In a margin transaction, the positions are squared off the very same day whereas, in futures trading, the positions can be held until the expiry of the contract. In an intraday margin transaction, the investor has the option of converting his position to delivery, provided he has sufficient cash/shares in his Demat account (depending upon whether he has a buy position or a sell position). Whereas the investor has no such option in futures transaction since all futures contracts are cash-settled.
What is FYERS RMS policy for trading?
Can I short sell futures contracts without having the underlying shares in my Demat account?
How much margin would be blocked for futures trading?
Can the margin requirement change for the futures contract?
What happens if the margin requirement increases?
What happens if the minimum margin amount is breached?