October 2020 –Options Buying — Day 18

Everything which could go wrong went wrong yesterday. Last week it did not matter if the market was up. We had PSU stocks going down. Over last two days, likes of ONGC, NTPC and COALINDIA have suddenly found feet and climbed up. Their climb up has buried our trades. On Thursday we had take a […]

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Bucking The Trend — October 2020 Series — October 20, 2020

Yesterday, NIFTY showed a lot of strength while moving up by 110 points. We had two sets of trades in this series. Both ONGC and ITC closed higher. That did not matter. We got the opportunity to book profits in both sets of trades. Trades: The outcome of these trades: With these two trades closed, […]

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Money In The Bank — October 2020 Series — October 20, 2020

Banks are back in business. I mean banking stocks. Whatever fear caused BANKNIFTY to give up 800 points on Thursday showed no signs of its presence as the index recovered part of the loss on Friday and kept moving up all day yesterday. Over last two days, banking stocks have made the market move up. […]

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October 2020 — Options Buying — Day 17

Bears made a retreat on Friday and conceded some ground back to bulls. NIFTY gained 82 points on the day. Unfortunately, it was our stocks which were up considerably and our trades suffered a serious damage. We had come into a small profit after having seen a loss of above Rs. 12000 at the beginning […]

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October 2020 — Bucking The Trend — October 19, 2020

Welcome to Monday morning. On Friday, we had only two trades to monitor. Both of the stocks were gainers for the day. Our trades lost a part of the mark to market gains seen on the previous day. It is not a cause of concern as the prices are within the range and are not […]

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Money In The Bank — October 2020 Series — October 19, 2020

Friday was different from Thursday. The jitters of Thursday were not visible on the day and there was determined buying at the lower levels. BANKNIFTY gained 2.00% for the day and did much better than the NIFTY 50 benchmark. We know that a day is generally enough to swing the profit/loss position either way. On […]

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Asking The Right Questions— Sunday Story

We saw NIFTY moving down 290 points on Thursday. Agreed it was a big loss but NIFTY had been going up over last few days and a correction should have been expected. I found this question on Quora: https://www.quora.com/What-is-happening-in-Indian-share-market-Now-the-market-went-down-and-investors-lost-300-thousand-crore-Why-share-market-goes-up-and-come-down-regularly-for-past-3-years-Who-is-manipulating-the-market-as-Harshed Let us ask the right questions. My answer: ( You can read it on Quora too […]

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Bucking The Trend — Review of October Trades

The market has shown high volatility over the entire October series. Many new traders find it difficult to handle the abrupt moves. Options are the best way to trade such markets and that was the attempt this blog has made since I started writing here in January 2018. The market is not even establishing a […]

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October 2020 — Options Buying — Day 16

Bears came calling yesterday and trampled all over. At the end of the day the bull’s garden was lying in shambles. Apparently, the day should have been great for our trades. No. It was not. For most part of the day, even when NIFTY was down 200 points, all the three stocks were gainers. It […]

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Bucking The Trend — October 2020 Series — October 16, 2020

Yesterday was another good day in this series. The early trends in the market helped us to set up the new trades in ITC with a credit of Rs. 4000. Not a big amount but as the expiry comes closer, there is no chance of getting bigger credits. We make do with what market gives. […]

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