Money In The Bank — True To The Name; Lazy Trader — Just Lazy

Let us review the performance of the strategies being discussed on this blog over last few months. One goes for strategies with the main objective of avoiding a big loss while looking for a reasonable return on the capital deployed for trading. Strategy that meets this requirement over a period of time can be said […]

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The Winning Traders — Strategies Group — Commences on June 25, 2020

The tag line of this blog is — TAKING YOUR OPTION TRADES TO NEXT LEVEL. Could we really do it over last two years? The answer would be a partial YES. Why partial? The main focus of this blog has been profitable option buying. And a very good success has been achieved with that focused […]

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The Winning Traders — New Group– Commences From July 2020 Series

Options buying journey on this blog commenced from May 2018 series. The results have been excellent. We have heard the saying that 80% of options expire worthless. These results show that we got about 35% of the trades right. But did the readers actually made this kind of money? The answer would be — NO. […]

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Lessons The Market Teaches Us — Sunday Thoughts

Every trader has moments of glory and moments of despair while trading in the stock market. A sudden big profit gives us a feeling of euphoria, we feel top of the world only to come crashing down next day, next week or next month. Then we start wondering whether we are in a right place […]

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Keeping It Simple — A Case For Option Buying — Saturday Story– Part 2

We had seen in the previous post that simply buying slightly out of money CALLS and PUTS in BANKNIFTY and letting them run till expiry would have made a very handsome profit in the 6 months of the year 2020. The mouth watering results are due to the crash which happened in March 2020. Take […]

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Keeping It Simple — A Case For Option Buying — Saturday Story

Our option buying trades are not doing well currently. That becomes a cause for concern. It is not easy to sustain losses if you have not taken profits earlier. And profit through option buying is never consistent. That is why most of the traders look for strategies to deliver consistent returns. Strategies cost more because […]

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July 2020 — Options Buying — Day 06

Let us begin with something different today. There are two words which look similar but are different. Bravery and Bravado. I could find this difference as explained in a Poker Magazine: The success in trading is not much different from success in poker or life. Why this discussion today?: Because as a trader we should […]

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Money In The Bank — July 2020 Series — July 03, 2020

The day was not good for the banking stocks. In fact, these were the weak spots in an otherwise strong market. NIFTY was up 1.17% of the day. BANKNIFTY was just flat. Even with 7 stocks gaining, the index closed in the red. Flat days generally do not give any advantage for the strategies except […]

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Another Simple NIFTY Strategy — For July 09, 2020 Weekly Expiry — Day 01

This is how the strategy ended on July 02, weekly expiry. As NIFTY kept on moving higher, the profit was getting reduced and if one stayed till the end of day, the profit would have been just 11 points. For that reason I had suggested an early exit. Well, the last week is now past […]

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The Lazy Trader — July 2020 Series — July 03, 2020

Another day of good gains for NIFTY. The 10500 level is now conquered. We may see 10600 being taken out today. But does it help our trades? Not by much. We are not looking for NIFTY to go up and down. We are looking for the top 10 stocks to do better than the other […]

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July 2020 — Options Buying — Day 05

Sometimes I wonder whether Alexander Pope had option buyers in mind when he wrote these words. While I am only wondering, there are lot many for whom this may be a fact. Yesterday was such a day when I rushed into a trade and was made to look like a fool on the same day. […]

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Money In The Bank — July 2020 Series — July 02, 2020

A gain of more than 600 points in BANKNIFTY. One would think this would work wonders for our trades. Nothing of that sort happened. I had written yesterday that there will be few twists and turns along the way, the journey in the market is never straightforward. We saw that yesterday. HDFCBANK gained just 1.28% […]

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The Lazy Trader — July 2020 Series — July 02, 2020

NIFTY made a 128 point up move yesterday. The big 10 performed in a mixed manner. Some like HDFC and ITC did very well. Others not so much. The end result was nothing much to gain though there was some improvement over previous day. Not So Lazy : This set up did a little better […]

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