July 2020 — Options Buying — Day 03

Market can always do the unexpected. PUT trades can go wrong on a day when the index is down. CALL trades can go right on the same day. Only thing which seems to be certain is that whatever happens will be not what we wish for. Tough luck most of the time. NIFTY ended down […]

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Another Simple NIFTY Strategy — For July 02, 2020 Weekly Expiry

Let us try another simple set up. NIFTY closed at 10312 yesterday. We sell NIFTY CALL 10400 and NIFTY PUT 10300 for July 02, 2020 weekly expiry. Based on yesterday’s prices, we should be able to sell these for Rs. 65 and Rs. 114 respectively. Actual prices will differ. As both these options are OTM […]

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Money In The Bank — July 2020 Series — June 30, 2020

Yesterday was the kind of day we look for. Not that we want BANKNIFTY to be in the red. We want out performance and yesterday it came in good measure. The two gainers in the index were HDFCBANK and KOTAKBANK. That helped our trades to do really well and offer a good hope for the […]

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A Simple Strategy With Nifty Options — July Expiry — Review 04 — June 30, 2020

The strategy was set up with an initial credit of Rs. 71.00. These are the details: Setting Up: The prices are the last traded prices on June 12, 2020. Actual prices will vary slightly on June 15 while setting up. Buy NIFTY PUT 10000 — 1 lot — @ Rs. 430 Sell NIFTY PUT 9900 […]

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July 2020 — Options Buying — Day 02

First a look at NIFTY on Friday. We had selected TCS for buying a PUT on Friday. The stock moved up 4.92% on the day to mock us. This is something which happens and hurts the trades badly. It gives me no satisfaction that Money In The Bank strategy is doing so well. Option Buying […]

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Money In The Bank — July 2020 Series — June 29, 2020

On Friday, market was up with NIFTY gaining 94 points. While the gain in NIFTY was around 0.9%, BANKNIFTY was subdued. It was also a gainer but not by much. And it spent lot of time in the red zone. That does not inspire much confidence in the market strength where financials are the weak […]

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The Lazy Trader — July 2020 Series — June 29, 2020

On Friday NIFTY was up 94 points. For a change some of the big stocks namely TCS and INFY were responsible for this gain. There were laggards like ITC also but the gains in TCS and INFY were very good to counter the loss in other trades. At present, the heavy weights ( except banking […]

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Do Traders Feel Proud When Successful? — Sunday Thoughts

Stock market trading is not something on which society places a great value. Try talking about trading to your friends and family and from the response you can gauge the indifference. You are lucky if it is just indifference, there may be severe criticism too. We are the people who live by social norms. What […]

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Economy Down Markets Rebounding — Why So ? — Saturday Story

Only 3 months ago, we were talking of gloom and doom. NIFTY was down to 7511 in March. From there, it has moved back to 10383. A 38% up move in 3 months. We should not be too concerned about it. Markets act like that at times. But this move is coming when there is […]

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A Simple Strategy With Nifty Options — July Expiry — Review 03 — June 27, 2020

On Friday, June 26 NIFTY moved up by 94 points and closed just shy of 10400 level. For whatever reasons, market is showing some strength. How did that affect our strategy? Let us examine again based on the last price yesterday. This is how it was set up: Setting Up: The prices are the last […]

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