Read how a trader stuck with stock market trading basics and made crores.
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Year 2005: I started reading bits and pieces about stock markets, but never traded until 2007. Finally I started trading the stock markets in 2007, though for 2 years had read a lot about stock market investing especially basics. Like other retail traders, initially for first three years I made huge losses, now recovered, fact is even after knowing the stock market basics when I was making losses I did not stick to the basics of stock investing.
My regret is that even after I knew the basics I did not stick to it and lost more than 7 lakhs. You can read the mistakes I did while trading here.
I was yearning to meet a trader since 2007 who stuck to the trading basics and made a lot of money.
As luck would have it I met him via my site, www.TheOptionCourse.com. He contacted me through WhatsApp on April 30, 2017. Here is the screenshot.
What follows is a long and interesting conversation.
What Is Stock Market Trading Basics Dilip?
Well it is just one line which 99% or more traders DO NOT follow. Here it is:
Cut Short The Losing Trades Fast, And Let The Wining Trades Ride As Long As They Can
That one single line 99% traders do not follow instead they do this:
Cut Short The WINING Trades Fast, And Let The LOSING Trades Ride As Long As They Can ON HOPE THAT THEY WILL RECOVER
Next what he said amazed me, because this is only the second time someone called me in the last three years and said he is in profit. The first time was sometime back in 2015, but his profits were negligible. This trader is in huge profits.
This is what he said:
I am also trading in stock since 2001. Currently now in profit of around Rs. 1 crore.
I wish everyone said that, but alas it is not the case. 🙁
I asked him what kind of strategy you follow or it is tips/advisory service?
He said, no he never take tips, but used this strategy:
Book Loss At The Earliest And Carry Profit As Long As Possible
There you go. At last I met one trader who stuck to the basics of stock trading and made a whooping profit.
Rs.1 Crore is not a matter of joke, right?
Obviously my next question was: This is amazing then why my option course?
He said he is keen to learn new things, that is the only reason.
At the time we were having chat, Nifty was around 9300. (30-April-2017)
Now this is what he said that surprised me the most:
Presently carrying 450 (6 lots) nifty @ 7950, but not booked profit till.
I thought strange.
Since I am mostly into options I asked him – you mean 7950 CE (Call Option)?
He said, no I bought Nifty Futures at rate 7950 in November, and rollover-ed till now.
Let us do some simple calculation.
He is not a small trader for sure. 450 means 450/75 = 6 lots.
Here is his profit if he books at 9300:
9300-7950 = 1350 * 75 * 6 = Rs.6,07,500.00
Profit of Rs. 6 Lakh, 7 Thousand, 500 in 5 months.
Average profit per month:
6,07,500.00 / 5 = Rs.1,21,500.00
Rs. 1 Lakh, 21 Thousand, 500 profit per month.
How many people earn this much per month in India from stock trading?
Amazing. This is what stock markets can do if you stick to the rules of trading.
I think it is an art, not a science.
So where do we go wrong?
Panic, Greed, Emotions is the answer.
Panic: We book profits early.
Greed: Not managing our finances well and taking a loan sometimes to trade (bad idea), or trying to make 10% every month from trading. Impossible. See how much this greedy trader lost and this trader lost 2 crores.
Emotions: In hope that losses will recover, we let the losses ride.
All of the above combined, traders keep doing mistakes time and again.
He fixes loss or takes a stop loss at a certain percentage but profits, he did not tell exactly where he takes.
This stop loss percentage can be flexible depending on the trade taken but it should be fixed before the trade is taken, not after.
I agree that this trader does good research before selecting scripts and I think he is a naked futures trader. Naked trading means he does not trade with a hedge. I personally feel this is not good for most traders. But if you are an exceptional trader with proper planning and full control over your emotions then it is fine on some percentage of your account not all.
Look at his today’s (04-May-2017) profit. Rs.67,000 profit in one day, isn’t this amazing?
Yesterday one of my free subscriber whatsapp me that this person is FAKE as Petro Eng does not have futures trading.
I think it is misunderstood.
He traded in CASH not Futures and this was an Intraday trade.
Though I personally do not like Intraday trading looks like this person is good at his job.
If you are so good then fine, but if you are not then please stay away from Intraday trading.
Intraday trading has the power to suck you in, but for most traders it is a lose all trading game.
My advise is stay away from intraday trading.
Look how this traders lost 40 lakh trading intraday.
And he is the father of all losers in intraday trading – he lost 2 crores.
Read the above and I bet your bones will shiver.
If you are losing money trading intraday, stop trading today
Positional hedged trading has a lot of benefits like low tension, no need to watch markets every second like intraday traders do, and it has the benefits of compounding which intraday day trading lacks.
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