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Uncle Theta: A short calendar on Bank Nifty

I have to admit. The past few weeks have been a trying time. With IVs low all across the board, there's nothing much to do. I was bored and desperate. So late ...
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How the #Brexit trade returned 5% in 5 days

Uncle Theta doesn’t like to boast. But what to do if things just worked well, and Uncle had to tell you how? So let me.    Remember the #Brexit play we ...
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Options: Is there a #Brexit play? Uncle Theta explores.

The event is upon us and India VIX – a measure of uncertainty in NIFTY’s options market – reached adulthood today, closing above 18. If you ...
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Snap: See Change in Open Interest in One Easy Chart!

We’ve made some cool additions to Capital Mind Snap and one of the new additions is the Change in Open Interest. On a chart that shows all the strike ...
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Optionalysis: A Tiny Profit with MA20 After Disastrous Moves

  The MA20 today fizzled out. We bought the 7700 PE after the MA20 crossed below 30, but after it showed some enthusiasm going to 116, it retreated to 90 ...

Optionalysis: Introducing The Sucker's Index

A sucker’s born every minute, they say. And in the parlance of the markets, the non-institutional “retail” shareholder tends to be called the ...

Optionalysis: How To Choose Option Spread Strike Prices to Buy or Sell

This is a post for Capital Mind Premium subscribers. How does one figure out which options to buy or sell? Each stock has calls and puts, different strike ...

Optionalysis: Disbalanced Strategies, and Trading a High VIX

This is a post of Capital Mind Premium subscribers. The VIX has gone bonkers. The Volatility Index, measured as a level of option implied volatilities on the ...

Optionalysis: Option Strategies for Election Moves

This is a Capital Mind Premium post; subscribe now for full access. How do you setup option positions for elections? We saw this question in the premium group ...
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Optionalysis: The MA20 Tells Us The Nifty Might Reverse From Here

This is a post for Capital Mind Premium subscribers. At Capital Mind we’ll question our own theories constantly. Nothing is sacred because nothing in ...