Posted on Oct 09, 2020

Fooled by Information

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There is a reason I picked title of today’s post – Fooled by Information. I am sure most of you must be part of at least 3-5 WhatsApp groups dedicated to markets/trading. People often talk too much on topic(s) that are useless and yield nothing but noise. US election predictions, COVID-19 data, Economy contraction data, GDP data, PMI data, US Employment data, Trump’s ratings, Biden’s lead data, and the list goes on. People try to connect everything with

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Posted on Oct 05, 2020

The value of ‘not’ knowing everything

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The ease of internet access & boom of social media has not only changed the way we live, but also the way we think. The unending desire to be active on Twitter / WhatsApp and getting involved in every conversation has ‘kind of’ become a matter of showing off the expertise.

Until last month, I used to be part of at least a 100 stock market groups. Some were investment only groups, while some where pure technical. Some

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Posted on Jun 18, 2020

Monster Stock Analysis with Divis Labs & Bajaj Finance

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I regularly do monster stock analysis & try to derive measurable technical points that can help find or hold a stock for maximum gains.

You can read monster stock study points here

You can also read monster stock analysis for GMM Pfaudler here

Please note that these study points are inspired from a book called Monster Stocks. This book is written for US markets and my attempt is to map the philosophy with Indian markets. I also add

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Posted on Jun 06, 2020

GMM Pfaudler: MonsterStock Correlations

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GMM Pfaudler Analysis
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GMM Pfaudler is beloved stocks for many. The stock has given outstanding returns over last 2-3 years. The recent rally made me look into its long-term charts and correlate with volume, delivery %, and 50/200 MAs to see if GMM Pfaudler exhibited any monster stock characteristic early on that could have helped investors own the stock.

This post, in no manner, intended to put stock in negative or positive bias. It is pure analysis of its past 14

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Posted on Jun 01, 2020

8 Reasons why you should not become a full-time trader?

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I want to be full-time trader one day” – this is one of the most common goals you hear people say these days.

People have this rosy, happy, and Utopian picture painted of their goal of having a trading room with a beautiful view and multiple screens and show off on social media. I wonder does anyone ever see the other side?

While everyone desires to be a full-time trader, the source of this goal is

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Posted on Dec 22, 2019

Noise – Indicators & Patterns

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When you are new to Technical Analysis there are 3 things you learn first – Candles, Indicators, and Patterns. But what if I told you all these 3 are full of noise?

What is a noise?

Noise is anything that masks the meaningful information or data. In technical analysis context, noise is everything that keeps you away from taking concrete decisions.

How often would you notice, talk, or mention following:

  • There is a gap here & price must
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Posted on Aug 28, 2019

Alpha Trade Journal: 28-Aug-2019

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Alpha Trade Journal 28 August 2019
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Welcome to Alpha Trade Journal.

Today was not a very good day. Not just because it was a loss making day, but because I did not follow some of my own trading rules.

In sum, today was a NET LOSS day.

Here are today’s trades:

Bought PGHL at 4402, Sold in loss at 4340

My trade setup was clearly telling me to go long ONLY above 4410 on 15M timeframe. Price never sustained above 4410 although it made

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Posted on Aug 27, 2019

Alpha Trade Journal: 27-Aug-2019

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Today was yet again amazingly profitable day. Although Nifty did not move as much as it did yesterday, a lot of stocks jumped nearly 5-7%.

Here are today’s trades

Axis Bank shorted at 693.55 and covered near 682

It was very evident the way Axis bank was trading that 698-700 will not be crossed today and it was a definite short candidate. I shorted at 693.55 and SL was only 698, which was never hit.

DMART bought at

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Posted on Aug 26, 2019

Alpha Trade Journal: 26-Aug-2019

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Past entire week I couldn’t trade significantly. Although I was taking some trades in Nifty, most of the times SLs were hit, resulting in net loss.

I did not get time to write a post about last week’s trades and hence I am summing it up here that most part of last week was dull & 90% of the times SLs were hit.

However, today, today it was an amazing day.

Here are today’s trades:

Bought Bajaj Finance

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Posted on Aug 24, 2019

Financial Planning – let us start our journey to financial freedom

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Financial Planning ?

Well, I hope everybody must have heard this phrase that sounds complex, but hold on… It isn’t any Rocket science that we cannot understand. Let’s break it down and make it simple for you.

Financial planning is nothing but drawing a future plan of how better you can make your living and lifestyle based on judiciously managing your present income and expenses. It is nothing but a roadmap of how well you can manage your

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