There is a substantial risk of loss associated with trading Derivatives . Losses can and will occur. My methods will not ensure profits

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


I was totally confused and did not know what was happening. In hindsight, I suspect it was a wide channel down. First trade was the BOF of IRH. target was IRL. TP when the break of BRN failed. Shorted when the low of MC broke. I think I was the last man to sell there. Went long on the break of the range high. Two trades ended as loss. Price was chopping around. So did not attempt any other trade.


  1. Hi ST,

    You were not the last man over there in your 2nd short, I was with you ;). Ended my trade in giving my SL today on this trade.

    My both trades didn't perform well, so was thinking as if i have took some wrong trades. But your trades have made me happy that though the trades were a Loss, the Trading was right

    Thanks for your Posts,
    Deven Malhotra

  2. Hi ST,
    This is my first time on your blog.I find your blog really refreshing which cuts through a lot of clutter.
    In fact i had written u a mail. May be u were busy so didn't reply.
    Took the BOF trade today.
    Also started to log my trades on

    Thanks again for a wonderful blog


  3. Yes, today's price action gets the Choppiest Day of the Year Award!

    Me too took the 1st BOF, scratched it and then for the whole day just watched the screen.

    My title for today's post is Torture Chamber.

    LOLZ :D

  4. Deven

    We cannot control the market. Countless people are executing countless strategies at the same time.Manage the risk


  5. VD
    All the best for the blog.
    I do not check that mail regularly.I will go through it. While sending the mail, alert me here.
    I think you tried a lot to post the comment. Comments are moderated because too many people are trying to sell "Viagra" to me.


  6. SS
    Thanks for the comment.
    Day trading is becoming more and more difficult, I think. After the introduction of XX50 option strikes market is getting squeezed.XX50s started acting as BRN.
    Now big boys defend 50s leaving very little space for the day trading brigade.NF premium/discount further shortens the play ground.There is simply no space for the market to trend.
    I would like to here your opinion


  7. ST, in fact the same thoughts were going through my mind for some time now - after the xx50 Options,Nifty has almost become trendless - I scratched so many trades in this month and I'm getting a bit worried about it.

  8. Its been very difficult for me to trade a market which is slowly drifting down through making new higher lows!!!!!

    this is the second time it happen to be in loss in such markets

    offff its stressful.....

    any help?


  9. SS & ST

    if you experience people start worrying like this then what happen to freshers like me :-)

    can we use higher time frame charts?


  10. Babu

    Nothing to worry.
    Markets will change and traders will adapt to the situation. Being range traders we are not expecting prolonged trends. For us it is just one more probable barrier to price move to deal with . That is all


  11. Yes, kinda agreed with ST - it takes time for everybody to adjust to new conditions - but of course it is not the end of the road, so we will continue to trade our method.



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