NIFTY ended up down by about 40 points yesterday.

It should have been good for PUTS and not so good for CALLS.

We have heard of the best laid plans of men and mice and how they go wrong. On this mildly negative day, market chose to punish our CALL selections but be benevolent with the PUT choices. Still a mixed sort of day with not much damage done nor any extraordinary profits made.

BHEL was the best choice for the day as it moved down by about 4% and the PUT 75 rose in value from Rs. 0.75 to Rs. 1.20. Not spectacular, but we do not scoff at 60% value gain in a day. Who knows whether it would do what PUT 80 did last month? Let us not get into hope and hype and just have a look at the chart below:

Entry prices in some case are higher or lower than those suggested in my earlier post. This is normal in trading. I bought BHARTIAIRTEL at Rs. 7.00 instead of Rs. 6.60. With patience could have bought it at Rs. 5.00 also.

RELCAPITAL was bought for Rs. 11.25 against Rs. 10.80 suggested.

VEDL could be bought for Rs. 4.60 instead of Rs. 5.20. This too could have been bought much lower.

These are the actual trades entered yesterday. Let us see where do we go from here.

A Thought About Banks :

Banking is not my favorite sector for suggesting BUY.

There are too many NPAs and frauds which we do not know about. PSU banks are getting funds from the Government only to waste the money.

It should pay to buy PUTS in this sector. ( PSU BANKS )

Let us have a look at the chart here:

NIFTY PSUBANK Index was up 5.23% mainly on the back of SBI gains in which came after the bad results.

Worst 3 performers are Allahabad Bank, Oriental Bank and the in the news PNB.

Out of these, PNB is the one with decent volumes in Options Trades. Its recent 52 week low was Rs. 74.20 made on May 16.

Currently it is at Rs. 83.20.

It is a volatile stock and there are big irrational moves. We are looking for a move below the previous 52 week low.

PUT 75 at Rs. 1.50 offers some value. Maximum risk is Rs. 6000. Those with higher risk taking capacity can go for PUT 80 which traded at Rs. 3.00 yesterday.

This is for the weekend musings.

Enjoy the holidays and be back on Monday fresh to take on the markets.

Disclaimer: This post and examples are for teaching purpose only and are not meant as advice/suggestion to trade in these stocks. Trading in Futures and Options can lead to big losses and should be done with appropriate knowledge and advice only. Mentioning the stocks here does not imply that I have a trading position or likely to take a trade in these stocks.