Backtesting An Idea/System

Backtesting is a topic that always attracts one set of traders and despised by the others 🙂 The topic is pretty vast and this blogpost is just a basic primer on Backtesting. It is gonna be a long one but i believe, it will be worth your time 🙂 » More »


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Procrastination And Ways To Overcome It

I always wondered why traders never get to the point of creating a solid trading plan/system and the reasons behind this phenomenon.

I love writing articles about trading psychology and this topic made me come out of hibernation. This blogpost is a small attempt to see the probable reasons behind procrastinating in formulating a system – from a psychological perspective.

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Professional vs Amateur trader

This blogpost is a small effort to delineate the thought process of a Professional in comparison to an amateur trader. » More »


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Your trading is exciting or boring?

Introduction

Many folks find trading the markets pretty exciting. Why not? Seeing the tickers move wild can give great excitement to anyone and the prospect (not actually making money..just the prospect) of making money can give the best adrenaline rush . A fun-filled activity right? As a matter of fact, they become really sad when the markets are closed as there is no fun in mundane daily activities. » More »


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Achilles heel of a Discretionary trader

Achilles’ heel was an unguarded weakness that ultimately brought down a hero of Greek mythology and this post is an attempt to understand the things that has to be kept in mind while designing a trading methodology as a discretionary trader. » More »


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Great lesson from Mahabharata – Visualization

Most of you already know that am not a religious person but the mythological books can teach us many life lessons. So, my reading habit obviously gravitates even towards mythological stories/ books. » More »


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Never start your trading day with an hungry stomach

Indian stock market starts at 9:15 am. Well past the usual breakfast time for many. Yes – this post is about food 🙂 » More »


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Law of Large numbers and its implication in Trading

Besides loving to trade and playing cricket, I am an ardent subscriber to the statistical concept – the law of large numbers. According to probability theory, the law of large numbers is a theorem that describes the result of performing the same experiment a large number of times. Moreover, the average of the results obtained from a large number of trials should be close to the expected value, and will tend to become closer as more trials are performed. » More »


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