Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Monday, 13 October 2014

Is the Long Call Option the Same as the Short Put option?

Long calls are not the same as short puts. Buyers of option contracts are long, while sellers or writers of option contracts are short. Call and put options give you the right to buy or sell the underlying securities at specified prices, known as strike prices, before predetermined expiration dates. Long and short option strategies have different risk-return profiles, with downside risk usually limited for long positions.
The relationship between strike prices and market prices determines profits and losses. A long call is profitable when its strike price is below the market price of the underlying stock, while a long put is profitable when its strike price is above the market price. The reverse is usually true for short calls and puts. You pay a premium, which is the market price, when you open or buy an option contract, and you receive the premium when you sell or close an option contract.

Thursday, 4 September 2014


Adjusting an option position really is an essential skill for any investor – I would even say it is a mandatory requirement. Properly managing risk by adjusting can help you repair strategies that have gone wrong, limit huge losses or even create additional potential gains As a disclaimer it’s important that you know both HOW to adjust an option trade and that you are aware of the additional broker commissions you will be charged to exit/enter additional contracts. Take your time when adjusting so that you don’t adjust and create an even bigger hole from which to dig out of.
1. What’s the goal?
 Make sure that you are either reducing risk somehow someway or  creating a new strategy that could make you more money.
2. Are you really reducing risk?
Forget for a minute that you are not going to make money if you get into a bad trade.
3. Should you just close out the trade?
This is always one of my 1st considerations. If you’ve made a small profit and things are starting to go south it might be a wise decision to just close out the trade and re-evaluate the market. Don’t let your ego get in the way of making money.
4. How have the market trend  changed?
I’m sure when you entered the trade you had a firm opinion on the market if the trend is changing then is your options strategy structured to profit from the new market Wait to see a medium term change to adjust and remember that 1 day doesn’t make a trend.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Trading Strategy: Buying Call Options to Hedge a Short Sale

One of the riskiest investment strategies in the financial world involves selling stock short. This involves borrowing stock from your broker and selling it. If the stock's market price drops, you can buy it back at the lower price, pay back your broker and pocket the difference. Problems arise if the stock price doesn't co-operate and instead skyrockets. You can hedge your position by buying protective call options.
Call Options
A call option gives the option holder the right, but not the obligation, to purchase the underlying security at a fixed price, called the strike price, for a set period. If the option isn't exercised before it reaches its expiration date, it becomes worthless and ceases to exist. Call options are traded on major investment exchanges in much the same way that stocks are traded. While owning a call option doesn't give you ownership of the underlying stock, it does give you control over that stock for as long as the option is in force.

Monday, 18 August 2014


In derivatives trading, traders can hold long or short positions for more than 1 day whereas in equity trading, short sell trading are supposed to square off before the market closing on the same day. Traders must not carry forward their short positions in any way, denying which results in penalty around 20% in auction market Apart, these tips are divided into indexes and stocks. As said in our previous article, virtual scrips like nifty, bank nifty, cnx IT ect., are called as index stocks where as companies which exist in real are said to be stock scripts.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014


 HOPE YOU HAVE BOOKED PROFIT IN  RCOM 130 AUG PUT @ 8 (GIVEN @2.8) contd..to hold  the call.

PROFIT FROM RCOM 130 PUT=(8-2.8)*2000=10400

Friday, 8 August 2014


A combination is an option trading strategy that involves the purchase and/or sale of both call and put options on the same underlying asset.
Call & Put Buying Combinations
The straddle is an unlimited profit, limited risk option trading strategy that is employed when the options trader believes that the price of the underlying asset will make a strong move in either direction in the near future. It can be constructed by buying an equal number of money call and put options with the same expiration date.
Like the straddle, the strangle is also a strategy that has limited risk and unlimited profit potential. The difference between the two strategies is that out-of-the-money options are purchased to construct the strangle, lowering the cost to establish the position but at the same time, a much larger move in the price of the underlying is required for the strategy to be profitable.

Thursday, 31 July 2014


COST =5.1
TOTAL RISK  = 15800
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Monday, 21 July 2014


In contrast to buying options, selling stock options does come with an obligation - the obligation to sell the underlying equity to a buyer if that buyer decides to exercise the option and you are "assigned" the exercise obligation. "Selling" options is often referred to as "writing" options.
When you sell (or "write") a Call - you are selling a buyer the right to purchase stock from you at a specified strike price for a specified period of time, regardless of how high the market price of the stock may climb.
Covered Calls
One of the most popular call writing strategies is known as a covered call. In a covered call, you are selling the right to buy an equity that you own. If a buyer decides to exercise his or her option to buy the underlying equity, you are obligated to sell to them at the strike price - whether the strike price is higher or lower than your original cost of the equity. Sometimes an investor may buy an equity and simultaneously sell (or write) a call on the equity. This is referred to as a "buy-write."