Monday, 8 December 2014

DLF OPTION STRAP STRATEGY

BUY 2 LOTS DLF 180 CALL @ 2.4
BUY  1 LOT 150 PUT @ 2.7
BUY  ONE  LOT DLF 150 PUT @2.7
BUY TWO LOTS  DLF 180 CALL @2.4
COST =5.1
TOTAL RISK  = 15600
RETURN = UNLIMITED
UPPER BREAK GIVEN POINT=185.1
LOWER BREAK GIVEN POINT=144.9

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

LONG BUTTERFLY STRATEGY

Short two calls at the middle strike, and long one call each at the lower and upper strike.  The upper and lower strikes (wings) must both be equidistant from the middle strike (body), and all the options must be the same expiration.
Max Loss
The maximum loss would occur should the underlying stock be outside the wings at expiration.
Max Gain
The maximum profit would occur should the underlying stock be at the middle strike at expiration. 

Friday, 31 October 2014

HDIL STRANGLE STRATEGY

BUY HDIL 95 CALL @ 1.4
BUY HDIL 70 PUT    @ .90
COST=2.3
RISK PER LOT =9200
RETURN=UNLIMITED

UPPER BREAK GIVEN POINT=97.3
LOWER BREAK GIVEN POINT=67.7
PAY OFF TABLE:

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Types of derivatives available in share markets

There are different types of derivatives available in share markets which are recognized as financial instruments. Share market experts accept derivatives as contracts between two or more parties (one type of security) that are practiced for trading or for share markets. The fluctuation of price and value of a derivative totally depends upon one or more financial assets.
In western developed economies there are various types of derivatives that are introduced much before. In National Stock Exchange of India, types of derivatives are used almost 10 years back. A few years after its released date in NSE and BSE, derivatives occupied an important financial platform to earn profit for shareholders or traders. Now these different types of derivatives are integral parts of Indian share markets.

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.
Basics
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

ADJUSTMENT OF AN OPTION POSITION

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.