Rajiv Nagpal
Market Expert
New Delhi
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Volatility to heighten

The Nifty ended with marginal gains last week. But that hides the weak momentum of the market.

Remain hedged this summer

Probably, every trader would like to see higher volatility in the market. But when volatility comes, as it did last week, the traders would be the first to run for cover.

Wait for correction to play out

Till the week before last, neither call options nor put options buyers could make any money because of the benchmark index’s range-bound moves.

More pressure building up

After moving in sideways range for more than eight sessions, the Nifty witnessed a correction last week, losing a net 210 points, but it lost 333 points from the high of 10,929 it had touched on Tu

Play the globe

The year 2018 hasn’t started exactly with a bang. Rather, a whimper could be heard from the very beginning that this was going to be a volatile year for India’s capital markets.

Directional move soon

Despite the more than 1.7 per cent gains made by the Nifty last week, the broader market actually corrected in the up-one-day, down-next-day moves.

Stay bullish but hedged

Last week, buyers and sellers of both call and put options kept wondering why did they buy options at all, because the decline in time value leads to a situation where none gains, regardless of the

Divergence between Nifty and stocks to increase

After five consecutive weeks of gains, the Nifty fell to profit-booking last week and lost 74.05 points in the four-session week.

Let the correction pan out

Unlike in the previous few weeks, last week saw traders with long positions in put options making gains, as the Nifty closed with losses in the last three trading sessions.

Volatile week with a bullish bias

In a way, the surprise gains made by the Nifty last week were nothing spectacular. An up-move of 1.21 per cent in a week is quite normal.