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Uncle Theta makes a comeback! – Part 1

Theta decay or time decay in options is akin to death and taxes. Since its that certain, and structural in nature, meaning its fundamental to the way options ...
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The back-test is not the trade | Taking a strategy live

A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness. — Alfred ...
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Introducing Capitalmind Chase | A systematic index trend following strategy

Today we introduce Capitalmind Chase for our Premium Subscribers. A Systematic (rule-based) Trend-Following Strategy that combines holding the NIFTY with ...
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Rough Framing a Trend Following Strategy | Moving Averages & Metrics

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts." — Arthur ...
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What is this Trend following thing anyway?

My kids are huge fans of Formula 1. The races have them glued to a TV screen for the full two hours or so that it takes to finish a circuit at blazingly high ...
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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 ...

SEBI Hits Algo Trading With Penalties And LockOuts

Algorithmic trading has now become the rage, officially. With 18% of trades in April being algorithmically generated, SEBI has now gotten more active in ...

Algorithmic Trading Possible in India?

In a program trading group on LinkedIn, someone asked if Algo trading is viable in India. My answer, suitably explained: Note: If you aren’t a trader, this ...

Trading System Log: 2% up for the month

I’ve been working with a system we had developed over 18 months ago at Moneyoga, and the results have luckily been charming. (Above is the daily equity ...

Strangle Trades: Very interesting results

I have been looking at Nifty strangles for a while and the results seem to be very encouraging. Essentially it’s about buying an option strangle – ...