanks

• Say I buy a call at 100 and with profit target 50 and trailing SL 5. Suppose by 3.30pm, neither the SL is hit and the profit target is also not achieved. Then what happens to the position?

• Mei R

Bracket order available for commodities????

• Dear Mei R,

Bracket order is not available for commodities, however we are in talks with the exchange to get it approved. Alternatively you can use the cover order for lower margins.

Thanks

• Hitesh

By when Bracket order facility will be available on web version of nest and mobile app?

• Vital Pratap Varma

Please extend the Bracket Order Facility to MCX also.

• Hitesh

By when Bracket order facility will be available on web version of nest and mobile app?

• Dear Hitesh,

Web version will come first, mobile will take some time. By Jan we are planning to get it enabled on web.

Thanks

• chetan shirore

I am getting the error “BO: Tick Size can’t be found.” Can bracket order be placed only during the market hours?

• Dear Chetan,

Yes you are right, bracket order is allowed to trade only during market hours.

Thanks

• chetan shirore

Is it available only for NSE? NOT for BSE….?

• Hi Chetan,

It is available for BSE also. We recently started it.

Thanks

• Arasu

Is it possible to take a position by stoploss limit order using BO

• Rajarshi Som

What happens if the BUY order gets executed but the neither the SQUARE OFF order not the STOP LOSS order gets executed within the same day?
Are the orders carried over to the next day?

• Hi Rajarshi,

As bracket orders considered as a intraday order, in the above mentioned scenario, system will do the square-off at 3:15. This position will not be carried forward.

Thanks

• Rajarshi Som

If the BUY side of a Bracket Order is partially executed (for example 400 out of the desired 1000 quantity), are the SQUARE OFF Order and the STOP LOSS Order activated for the quantity (400) that has been bought?

• Hi Rajarshi,

Thanks

• Rajarshi Som

I made a Bracket Order for 1000 units (40 lots of lot size 25) of Nifty options. The order got executed in 18 steps and hence 18 different sets of Sell Order and Stop Loss Order were created.
I have been charged the brokerage of ₹20 in each of these 18 mini-orders.
The same thing happened with another order of 1000 units where the BUY order was executed in two blocks of 500 each and I was charged the ₹20 brokerage separately for each block.

In my opinion, I should be charges ₹20 as brokerage for the entire 1000 units of Nifty options as it was a single order that I had placed.
Is charging 18 x ₹20 the official RKSV policy or is it a software goof-up?

• Shrinivas Viswanath

So what happens here is, the charge of Rs. 20 is applied on every unique order number. When you make a bracket order that executes in parts — each part will have a separate order number associated with it (and a separate set of Take Profit/Stop Loss) and you get charged separately.

Now, in a regular order (non-bracket), this doesn’t happen because a partial fill is generated within the same order number from the exchange. But it does happen on bracket orders because each partial “trade” becomes a new order at the exchange with it’s own square off / profit taking leg.

What I can recommend is maybe you try out the Pro Plan wherein there’s a flat fee for unlimited trades. That way, if you use bracket orders heavily, you won’t pay brokerage with each leg.

• Rajarshi Som

When the BUY side of a bracket order is executed, I have a change of mind and I want to carry over my position to the next day.
Will it suffice to Cancel all the SELL orders?

• Vaibhav Vora

Bracket Orders is purely an Intraday product and thus cannot be converted. To carry over the position you need to square off the position and then re-initiate the position in Carry forward product which will require full margins.

• Poovhen

1) Bracket order facility for web platform
2) Some amount of margin leverage for Option buying (at least for NIFTY Index)

Many of us are waiting for a long time for these two MAJOR features. Could you tell us when it will be available? Many thanks!!

• Dear Poovhen,

Bracket order on web will be available soon, we are awaiting the approvals, expected by end of Feb.

Option buying leverage is already available for all index and stock options under product type cover order.

Thanks

• Poovhen

Hi

Thanks for the reply. It shall be great to have BO on web platform by next month!

Is there any particular reason why Option buying leverage is restricted to Cover orders and not extended to Bracket orders?

In fact, Bracket orders deserve similar or more leverage as they entail lesser risk due to the trailing stop component which cover orders lack.

Thanks

• Dear Poovhen,

It is also available under bracket order.

Thanks

• Poovhen

Hi

Thats just great!!

Will await web platform now!

Thanks a lot.

• Sukhjinder Singh Sekhon

• JAWAHAR

is bracket order carried over to next day if neither stoploss or target price is hit?

• Bracket Orders is purely an Intraday product and thus cannot be converted. To carry over the position you need to square off the position and then re-initiate the position in Carry forward product which will require full margins.

• Shailendra Mahida

Is a bracket order good for a day or good till cancel (like the feature Kotak has)?

• Hozefa Ezzy

If i want to buy 10000 ifci at 24.05 . stop loas at 23.95 t.p 24.15 … Can i use bracket order ???