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Capitalmind Saturday Coffee | 15th May 2021 Edition

We’ll start with looking at what moved the markets, check out all that is published by the Capitalmind team throughout the week, bring to you the best ...
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Uncle Theta makes a comeback – Thursday trade

An extension of the popular Wednesday Options trade where we do a detailed walk-through of our inductive data-backed approach to arrive at an improved version ...
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Uncle Theta makes a comeback! – Part 2

We want to make the most of theta decay in options that take place close to the weekly expiry. We will apply quantitative methods to test out our hypothesis ...
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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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Uncle Theta: The No-Downside Strategy for 2019 – Nifty Returns if it Rises, No Loss if it Falls

We’ve been talking about our “No Downside Strategy” for a few years now. Basically, how do you get the Nifty Upside but don’t lose if ...
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Uncle Theta: The Devil in the Gamma – The Risk of Selling Options Close To Expiry

There has been a huge interest, recently, in doing the "mad option selling" thing. Some of this involves selling a very large number of out-of-the-money ...
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Uncle Theta: SEBI Gets Physical on Settlements

Uncle Theta is back after a long while to talk about the changing regulatory world of derivatives. There is a new concept that you now have to ...
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Premium: Uncle Theta Creates Another Strategy To Protect Downside for 2018, and a Past Review

It’s one of those times when you would have loved a no-downside strategy. Don’t lose anything when the market moves down. And it’s down the ...
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Uncle Theta With The New Stratoptions: Capitalmind's Tool for Awesome Option Trades

Stratoptions is what we at Capitalmind call the options trading strategy. The idea is to win by working with volatility, regardless of the direction of the ...
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Experiments with Uncle Theta: That STT Option Exercise Rule

Uncle Theta has had a fun time with an interesting strategy on Thursday. NSE helped option buyers from having to pay obscene amounts of Securities Transaction ...
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