How a fundamental view differs from a technical view

What should I use; fundamentals or technicals? This is a question that has plagued investors for a long time and there are still no clear answers. A lot of investors tend to look at fundamentals as a ...
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What to infer from VIX and how to trade the VIX

You general memories of the volatility index (VIX) must be of the sharp rise in the VIX during times of extremely volatility or global geopolitical crisis. This is a trend we have seen quite often in ...
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Why short strangles can be risky?

If you have been in the derivatives market for some time, you would have surely heard the now famous story of how Nick Leeson brought down Barings Bank of London. Leeson, who was heading the Barings t...
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How to make the best of your intraday trading margins

Today, non-delivery based trading on the stock exchanges ranges from 70-75% on a daily basis. This is largely driven by intraday traders who look to play more on the short term price volatility of the...
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Why do option buyers lose money in the markets

Did you know that globally nearly 80-85% of the options expire worthless. That means; the buyer of the option loses money on the option while the seller actually takes the premium. There could be two ...
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Why different stocks have different lot sizes in F&O

Do you know the basic difference between futures and forwards? Futures represent an improvement over forwards in two ways. Firstly, futures are traded on a recognized stock exchange and hence are extr...
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How to select stocks for intraday trading?

Intraday trading is all about initiating and closing out your trades on the same day. For example if you buy 500 shares of Reliance in the morning at Rs.920 and sell it by evening at Rs.928, then you ...
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10 steps to being profitable in intraday trading…

You may surely find this quite amusing! What are there steps to being profitable in intraday trading? Actually, there is no real guide that can help you to consistently make profits in intraday tradin...
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Teaching options trading to a first time investor…

Understanding about options is useful to an investor too. Most investors are wary of options as they consider them to be high risk products. That is not the case. Options are actually very useful when...
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DOW THEORY

Charles H. Dow, after whom the “Dow Jones” Wall Street index is named, is the founder of many theories, and his contribution to the theories of Technical Analysis is immense. Even after over a hun...
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