Rajiv Nagpal
Market Expert
New Delhi
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Time to take contrarian bets?

Despite the scare over the weekend, when the Dow Jones average slipped sharply and everyone expected the Indian market to come under pressure, call option buyers had the last laugh.

Keep an eye on trending sectors

After long, buyers of call options have got some respite. The market moves make it amply clear that while the bulls are under pressure, they are in no mood to yield ground to the bears.

Range-bound moves likely

Though the market remained volatile, the underlying mood has changed from bearish to neutral and to bullish last week.

Range-bound moves likely

Though the market remained volatile, the underlying mood has changed from bearish to neutral and to bullish last week.

Wait for a trend to emerge

Two monthly derivative series have passed with the Nifty in decline and traders who had forgotten short position trade are back in action.

Negotiating correction

Almost everyone is chasing momentum in the equity market. After all, who doesn't want super-normal gains in the shortest possible time? But this is not a game for all seasons.

No respite from volatile phase

Last week witnessed a rare combination of three events: the end of the financial year, expiry of the derivative contracts and a badly truncated trading week.

Stay out and enjoy holidays

Six of the last four weeks went in favour of traders who had put options in their trading portfolios.

Wait for a bounce

Last week, too, any trade with a bullish bias met with a bad ending. In line with the trend, most indices, no matter based on market capitalisation or sectoral differentiation, closed in the red.

Stay hedged with puts

Last week can be divided into two parts. In the first part of the week, the Nifty notched up gains of 2 per cent.

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