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Monday, September 28, 2015

The Year of the Jubilee of Shemitah cycle

The Year of the Jubilee: 
One can not help, but be struck by the unique and very rare occurance of the Tetrad of four Blood Moons during the Shemitah of Shemitah's year, and now the Jubilee Year comes with yet another set of very unique features!Jubilee Cycles: 
Jubilee Years are based on the Shemitah Years which occur every 7th year.  Seven Shemitahs makes a Shemitah of Shemitahs.  (7x7=49 years is the Shemitah of Shemitah cycle period.)  The year following the 7th Shemitah Year is a Jubilee Year.  The Jubilee Year follows the 7th Shemitah Year thus becoming the 50th year.  However, if we keep the Shemitah cycle going every 7 years, then the next Jubilee year is also the first year of the next Shemitah cycle, in which case the next Jubilee year follows 49 years after the first.  However, if you start the next Shemitah cycleafter the Jubilee Year then you have Jubilee years occurring every 50 years, however, this breaks the 7 year cycle.  Bible scholars are in a disagreement are to which version is correct.   The following is based on the 49 year cycle which keeps the 7 year cycle in tack. 
The 40th Jubilee since Jesus Crucifixion:
The number 40 has special meaning in the Bible, and is repeated a number of times in the Bible.  It rained for 40 days and 40 nights as Noah and his family rode out the flood in the Ark.  The Great Flood was a punishment for men's sinful ways.  The Israelites wandered 40 years in the desert in repentance for disobeying God.  Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days and was tempted by Satan.  After Jesus' Resurrection he remained for 40 days until he ascended to Heaven.  The period of time of 40 in the Bible is understood as a period of repentance and redemption for past sins.  So it is of special interest to Christians around the world that this Jubilee Year is the 40th since Jesus was Crucified in Jerusalem in 31 AD.  Will this 40th Jubilee finalize the end period of repentance and redemption for mankind, and usher in the start of a new period?  Many believers feel something important is about to happen from God.

2015 the year of Sevens
This Shemitah Year started with two cows being born with the number 7 on their faces.
The Shemitah year is the 7th year of rest.
2015 is the 7th Shemitah (7x7=49) since the last Jubilee Year, making it a Shemitah of Shemitahs.
2015 is the 7th year since the 2008 Stock Market Crash, where it went down 777 points.
2015 is 14 years since the 911 terrorist attack. (7+7=14)
2015 marks 70 years since the end of the Holocaust.
2015 is the 70th year following the end of World War II.
2015 marks the 70th year since the first atomic bomb was dropped.
2015 is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.
Sept. 2015 is the start of the 70th year of the Jubilee since God ordained them in the Old Testament.

The 70th Jubilee, 2015-2016: 
The numbers seven and seventy both have special meanings in the Bible.  God created the Heavens and Earth in six days and rested on the seventh day.  God had completed his task by the seventh day.  From this God established the week which is completed on Saturday and is a day of rest.  In Daniel 9:24 we have the following:

Seventy weeks are determined for your people and your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity,
To bring everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy,
And to aniont the Most Holy.  
This prophecy from Daniel is about restoring Jerusalem until the Messiah returns in a period of seventy!
In Matthew 18:22 Jesus tells Peter to forgive not just seven times, but seventy times seven.  So seven and seventy have the Biblical meaning of perfect completion.  
So this coming 70th Jubilee Year will very likely have very special meaning for mankind.  It could be God's time of Perfect Completion for Redemption.  Be prepared!  Be right with God.  

The Jubilee Year starts with a Partial Eclipse. 
The Jubilee Year starts with a Solar Eclipse: 
As the Jewish New Year begins on September 13, 2015, Rosh Hashana a Partial Solar Eclipse will be taking place over the Indian Ocean.  Jewish Rabbis consider a solar eclipse to mean a harsh period of time for countries of the world.   

This Super Moon Lunar Eclipse will be seen in Israel in the western morning sky. 

The Final Blood Moon of the Tetrad:
As seen from Jerusalem this Lunar Eclipse will be seen in the early morning sky just before sunrise.  The Moon will be a super moon which means it will apear larger then normal, and will we setting in the Western sky.  A Red Lunar Eclipse has the meaning of a sword coming for the whole world.  If the Eclipse is at dawn the calamity is considered to be forth coming.  This eclipse will happen the evening of Sunday Sept. 27 in the Western Hemisphere and the morning of Monday Sept. 28 in Europe, Middle-East  and Africa.  (See more details at the bottom of the Blood Moons page.)

