Remembering The Year 2008 — Crash That Began In January 2008

Yesterday, I was thinking of the new highs by NIFTY on a daily basis and then the year 2008 came to mind. It had happened that year too. What happened subsequently is well known to the traders from that time but most of the current generation people do not know much about that. A question […]

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Futures And Options Workshop at Bangalore on February 16, 2020 — Please Confirm Participation

The first of the F&O Workshops was held at Bangalore on January 21, 2018. Two years have gone by since that day. NIFTY has moved up from 10894.5 from January 19, 2018 to 12025.35 as on January 08, 2020. With all the hype about multiple all time highs made by the Index, the fact of […]

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Sunday Thoughts — Week Going From Bad To Worse

NIFTY again did nothing much on Friday, January 17. It was the turn of RELIANCE to ditch us on Friday. The big up move caused a loss of about Rs. 4000 in this trade. Other trades too chipped in with little set backs to finally add a loss of nearly Rs. 6000 to our already […]

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January 2020 — Options Buying — Day 16

NIFTY moved in a narrow range yesterday. In this slight gain, two of our trades which were still left with some hope decided to turn against us. The bad position became worse. The loss increased by another Rs. 6000 and this is the time when doubts start rushing in. We still have some time left […]

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Money In The Bank — January 2020 — January 17, 2020

Markets have a way of creating hope and then dashing it. We had planned to exit the strategy yesterday if a certain profit target was achieved. Instead of a move in that direction, we saw erosion in the mark to market profit. We now wait another day. BANKNIFTY did not do much yesterday. AXISBANK was […]

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January 2020 — Options Buying — Day 15

NIFTY took a break yesterday from going up. The last hour of trading was a big up move and it appeared that the deficit would be wiped out. NIFTY ended up with a minor negative close. Our trades continued to do what they have been doing. Going bad. RELIANCE and ONGC ending up negative gave […]

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Money In The Bank — January 2020 — January 16, 2020

Thank God that something is working out. Our regular option buying trades are mocking us everyday by going wrong at the slightest moves. At least this strategy is living up to its name. Yesterday, the BANKNIFTY was the weak part of the market. It did not recover with the rest of the stocks. Our trades […]

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The Lazy Trader — January 2020 — January 15, 2020

NIFTY took a break from the business of making new highs for the day. It went down more than 75 points but like every other day recently, made a big up move in the last one hour to almost wipe out the losses. The going down action was in the heavy weights but the gainers […]

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US Market Option Buying — Day 03 — January 15, 2020

US Markets on January 14, 2020: Nasdaq —- (-) 0.24% DJIA ———– + 0.11% S&P 500 ——- (-) 0.15% Flat as flat could be. A look at our trades. GM PUT 33 Feb 21, 2020 has now moved down to $ 0.45. We are holding 3 contracts at $ 0.58. Loss per contract is $ […]

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January 2020 — Buying Options — Day 14

Higher and higher. That is what NIFTY is doing almost every day. Yesterday too was same. It was alright till 2:30 pm. After that it was a buying rush which crushed whatever was left in our trades. Thankfully, RELIANCE closed negative. ONGC looked like coming good and then went wrong. The bad part was that […]

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Money In The Bank — January 2020 — January 15, 2020

On a strong day for NIFTY, the banking sector lagged and BANKNIFTY closed in the red. Good for us that AXISBANK and HDFCBANK were among the gainers. That helped our trades to end up at the best position so far in the series. A single day made a big positive difference to these trades. We […]

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