Friday, October 9, 2015


In the financial world, obligation refers to an outstanding debt that a party must still repay - and if they do not pay, they default on the debt. Obligation is a facility which supports selling of shares on the next trading day after they are purchased in delivery, by allowing you to sell the shares that you have purchased in delivery even before those shares are credited to your Demat account.
Suppose, you have purchased a specific share on Monday, it will take two trading days for those shares to be credited to your demat account i.e. you will receive those shares on Wednesday evening. This is known as T+2 settlement of shares. During these two days when the settlement is still under process these shares will remain in obligation. Thus giving you the liberty to sell those shares even before the settlement cycle is completed.

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