Time to Review your Trading plan

The new year 2019 is almost upon us! For traders, this means that we need to look deep into our trading plan and analyse what went right and what went wrong. Although every trader’s measure of profitability depends on various factors like his/her risk appetite, capital and risk management, it all comes down to how well they have managed to stay profitable throughout the volatile year of 2018. To welcome a profitable 2019, it is time to ask yourself tough questions and determine what went right and what went wrong. In this article, we…Read more »

As New Parents, Is It Too Early To Think About Securing Your Child’s Future?

In India, children are celebrated in ways that the western world would fail to understand. We rejoice and celebrate every milestone they cross and it is in our cultural value to secure their future. This is drastically different from western nations where children have to find their own means of securing their future after they turn 18. With extravagant celebrations, education and marriage on the roadmap as soon as a child is born, parents might feel the financial burden piling on one after the other. The direct inference of this is that this…Read more »

The Anatomy of your Tax and the Benefits of Investing

For Indians older than 22, ‘tax’ is often thrown around as an ambiguous term for which there is no clear calculation. In fact, a lot of us have believed that the company we work for, deducts tax from our salaries as per government regulations. But how true is that? We aim to paint a realistic picture of your tax breakdown and how much of your ‘take home’ is actually ‘take home’. We will also list the tax benefits of investing and trading. The Indian government classifies the country’s working population into different tax…Read more »

Two Incomes After Thirty – Why Share Trading is the Way to go

By the time you reach your thirties, financial commitments will seem to pile on one after the other and soon, it might seem like you are not able to handle it. Before you are required to make unnecessary compromises to stay financially afloat, try to create a reliable second source of income which can rightly complement your lifestyle. While there are several options available for you develop that second source of income, we recommend you to consider share trading. Trading might come with its own risks, but once you understand its nuances, it…Read more »

Earning with Surplus Money – First, You Work For Money. Then, Your Money Works For You.

The cycle of work and retirement is in need of an upgrade. This is because sustaining the same lifestyle that you have while you work could become difficult after your retirement due to inflation and little to no increment in salaries during your work tenure. This means that we, as salaried workers, have to save every rupee that we can afford to in order to buy a house, put our kids through college, handle emergency medical expenses and live a comfortable life after retirement. This means compromise, cutting down on luxuries and of…Read more »

Defeating Our Inner Narakasura

First and foremost, Zebu wishes you an extremely happy and prosperous Diwali! The Festival of Lights signifies good conquering evil and the celebration of a new life. A new life which comes after the mind is illuminated and enlightened. In a sense, the battle is more of an inward than an outward phenomenon. Everything we know about the great battle between Lord Krishna and Narakasura, could be extrapolated to our own lives, where the evil Narakasura represents anything vile or negative in our minds. For the uninitiated, Hindu mythologies are filled with stories…Read more »

Ten Tenets to Trade as a Successful Entrepreneur (Part 10) – Composite Understanding of Profitable Trading

In our previous article, we focussed on the importance of trading objective and not subjectively, to remain profitable throughout your trading career. With the last article in the series covering the ten tenets to trade as a successful entrepreneur, we will be finishing off with the composite understanding of profitable trading. As you must have seen throughout the series, there are several building blocks for a successful trading plan. To summarise, the three very important parts of trading you must understand are: Capital Knowledge Discipline There are several misconceptions about full-time trading, one…Read more »

Ten Tenets to Trade as a Successful Entrepreneur (Part 9) – Being Objective and not Subjective

Our previous article focussed on the final aspects of a good trading plan and the behaviour of traders and the market in general. Now that we neared the end of the ten tenets series, we can focus on the final few attributes you will have to adopt, to become a successful trader. This begins with the general classification of traders and how the traders in each category react to different market conditions. These categories are based on the behaviour of a trader instead of the time frame they trade on, like intraday, positional…Read more »

Ten Tenets to Trade as a Successful Entrepreneur (Part 8) – Powerful Trading Strategies (Conclusion)

In the last couple of articles, we have discussed two powerful strategies which can provide you with a good capital appreciation when it used with discipline in the long term. In this article, we aim to talk about a few general characteristics of the market along with how you can use it to make more profits. Strategies, in general, work only when certain conditions are met. In a bull market, Sell Today Buy Tomorrow (STBT) strategies might not work and in a bull market, Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) strategies might not work…Read more »

Ten Tenets to Trade as a Successful Entrepreneur (Part 8) – Powerful Trading Strategies (Strategy 2 – Pivot Trading)

In our previous article, we elaborately went over how to use the Open High Low strategy to make consistent profits. Another strategy which gives good returns is the pivot trading strategy. Pivot points are mathematical levels plotted on a security’s graph to mark significant support and resistance levels. The underlying concept in this strategy that, when the stock’s price breaches any of the pivot levels, then it will continue to move in that direction. How are the Pivot levels calculated? Before we get into the details of how pivot levels are calculated, let’s…Read more »
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