Rajiv Nagpal
Market Expert
New Delhi
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Wait for directional moves

This is the week of June contracts expiry. The best option this week would be not to trade or take any large bet.

See-saw moves may remain

After many weeks of correction, the market got a reprieve last week, along with signs of convergence between the main market and mid-cap stocks, as the former moved up and the latter stopped fallin

Straddles to the aid in range-bound market

As the market moves in a range-bound mode and generates expectations of sharp counter moves on the second day, traders are advised not to sell out-of-the-money options to collect small premiums.

Intra-day & overnight volatility to increase

Usually, both index and individual stocks show stable movements in the first week of a new derivative series.

Be a covered contrarian

Down one day and up next day. Probably, last week’s Nifty movements served another reminder to traders that generating trading return is not easy in certain phases.

Leave index alone

Most investors look at the benchmark indices to know how the stock market is faring, and accordingly take a call on entering or exiting the market.

Bulls to face pressure

The way the May series ended, scaring the bears away from the Street with more than one per cent increase just hours before the expiry of contracts, shows the bulls are not in a mood to cede ground

Options to the rescue

While options are a good way to take exposure to equity indices and stocks, in some scenarios, they practically become the only route for equity exposure.

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.