iTradeOnline is a discount stockbroker from the house of Trustline which is a Noida based full-service stockbroker. Established recently, iTradeOnline although is a discount stock broker but it still offers free research and recommendations in Equity, Commodity and currency segments.
This initiative from Trustline certainly gives impetus to the fact that full-service stockbrokers are feeling the heat from the wave of discount stock brokers and thus, they are coming up with their own discount broking initiatives.
Nonetheless, as far as iTradeOnline is concerned, the discount broker has memberships with BSE, NSE and MCX.
As of now iTradeOnline has limited geographical coverage and caters to users from locations including Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim and Maharashtra (except Mumbai).
You can trade in the following segments:
Dr Mukesh Kansal, Chairman and MD – Trustline
iTradeOnline Trading Platforms
Trust Basic is a web-based browser application supported by Trustline for iTradeOnline.
There is no need to download or install anything to run this application. The user is required to visit a specific link through any browser, be it Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox.
This lightweight application works well in 1024 X 768 screen resolution and has been developed by a third party Omnesys technologies. Some of the basic features of the application include:
Real-time streaming quotes
Customized market watch lists
Responsive application design allows users to trade across different devices including mobile, laptop, desktop, tablet or computer.
This is how the application’s login screen looks like:
However, there are few concerns with the application as well, including:
A limited number of features
Very few options to perform technical or fundamental analysis
Speed or performance of the application can be improved.
The mobile app from iTrade comes with a reasonable number of features and has a quick update frequency cycle of 3-4 weeks.
This happens for a specific reason as the broker is relatively new in the market and that is why features need to be introduced in every release or update done on the mobile app.
It provides you with the following provisions:
Market screeners provide an idea of the top stocks of the day
Latest business news and market information
Real-time charts with multi-timeframe conversion, technical indicators, drawing tools etc to perform technical or fundamental analysis
Personalized notifications and alerts on the specific stocks being monitored
Multiple types of orders including market, limit, stop-loss (SL), Aftermarket orders (AMO), IOC etc allowed to be placed on the mobile app
Fund transfers between trading and bank accounts allowed
App available in both iOs and Android versions
This is how the mobile app – iTrade looks like:
At the same time, there are few concerns with the application as well:
No option to place GTC options and bids
The app gets stuck at times (it’s not a regular concern, but yes, happens at times)
Trust Power is a windows based terminal application that needs to be downloaded and installed on your computer or laptop. Once you do that, just enter the credentials (username and password) received from the broker to start trading.
The terminal software comes with the following features:
Decent speed and performance
Online fund transfers allowed
Features such as charting, technical indicators available for technical analysis.
iTradeOnline Customer Service
When it comes to customer support and service, iTradeOnline provides the following communication channels:
Even though we give away the benefit of the doubt to a new broker such as iTradeOnline but still the broker needs to work at least on the quality part of communication. iTradeOnline needs to work on the turnaround time and overall quickness to the query resolution time.
In other words, if you are a client of iTradeOnline, keep your expectations pretty low as far as customer support is concerned.
Since iTradeOnline is a discount stock broker, thus, the overall pricing is pretty reasonable. Let’s look at all the charges in length here:
iTradeOnline Account Opening Charges
To open and maintain your trading and demat account with iTradeOnline, you are required to pay the following charges to the broker: