Ladder Algo - Bank Nifty Straddle

After launch of our first Focused Algo for retail clients, we are yet again bringing another straddle based algo for retail clients.


With this algorithm our focus for retail clients remains same. Forget fluctuations and strive for steady returns without any overnight risk. Following are the details:


Capital Required: - 2.25 Lakh

Bank Nifty weekly straddle

Purely Intraday

Purely Option Selling

Fixed Position Sizing and Variable Stoploss.

No Overnight exposure.


This is modified version of focused algo. We are providing back test results from January 2018 till May 2021 during which following is the equity curve of the algo.




Despite fall triggered by #Covid19 strategy has performed relatively well. Strategy has winning probability of 80% over total period of time it has run.


Slippages and Brokerage: - Brokerage is calculated at Rs. 9/lot and another 3 Rs. is taken as slippage while executing the straddle. So the equity curve and daily/monthly profit/loss figures are after taking in account the slippages and brokerages. We believe this is as close as real result that this strategy will give.


Return in 3.5 years of back testing is 177% i.e. 300,000/- over a capital of 200,000/-.


Here are some more statistics about the strategy:


Average Net ROI on total capital – 2.4% per month

Average Net ROI on margin utilized – 4.14% (as extra capital was lying vacant because of less margin)

Maximum Gain in a day – Rs. 12,907/-

Maximum Loss in a day – Rs. -8,677/-

Maximum Profit in a month – Rs. 34,315/-

Maximum Loss in a month – Rs. -7840/-

Maximum Series of Losing days – 6

Maximum Series of Losing Months – 2

Back Test period – 41 months

Winning Months – 33

Losing Months – 8


Fee – 15% of profits + 2% Fees +750 pm for algo cost


On a base capital of 2.25 lakh, considering an average ROI of 51% i.e. 90,000 followings are the cost:

1. 9000 For Algo Running Platform (deducted monthly from trading account monthly at 750 per month and posted to ledger)

2. 4500/- (2% Fees of KAM for multiplier 1)

3. 15% on profits i.e. 12000 annually

Adjusted Yearly return = 36% approximately (please note we are basing these figures on return on margin utilized and not total capital). Even if total capital is 3,00,00/-, at any given time, the total utilized margin will remain 1,80,000 i.e. Unless total fund value reaches 4,50,000/- where in algo has capital for 2 lots, it will continue to use 1 lot margin.


What if you want to trade 2 lots?

We will set the account for a multiplier of 2 i.e. 4,50,000/- capital will be required and 2lots will be executed. The same goes for if someone wants to avail the facility of 5 multipliers. But minimum capital is 2,25,000/-.


Here is the breakup of individual months of backtest:


How to start:

1. Open your trading account through KAM with Nirmal Bang Securities Ltd.

2. We will require an Algo Agreement which has to be mandatorily sent by the client before algo starts. We will provide the format.

3. Define the Multiplier you want to trade. 1 Multiplier requires 2.25 Lakh capital.

4. We will set Bank Nifty brokerage to Rs. 9/lot

5. Pay up 2% annual fees to KAM. For 2.25 lakh its, 4500/-. (non-refundable)

6. Fund your account.

7. 15% profit will be charged quarterly every 3 months (not monthly).


If you have any queries, feel free to contact me at 70180-13195. If interested in availing the services, kindly fill the consent form below and we will get in touch with you for account opening purposes and initiate the process:

https://forms.gle/3yN8QFn1qRQtZ2nD8



Happy Trading

Rohit Katwal

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