Jhaveri Securities is a full-service stockbroker based out of Vadodara, Gujarat and was incorporated in the year 1992. The broker has multiple business associates (around 350 in total) that assist in providing offline assistance to the clients of the broker at local and regional levels.
In total, there are around 34,810 active clients (by 2019-20) to whom the broker provides services to.
Let’s learn more about this broker in this detailed review.
Jhaveri Securities Review
The broker has a total of around 300 professionals to handle its operations and has seen reasonable growth especially in the western regions of India.
The full-service stockbroker has memberships with NSE, BSE, MCX, NCDEX and NSDL allows its clients to trade and invest in the following segments:
As shown in the list above, the broker offers a wide range of trading and investment products for its clients, thereby giving you a single umbrella to latch upon for all your financial requirements.
Kamlesh Jitendra Jhaveri, Managing Director – Jhaveri Securities
Jhaveri Securities Trading Platforms
When it comes to trading platforms, the broker offers various in-house developed and maintained trading applications for its clients. There are a very few stockbrokers in India that provide you with their own trading applications while most of them rely on third-party applications such as ODIN Diet, NEST or NOW online.
Let’s talk about all these applications one by one:
Jhaveri Securities Mobile App – JeTrade
The full-service stockbroker provides a mobile app to its clients who prefer trading on the move. the application comes with the following features:
Market watch streaming across multiple exchanges
Provisions to trade across multiple indices
Research and reports available on a real-time basis
Basic charting functionality for analysis at both fundamental and technical levels
Place, edit or cancel orders
This is how the app looks like in its design:
Here are some of the concerns with the mobile app:
Low update frequency cycle (once in few months)
The app lacks decent design and is very primitive in its look and feel
This is the web-based browser application provided to the clients of Jhaveri Securities. Users can directly browse this application through any device, be it a computer, desktop, laptop, mobile or tablet. There is no need to download or install anything to use this platform, and at the same time, it is responsive in nature. In other words, you can access this application through any device or browser.
Here are some of the features of the application for your reference:
Funds transfers and withdrawal features available
Backoffice access to multiple features such as trade log, DP holding reports, initial margin report etc.
Lightweight application and can be easily accessible from basic configuration devices.
This is how the application looks like:
At the same time, there are few concerns with the web application as well, including:
Limited number of features
Bland design with no low usability, difficult to use
Limited features to perform technical or fundamental analysis
Trade Velocity is a terminal-based trading application that requires a download of a .msi file onto your computer or desktop. Once done, the application needs to be installed and then you are required to enter valid credentials into the trading software.
The software provides the following features:
Provision to add multiple market watch lists
Technical and fundamental reports and recommendations provided within the application
A reasonable number of charts and heat maps available to perform technical and fundamental analysis
At the same time, there are few issues with the software as well:
The platform is relatively bulky in nature and thus, requires you to have a reasonable configuration of your machine
Mediocre user experience and it will be tough to use, especially for beginners.
Jhaveri Securities Customer Service
Customer service or support is an important aspect of full-service stockbrokers and you can have high expectations from this type of brokers. In the case of Jhaveri securities, it provides support through the following communication channels as mentioned below:
Offline branches (sub-brokers, franchise, business associates)
Although the broker provides multiple communication channels and the turnaround time taken by the executives is also pretty quick, however, the broker lacks in one specific aspect when it comes to customer service and that is – Executive skillset.
While talking to some of the support staff, you would realize that either they lack training in customer service or they have limited professional expertise.
Furthermore, some of the staff might not even know about Jhaveri securities as a company in detail. Thus, the broker must certainly be working on making sure the support staff provides a consistent and satisfying experience to users and clients of the broker.
Jhaveri Securities Research
The broker provides research to its clients at multiple levels across different segments such as Equity, Commodity, Mutual funds, IPO at both technical and fundamental levels. Here are some of the information blocks that the broker provides on a regular basis:
Category return on equity, hybrid and debt levels
MF News & trends
Return and SIP calculators
Most active calls/puts
Value and volume toppers
Information across MCX and NCDEX
Top volume and value-based exchange rates
IPO analysis report
When it comes to the accuracy of these research reports and recommendations, the broker seems to have a good hold in the commodity segment. However, for Equity, currency and other segments, its better you perform your own analysis along with the recommendations of Jhaveri Securities.
