Performance Analysis of Volatile Strategy under Indian Options Market

Deepika Krishnan ., Dr. Raju G .


Options strategies are used to minimize the risk by profiting from either direction of call and put. Traders need to analyse the market to identify a perfect strategy which can stand still in the volatile market. Volatility is the key issue in the market and this formulates new strategy to minimize the risk. Straddle and strangle are best suited volatility strategy as per the options market experts. Hence, a question is raised, which strategy generates higher positive return under volatile conditions. Therefore, a performance analysis is undertaken based on the individual merit and market conditions using Sharpe, Treynor and Jensen’s alpha ratios. Daily data is collected from 2010 to 2016 by taking near, next and far month maturity contract of European call and put options. The finding indicates that when uncertainty about the market is more, it is better to take strangle strategy. Hence, the traders have to decide the strategy after analysing the market conditions.


Jensen, Sharpe, Straddle, Strangle, Strategy, Treynor.

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