April 2021 — Option Buying — April 20, 2021

This was the market action for yesterday. In this kind of fall, PUT trades are supposed to do well. Out of 5 trades, 4 did well for the day. The disappointment came from IRCTC. We can not win them all. We can not win even one of them at times. So the day can be […]

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Money In The Bank — April 2021 Series — April 20, 2021 — We Close Today

Market was seriously down yesterday. BANKNIFTY was under immense pressure in the early trades though it recovered towards the close. With the recovery BANKNIFTY closed 2.4% lower. It was the kind of day we were looking for a long time in this series. There was good out performance by HDFCBANK and iCICIBANK. That was enough […]

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Options As Hedge — New Series — April 2021 — April 20, 2021

NIFTY fell 258 points yesterday. BANKNIFTY and HEROMOTOCO kept pace with NIFTY while going down but IRCTC did not fall much. Our trades did well for the day. They are still in a losing position but loss came down significantly as compared to previous two days. Let us see what today holds for us. Trade […]

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NIFTY April Strategy — April 20, 2021

NIFTY crashed 258 points yesterday. At one stage it was down more than 400 points but recovered later in the day. The fall took the setup out of range 14500-15500 decisively. We are not supposed to get any profit if NIFTY goes below 14500. In fact it will be a loss. As some time is […]

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April 2021 — Option Buying — April 19, 2021

It is the days which look flat that hurt option buyers more. Friday was one such day. Without any significant moves our trades lost out because of volatility going down as well as time lost. The status is not good but not beyond redemption. If the moves as indicated by SGX NIFTY this morning actually […]

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Money In The Bank — April 2021 Series — April 19, 2021

The nervous ride through the April 2021 series continues. On Friday, BANKNIFTY was down 135 points. Our stocks were under performers for the day and that was reflected in the MTM profit going down a little. This month has been a study of the performance of this strategy. At this stage, there are small losses […]

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Options As Hedge — New Series — April 2021 — April 19, 2021

Friday was not very good for our trades in this series. Out of the three Futures trades ( all short ) , only the one in BANKNIFTY worked out for the day. But in that case, the hedging trade made a good loss. The trades are still in a losing position. One of the readers […]

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NIFTY April Strategy — April 19, 2021

Welcome to Monday morning, the beginning of a new week. On Friday, NIFTY closed with a minor gain of 36 points at 14617.85. Our trades did well for the day adding few more points to the MTM profit, It has been more than a month since the trades were taken. It is now time to […]

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Weak Stocks — Performance Review — Sunday Story

Some people are good at picking stocks that go up. Some are good at picking stocks that go down. I happen to be in the later category. Occasionally I review how the stocks have performed since I picked them as stocks to avoid. It is not about — I told you so. It is a […]

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Record Corona Cases And The Market — A Look At Numbers

Record Corona cases on daily basis. Will the market crash? Does the market ever do what we expect? I expected the market to crash in April 2020. That was the month when the recovery began after the lows of March 2020. NIFTY and SENSEX multiple all time highs in the last quarter of 2020 and […]

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