Events during the Past 4 Blood Moons
  • Ebola outbreak in Africa and several cases in the U.S. 
  • People dying of the Bubonic Plague in the U.S. 
  • Unstable Global Economy with many economist predicting world wide Stock Market Crashes. 
  • Immigration of Refugees in Europe. A majority of them are young men from all over the middle east.  (Likely, an Islamic army invades Europe.)
  • Numerous Natural Disasters. Earthquakes, and fires. 
  • U.S. Government acts illegally numerous times by disregarding the Constitution, thus ending the 'Rule of Law' in America.  Movement to replace Constitutional Law with Islamic Sharia Law. (Sharia Law puts Christians, gays and woman in grave danger.)  
  • Moral Crises increases which offends God. 
    • Gay Marriage Legalized against the Biblical definition. 
    • Killing Babies and selling human body parts for profit. 
    • Government defends rioters and attacks on the police. 
    • The U.S. Government turns against Israel. (A danger to America, as God curses those that oppose Israel.) 
    • The U.S. Government is increasing hostel to Christians supporting law suites leveled against Christian businesses and Christians in the military. 
  • War between Israel and Hamas. 
  • Russia invades the Ukraine.  China building up its military navy and aerospace.  
  • The rise of ISIS threatens which destabilizes the Middle East, leading to mass killings of Christians, by beheading, and crucifixion.  (End time prediction of the Bible.) 
  • The U.S. Government signs a treaty with our enemy Iran who vows to destroy both Israel and America.  In the treaty we give our enemy 160 billion dollars, and lift economic sanctions on Iran.  There will be few if any inspections which will lead to Iran obtaining a Nuclear Bomb. 
  • Chinese and Russian warships and aircraft off the U.S. Coastline.  Rumors of a surprise attack on America being planned by our enemies.  
Shemitah Year Events of the Twentieth Century:  The rising up and the falling of empires. 
1917- America rises to power ending World War I.  The rising of the Communist State of the Soviet Union.
1917- The defeat of Germany. The fall of the Czar of Russia.  The fall the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.  The fall of the Turkish-Ottoman Empire.
1938- German Nazis attack Jewish businesses and burn Jewish Synagogues on Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass.)
1945- Nazi Germany is defeated.  The Atomic bomb is dropped on Japan thus ending World War II.  Japan signs peace treaty the same week of the end of the Shemitah year.
1945- The United States becomes a military super power. The U.S. dollar becomes the world standard currency. The United States is the richest country in the world, and the world's largest lender nation.    1973- The United States Supreme Court declares that America's can kill their unborn babies.
1973- The World Trade Center is completed which is a symbol of Americas economic strength. 1973- America looses its first war to Vietnam.  Nixon takes America off the Gold standard.  This sets in motion the decline of the U.S. dollar.
1980- The U.S. Supreme Court bans the posting of the Ten Commandments in Public Schools.  Thus God is now completely banned from our public schools in America.
2001- The World Trade Center buildings (the symbols of Americas economic strength) are destroyed by an Islamic terrorist attack.  One week later Wall Street has one of its greatest collapses on the last day of the Jewish Shemitah Year.
2008- Exactly seven years later, Wall Street suffers its largest decline.  America is now the world's largest debtor nation.
2014-2015-  In Sept of 2014 we start a new Shemitah Year.  This happens in connection with a Tetrad of 4 Blood Moons which all occur on Jewish feast days.  As the United States has turn away from God and endorsed many sins, it is very possible that God's judgment will fall on America during this year of the Shemitah. 

Seven year cycle in the DJIA

Sunday, December 28, 2014

There have been 85 large aircraft disappearances since 1948...

There have been 85 large aircraft disappearances since 1948...

Air Asia Confirms Lost Contact With Indonesia Flight After Crew Asked For "Unusual Route", 155 Passengers On Board on 28.12.2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Visualizing The Costs Of Drug Addiction

Drug addiction ravages the health of the body and mind, but it can also be ruinous to the wallet.Here is a look at the financial costs associated with drug addiction and treatment, which for most people includes counseling.

