Futures and Options Workshops at Hyderabad and Chennai — November 03 and 17, 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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October 2019 — We Buy Options — Day 02

Welcome to Monday morning trades. This was what Nifty did on Friday. This is how our trades are positioned now. Getting the BIOCON PUT 200 was an exercise in patience and frustration. In the early trade the PUT opened at Rs. 5.00 and kept going up as the stock price came very near to its […]

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The Lazy Trader — October Series — Day 02

Sometimes we become too lazy. On Friday, I forgot about lazy trades. Remembered it suddenly that new trades need to be initiated. This thought came at 2:10 pm. It does not matter in the long run. And we really wait for the long run in this strategy. The entry prices shown are as prevailing between […]

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Rs. 2000 Options — October 2019 — Day 01

Welcome to Monday morning. It is not easy to find options trades costing just Rs. 2000. But we keep trying. One good trade and our job is done. We apply same logic as we apply to our normal trades but at times we ignore one or two parameters. Otherwise, we shall not be getting a […]

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Weekend Thoughts— Looking Back And Learning

I was reading a novel few days ago. Came across a sentence in another context but is relevant to trading. ” Nathan Rubin died because he got brave. Not the sustained kind of thing which wins you a medal in a war, but the split-second kind of blurting outrage which gets you killed on the […]

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Weekend Thoughts — Simple Rules For Making Money

I like to go over my previous writings. One learns from the past and by comparing it with my present views on the subject I try to find out if any change has come about. Mostly I find that I am stuck with the same thought process. But why change if something is working right. […]

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Weekend Review — September Series — A Bad Month

A forgettable month for us. There was a loss of Rs. 64050. Any time it looked like we may be getting somewhere there was a press conference by the Finance Minister and ultimately our trades lost out completely. 9 trades, 9 losses. We have seen this situation for the first time in 17 months here. […]

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October 2019 — We Buy Options — Day 01

Welcome to the October Series. September is done and dusted. A month where we did not see a profit at any time. Just when we were thinking of a comeback, September 20 happened. From then on it was just counting the days to expiry. Finally, this was the situation at close: It reminds me of […]

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The Lazy Trader — October Series — Day 01

We begin a new series today. The last month was not good as we can see from the numbers. Stock Futures alone would have given a profit of Rs. 250495. This is a case of the hedge eating the crop. Nifty hedging proved costly. It was due to the reason that these stocks did not […]

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Rs. 2000 Options — October 2019 — Day 01

The September series came to a close yesterday. We would like to forget the month in a hurry as it caused a big dent in our profits. But these small options costing less than Rs. 2000 did their part well. There was a good profit thanks to only a single trade in ZEEL PUT 290. […]

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