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) hold  the call.

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

Monday, 11 August 2014

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.