A Free Style Of Trading

You buy the right to honors the contract for a price called premium. Options have a power of versatility and enable you to adapt/adjust your positioning according to market situations.
Stock Options are not suitable for everyone they are risky; this can be speculative in nature and carry a substantial risk of loss. Future requires high margin payment than option and also future were preferred by speculators and arbitrageurs and get unlimited profit with loss potentials, But option was preferred by only with hedger and earn an unlimited profit with unlimited loss potential.
Terms in option contract are-
Premium- also called Token, the payment given by the buyer to the seller to enjoy the privileges of an option.
Strike price/Exercise Price- A price is fixed between seller and buyer of the asset which can be bought or sold in future.
Strike Price Internal- these are different strike prices on which option contract is traded. Generally, these are 11 types, 5 are above the strike price and 5 are below the strike price.
Lots sizes- This is fixed size of a commodity on which they are traded.
Ex. Reliance industries have a lot size of 250 shares per contract.
Options are of two types through which we can buy or sell share/index in derivative markets are- call options and the put options.
CALL OPTION- It provides the right to buy a certain amount of share/index from the derivative market, strike/exercise price on or before a specific data in the future expiry data. For this option, you have to pay an option premium to the seller/writer of the option. This is because the writer of the call option assumes the risk of loss due to rise in market price of that share/index beyond its strike price on or before the expiry date. Here, the seller is obligated to sell share/index at the strike price even through it means making a loss. Below some key feature are discussed call option-
�Specifics-you will have to specify how much you are ready to pay for the call option for this you have to place a buy order with your broker specifying the strike price and the expiry date.
�Fixed price-also known as exercise price, this is fixed amount of buying the underlying assets in the future.
�Option premium- this is first paid to the exchange, which then passes it on to the option seller and when you buy the call option, you must pay the option writer a premium.
�Margins- when you sell a call option by paying an initial margin not the entire sum, once you pay the margin you have to maintain a minimum amount in your trading account or with your broker.

Let’s understand call option with this example- A land developer may want the right to purchase a vacant lot in the future, but will only want to exercise that right if certain zoning laws are put into place. The developer can buy a call option from the landowner to buy the lot at say Rs 2, 50,000 at any point in the next 3 years. Here, the land owner will not grant for free option, the land developer need to contribute a premium/down payment to lock its right. Here the premium might be Rs 6000 that the developer pays the landowner. When 2 years passed the zoning had been approved they exercised and developed his option and they bought the land for $250,000 and it has doubled the market value of plot. In alternative case the zoning approval doesn’t came, and the one year passed the option has expired. The developer will pay the market price in the cash form and the landowner will kept the $6,000.
Put Option- Market is full of buyer and seller; there can’t be a buyer without there being a seller. In the same way, option market without having put option you cannot have call option. Put are the option which provide the right to sell of underlying stock or index at a pre determined price before or on a specified date in the future. Here, the strike price and expiry date is pre-defined by the stock exchange. Call and Put options share the similar traits but in opposite nature. The following are key features of put options.
�Specifics-you will have to specify how much you are ready to pay for the call option for this you have to place a buy order with your broker specifying the strike price and the expiry date.
�Fixed / Exercise price- It is a strike price which is fixed for buy the underlying assets in the future. It is fixed by mutual consent of both the parties.

Your Forex Leverage & How To Manage

One of the biggest drawbacks faced by traders on a daily basis is the failure to manage Forex leverage in an effective manner. Trading with leverage can go a long way in improving your returns, but it also raises the risk of losing big in case a trade failure occurs. Traders are al-lowed a leverage of nearly 400:1 in the currency market. In other words, you can trade $400 in borrowed money for every $1 sitting in your trading account.
But a majority of the traders generally prefer a significantly smaller leverage of 2:1. In other words, they can trade with $100,000 if they have $50,000 sitting in their trading ac-count.
If you are confused about the leverage you are using on your trading account right now, there is a simple formula to clear it up:
1.Consider the numerical value of all of your open positions.
2.And then divide it by the amount of money currently sitting in your trading account.
3.For example, if your open positions come up to $30,000 and your trading account stands at $5,000, then your effective leverage would be 6.
Once you understand the amount of leverage you are utilizing, you can go about assessing if it is optimal for your trading strategy or style. Aggressive traders with a high threshold for risk can have a maximum leverage of 10:1. Conservative traders usually limit themselves to utiliz-ing a leverage of around 2:1 or 3:1.
Forex brokers always advise traders to limit or reduce their leverage usage. A high lev-erage means a few bad trades will empty your trading account. This will eventually lead to a margin call or the loss of all of your positions.
Let us go through one such scenario. Assume that your trading account has $10,000 in it and that you are utilizing a leverage of 100:1. You are trading 10 mini-lots which are worth $1 million. Now if you were to make a 100 pip loss at this juncture, it will set you back $10,000. This means that your trading account has just been wiped out.
In a different scenario, assume that your leverage is just 10:1 and your trading account stands at $10,000. You are trading 5 mini-lots which are worth $100,000. In this case, a 100 pip loss would set your trading account back by only $5,000. This means that you will still have $5,000 left in your account at the end of the day.
Another compelling advantage of utilizing less leverage is the massive savings made from transaction fees. If your choice of trade comes with a five pip spread, the transaction fee will cost you $500, or a 5% cut of whatever is in your trading account.
In other words, you have already lost $500 before you have even gotten the chance to en-joy the profit you have made from your trade. The cost of transaction is directly proportional to the leverage you use. The bigger the leverage, the higher the transaction fee. The lower the leverage, the lower the transaction fee.