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Selling Index Options on Collateral: Low-RiskLow-VolatilityLow-BetaLow-ExposureLow-DeltaRisk-ManagedReturn-OptimizedRisk-AverseLow-TurbulenceSecure-GrowthControlled-Risk Fully Automated Passive Income Models.

Lavania is a pivotal component of the Theta model, leveraging a Hidden Markov Chain model to statistically analyze historical price transitions, thereby enhancing price movement predictions. By distinguishing OI-based models and applying a Bayesian inference framework on price action, the Theta model significantly enhances its predictive accuracy and overall performance, marking a substantial advancement from its manual predecessor.

It's a structured yet flexible strategy for positional trading in a volatile market landscape.

Analytical Core

Positional Strategy

At its core, Lavania employs a proprietary option pricing model initially grounded in Open Interest theory, which aligns well with the price action-based support and resistance levels. The strategy sells options spreads with a breakeven point defined between preceding support and resistance levels aiming weekly expiry.

Strategic Evolution

Model Genesis and Advancement

Initially boasting a high win ratio, the manual model, although successful, witnessed significant losses. The transition to an automated model, leveraging a Hidden Markov Chain model for analyzing price action, has moderated the win rate but markedly reduced the maximum drawdown, illustrating enhanced stability.

Current Open Positions
Tradewise P/L Graph
Profit Graph
Loss/Drawdown Graph

SEBI has released circular no. SEBI/HO/MIRSD/DOP/P/CIR/2022/117 on September 02, 2022, regarding the performance/returns claimed by unregulated platforms providing algorithmic trading strategies, imposing restrictions on disclosing past performance or anticipated returns of any strategy. Due to slippage and varying costs (e.g., different brokerage fees), strategy returns exhibit significant fluctuations. That’s why, we are presenting backtested benchmark results instead.

Additional RMS and Rebalance

For risk management and rebalancing, several factors are taken into consideration:

Fundamental Events – Like such speeches by the Prime Minister or Finance Minister, rate changes, Supreme Court rulings, key AGMs, GDP updates, report outcomes, significant happenings, etc.

Option Greek Anomalies – The nuanced interplay of Delta, Gamma, and Theta unveils a spectrum of strategic prospects

Open Interest Data – Monitoring spikes in open interest and employing various open interest models like the volatility cone, max pain deviation, etc.

Certain Statistical Conditions – Leveraging advanced statistical methodologies like Bayesian Inference alongside Markov Chain processes, the model discerns underlying market dynamics, aiding in the meticulous crafting of exit strategies to mitigate risks and preserve capital.


Each leg of the trade is monitored individually as if they are separate trades. There are two methods for profit maximization:

Stop Loss Optimization – Exit the trade when the premium expands and reaches the stop loss level, then re-enter based on new resistance (for call options) or new support (for put options).

Profit Optimization – Exit the trade once a specified percentage of the premium has been eroded, to potentially seek better opportunities.

Typically, various rebalancing systems are employed based on the account’s past profit, which often leads to deviations from the projected graph.

Lot Size

Initially, the model began with 1 Lot, but as the Lot size and margin varied over time, it’s currently impractical to proceed with 1 Lot due to the fixed per-order brokerage cost, especially given the reduction in quantity from 40 to just 15.

Subsequently, NIFTY was incorporated into the weekly options strategy. Currently, even though Bankex, MidcapNIFTY, and FINNIFTY have initiated weekly options, they are markedly illiquid.

In this model, the BankNIFTY lot size is –

  • 1 Lot i.e. 40 till 25th October 2018
  • 2 Lots i.e. 20 till 22nd July 2020
  • 2 Lots i.e. 50 till 20th July 2023
  • 3 Lots i.e. 45 right now.

In the model, the NIFTY lot size is –

  • 1 Lot i.e. 75 till 22nd July 2021.
  • 2 Lot i.e. 50 right now.

Follow The Trades

You can also check about the current positions in Slack or Tradingview as well as in the Telegram Group.

We teach “Lavania” model in the course offered here.

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