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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Two Million Page Views In 2019 — Thank You Readers

This blog was started on January 21, 2018 on the day I conducted first of the Futures and Options Workshops at Bangalore. The response of the readers was encouraging right from the beginning. At first, there was no direction as to what the blog was aiming for. With time and inputs from readers, the posts […]

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Bye Bye 2019 — The Year That Gave Our Method A Reality Check

The year 2019 is done and dusted. The year was good in some parts, bad in other parts but educative all along. The profits keep us in the game, the losses tell us never to be complacent and the market moves make the traders look stupid most of the time. Traders have only short term […]

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Sunday Thoughts — Review Of The Year 2019

The last 4 months of the year have not gone our way. We suffered losses every month beginning with September Series and our misfortune did not end even in December. The series was closed and losses booked on Thursday, December 18 much before the expiry date of December 26. The status for the month: A […]

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The Option Journey — 18 Months — May 2018 to October 2019

The last quarter was one step forward and two steps back. Not the way we would like to go. But the way to profits is never smooth. We try to move towards a big goal with dreams of heaven but with feet firmly on ground because pitfalls are too many. Last two months were those […]

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Corporate Tax Cut, Recapitalization, Bank Mergers, Other Sops– What Now?

Originally Published on Quora: https://www.quora.com/How-will-the-Indian-stock-market-perform-now-after-September-22-2019/answer/Pramod-Kumar-983 It is two weeks since the grand event on September 20, 2019. On that day, Finance Minister announced a slew of measures which were supposed to give a push to the struggling economy and the sluggish stock market. Market reaction was wonderful with the major indices going up sharply on […]

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Finance Minister’s Concessions for Growth and Market Stimulus– My Views

On Friday, markets went up with the hope that the Finance Minister will announce some concessions in FPI and Super Rich Tax Surcharge. Later in the evening, the concessions were actually announced. Few other measures were also announced which the market analysts believe will push up the sluggish stock markets. This is one of the […]

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Review of Trades — 15 Months — May 2018 to July 2019

When the Option Buying Series was started on this blog from May 2018 series, we had the following market wisdom to contend with: Almost 80% of options expire worthless. Option Buyers never make money as the time is always against them. We know and understand the difficulties of options trading. There is some truth in […]

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Option Buying — Importance of Big Profits

We have now completed 14 months journey of option buying on this blog. We have seen both success and failure and have learnt some lessons from the experiences and are learning more all the time as this fascinating journey continues. The focus has always been on cashing out the good trades to the maximum extent […]

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Buying Options — Trade Selection Process Explained

On this blog the option buying journey has completed 13 months. In this period, 173 options contracts were bought. 62 of them paid out some profit while 111 gave a loss. The success rate is 35.8% which is really good in option buying. Conventional market wisdom is that about 80% of options expire worthless. In […]

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