Archive for August 11th, 2010

COMBINING TECHNICAL ANALYSIS WITH OTHER RESEARCH TECHNIQUES

Though technical analysis as a research tool can be used in isolation but for the betterment of subject under study i.e. financial markets; we can employ other research tools in combination to technical for the best possible outcomes. Due to lack of technical knowhow, people opt for one of the many research tools available to us. On the other hand, markets are globalizing and probability of generating return is diminishing with the every passing day so to surpass the competition, one should have the basic knowledge of the other research tools as well so that they can deploy the same as and when required. Technical analysis is concerned with when and how to place money. It determines the optimal timing for a position and conclusions about how long to stay in a particular trade have significant importance for the kind of derivatives structure one may use.

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Using derivative instruments requires strong background as the nature of the product has several advantages and at the same time disadvantages if used without the proper understanding.

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So by combining the aforesaid research methodology, there are various trading possibility arises which ensure sustainability of return despite fluctuating market conditions. In emerging markets, these concepts are getting popular for the consistent return with minimum risk. Derivatives help to hedge the position in the underlying to avoid unmanageable losses.

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For success in any market condition, one need to know the prevailing trend which we can make out through technical analysis now comes the derivative part that what we can do within that trend for maximizing the return with the minimum risk. There are N numbers of trade possibilities once you generalize the market direction well. Technically, there are tools like Moving average, which indicates the prevailing trend once we overlay above the same on price chart so if the trend is up the bullish strategy like Bull call spread, call buying and many more. In other words, there are techniques for every market condition so understanding of derivative will give you an edge as the major segment of the market participant is still not clear over the profitable usability of the same so all you need is confirm the prevailing trend whether its’ up, down or sideways and design the strategy accordingly.

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To start with, it does require study of different terminology and their implications from the derivative segment that will ultimately be fruit full in future.

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By taking an example, the concept will be crystal clear. In the recent past, I have employed one of those techniques for trading Reliance industries. The related analysis is explained with the chart shown from the snap shot of the report dated 09th June, 2010.

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On the weekly charts, it was trading in uptrend channel with the slow pace of inclination. It tested the lower band of the channel thrice in the past and was trading around the same zone. With the help of Bollinger band, we noticed that the bottle neck pattern was formed which indicated possibility of sharp move either side in the near future with rise in volatility.

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Accordingly, we recommended buying straddle. Strategy – Buy CA 1000 June@ 30 and Buy PA 1000 June @ 21 so the total cost of building strategy was 30600 {total premium paid (i.e. 30+21= 51) * lot size of 300*2}for the target of overall rise in the premium paid by `20-30 (i.e. – `71-81) with the stop loss of decline in premium paid by Rs 10. ( i.e. `41) Though the overall trend was sideways but we witnessed that such opportunity may arise due to rise in volatility and trigger the position accordingly.

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Within a week, it outperformed the above mentioned target by good margin. The idea is to enhance the base so that the probability of beaten down in adverse situation reduces. Better defense is more important than attack and derivative provide the same against the market odds when one fails to realize that the deterioration may erode the capital if not tackled on time so it make sense to combine the derivative strategy with technical to get the optimal returns with calculated risk.

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