Staying Foolish, Staying Hopeful — December 2020 Series — December 01, 2020

After a long weekend ( Monday being a holiday ) we are back to the trials and travails of a trading day. This is what the market did on Friday. Volatile but within a narrow range. It did not help our cause at all. All the 4 stocks ended up lower. CALLS lost more money […]

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Money In The Bank — December 2020 Series — December 01, 2020

On Friday we saw the index moving sharply within a narrow range. After all the movement, it ended flat for the day. For the day, our stocks did not out perform. Mark to market profit went down slightly. Still, we are in a good place and there is no cause of concern. This strategy is […]

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Bucking The Trend —- December 2020 Series — December 01, 2020

Welcome back to trading after three days of holidays. Now we are truly into December month and F&O expiry is on the last day of the year i.e. December 31. Let us see how the trades perform in this month. So far we have only a single trade in this series for December. The status […]

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Staying Foolish, Staying Hopeful — December 2020 Series — November 27

Just a look at NIFTY move yesterday. PUTS lost out on the day and CALLS did not cover that loss. That takes us back to our normal losing zone. We do not take any new trades. Trade cautiously, trade profitably. Disclaimer: This post and examples are for teaching purpose only and are not meant as […]

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Money In The Bank — December 2020 Series — November 27, 2020

Yesterday was just the reverse of previous day. Early down move turned into a big up move. This helped our trade set up to get back into better profit. All we need to do at this stage is just wait. Trade cautiously, trade profitably. Disclaimer: This post and examples are for teaching purpose only and […]

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Bucking The Trend — December 2020 Series — November 26, 2020

After making a low at 11790, NIFTY made a tremendous up move. Yesterday, the index almost wiped out the entire loss of previous day. The moves tell us that big volatility is the order of the day. Because of this move, our trades got back into profit. We stay with the trades. Trade catiously, trade […]

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Staying Foolish, Staying Hopeful — December 2020 Series — November 26, 2020

The day was a roller coaster. It began with a bang as yet another all time high was made at 13145.85. It ended with a whimper and traders were looking where to hide as it moved below 12900. We could get our 4 trades — 2 CALLS, 2 PUTS at the desired prices. As was […]

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Money In The Bank — December 2020 Series — November 26, 2020

BANKNIFTY took a dive after gaining in the early part of the day. The big loser was KOTAKBANK which had been a stellar performer throughout the November Series. I had written yesterday that we should not expect a smooth ride to profit. Things look simple but they are not. Yesterday’s move was a lesson in […]

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Not So Lazy/ Bucking The Trend — December 2020 Series — November 26, 2020

Once again the trades in the Not So Lazy series were not initiated. There was an error yesterday in the P/L shown as PUTS were mentioned as CALLS. That status has been corrected now. The way NIFTY fell sharply after the early gains which showed a new high of 13145.85. There was almost 300 point […]

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Staying Foolish, Staying Hopeful — December 2020 Series — November 25, 2020

NIFTY moved beyond 13000 yesterday and made us look foolish once again. The loss for the month: With the kind of results we are having since March 2020, it is difficult to keep the belief that buying options is a profitable way of trading. Every one and his uncle have been advising against option buying […]

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