Trade Setups

Theta Trade 2

By October 18, 2017 No Comments

This is the archive of the trades we have taken in theta on my trading community’s #dr_theta channel.

BankNIFTY Theta decay

This was a results season and the market was discounting positive news (Today NIFTY did not fall too despite NIFTY Bank cracked a lot. Reliance and other stocks kept the market up overall). Also, Axis Bank (whose results was due pre expiry night) was expected to post amazing profits; so I thought the support will hold at 24500.

Trade Setup

Here my trade setup for a 1.5L quant is –

  • Short BankNIFTY 18 Oct 24600 PE at 117.7
  • Short BankNIFTY 18 Oct 24700 CE at 95.3

This is called Option Short Strangle Strategy. I use this on high implied volatility scenario when I am fixated on a range.

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trading BankNifty

I was betting the range in 24400 and 24900 which is a quite decent range.


Due to the Axis bank’s positive news; I was thinking it may break the upper range to taste 24500 as NIFTY was sustaining the 10200 level strongly.

So yesterday I booked 24600 PE at 44.25 and shifted to 24700 PE at 71.


Today is the expiry because Thursday its NSE holiday here. So I converted all to MIS and –

  • Sell 24500 CE at 34.2
  • Sell 24300 PE at 15.1

BankNIFTY expired at 24313 making both of them 0.

P/L this week: 

Sold 24600 PE at 117.7 and closed at 44.25 with a profit of 73.45 points
Sold 24700 PE at 71 which expired at 355.1 with a loss of 284.1 points
Sold 24700 CE at 95.3 and closed at 1.05 with a profit of 94.25 points
Sold 24500 CE at 34.2 and closed at 6.4 with a profit of 27.8 points
Sold 24300 PE at 15.1 which expired at 0 with a profit of 15.1 points

Net Profit/Loss = 73.45 – 284.1 + 94.25 + 27.8 + 15.1 = -73.5

Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh

Aloha, I'm Amit Ghosh, a web entrepreneur and avid blogger. Bitten by entrepreneurial bug, I got kicked out from college and ended up being millionaire and running a digital media company named Aeron7 headquartered at Lithuania.

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