7 reasons why options traders get it wrong…

Did you know that more than 80% of the traders who buy options tend to lose money. Of course, you can feel smug that you only lose the premium, but that is hardly any consolation. Remember, that an op...
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Common mistakes committed by futures traders…

When stock futures were first introduced in India in 2001, they became quite popular as futures were structurally similar to the Badla system on the BSE. However, the regulator has been worried (and r...
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It is so simple to hedge with options; here is how

If you thought trading in options little bit like rocket science, then you are not exactly to be blamed. That is what futures & options are made out to be in the markets. They are presented as som...
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It is possible to create zero-risk strategies in F&O

The very term zero-risk F&O strategy might look quite incongruous to you. After all, you always thought that futures and options were high risk products. So, how can there ever be a zero-risk F&am...
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Why traders should never attempt to predict prices…

Ask any stock market trader why they lost money and the standard answer would be that they got their price prediction wrong. But is it really possible to predict stock prices? Prices are after all a s...
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10 stock markets lessons that you can learn from the IPL…

IPL 2018 is on in full swing and it will be another 3 weeks before the eventual winners are known. But IPL 2018, like in each of the past 11 years, has had its share of thrills, adventures, disappoint...
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Six ways to handle stock market volatility…

What do we understand by market volatility? From a general perspective, volatility refers to the ups and downs of the Nifty or the Sensex. But, volatility also has a technical meaning and it means the...
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What do rising bond yields mean for equity markets?

Bond yields, in India and across the world, have been rising sharply in the last few months. In fact, when the monetary policy was announced by the RBI on 3rd April 2018, the bond yields had touched a...
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What is a better measure for equities: ROE or ROCE?

When it comes to financial markets, the easiest and most elegant way to look at comparisons is through the lens of ratios. Normally, one of the most important measures for an equity share is the Retur...
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Understanding all about ex-dividend date and record date…

If you scan through the stocks page in the newspaper or access any broker website you will find the mention of terms like ex-dividend date, record date, dividend announcement date, dividend payment da...
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