Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to invest in Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) from Pakistan? or How to buy shares in Pakistan Stock Exchange?

    In order to start investment in Pakistan Stock Exchange, you need to first open your account with a PSX registered stock broker. Documents required for PSX account Opening are mentioned on this page. Once your account is opened with a brokerage firm, you can then easily buy and sell shares of your favorite companies with a single click. PSX also provides mobile applications for Android and Apple phones. Check out our Investor Portal for more details. If you are facing any difficulties in understanding how to invest in the stock market, just send us a message on our customer support. You may also check our blog “Master Stock Exchange in 5 minutes”

  • Importance of a stock broker in PSX Shares Trading

    RT Securities provide daily market updates. A stock broker provide a complete package to the clients including first-hand market information, fast execution, and settlement of shares trading transactions. The broker makes sure that the clients are well aware of the market situation and they never miss any opportunity for investment. 

  • Who can invest in PSX?

    An investor in Pakistan Stock Exchange can be any individual (housewife, student, employee, etc.) or a corporate firm that is willing to make investment in the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX). It is for any Pakistani who want to get firsthand knowledge of the Pakistan Stock Exchange. Click here to open your account in PSX and start buying stocks in PSX. For overseas Pakistanis, the investor have to make an Roshan Digital Account.

  • The procedure of purchase/sell investments in Pakistan Stock Exchange?

    Once you open an account with any broker a subsidiary account with CDC will also be opened. The orders may also be placed over the telephone with the equity trader assigned for your service.

  • After an investment sale, in how much time will I have access to the proceeds?

    Transaction settlement policy in Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) is Trade Date plus + 2 business days, also known as T+2 days.

  • What is the procedure to cancel pending orders during system failure in PSX?

    In case of IBTS System Failure due to any reason, investors can always use our Call Center services to place, cancel, or inquire about their pending orders. Our Trade Officers can perform this on the client’s behalf after the instructions. The investors can call us on our 021-35842404 to avail Order Placement / Cancellation facility.

  • How do you notify clients about their order executions?

    Customers may view their order status directly by logging on to their online trading accounts or we have this practice to send them the order confirmation email containing details about their executed transactions, at the day end.

  • What is the minimum amount to invest in Pakistan Stock Exchange?

    The minimum amount required to invest in the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) varies depending on the investor’s preferences and financial capacity. Generally, the minimum account opening amount for investing in the PSX market is 5000 rupees. However, it’s important to note that the minimum investment amount in the PSX can be as low as 1 rupee. This flexibility allows investors to start with smaller amounts and gradually increase their investment. It is advisable, to begin with modest assets and regularly purchase stocks to better understand how the market operates. For more detailed information and insights on getting started in the stock market, you may find our blog post titled “Master Stock Exchange in 5 minutes” helpful.

  • Where should I invest Stock market or Real Estate? Real estate vs Stock market

    The first drawback of real estate investment is that you have to have a lot of money in your hand, while in the Pakistan Stock Exchange, you can make an account with 5000 Pakistani rupees (20-30$). You can quickly sell your stock investment from PSX while the real estate investment takes time to liquefy the investment. Initially, there is a learning curve in the stock market, but the returns are so much higher, so why not give it a shot?

  • How much to invest in the Stock market per month?

    In Pakistan Stock Exchange, there is no limitation for a fixed amount of regular (monthly) investment. But for good returns, you would need to invest and try to understand the trends of the market. Ideally, one should invest small amounts on periodic basis for long term investments. 

  • How to start stock trading in Pakistan

    Stock trading in Pakistan only requires you to make an account with a  PSX registered broker. There are two types of account for individuals. Sahulat account and Normal Account. In Sahulat Account, there is a limitation in investment of 10 lac. In normal account there is no limitation on the amount of Invesment. Sahulat account is good for those who can not provide their source of income e.g. housewives, students, etc. 

  • What is equity in stock market

    Equity in the stock market refers to the ownership interest or shares that individuals or entities hold in a company. When you own equity in a company, you become a shareholder or stockholder and have a claim on the company’s assets and earnings.

    Equity represents a proportionate ownership stake, usually represented by shares of stock, which entitles the shareholder to certain rights and benefits. These rights may include voting rights in corporate decisions, the right to receive dividends if the company distributes profits, and the right to participate in the company’s growth and value appreciation.

    The value of equity can fluctuate based on various factors, including the company’s financial performance, market conditions, and investor sentiment. Investors often buy and sell equity shares in the stock market to take advantage of price movements and potentially generate returns through capital appreciation or dividend income.

    Equity investments offer the opportunity to participate in the growth and success of companies, but they also come with risks. Stock prices can be volatile, and there is always the possibility of losing part or all of the invested capital. Therefore, it is crucial for investors to conduct thorough research, diversify their portfolios, and consider their risk tolerance before investing in equity in the stock market.

  • What happens to stocks in a recession

    During a recession, stocks typically experience a decline in value due to various economic factors. A recession is characterized by a significant slowdown in economic activity, leading to reduced consumer spending, decreased corporate earnings, and rising unemployment. As a result, investor confidence decreases, and there is often a widespread sell-off of stocks.

    The impact on stocks during a recession can vary depending on several factors, including the severity and duration of the recession, the specific industry or sector in which a company operates, and the overall market conditions. Generally, during a recession, investors become more risk-averse and may sell stocks to move their investments into safer assets such as bonds or cash.

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    However, not all stocks are affected equally during a recession. Some sectors, such as consumer staples, healthcare, and utilities, tend to be more defensive and less affected by economic downturns. Conversely, sectors like consumer discretionary, travel, and leisure may experience more significant declines in stock prices as consumer spending contracts.

    It’s important to note that while stocks may decline in value during a recession, the stock market has historically shown resilience and the ability to recover over the long term. Investors with a well-diversified portfolio and a long-term investment horizon may choose to stay invested or even identify buying opportunities presented by the lower stock prices.

    It’s crucial for investors to maintain a disciplined approach, focus on quality companies with strong fundamentals, and consider their investment goals and risk tolerance when navigating the impact of a recession on stocks. Consulting with a financial advisor or investment professional can also provide valuable guidance during uncertain economic times.

    The recession is commonly called a bear market, click here to learn more about the bear market.



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