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What is short strangle? Why so famous?

What is short strangle? Why so famous?

Short strangle is very famous for nifty and secondly banknifty. It Involves selling options at two points at a distance from Spot Price.

How to select our selling strike price in our strangle?

1. Go for technical analysis and draw resistance/vah(value are high) and support/val(value are low)

Sell strikes at these support and resistance drawn.


2.  Go for monthly chart and draw high and low, now draw last few weeks high and low. Now select points of support and resistance using the high and low’s


3. Option chain analysis to figure out the sellers perspective of … Read the rest

Trading Breakouts with Stop-Loss Entry Orders

Trading Breakouts with Stop-Loss Entry Orders

For a likely breakout point in any range breakout, you can use a resting stop-loss entry order placed just beyond the breakout level(buffer of 0.0025% that is 0.5 for 200 rs) to get into a position if a break occurs.

Two scenarios

1.To get long for a break to the upside breakout

  • We would leave a stop-loss entry order to buy at a price just above the upper level of the range or pattern (market stop loss) . There can be some slippage with market stop loss. But with limit stop loss the order may not get executed at all if in high momentum.

2. To get short for a breakout at lower end… Read the rest

BankNifty Composition and Weightage 29 October 2021

BankNifty Composition and Weightage 29 October 2021

The NIFTY Bank Index includes the most liquid and significant banking firms in India. It serves as a benchmark for investors and market intermediaries, capturing the capital market performance of Indian banks. The Index includes a maximum of 12 companies that are publicly traded on the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE).
The free float market capitalization approach is used to calculate the NIFTY Bank Index.
The NIFTY Bank Index can be used to benchmark fund portfolios, establish index funds, ETFs, and structured products, among other things.
NIFTY Bank Total Returns Index is a type of index.

Company’s Name     Weight(%)

HDFC Bank Ltd.                                        26.61
ICICI Bank Ltd.                                        22.91
State Bank of India                                 13.82… Read the rest

Regular profit strategies Iron Condor vs Iron Butterfly ?

Regular profit strategies – Iron Condor vs Iron Butterfly ?

The Iron Condor and Iron Butterfly are both very popular for Regular profit / income which is used by many traders. Also next thing to know is these 2 strategies is that they work on Hedging, so you pay less margin. They also have defined max loss and max profit, so you never lose more than what you know you are ready for.

Iron condors and iron butterfly options are both very similar Option Strategies and both are very popular options trading strategies. Both Iron Condor Option strategy and (Short) Iron Butterfly Option strategy (also called iron fly) can profit by selling short positions in the face of low implied … Read the rest

Option Strategies – Iron Butterfly Option Strategy ?

What is the Iron Butterfly Option Strategy ?

Options provide a variety of money-making tactics that cannot be matched with traditional equities, and not all of them are high-risk endeavors. The iron butterfly technique, for example, can provide consistent income while limiting risks and profits.
Because each strategy is named after a flying species like a butterfly or condor, the iron butterfly option strategy approach is part of a collection of option strategies known as “wingspreads.” A bear call spread and a bull put spread with the same expiration date that converge at a middle strike price make up the strategy.

The “body” of the butterfly is formed by a short call and put sold at the middle strike price, … Read the rest

Option Strategies – How to do “The Long & Short Strangle” ?

Option Strategies – How to do “The Long & Short Strangle” ?

Option Strategies – How to do “The Long & Short Strangle” ?

If you have understood the straddle, then grasp the ‘Strangle’ is quite straightforward. For all practical purposes, the thought method behind the straddle and strangle is quite similar. Strangle is an improvisation over the straddle, mainly to minimize the cost of implementation.


Nifty is trading at 15921, which would make 15900 the ATM strike.  If you have been to set up the long straddle here, you would be required to buy the 15900 CE and 15900 PE.

The premiums for both these alternatives are 66 and 57 respectively. Net cash outlay = 66 + 57 … Read the rest

Option Strategies- what is Iron Condor Strategy

Option Strategies- what is Iron Condor Strategy

These are captivating times we are living in, especially if you are an alternatives trader in India Starting 1st June 2020, NSE’s new margin framework is live, which essentially brings down the margin requirement for the hedged position.

What is a hedged position?

Like riding a bike without carrying a helmet. The risk of market-moving against your position, causing capital erosion is high. However, if you hedge your position, then the danger of losing capital reduces drastically. Now, think about this – if your capital loss is minimal, then it implies that the risk for your broking is also minimum right? Now, if the risk for the broking reduces, it also means the … Read the rest

Option Strategies – Bear Call Ladder Strategy

Options Strategies – Bear Call Ladder Strategy ?

The word “Bear” in the “Bear Call Ladder” should not fool you into thinking it’s a bearish approach. The Bear Call Ladder is a variation on the Call ratio back spread; this plainly indicates that you use this method when you are 100% bullish on the stock or index. The cost of purchasing call options is covered by selling a ‘in the money’ call option in a Bear Call Ladder. Furthermore, the Bear Call Ladder is frequently set up for a ‘net credit,’ which means that the cash flow is always better than the call ratio back spread’s cash flow. However, keep in mind that while each of these techniques have similar … Read the rest

Option Strategies – The Long Straddle Strategy

Options Strategies – The Long Straddle

Number of times times have you been in a situation where you take a trade with great confidence, either long or short, and the market immediately reverses direction after you begin the trade? Your entire strategy, planning, effort, and capital are thrown out the window. I’m sure we’ve all been in a position like this. In fact, this is one of the reasons why most expert traders go beyond standard directional bets and develop systems that are resistant to market volatility. “Market Neutral” or “Delta Neutral” tactics are those whose profitability isn’t entirely dependent on market direction.

Long straddle is perhaps the simplest market neutral strategy to implement. Once implemented, the P&L is not … Read the rest

Option Strategies – What is “The Short Straddle” ?

Option Strategies – What is “The Short Straddle” ?

Those who already read our “Long Straddle” Strategy would understood that for the long straddle to be profitable, we need a set of things to work in our favor, reposting the identical for your quick reference – The volatility should be relatively low at the time of approach execution
The volatility should increase during the conserving period of the strategy
The market should make a large go – the direction of the move does not matter
The predicted large move is time bound, should manifest quickly – well within the expiry

Long straddles are to be setup round major events, and the outcome of these events to be extensively different from … Read the rest