Economics of Addiction

Monday, August 4, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Swiss bank accounts . India is Rumored to have $ 1.5 Trillion Black Money.

Swiss bank accounts have long been a place for the wealthy to store their cash in order to evade hefty taxes. As of late, however, the American government has been cracking down on tax evaders and those that aid them.

American tax authorities created an amnesty program for Swiss banks that were willing to cooperate in bringing American tax evaders to justice, in exchange for less severe fines. In total, 106 banks signed up for the program. This all stems from a criminal investigation of twelve Swiss banks, headed by US tax authorities.
In order to be in the good graces of Uncle Sam, some of these banks have even threatened to freeze the accounts of their American clientele, unless they can prove that they are fully tax-compliant. Other Swiss banks have taken a softer approach. If a client has or had an undeclared account and has avoided getting caught, the bank will aid them in paying fines if they confess to the American government. It sounds good, but the amount they are offering is only $5,000. It is likely that Uncle Sam will want a lot more than just a few thousand dollars.
Original infographic from:

INFOGRAPHIC: Swiss bank accounts

Thursday, July 17, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: 2014′s most promising alternative energy trends

The business world has recognized a need for viable alternative energy solutions, and investors are now pouring in their cash. Last year, a staggering $214 billion was invested in renewable energy worldwide.

Many nations and corporations across the world are taking steps to develop alternative energy solutions and the private sector is taking note of this opportunity.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (NYSE: KKR), one of the world’s largest private equity firms, invested $567 million USD for a 33% stake in Acciona’s renewable energy efforts. Acciona is a Spanish conglomerate and holds major assets based on seven clean technologies in 13 countries: wind, CSP, photovoltaic, hydroelectric, biomass, biodiesel and bioethanol. The company’s major focus is on wind energy.
Giant firms aren’t the only ones who see potential in green energy investment. According to Thomson Reuter’s Lipper unit, alternative energy mutual funds and exchange traded funds returned an impressive average 41.6% over the 12 months through June.
Original infographic from:

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Chart Of The Day: Global Youth Unemployment

We have some bad news... for Africa: according to the latest data released by the International Labor Organization, your youth unemployment problem is almost as bad as that of Europe.Chart Of The Day: Global Youth Unemployment
Maybe more to the point, just what is it about those bracing Mediterranean sea breezes (not to mention mandated Eurozone "political capital" and relentlessly liberating - of one's job - globallization) that makes the young people in the adjoining countries choose to do pretty much anything but work?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Google Inc reveals self-driving vehicle prototypes designed in collaboration with several automotive partners

Google Inc reveals self-driving vehicle prototypes designed in collaboration with several automotive partners

Google Inc reveals self-driving vehicle prototypes designed in collaboration with several automotive partners

Google Inc reveals self-driving vehicle prototypes designed in collaboration with several automotive partners

The co-founder of Google Inc. – Mr. Sergey Brin revealed that the company has designed its own self-driving vehicles. The company developed a two-seated prototype that transports passengers at the push of a button.
Mr. Brin said in an official statement, which was cited by Bloomberg: “We took a look from the ground up as to what it would be like if we had self-driving cars in the world. We’ve worked with partners in the Detroit area, Germany and California.”
According to the company’s statement, Google has been working on the project for the past four years. The company revealed that the vehicle prototype lacks a steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal and basically looks like a gondola on wheels. The owners of such a car will be provided with the opportunity to set a destination address and the vehicle basically will do the rest by driving them there. The top speed disclosed by Google for now is limited to 25 miles per hour.
The company said that it works in collaboration with several automotive partners. For starters, the co-founder Mr. Brin said that Google Inc. has set a goal of manufacturing 100 to 200 test cars. The news comes at a time when there is a campaign aiming to make driverless vehicles more popular in order to make the roads safer.
The design of Google’s driverless cars resembles the one of Fiat 500 or the one of Mercedes-Benz Smart, but it won’t be equipped with a gas pedal, brake, steering wheel and gear shift. The only operations controlled by the driver will be pressing a red “e-stop” button that is intended for panic stops, as well as pressing a start button.
According to one of the analysts working at IHS Automotive – Egil Juliussen – the self-driving vehicles will gain greater popularity over the next twenty years. Mr. Juliussen said that the number of such cars in 2035 is expected to reach 11.8 million, and also projected that almost all cars are to become self-driving by 2050.
Google Inc. was 1.96% up to close at 574.87 dollars per share yesterday, marking a one-year change of +30.34%. According to the information published on CNN Money, the 41 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Google Inc. have a median target of 660.00, with a high estimate of 750.00 and a low estimate of 525.00. The median estimate represents a +14.81% increase from the last price of 574.87.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

