By Kevin M. O'Brien:A little over a month ago, I wrote an article posted on Seeking Alpha about how I trade CF Industries (CF) on a daily basis using stock options. Please read that article as it will give you a nice head-start on what I will be going into for this articleComplete Story »
By Kevin M. O'Brien:As most readers who follow my articles on Seeking Alpha know, CF Industries (CF) has always been one of my favorite stocks to trade using options. I use this stock with my daily options trading strategy and absolutely love the volatility it brings to the table.
By Kevin M. O'Brien:CF Industries Holdings (CF) is one of my favorite stocks to trade with options. It is one of the better stocks to use in my daily options trading strategy, which I wrote an article about for Seeking Alpha last year.
By Kevin M. O'Brien:Facebook (FB) stock options are scheduled to open on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. In my opinion, this is going to represent a great opportunity to use stock options on a daily basis, where volatility should be robust. This is the type of stock that rolls around once every ten years, where price movement will fluctuate wildly on a daily basis, which is exactly what I look for with my daily options trading strategy.
NEW DELHI: The average daily turnover on BSE's derivatives segment has plunged nearly 80 per cent this financial year on a year-on-year.basis after four years of consistent spike. That has happened at a time when peer NSE has managed to clock a decent 13 per cent growth YoY in its F&O segment's average daily turnover during the same period. Data suggested that BSE's average daily turnover in 231 trading sessions this financial year stood at Rs 19,048 crore, registering a sharp fall of 77 per cent over FY15's average daily turnover of Rs 83,797 crore.
MUMBAI: Come November, small traders may prefer betting on the Nifty through options rather than futures as the cost of trading in equity derivatives is set to more than double. The value of minimum derivative contract size will increase to Rs 5,00,000 from Rs 2,00,000 when the October series expires on Thursday. The NSE has tripled the lot size of Nifty futures to 75 from 25, resulting in margin requirements spiking by about three times. Brokers said smaller traders would prefer to pay an upfront premium for options rather than the higher margins for taking positions in futures.
By Kevin M. O'Brien:In 2011, the stock markets had another wild ride. This seems to be the case every year since 2008. Between the eurozone crisis on a daily basis, politicians caring more about their own agendas than the public's, and also then Steve Jobs passing away; there were plenty of stories in 2011.For this article, I would like to get into how I think some stocks will perform and the markets as a whole will perform, both positive and negative.Here is what to look for in 2012: