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Are you ready for Futures Trading?

A new student of mine (very bright and young) pinged me today  in the Chat Room with a great news that he made over ₹16,000 in Tata Steel trade. I was, of course, very happy for him and then we moved back to trading. Later, it struck me that he was operating with a relatively low trading capital and Tata [...]

Your Beliefs About Trading

You do not trade the markets—no one does.  Now that might sound surprising to many of you.  But what you really trade are your beliefs about the market.  Furthermore, your ability to do so is tempered by your beliefs about yourself. I’d like you to write down your beliefs about yourself.  These beliefs will typically start with words like  I am I feel [...]

What is Involved in Peak Performance Trading?

There is so much involved in developing peak performance, that I recommend that all traders have a business plan. We recommend that the business plan cover all of the following areas. Your vision. Your purpose. Your objectives. A thorough self-assessment of your strengths and weakness, based upon real trading logs that you collect (if you haven’t done so already). [...]

Stop Worrying Yourself Out of Profits

Every time Michael thought about entering the market he said to himself "But what if I lose?" Those thoughts often paralyzed him from action or delayed his entry so long that many opportunities simply passed before he would pick up the phone. When Michael did open a position, all he could think about were negative consequences. "My system is [...]

Make an Honest Self-Appraisal

Think about the last loss you had in your trading.  What caused it?  Who was responsible for it?   If your response was anything other than yourself (e.g., the market, my broker, bad advice, etc.), then you are not taking responsibility for your results.  And the consequences of not taking full responsibility for your results,  is that you will repeat mistakes over and [...]

Difference between Amateur Traders & Systematic Traders

Trading News vs. Trading System Amateur Traders try to trade news while Systematic Traders trade price. While Amateur traders are busy trying to figure out what the latest news on TV really mean, Systematic traders are taking the signals from price behavior in the market. Systematic traders are not predicting what the market will be doing- they are reacting [...]

7 Trading Advises for Young Traders

We get a lot of young traders who are eager to earn money from the stock market so this post is for them. Here are a few things I typically advise youngsters before taking the plunge in the market: 1: Don’t rush to trade Take your time to understand the basics of the market and how it functions. Don’t [...]

Are you afraid of shorting?

A friend asked me a few months back about the concept of Shorting (i.e. Selling first and Buying later). He was curious as to how that works and amused when he learned how easily it can be done in Indian markets (as compared to US where he would need to borrow shares from the brokers first). So, our conversation ended [...]

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