Saturday, December 26, 2015

Predictions for 2016

Its that time of the year again and respecting the time honoured tradition, here are my top 5 financial predictions for 2016.

1. Market volatility is here to stay.
2. The time for easy pickings is over.
3. Be stock specific in your approach.
4. Keep a close eye on FED action.
5. The market upside is limited.
6. The market downside is limited. 

I know I said 5 predictions, but you can choose between 5 or 6 depending upon your outlook of the market. Of course, both will come correct. That's the thing about my predictions. I stand by them and am absolutely sure they will all come true by end of 2016. 

Happy New Year!!

Take care and good luck!

P.S.: In case you haven't got it till now, you are better off spending time with your loved ones or lazing around or napping or playing with a string or looking deep into space or lazing around (I know I already said this one, but its my favourite!) or doing all of the above, rather than reading any financial predictions for next year. Be rest assured, you will know the future when it arrives.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Of missed opportunities and waiting for new ones

Its been so long since I posted that I dont know from where to start this post. Well, how about the beginning. I have been told that's often a good place to start. I started this blog four years ago when I was still in grad school. That seems like a lifetime ago. Simpler times. Joe Pa still ruled (Having spent six years in Happy Valley, I am yet to make up my mind on that one. Heart or head thing). PhD was easy, trading was tough. But that's what made it fun. Returned home. Got married, took a job, got in the rut. You know how the story goes. Somewhere down the line, the tables got turned. Life got tough, trading got easy.

Along the way, I have become convinced that life offers all of us an opportunity to follow our dreams at least once. But life, like the Trading Gods, can be quite a tease. Often, it will give you that one single opportunity when you are least equipped to take it. Then its up to you and whether you have the guts to take that opportunity and make it count. Show life that you have what it takes. Show that you are up for the challenge. Show that you can make it count. 

If you dont take that opportunity, all you can do is wait for the next one, if at all it ever comes, and live with "what if?". I know I haven't said much but I think I have said enough. I wonder how many of you readers out there can relate to this post.

Take care and good luck! I promise to be back.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

10 stocks for the coming week

Here are 10 setups that I like for the coming week. Important levels are marked on the charts itself.

Take care and good luck!

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