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  • Asked on January 31, 2017 in Options Strategies.

    If you are bearish on the market and want to take limited risk then you can try bear put ratio spread as nifty had madly went 700 points in a matter of month time.

    If one is anticipating a pullback and also one like to play with limited risk then  bear put ratio spread is good to go

    Bear Put Ratio Spread - Before Union Budget

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  • Asked on November 24, 2016 in OptionAction.

    My Best Wishes to OASupport team for transforming OptionAction into wonderful solution for option traders. Hope in the future optionaction will evolve better than Dough.

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  • Asked on November 24, 2016 in OptionAction.

    Tested with /iam able to get Std Deviation in Payoff Graph

    RE: sd values not being reflected in in grafPayoff Graph

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  • Asked on November 4, 2016 in Options Strategies.

    How about trying the Combo of Weekly Option + Monthly Options. Few Neutral Strategies can be built in such a way to benefit from market volatility

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  • Asked on October 23, 2016 in OptionAction.

    It is very important for an Option trader to understand the STT (Security Transaction Tax) applicable in case he squares-off the position on the expiry day or if the position is exercised by the exchange in case of  ITM(In-the-money) option.

    Let us take the following two scenarios for better understanding of the STT charges.

    Scenario 1: Buy 1 lot of Nifty call option with a strike price of 9000 at Rs.90 and sell it at Rs 100. The STT charged will be Rs 0.425.

    (75*100*0.017% = 1.275) i.e. (Quantity * Premium * 0.017%)

    Note: STT of 0.017% is charged only the sell side.

    Scenario 2: Buy 1 lot of Nifty call option with a strike price of 9000 at Rs. 100 but don’t sell it and let it expire on the last day of the contract.

    Now on the day of the expiry if the Nifty Spot closes at 9100, then the call option will be ITM as the Spot price > Strike price & the STT charged will be Rs. 853.125.

    (9100*75*0.125%) = 853.125 i.e. (spot price *Qty*0.125%).

    Note: STT OF 0.125% is charged, where option is exercised by the exchange otherwise sell side STT is .017%

    That is why it is very important to square off all the ITM options on the expiry day,or else the traders has to pay huge sum of money as STT.

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  • Asked on October 22, 2016 in Options Greeks.

    Second-order Greeks are nothing else but the second-order partial derivatives
    of option prices with respect to different variables

    Vanna: Vanna measures the movements of the delta with respect to small changes in implied volatility (1% change in implied volatility to be precise).
    Alternatively, it can also be interpreted as the fluctuations of vega with respect to small changes in the underlying price.

    Charm (or Delta Bleed): Charm measures delta’s sensitivity to a small movement in time to maturity (T).
    In practical terms, it shows how the delta is going to change with the passage of time.

    Vomma:  Vomma measures how Vega is going to change with respect to implied volatility and it is normally expressed
    in order to quantify the influence on vega should the volatility oscillate by 1 point.

    DvegaDtime:  DvegaDtime is the negative value of the partial derivative of vega in terms of time to maturity and it measures how fast vega is going to change with respect
    to the time decay.


    Reference : Options Greeks: Vanna, Charm, Vomma, DvegaDtime

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  • Asked on October 21, 2016 in Options Strategies.

     If you are in Indian markets, something like 3%  to 5% monthly is possible with strategies like iron condor  &  short strangle. Again returns majorly depends upon market understanding and that come with experience.

    Knowing a strategy alone is not sufficient. You must know how to execute a strategy.

    Many great strategies are there, but we need to understand the implications of market movements for each of these strategies and what adjustments we should do to take care of market swings in order to protect capital as well as generate monthly income. These can be learned with experience , which can be yours or somebody else’s.

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