Option Buying Once Again — July 26, 2021

It was a difficult decision to wait with the trades on Friday. It turned out to be good. IDFCFIRSTB touched Rs. 50.00 in the early trades. PUT 51 became ITM and margin message was received. Hence the trade was closed at Rs. 1.50. PUT 51 made a high of Rs. 1.70 but was at Rs. […]

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Nifty Call Spread — August 2021 Series — July 26, 2021

As NIFTY moved higher by 32 points on Friday, this setup added few more points of profit. We know this will surely work in a gaining market. The test comes when market goes down. That test may be faced today as SGX NIFTY is indicating a gap down market. We stay with the trades and […]

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Money In The Bank — July 2021 Series — Closed on July 23, 2021

BANKNIFTY closed with gains on Friday. The gains came later in the day. Our trades were closed much earlier and a loss was booked in the second set of July series. The reason for exit was that HDFCBANK and KOTAKBANK had too much left to loose and nothing was left to be gained from ICICIBANK. […]

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Not So Lazy — August 2021 Series — New Set Up

The new week begins. F&O series for July 2021 comes to an end on Thursday, July 29. We had closed the trades in this series on Friday, July 23 with a good profit of Rs. 64485. The strategy has worked well so far with 2 losses in 11 months when the trades were set up. […]

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Not So Lazy — July 2021 Series — Closed on july 23, 2021

NIFTY moved in a range on Friday without doing much. Finally it ended up with a small gain which was quite less than what it looked like earlier. It was planned to close the trades by 11:30. Seeing the positive momentum building up by that time decided to wait for sometime. Finally ended up closing […]

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Nifty/Sensex Near All Time High — Portfolio Shows No Profit — It Happens

In year 2017, NIFTY had made tremendous gains throughout the year. In 12 calendar months, the index gain was about 28%. Did investors actually gain that much? I asked many of them. I did not find a single one. None got returns equal to NIFTY through their own efforts or through Mutual Funds or Portfolio […]

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Option Buying Once Again — July 23, 2021

One day was enough to dash all the hopes. This was the status on Tuesday: This is what happened yesterday: Do I need to say anything more? Another losing month staring at me. Another reminder of failure. Another chance to rethink what went wrong. I will stay with the trades for today and see what […]

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Nifty Call Spread — August 2021 Series — July 23,2021

The series commenced yesterday with the following trades. NIFTY CALL 15000 AUG 26 was bought for Rs. 872 and NIFTY CALL 15800 JULY 29 sold for Rs. 98.35. Position at close: The beginning is fine. What should we expect from these trades? Let us listen to a reader who has been trading this strategy for […]

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Money In The Bank — July 2021 Series — July 23, 2021 — Closing Today

It is time to bite the bullet. Time to close the trades with whatever loss the market is giving. The positive move yesterday did not do much for our trades. BANKNIFTY was positive but not strong. It trailed NIFTY throughout the day. We needed strong performance from HDFCBANK and KOTAKBANK but both these stocks fizzled […]

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Not So Lazy — July 2021 Series — July 23, 2021 — To Close Today

NIFTY went up and up yesterday. The blues of Monday and Tuesday were forgotten and it was green all over again. Our trades would have done very well if HINDUNILVR had not played the spoilsport. It went above Rs. 2500 level only to crash below 2400 by end of day. This single trade took away […]

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