Why the proposed change to option expiry rules are important…

The regulator has been consulting the exchanges about a proposed tweak to our existing equity and index options expiry rules. When a trader buys an option, he will be required to choose whether the op...
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10 points to remember when selling options…

Ok, just as an option has a buyer, it also has a seller. Is that not what any market is all about? Unlike the option buyer who has unlimited profit potential and limited risk, the option seller is in ...
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10 things to keep in mind while buying options in the market…

Equity options have emerged as a big segment of stock markets in the last 10 years. In fact, today index options and equity options put together account for over 85% of the total volumes on the NSE on...
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Are we underestimating the role of traders in the stock markets?

How exactly do you define a trader in markets? Frankly, there are no hard and fast definitions but a trader typically tries to move in and out of markets to capitalize on opportunities. Essentially a ...
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SEBI meet focuses on supporting RBI address NPA problem…

SEBI meet focuses on supporting RBI address NPA problem… The SEBI board meeting on 21st June 2017 was critical in more ways than one. Apart from a routine implementation of ideas that have al...
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What are the downside risks of low volatility in markets?

As investors it is normal to equate volatility with risk. That is in fact the basis of stock market analysis. Normally, a stock with a high beta or high standard deviation of returns is considered to ...
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Why has optimism returned to Indian stock markets?

On the 25th of May; the day of May F&O expiry there was a clear sense of drama in the markets. If a trader had left his office at 1.30 pm in the afternoon, after being exasperated by the dull mark...
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SEBI further tightens Participatory Notes (P-Note) rules…

On 30th May, SEBI put out a proposed report to regulate Participatory Notes (P-Notes) more closely. It may be recollected that when SEBI permitted Foreign Institutional Investors to invest in India, t...
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Can Indian MFs now match the clout of the Foreign Investors…

Over the last couple of year, domestic mutual funds have emerged as potent players in the equity and the debt markets. Mutual funds which were getting negative inflows till April 2014 have been seeing...
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Why Bahubali makes a better investment icon than Warren Buffet…

Even as we write this article, Bahubali II collections have comfortably crossed the Rs.1000 crore Mark. Forget about first week or second week; this is by far the most successful movie in Indian histo...
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