Study market before taking position, option traders told

Our Bureau Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on November 25, 2011

Traders in options must arrive at a considered view on the market after identifying primary and secondary trends.

Assuming different positions in this manner could help minimise losses, according to Mr N.P. Rajive, Dean, Hedge School of Applied Economics, Kochi.


He said this while addressing a faculty development programme (FDP) on commodity and financial derivatives organised at the TKM Institute of Management, Kollam, recently.

The programme was held conducted in association with the Hedge School of Applied Economics and coordinated by the FDP team and the Finance Club at TIM.

Mr Rajive elucidated the practical application of option strategies in the current market scenario.

Prof A. M. Salim, Emeritus Professor, TIM, and former Chairman, Federal Bank, inaugurated the programme.


During the two-day programme, Dr S. Kevin, Director, TIM, and former Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Kerala, emphasised the role of derivatives in the financial market in alienating the risk factors.

He imparted simplified and comprehensive knowledge on the fundamentals of Forwards, Futures and Options.

This was followed by a practical training on the selection and trading of the derivative instruments based on market fluctuations.

Participants were exposed to the recent trend of global indices and trading through virtual market.


There was also an open session for discussion and clarification on various aspects with regard to option trading strategies.

Thirty participants from B-schools, industry and arts and science colleges in South India attended the FDP.

Prof P. Nizzar, Dean, and Mr Sadiq S. Thaha, Administrator, TIM, gave away certificates of participation at the valedictory session. Dr Kevin said that an advance certificate course on derivatives would be held at the venue shortly.

Published on November 25, 2011

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