Futures & Options Trading with 5paisa

Start Trading in derivatives to hedge your portfolio risk Index Futures & Options, MCX Commodities

0% brokerage ₹20 per order 

Why choose 5paisa to trade in derivatives?

Risk hedging

Derivatives provide hedging against risky asset classes and limits your loss

Trade from anywhere

Use web or mobile platform to invest in commodities when on your couch

Make fast & precise decisions

Study charts, understand market and place quick orders on MCX in real time


Learn about currencies through 5paisa school

Low Cost

Execute all orders at Flat fees of ₹ 20/order

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Get real-time options advice by experts based on research with high chances of profits and small losses

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Virtual Trading

Learn Futures and Options trading using virtual trades, without real money.

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    Research & Trading Ideas

List of Documents to be uploaded

  • ID Proof

    PAN Card

    Aadhar Card

  • Address Proof

    Aadhar Card / Passport

  • Bank Details

    Bank statement / Cheque / Passbook

  • Signature Proof

    Signature on blank white paper

Learn about Derivatives Trading



Chapters on derivatives market, covering topics on F&O trading, various option strategies and understanding trading psychology.

Frequently Asked Questions

Derivatives are financial securities, which do not have an independent value. They rely on the value of an underlying asset. Futures and options are two types of derivatives in the capital market.

There are mainly four types of derivative contracts. They are –

  • Future Contracts
  • Forward Contracts
  • Option Contracts and
  • Swaps

There are four kinds of participants in a derivatives market. They are Hedgers, Speculators, Arbitrageurs, and Margin Traders.

Exchanges follow a stringent margining system for all future and options contract. Margin Requirements for each segment is different. You may click here for the details.

Though futures are most often associated with commodities, there are other segments as well where futures are available. Apart from Commodities, Futures are available in Index, Stock, Currency and Interest rate.

Forward contracts and Future contracts are similar in nature.

They both allow traders to buy or sell the specific type of asset at a given price at a given time. While a forward contract is a private and customizable agreement that settles at the end of the agreement, a futures contract has standardized terms and is traded on an exchange. Besides, a Forward Contract is usually traded over-the-counter, while in the case of a futures contract the prices are settled on a daily basis until the end of the contract.

Trading on MCX platform takes place on all days of the week (except on Saturdays, Sundays and trading holidays declared by the Exchange). Market timings are as under:

Currency Market – 
USD INR, GBP INR, EURO INR & JPY INR Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Commodity Market –
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 11:30 pm (up to 11:55 pm on account of day light savings typically between every November and March of the following year)

Agri-commodities Monday to Friday 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Other commodities (such as Bullions, Metals and Energy) Monday to Friday 09:00 am to 11:30 pm


To trade in F&O with 5paisa, you need to activate F&O by submitting your required documents like income proofs. If you already have a trading and Demat account with 5paisa, you do not have to bear any further charges for activation of MCX segment i.e. Commodities segment. If you wish to activate your commodity segment, we request you to process the same from the below mentioned path:

Step 1: Go to www.5paisa.com and click to login 
Step 2: Enter Credentials
Step 3: Click on Client code mentioned on the top right corner
Step 4: Click on Client code on the top right side of your page >> Select Profile >> My Segments >>Personal details.
Step 5: Click on the option across segment not selected, select the F&O Segment (F&O includes MCX and Currency derivatives too for the new requests).