Rajiv Nagpal
Market Expert
New Delhi
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Earnings lift market sentiment

Last week saw a marked improvement in market sentiment. The movement of the index was distinctly positive and the market breadth was good for the large part of the week.

Review, Restructure, Rebalance

It is not common to see fear, greed and hope walking hand in hand on Dalal Street. At any point, the Street is dominated by either one, or even two, of the sentiments.

Short-term charts indicate a higher probability of correction in the next three to four sessions

Having just three full trading sessions, the market was expected to witness lacklustre trading, given the holiday mood prevailed on the street.

Stay with covered call strategy

While the Nifty closed last week with nearly 2 per cent gain, the confidence level in the market was rather weak.

Stay with covered call strategy

After staying below its 50-day moving average (DMA) for seven trading sessions, the Nifty finally climbed above the average on Friday. This was a key move for the index.

Easy trade may prove a deceptive trap

Traders who habitually sell out-of-the-money put options to collect small premium got a reminder last week that what appears easy money in the derivatives market comes with risks that can take away

Between last chance & lost chance

The most dumped element in a bull market is, caution.

Correction doesn’t need a reason

The market is largely about sentiment, and anything can take sentiments from one end to the other in a matter of hours.

Stay with puts and diversify risk across sectors

Probably, every trader likes heightened volatility. But when volatility does come, they run for cover.

Keep all options open as results roll in Last week, call option holders made gains, with the Nifty almost breaking its earlier highs and gaining further in a short span of time.