You can also take assistance of professional research and advisory firm that can help you in providing tips for your trading and investments.
Jhaveri Securities Pricing
When it comes to pricing, the broker is somewhere around average – neither expensive nor cheap. Here are the details of the pricing for Jhaveri Securities:
Jhaveri Securities Account Opening Charges
To open an account with this full-service stockbroker, you have the following options of going ahead:
Trading Account Opening Charges
Demat Account Opening Charges
Trading Account Annual Maintenance Charges (AMC)
Demat Account Annual Maintenance Charges (AMC)
₹354 (first year free)
Demat Account Annual Maintenance Charges (AMC) - 10 Years
Thus, either you can go with a per year plan for AMC (Annual maintenance charges) where you are required to pay ₹354 from the second year (first year AMC) is free.
Or, you can opt for a 10-year plan where you pay a one-time cost of ₹1125 and maintenance charges for 10 years to get covered with that amount. It all depends on your trading preferences and commitment.
Jhaveri Securities Brokerage
Since it is a full-service stockbroker, it charges you a percentage based brokerage depending on your trade or investment value. Here are the details:
₹80 per lot
₹50 per lot
₹80 per lot
₹50 per lot
As you can see in the above table, there are 2 different pricing options when it comes to brokerage rates. If you trade through offline channel i.e. call and trade facility, you will be charged much higher brokerage rates as compared to the case when you trade through the online trading platforms on your own.
Apart from brokerage and account related charges, you will be charged a few taxes, stamp duty and transaction charges. Here are the details:
Jhaveri Securities Margin
With the concept of exposure or leverage, you can place trades of valuations higher than your trading account deposits. The amount you get on top of your trading margin is given by the broker (Jhaveri Securities in this case) at a specific interest rate (in the range of 15% to 22%).
Here are the details for this broker:
Upto 20 times for Intraday, & 4 times for Delivery
Upto 3 times Intraday
Upto 2 times Intraday
Upto 3 times Intraday
Upto 2 times Intraday
Upto 3 times Intraday
At the same time, this needs to be understood that exposure or leverage is a risky concept and can actually eat up your trading deposit and more if not used correctly and optimally. Thus, if you are a beginner or you do not understand the concept of leverage, it’s better to avoid using it in the first place.
“Jhaveri Securities, although has been around the full-service stockbroking space for quite a while now, still it has limited itself to few states of India only.
When it comes to value for money, the brokerage house certainly charges reasonable brokerage rates within the context of full-service broking space but Jhaveri Securities needs to work hard on research accuracy, trading platforms and few aspects of customer service.
The funny thing is, that users look for full-service stockbrokers primarily for the above-mentioned services and unfortunately the broker lags quite a bit in all of these areas.”
Jhaveri Securities Disadvantages
Be aware of these concerns before you open your demat and trading account with Jhaveri:
Relatively low performance in its trading platforms
Customer support executives need to be trained professionally
Research accuracy is around average
Jhaveri Securities has received complaints from 0.006% of its active clients, which is certainly better than the industry standard of 0.01%.
Jhaveri Securities Advantages
At the same time, you get the following advantages while you use the trading services of this full-service stockbroker:
Decent exposure for Equity intraday trades
Wide range of trading and investment products
Even if the quality of trading platforms is low, the broker still has managed to design and develop its own applications.
Reasonable brokerage charges, especially if you trade online
Different types of accounts for NRI’s including Non-resident (External) Rupee Accounts (NRE), Non-Resident (Special) Rupee (NRSR) Account, Ordinary Non-resident Rupee Accounts (NRO), Non-resident (Non-repatriable) Rupee deposit accounts (NRNR).
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You need to provide a few documents to start your account opening process. The documents required are as follows:
An address proof
Bank statement for the last 6 months
Passport sized photograph
AMC fees (if applicable)
Trading Account cheque
Once you are done with this, your account gets opened within 2-3 business days.