How should you approach markets this result season?

result season

Like the oceans push out all dirt to the shores during the high tides, news-driven market rallies send even the fundamentally weakest stocks through the roof. But once the excitement in the news is absorbed, markets come to terms with reality.

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Physical Settlement in Stock Derivatives from October 2019 expires

If a trader does not square-off positions in stocks in the futures and options segment before the close of trading hours on the expiry day, he or she will either have to take delivery or give delivery of the underlying stock as per the contract.

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Stocks and Sectors that benefit from the Corporate Tax rate cut

Corporate Tax Cut

Now that India how has the most competitive taxation rates for new companies, amongst the Asian tigers, we can expect big investments over the next 3 years. We could also look forward to a major fillip in the manufacturing sector.

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Have you noticed commodity options gaining momentum and heading for a high trajectory?

commodity futures

MCX has already tied up with Thomson Reuters to craft a product, complete with calculations and methodology. Once Commodity Index futures are launched, we expect a further pick up in volumes on MCX’s commodity options segment.

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Protective Puts – A term insurance with benefits in a falling market

Protective put

A Protective Put Strategy is basically an insurance strategy, as it protects against a fall in the stock price. However, in a falling market, the difference between the price (premium) you pay to buy the put and its price at settlement could deliver a gain.

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Consider covered calls as an income generation strategy in bear markets

Covered call

A fairly basic strategy, selling calls on long-term holdings, which you have no intention of selling, is a smart way to generate some additional income when markets seem gloomy

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