Thank God for the small mercies.

Yesterday proved to be eventful. It was a journey from agony to ecstasy. We are not out of the woods yet but can see some silver lining among the dark clouds. For a day, the market obliged us slightly.

A PUT Buyer takes 103 point fall very thankfully. Those who had bought TITAN CALL 900 ( I am taking that as no trade ) also had reason to smile as TITAN gained handsomely and this option became profitable. Even on a strongly negative day, this stock did well.

It was not a cakewalk for the day. NIFTY had opened higher and did not show any signs of weakness till it went up to 10645 levels. Some cooling down started there and the free fall happened in the last part of the day.

Both the new trades could be taken. TATAMOTORS PUT 180 at Rs. 3.00 and IDEA PUT 40 at Rs. 1.00.

Both these stocks lost more than 4% yesterday to make this trades worthwhile at least for the day. We now look for further decline from here to make the trades really profitable.

The 103 points down move did not take us into profit zone. It only helped to reduce the loss. That too is some relief.

The profit/loss status now looks like:

We need one or two more days like yesterday. There are still 12 trading days left in the month. Surely we can get two or three days of big NIFTY declines, only we should not be facing huge gaining days which will put paid to our hopes of making money.

Let us see how the day pans out today. US markets were sharply down yesterday and Asia Markets are in the red as I write. SGX NIFTY is down by about 50 points. So we can expect at least a negative open to the market. With that our own selections also must move in the same direction.

Watch out for RELINFRA, IDEA and TATAMOTORS . Others too can do well but these are close to the points from where things can get better suddenly.

No new trades for the day.

Trade cautiously, trade profitably.

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.