How U.S.A Spend Their Time Online

We have good news for budding entrepreneurs considering launching yet another online method of stalking the object of their affection: exhibitionism and sharing photos of your dinner, pardon social networking, remains as popular as ever on the internet.
According to an online survey by GfK and the Interactive Advertising Bureau, people said they spent about an average of 37 minutes a day on social networks like Facebook and Twitter in 2013. That internet staple, emailing, clocked in at a 29 minutes, while watching online video was 23 minutes.
How U.S.A Spend Their Time Online - social networks, games, online video
However, in a troubling trend for the YouTubes of the world, the WSJ notes that while people doubled the amount of time they spent watching online video over the past four years, the overall percentage of their online time spent watching video slipped to 12% in 2013 from 13% the year before.
But the worst news is for that biggest loser of all in the New Online Normal: legacy media, whose paper publications are an endangered anachronism in a day and age when everyone reads (if only the headlines) on their mobile device, is also getting hammered when it comes to its online incarnation, with the average American spending just 5 minutes reading online newspapers, less than even blogs.
Of course, when the day comes that the final investigative reporter and journalist loses their job, suddenly the question will arise what will all those 20-some year old "journalism" majors whose only skill is to copy and paste, do?
For now nobody cares to even contemplate this issue: they are too busy updating their Facebook profiles.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Wanna Be A Great Trader? Finger Size Matters.

Wanna Be A Great Trader? Finger Size Matters.
Take a moment and look at your hands. Specifically, compare the length of your ring finger to the one you use to point.  Is the ring finger longer or shorter than your pointer, and by how much?  It turns out that the answer to that question can tell a lot about your mental abilities and appetite for risk. As ConvergEx's Nick Colas details, a 2009 study of mostly male traders working in London found that the ones with longer ring fingers were generally more profitable than those with shorter ones. Traders with the largest fourth finger/second (pointer) finger ratios actually made 11 times more than those with the smallest. 
Via ConvergEx's Nick Colas,
A 2012 study of entrepreneurs in Italy showed that highly successful female entrepreneurs tended to have longer ring fingers as well.  Researchers believe that the causal link between digits on your hand and in your bank account goes all the way back to the womb.  No, finger length is not the only thing that makes you successful in this business.  But it clearly doesn’t seem to hurt.
Occasionally I happen upon a theme for one of these notes that seems to stretch well into the distant horizon of the unbelievable.  This is one of those days.  Still, at ConvergEx we follow the data wherever it leads and we also have an abiding respect for the scientific process.  So buckle up – here goes.
The length of your ring finger relative to your pointer digit is a useful proxy for a whole host of personality traits and aptitude for the world of high finance.  So take a look at your hand, and check to see which is longer.
If your ring finger is longer than your pointer, then:
You are likely a better athlete than your peers.

You tend to be more physically aggressive, regardless of gender.

You take more risks.  If you are an entrepreneur (male or female), you have a greater chance of succeeding.

If you are a woman, may well have knee problems.

If you are a man, have an increased chance of oral and prostate cancers.

