Put Call Ratio

RECENT NEWS
The Economic Times  Oct 16  Comment 
A rising Put-Call ratio with lower volatility suggests an overall bullish bias in the market.
The Economic Times  Sep 18  Comment 
Nifty made a bullish candle on the weekly scale indicating that buyers are in control of the medium term trend.
The Economic Times  Sep 11  Comment 
A put seller does not expect the market to fall beyond the strike sold minus the premium.
The Economic Times  Jul 7  Comment 
On Thursday, the market fell 8.6 points shy of its record high of 9,709.3 made a month ago.
The Economic Times  Jan 3  Comment 
The Nifty50 Put-Call ratio (PCR) closed below 1 at 0.93. A PCR above one is considered bullish while a PCR below one is considered bearish.
Benzinga  Oct 6  Comment 
Mike Khouw spoke on CNBC's Options Action about options activity in SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE: GLD) on Wednesday. He said that the put to call ratio was four times higher than its daily average. Traders were buying the October 118 puts and...
The Economic Times  Jul 28  Comment 
The Put-Call ratio has been holding above 1, which is also near to its series high of 1.11 level for some time now, which indicates strength.
The Economic Times  Jul 5  Comment 
Fresh Put writing was seen at strike prices 8,100 (11.10 lakh contracts added), 8,200 (7.7 lakh contracts added), 8,300 (9.2 lakh contracts added), and 8,400 (5.7 lakh contracts added).
The Economic Times  Jan 21  Comment 
Three key technical indicators — relative strength index (RSI), put-call ratio (PCR), and stochastic oscillator — are indicating that markets are now in an oversold zone.




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The volume of put options traded to the number of call options traded currently

The Put Call ratio (alternately "Put to Call", "Put / Call") is a ratio comparing the volume of put options to the volume of call options traded on the CBOE.

It is often used as an indicator of market confidence; when the ratio is high (above 1.00) the profusion of put options suggests investors expect the market to go down. Conversely, a low number (below 1.00) suggests investors expect the market to go up based on the volume of call options.

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