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Long Call Option Strategy-Bullish Strategy


Long Call Option Strategy-Bullish Options Trading Strategies

Long call option trading strategy is one of the basic trading approaches that involve buying options, to be precise buying call option. Implementation of the strategy involves going long on a call option. The trader/investor is optimistic in the short term and wants to participate in the security's upside during the option's term. If the market/underlying rises as per the expectation of the call holder, the trader can then benefit by selling the call at a profit.

Risk in Long Call Option Trading

When the trader holds on to the contract till the expiry and the underlying asset price trades below the intended price of the call option for buyer, the maximum loss is restricted to the premium paid for getting long on the call option. When the security price falls below the contract price, the contract becomes useless and the premium paid is forfeited.


Being on the right side of a turbulent market can quickly transform a stock in to a multi bagger. Similarly, an underlying can potentially ascend to infinite. In that scenario, the trader could either sell the option at extreme gain or exercise the contract and buy the stock at the predetermined strike price.

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    Break-Even Point

    Breakeven point for Long Call Option Strategy is determined when the stock price equals the strike price plus the premium spent to acquire the call option at the time of expiration. Any rise in the stock price above the strike price results in a positive upside in profit.

    Breakeven = Strike Price + Premium Paid

    Construction of Long Call Option Strategy

    Buy 1 Call option

    call long

    Option Type Expiry Date Strike Price LTP Action No. Of Lots
    CALL 29/03/2023 17000.0 209.35 Buy 1


    Payoff Chart

    Market Expiry Payoff 1 Net Premium Option PayOffAt Expiry
    16550.0 0.0 -209.35 -209.35
    16600.0 0.0 -209.35 -209.35
    16650.0 0.0 -209.35 -209.35
    16700.0 0.0 -209.35 -209.35
    16750.0 0.0 -209.35 -209.35
    16800.0 0.0 -209.35 -209.35
    16850.0 0.0 -209.35 -209.35
    16900.0 0.0 -209.35 -209.35
    16950.0 0.0 -209.35 -209.35
    17000.0 0.0 -209.35 -209.35
    17050.0 50.0 -209.35 -159.35
    17100.0 100.0 -209.35 -109.35
    17150.0 150.0 -209.35 -59.35
    17200.0 200.0 -209.35 -9.35
    17250.0 250.0 -209.35 40.65
    17300.0 300.0 -209.35 90.65
    17350.0 350.0 -209.35 140.65



    Option Trading Example

    NIFTY is trading around 17000 levels, and a trader takes a bullish perspective on the market and purchases one 17000 In-the-money Call Option for a premium of Rs. 230.

    Scenario 1: The NIFTY ends at 17300, and the trader will exercise the long call option and makes a profit of Rs. 15000 at the contract level. [(17300-17000)*50]

    Scenario 2: The NIFTY falls to 16850 levels; because the right to purchase is greater than the market price, the trader will let option expire worthless. The trader will suffer a loss at the contract level of Rs. 11500 (230*50), which is the premium paid for buying call option @17000 strike.


    Scenario 3: If the benchmark ends not above or below but at the target price of the long call option, the investor will lose the premium paid to purchase the call option.

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    Also read: Synthetic Long Call option strategy

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