If you are taking the SATs soon, expect to do better on the math section.  Conversely, if your pointer finger is longer, expect to rock the verbal parts of the exam.
The science behind these observations, some of which date back many years, is relatively recent. It turns out that the way your fingers develop is closely tied to your exposure to specific hormones during pre-natal development.  In 2011, researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Florida managed to isolate the exact process by which the exposure to estrogen and testosterone governs the growth of fingers.  Males have testosterone receptors in their digits, so the more they get the longer the fourth finger grows.  Block the receptors, and you get shorter fourth fingers.  Pump in more testosterone, and you get longer ones again.  The experiments that yielded these results were done with mice, by the way.
The upshot is that longer fourth fingers are the result of greater exposure to testosterone in utero, and this has other developmental implications beyond digit length.   Larger doses of this hormone tend to promote better spacial relations during the key learning years, but also correlate to more aggressive personality types.  When it comes time to take standardized tests like the SATs, young men with longer fourth fingers tended to excel in math.  Those with smaller fourth/second finger length ratios tended to be better at the verbal parts of the test.  Yes, I know all this feels like a lecture from Larry Summers, but (again) all the studies backing up these assertions appear at the end of this note.  It does, however, raise the question: is Larry’s fourth finger longer than his second?  Inquiring minds want to know.
Let’s move onto safer and more familiar ground: success as a day trader.  In 2008 researchers John Coates, Mark Gurnell and Aldo Rustichini parked themselves at a London based prop shop and measured the finger lengths of 49 traders.  Then they examined how successful these people were at fast-paced trading.  Here is what they found:
The larger the ring finger relative to the pointer, the more profitable the trader on average.  The R-squared was 48%, an amazing result for a one-variable analysis.

The traders with the largest 4th/2nd finger ratios did 11x better than those with the smallest ratios. 

The researchers offer two explanations, and their data supports both.  One is that those traders with longer ring fingers are able to productively process higher levels of testosterone.   The amount of the hormone varied day to day by subject, but long-fourth-fingered subjects could take advantage of it when it happened along and use it to boost their confidence. The other explanation is that individuals with longer fourth fingers have superior pattern recognition abilities under pressure, a byproduct of the presence of higher testosterone levels in utero.  Put both explanations together and you get a plausible explanation for the fourth-finger effect.
Taken across its full spectrum, this whole analysis is a bit uncomfortable – full of gender stereotypes and nature/nurture debates.  Well, I never wanted to be Harvard’s president anyway.  Still, it is hard to turn away from the numerous studies on the topic and ignore them.  The authors of the traders study do point out that there is far more to success than just finger measurements, and that is fair enough.  But that this one simple metric can explain half a trader’s success is pretty dramatic.
And consider this – my own fourth finger is meaningfully longer than my second.  I should be home by now – markets closed hours ago.  But here I am, writing this note rather than planning tomorrow’s trades.  The only thing my own fourth finger is good for is typing the letters on the outer fringes of the keyboard.  Guess it really doesn’t work all the time.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New Cheaper, Greener Perovskite Solar Cells To Replace Lead with Tin

New Cheaper, Greener Perovskite Solar Cells To Replace Lead with Tin
Researchers have developed a new cheaper, greener Perovskite Solar cells with no lead. They put tin instead of lead Perovskite as the light harvester. The result was a new solar cell with good efficiency than the other. It could be made easily by “bench” chemistry techniques. The manufacturing process involves the use of completely viable materials and completely eliminates hazardous materials.
Inorganic chemist, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis who has a great skill in dealing with tin, said that this was an advanced step in replacing lead with tin in the very promising type solar cell known as Perovskite. He said that the metal tin is more viable than lead and it worked good to make an efficient solar cell.
As it was in a structure called Perovskite, it is called so. Instead of lead the new one has tin as the light absorbing material. Tin Perovskite has efficiency same as that of lead Perovskite or even more. Thus it can be touted as the “next big thing in photovoltaic”. The materials was developed, synthesized and analyzed by Kanatzidis. Along with the help of Robert P H Chang, Northwestern collaborator and nano scientist, he engineered the new efficient solar cell.
The two main features of the material is it can absorb most of the visible light spectrum and second one the Perovskite salt can be dissolved and it will reform upon solvent removal without heating.

Scientists Find out Rare ‘Nickel Eating’ Plant in Philippines

In Philippines, scientists have discovered a special plant which has the ability to eat nickel metal. The newly founded plant species Rinorea niccolifera, as it name indicates can absorb large quantity of nickel without harming itself. It doesn’t eat nickel like Venus plant eats insects; instead, Rinorea absorbs nickel from the soil, growing in nickel rich soil.
The group of scientists from the University of Philippines discovered this special plant species in Philippines. Professor Edwino Fernando, the lead researcher and author of a new paper on palnt said that it absorbs nickel through its leaf. It can absorb about 18,000 parts per million of nickel. This is up to 1000 times greater than the nickel absorbing capacity of most other plants.
The new nickel eating plant is one of the only 450 species out of 300,000 known vascular plants species which can intake a significant amount of metal. These kinds of metal eating plants have a significant place of interest in mining industry as well as environmental advocates. The new plant species Rinorea niccolifera can make our ecosystem clean as it can be planted to remove hazardous metallic materials from the air, especially near mining factories. 
Another value of the plant is that once it has absorbed a sufficient amount of metal, it can also be used for harvesting to extract commercially valuable contents. Augustine Doronila of the University of Melbourne who co-authored the paper with Fernando explained that the hyper accumulator plants had great potential for the development of green technologies.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Demand for Zinc in Agriculture Grows due to Increased Population and Food Consumption

