April 2020 — Buying Options — Day 08

Seat belts a must at all times. This is a sign which the traders need all the time in the current market scenario. All of a sudden a very sharp up move came from nowhere and then fizzled out catching bears and bulls unawares. This keeps on happening since March 2020 series and may continue […]

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Money In The Bank — April 2020 Series — April 09, 2020

What a day for the banking stocks. ICICIBANK touched Rs. 315.10 very early during the day. Then it went up to Rs. 352.75. The last traded price was Rs. 317.65. A Rs. 45.10 intraday move. Not easy to handle unless one is secure with a strategy which is non directional. Fortunately our strategy takes care […]

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The Lazy Trader —- April Series — April 09, 2020

Yesterday was a roller coaster ride. Nifty opened lower at 8688. Very quickly it went down to 8653.80 and then staged a recovery. It kept going all the way to 9131. From there it plunged and gave back all the gains to end the day at 8748, with a loss of 43 points. The heavy […]

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April 2020 — Buying Options — Day 07

Market reopened after the holiday on Monday. I wish it had remained closed for yet another day. Bulls came back to market with a vengeance. We know what the rampant bulls can do. Our trades were taken apart. Not a single NIFTY stock was a loser yesterday. It was one of the biggest gains seen […]

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Money In The Bank — April 2020 Series — April 08, 2020

One day makes all the difference in the market. On Friday, traders were exiting banking stocks in a hurry. Yesterday, they were buying like there was no tomorrow. A gain of 10.51%. Wow. Still, two of them ended in the red. These were BANKBARODA and BANDHANBNK. If Friday took back a good chunk of our […]

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The Lazy Trader — April 2020 — April 08, 2020

NIFTY saw a very big gain of 708 points ( 8.76% ) yesterday. All the 50 stocks of NIFTY index closed in the green. Lazy trades stayed lazy for the day and did not out perform. The final result was that mark to market profit remained almost where it was on Friday. We do not […]

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April 2020 — Buying Options — Day 06

Welcome back after the long weekend. And it is not likely to be the welcome we wanted after seeing the market go down on Friday. That was Friday. This is how it may turn out today as indicated by SGX NIFTY as I write. It is not the 151.5 point difference that worries me. It […]

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Money In The Bank — April 2020 Series — April 07, 2020

Welcome back to trading after the long weekend. Let us review what had happened on Friday, April 03, 2020. Market was weak with banking stocks leading the fall. BANKNIFTY chart tells the story of the day. All the 12 stocks were in the red. Unfortunately the fall was very big in case of AXISBANK and […]

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The Lazy Trader — April Series — April 07, 2020

There were three days of being absolutely lazy. Saturday and Sunday were followed by a market holiday on Monday. No look at the market and with the country under lock down, not much else to do either. The coronavirus reports are getting worse ( forget the nonsense about — reaching the plateau, flattening the curve […]

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April 2018 Selections — How Those Stocks Are Performing 2 Years Later — Holiday Thoughts

On this blog a series — Picking Stocks For Trading — Everyone Can Do It Right — was started in March 2018. It was continued in April 2018 before it was changed to Option Buying Series which is continuing for the 24th month now. Today we shall look back to April 2018 and see where […]

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