Futures and Options Workshop at Pune &Bangalore — December 01 and 15, 2019

NIFTY touched 12000 on November 06, 2019. Are we headed for the record high? Sensex has already made the record, will NIFTY follow soon? These are the questions being debated on Business Channels these days. But nobody is asking the right questions or demanding the answers. How do we make money in such a market? […]

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Futures and Options Workshops at Chennai — Postponed-November 24, 2019

The Futures and Options Workshop journey began at Bangalore on January 2018. The aim was to tell the participants that trading in options was simple. That options buying can be profitable. That Futures can be used as a successful strategy for consistent gains. That all the complicated things people tell you about are just the […]

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November 2019 — Buying Options — Day 12

( The Lazy Trader and Rs. 2000 Options Series is not posted today) Another day ended by piling on more misery on us. For the record NIFTY ended up negative. So did our trades. All the stocks in which we are holding PUTS were gainers for the day. HCLTECH was the only loser; here we […]

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Money In The Bank — November 2019— Day 12

Market moved in a range throughout the day with BANKNIFTY ending up flat. HDFCBANK and ICICIBANK were among the losers while KOTAKBANK was a gainer. A flat day generally is not good for option buying. Here we are sellers as well as buyers. The end result was a loss from the previous day position. Still, […]

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November 2019 — Buying Options — Day 11

Life is a beach when trades are going right. Life is a bitch when trades are going wrong. At times I wonder why I started writing about options buying. All the wise people in the market tell us that you do not make money through option buying. There must be enough data to back this […]

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Money In The Bank — November 2019— Day 11

There was a lot of volatility on Friday. This is how BANKNIFTY performed. It came down sharply between 10-30 am to 10-40 am and then recovered. It was because of the banking stocks that NIFTY could stay positive for the day. We had closed the strategy on Thursday and set up again with changed strike […]

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The Lazy Trader — November Series —- Nov 18

We took a break from this post on Friday. The strategy is about being lazy and let the market keep doing the work for us. It does not matter if we do not review every day. Friday’s volatile move would have made trading difficult for anyone but the lazy traders. We are still hanging in […]

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Rs. 2000 Options — November 2019— Nov 18

Friday was once again a volatile day. NIFTY went up by 100 points at one stage only to give back most of the gain. But there was no gain in our trades. We did not review the positions on Friday. It did not matter as the time decay is the only certainty for option buyers. […]

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Review Of The Week — Still Under Water

The week gone by had one holiday and 4 trading days. For the record NIFTY was down 12.70 points for the week. It is another matter that 3 out of 4 days were gainers. As far as our trades were concerned, no headway was made. On Friday, November 08 , our mark to market loss […]

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Some Trading Lessons — How Profit/Loss Change Your Perception– Saturday Thoughts

Markets are on the move all the time. When the moves happen, there is no discernible pattern. At the end of day we try to analyze and try to get some sense as to what is likely to happen next; only to be fooled once again. For achieving success in trading, one has to navigate […]

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November 2019— Buying Options — Day 10

Today I am not posting Rs. 2000 Options Series and The Lazy Trader Series posts. NIFTY moved both ways yesterday. It was a strange kind of day and the options behaved really in a strange manner. HCLTECH was a gainer but the CALL lost value. IOC was a gainer but the PUT gained value. INDUSINDBK […]

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Money In The Bank — November 2019— Day 10

BANKNIFTY went down in the early trading. And then made an up move. Closed 208 points higher with 6 stocks gaining and 6 losing. The strategy was closed at around 9:25 am with the following results. Well, the strategy worked nicely this month. A good return on investment. After getting out of these trades, fresh […]

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