 Due to increasing world population, which might be more than 9 billion by 2050 and improved diets, the demand for the zinc as micro-nutrient in the agriculture is increasing greatly. The main zinc chemicals which have the highest demand are zinc chloride, zinc sulfate, and zinc oxide, based on the reports of global market research by IHS.
Director of specialty chemicals at IHS Chemicals, Stefan Schlag said that zinc is an essential element for both animal and plants. Zinc deficiency has become a serious threat to the public health, especially in children. Thus many nations are implementing measures to increase the zinc fertilizer usage in zinc deficient regions, he added.
Now the total demand for zinc is about 1.5 million tons. Stefan said that this would exceed 1.8 million tons by the end of 2018 and about 400 thousand metric tons of the demand would be of agricultural demand, mainly in the form of zinc sulfate. In 2012 and 2013 China included Zinc fertilizers for major crop production.
This increased the production of Zinc fertilizers and use in China increased from 50,000 metric tons to 100,000 tons metric ton per year, based on IHS Chemical estimates. One of the most common micronutrient deficiency problems worldwide is zinc deficiency. The deficiency is especially found in grain crops. Reports of IHS says that nearly 50 percent of cultivate soil all around the world contains less amount of zinc and it would become 65 percent by 2018. It would decrease the production of edible plants.
Studies conducted in Brazil, India and China proved that zinc can increase the yield of crop from 8 percent to 20 percent yearly. With the declining amount of arable land per person and increasing population, global crop yield should be increased to meet up the food necessities. Due to these reasons IHS forecast a demand growth for Zinc, is so bullish on the agricultural sector.
Demand for Zinc in Agriculture Grows due to Increased Population and Food Consumption

Friday, April 25, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Quick primer on cobalt and batteries

Fortune Minerals is advancing a gold-cobalt-bismuth-copper mine in Northwest Territories, Canada and readying a metals processing plant in Saskatchewan. 

The London, Ontario-based junior has put together this infographic on the use of cobalt in rechargeable battery technologies which is set to rocket in coming years.
the use of cobalt in rechargeable battery technologies which is set to rocket in coming years.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Vanished Plane Since 1948, Some 83 aircraft have been declared missing.

Some 83 aircraft have been declared “missing” since 1948, according to data compiled by the Aviation Safety Network. The list includes planes capable of carrying more than 14 passengers and where no trace — bodies or debris — has ever been found.

Vanished Plane Since 1948, Malaysian airlines last

Monday, December 2, 2013

Know your Margins for NSE Futures and Options (NFO), MCX or CDS, (Tech Tools)

Know your Margins for NSE Futures and Options (NFO), MCX or CDS
Do you trade in future and options? As a Futures & Options (F&O) trader, you may want to know the margins you require ahead of making a trade. However, margins vary depending on factors such as the underlying asset, volatility, market lot size and expiry. This could make calculating margins a tricky affair.
Zerodha ( has a calculator to compute the margin requirements for options, futures and more complex F&O strategies in equity, currency and commodities.
The tool requires you to select the exchange — NSE Futures and Options (NFO), MCX or CDS — for your trade. It then displays the list of products available in the exchange. The tool also indicates the lot size so that the quantity you select can be adjusted accordingly.
You can enter multiple trades and evaluate margin benefits from calendar spreads or option strategies, such as straddles and strangles. When you write options, the tool calculates the premium received based on the previous day’s closing price. The total margin is computed after including these components.
The tool is available online for free, sans registration.
However, we feel the tool should offer current prices, which will help guide the user with the strike price for options. When writing options, if the strike price entered is not valid, the tool does not throw up the margin needed, nor does it suggest a list of strike prices. Also, we noticed issues, such as when a trade was deleted, total margin was not updated accordingly.