Long Call Option Strategy

The most basic and commonly implemented option strategy is the Long Call Option Strategy. When to use: When you are Bullish and anticipate the stock / index to rise. How it works: Suppose, you are bullish on Tata Motors stock on 16th August 2013, when the share trades...

Short Call Option Strategy

When to use: When you are Bearish and anticipate the stock / index to fall. How it works: Suppose, you are bearish on ITC Limited stock on 16th August 2013, when the share trades at Rs. 324. You sell a call option (also called writing a call option) for a premium of...

Long Put Option Strategy

A basic and commonly implemented option strategy is the Long Put Option Strategy When to use: When you are Bearish and anticipate the stock / index to rise. How it works: Suppose, you are bearish on ICICI Bank stock on 16th August 2013, when the stock trades at Rs....

Short Put Option Strategy

When to use: When you are Bullish and anticipate the stock / index to fall. How it works: Suppose, you are Bullish on ONGC stock on 16th August 2013, when the stock trades at Rs. 265. You sell a put option (also called writing a put option) for a premium of Rs. 5,...

Record Date vs Ex Dividend Date

A lot more confusion has surrounded this subject than what it deserves. I have witnessed all sorts of discussion forums on who will get the dividend, when will they get the dividend and at times, a discussion on why the investor did not receive the dividend on their...