Tag Archives: Trading

Of Helmets & Stop Losses

Bangalore (like many other cities) has had a rule for compulsory wearing of helmets by those riding a two wheeler. But what I observe is that many a helmet are worn to protect not the head but the risk of … Continue reading

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Stick to what we know best

Many a time, On my way to Office and on my way to Home, I come across daredevils who ride their vehicles as if they are in a Moto-GP race. While most onlookers either shake their heads or just ignore … Continue reading

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The one minute Challenge

A systematic trader faces several dilemmas when he is trying to figure out the best time frame he should use. Should he go with a 5 / 15 minute bar where he will get a lot of signals or should … Continue reading

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Capital Requirement for a trader

When one starts any business, one has a pretty clear idea as to what would be the cost of starting the business. This may go from a few thousands (if you are starting a web based company) to a few … 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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Exception to the rule

Today I read a tweet by a person who claimed that he was posting his ledger just to showcase to those who believed that “Day traders loose” that its indeed possible to make good money trading purely on intra-day scale. … Continue reading

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The case for Draw-downs

The biggest worry for a Systematic Trader is the Draw-down number. Bigger the number, more he worries about his ability to trade the system since it can be ¬†psychologically difficult to maintain composure when a large part of the capital … Continue reading

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