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What does one want from the markets

Win or lose, everybody gets what they want out of the market. Some people seem to like to lose, so they win by losing money – Ed Seykota A very simple statement yet so deep is the philosophy behind it. … Continue reading

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Travails of a Trader

Trading is not just a risky business to be in with a survivor rate of less than 5% but a expensive one as well. Most traders are engaged with the markets on a full time basis which means that they … Continue reading

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Not a Clue!

Trend following is a methodology with a simple concept. Keeps (Buy) stocks that are going up, Exit (Sell) stocks that are going down. The tendency to sell winners too early and ride losers too long is referred to as the … Continue reading

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Concentrated or Diversified Portfolio.

Depending on how you use it, Twitter can be Good / Bad or Ugly. For me, it has been an interesting minefield of information on a variety of subjects that hold my interest. One of things I keep stumbling about … Continue reading

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Process vs Outcome

A lot of things in life are based on the concept of following the right process which ensures or is said to ensure the right outcome. Study hard parents say so that you can get into the best college – … Continue reading

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Impact of Social Media on Investing

The arrival of Social Media (Groups / Forums / Twitter / FB / Whatsapp among others) have proved to be a boon to the ordinary investor / trader. The impact it has on my own career is pretty significant and … Continue reading

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In Defense of Technical Analysis

One of the ways to beat down a strategy is to apply it wrongly and claim since the results does not match expectations, the strategy has to be wrong. Technical Analysis has its faults and there is no denying that. … Continue reading

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The left out feeling

Its been a pretty long time since we saw a move in the markets where dogs, cats and bananas are all rallying together, may with incredible speed that seems to suggest that even the gravitational force of Jupiter may not … Continue reading

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Snake Oil Salesmen

In the last few days, mid and small cap stocks have virtually been on fire based on hope of a dramatically changed India. Stocks which were seen as having no future are going up as if its been virtually assured … Continue reading

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Buying ill-liquid Stocks

Markets at near all time highs and the euphoria of a further rise in case NDA comes to power (with a massive majority to boot) has meant that retail is starting to enter in a small way. But since most … Continue reading

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