MarketVision: Short Takes

Webinar on Option Trading in India

The basics of option trading in India. In November 2011, Deepak Shenoy held a webinar with over 100 attendees, where he spoke about option trading in India, the nuances and the specifics. Covered were:

  • A brief intro to options
  • Pricing
  • The Greeks!
  • Trading Options in India
  • Strategies
  • Unbridled Speculation
  • Cut Risk
  • Covered Calls/Naked Put writes, Strangles
  • Adjusting Positions
  • Pitfalls

What was not covered:

Conversations: Buy Property In The US? (With Manish Jain)

Deepak Shenoy speaks with Manish Jain from MProfit about buying property in the US.  As an Indian resident, you can remit upto $200,000 abroad, and when you hear that houses are going for less than $85,000 you might want to jump at the opportunity. But like Manish says, things are not hunky-dory in that land either.

Reviewing a ULIP: HDFC Crest

Learn about how to understand a ULIP from Deepak Shenoy as he reviews HDFC Crest, a Unit Linked Insurance Policy.

1.      Understanding premiums and tenures

2.      The Guaranteed NAV, how it works and why it's not as good as it sounds

3.      A comparison with a Term Plan+MF combination - which is way better!

4.      Even performance of the ULIP has been sub-optimal compared to a mutual fund from HDFC (the promoter!)

5.      Costs and how they hurt your returns

(10 min)

Monthly Income Plans

Learn about how Monthly Income Plans work.

  • Monthly Income Plans - Hybrid funds that mostly hold Debt
  • How do they give you Monthly Income?
  • How they are "slightly" safer.
  • Risks involved
  • MIPs in the real world
  • Who should buy an MIP
  • Selecting a plan

(9 min)

Conversations: Manish Jain on What's Good About ULIPs

A 25 minute conversation with Manish Jain on Unit Linked Insurance Plans. In a twist, Deepak Shenoy from MarketVision speaks with Manish about what's good about them.

  • Who are ULIPs suitable for?
  • How do the new ULIP changes make the products better?
  • What kind of misselling goes on and should be avoided
  • And of course, who shouldn't be buying them.

(25 min)

Tech Talk: Chart Patterns of Interesting Stocks

We go through the five stocks we discussed last week and Deepak introduces four new stocks in a quick technical take. None of these are large caps, and this video is for education only, not advice.

(7 Min, Video)


Gravita: Exited with a stop loss hit after the stock went below the 20 day average.

What is VWAP?

Watch Deepak explain the concept of the Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP) using an example. And in the usual style in MarketVision, we don't give you just the theory - a few practical applications where VWAP is commonly used and should be noted.

Would love your comments!

Choose Liquid or Ultra Short Term Fund?

A reader asked how he should decide between buying a Liquid fund or an Ultra Short Term fund. Deepak takes you through the differences, in a continuation from the Lesson on Liquid and Ultra Short Term Funds.

(6 min)

See also: An article by Deepak on our blog on why the NAV change was made.

Five Stocks in Five Minutes: April 13, 2011

Deepak takes you through five stocks he's long right now: Gravita, Camlin, Gujarat Fluoro, REC and Firstlease.

Purely technical - just charts of price and volume.

(5 min)

Liquid and Ultra Short Term Mutual Funds

What are Liquid and Ultra Short Term Mutual Funds in India, and why would you consider them versus a Fixed Deposit?

Deepak Shenoy takes you through:
* The concept of liquid funds
* Where do they invest?
* Dividend and Capital Gains taxes involved
* Interest Rates
* Comparison with Fixed Deposits

(15 min)