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How to Make a Living from Trading Stocks and More...

Welcome to the day trading for a living video series. I'm Brijesh Bhatia research analyst for the Fast Profits Report at Equitymaster.

In this series of videos, I'll walk you through the step by step process of day trading for a living in India.

I have over 15 years of trading experience in India's financial markets.

I've seen people make millions and lose millions. The difference between the two kinds of traders came down to their trading strategy or lack thereof.

Is it possible to make a living trading stocks?

Yes, it is!

Using my knowledge, I'm going to help you do just that in this video series. You can think of these videos as a study guide for trading for a living.

In these videos, you will learn:

  • How to make a winning trading strategy for a living.
  • The pros and cons of day trading for a living.
  • Capital required for day trading.
  • The risks in trading for a living.
  • Trading psychology.
  • Average rate of return for day traders.
  • And more!

I hope you enjoy these videos and get started on your journey of day trading for a living.

Your Checklist to Trade for a Living

Do you dream of trading for a living?

Are you looking for a guide to hand hold you through the process?

Well, your search ends here.

I recommend you get started right away with this video series on trading for a living.

In the first video, I'll take you through the checklist you need to begin this journey.

With that said, let's dive in...

What Kind of Trader Should You Be?

If you have decided on trading for a living then it's time to get started.

The first thing you should do is decide what kind of trader you should be.

You should also know the types of trading instruments available to you.

In this video, we will take a look at this. We will cover the different types of trading and trading instruments.

After watching this video, you will have a good idea of all the options available to you.

Let's get started...

How to Get Started With Trading Tools

Do you analyse potential trades before putting money on the line?

Do you know all the tools that are available to you?

If you don't then, I'm here to help.

In this video, I'll show you...

  • Which websites to use for analysis.
  • The best software tools for trading.

After watching this video, you should check out these resources and take your next step as a trader.

Let's go...

How to Make Algo Trading Work for You

I'm sure you've heard of algo trading.

But what is it and have you tried it?

Well, I think you should try it.

In this video, I'll tell you all about the pros and cons of algorithmic trading.

Find out about how algo trading can help you...

And a lot more!

Let's jump right in...

The Top 6 Algo Trading Strategies

In my previous video, I introduced you to algo trading.

In this video, let's go deeper in to this topic.

I'll show you the six best strategies for algo trading.

They are...

  • Momentum
  • Mean Reversion
  • Trend Following
  • Arbitrage
  • Market Making
  • Sentiment Analysis

I'll cover each one in depth.

Watch this video to find out which one is applicable to your trading style. It will be helpful even in manual trading i.e. if you don't use algos in trading.

Let's go...

Your Trading Psychology

In this series of videos on trading for a living, we have seen how to decide what kind of trader you want to be, the trading checklist you need, getting started with trading tools, and algo trading.

Today we will tackle a very important aspect of trading which does not get the attention it deserves: The role of emotions in trading.

In other words, I will show you how your trading psychology is affecting your profits.

In this video, we will cover the main emotions faces by a trader: Hope (before entering a trade) and Greed/Fear (after entering a trade).

I will show you how you can control these emotions to ensure that your trading psychology works for you and not against you.

If you get this right, it will certainly increase your trading profits.

How to Define Your Trading System

In our previous videos we have covered the basics of trading for a living.

We will now get into details of trading systems.

Before that I would recommend watching two earlier videos. They will be helpful in understanding this video.

  • What Kind of Trader Should you Be?
  • Your Trading Psychology

In this video, I'll cover the important topic of how you can define your trading system.

I'll cover chart time frames, charting patterns, number of trades, holding period, etc.

After watching this video, you should be in a position to clearly define your own trading system.

How to Manage Your Trading Risk

In the previous video we covered the topic of defining your trading system.

However, your trading system is not complete without a solid risk management system.

After all your hard earned money is at stake.

In this video, I'll tell you about the 3 most important aspects of managing your risk when trading for a living - the risk/reward, strike rate, and risk per trade.

All this will be crucial is deciding position sizing i.e. how much money to put at risk in each trade. This is something that could make or break your trading.

Let's dive right in.

Get Started With Swing Trading

In this video I'll cover one of the most popular forms of making short-term trading profits: Swing Trading.

These are trades that last from a day to about a couple of weeks.

Using swing trading you can play a break out or break down move in a stock or index. You can also play the news in any stock for short-term.

I'll tell you about the advantages & disadvantages of this style of trading.

Most importantly, I tell you who should try swing trading.

I recommend watching my previous video about what kind of trader you should be. It will help you decide if swing trading is for you.

In my next video, I will cover stock selection in swing trading.

Picking Stocks as a Swing Trader

In this video, I'll discuss the stocks selection process in swing trading.

In swing trading, the importance of your technical strategy is paramount.

I'll cover...

What kind of charts should you use?

What kind of price action should you play?

Choosing Moving Averages and Oscillators.

Back testing your strategy.

Selecting the basket of stocks you want to play in.

And how to filter stocks in your basket.

Let's dive in...

My Top 2 Swing Trading Strategies

In this video, I'll show you my favourite two strategies for swing trading.

In the first, you need only 3 simple parameters to pick wining trades.

In the second, which you can use for going long and short, I'll show you two technical patterns you can use to select your trade.

I have used these two strategies for a long time and these have worked very well for me.

And I highly recommend them to you.

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