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Puzzled by Investing Jargon?

Posted by on August 1, 2014 14:09 pm · 5 views

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As per Wikipedia, obfuscation is the hiding of intended meaning in communication, making communication confusing, willfully ambiguous, and harder to interpret. Most stock market experts and analysts are masters at obfuscation. For instance, it has become old fashioned for business TV channels to refer to the market trend as bullish or bearish. They prefer to use terms […]


The 3 R’s of long term investing – a guest post

Posted by on July 30, 2014 20:42 pm · 38 views

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There is a theory about running any business: If the barrier to entry is low, making money is a lot tougher. If the barrier to entry is high, making money is much easier. Can the same theory be applied to stock market investing? The short answer is: Yes. Most small investors enter the market by […]


Nifty Long Term Elliot Wave Counts

Posted by on July 29, 2014 14:23 pm · 66 views

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Those investors who are in a panic because Nifty has corrected for 2 straight sessions, and are worried that the index may face a huge fall – here is some good news. Take a long-term view. The future doesn’t look that murky at all. In fact, it looks extremely bright. For details, check out Nishit’s […]


Q1 results declared so far have been a mixed bag. Apart from the large IT services companies, positive surprises have been fewer, and stock specific. Even private banks are beginning to show a degradation in performance. It may take a couple of more quarters before India Inc. gets well and truly on a revival path. […]


In last week’s analysis of the 6 months daily bar chart pattern of CAC 40, the following comments were made: “Bears are unlikely to release their strong grip on the chart unless the index crosses convincingly above 4375 and its falling 20 day EMA. Bearish technical indicators are suggesting that may be easier said than done.” Note that […]


Technical updates – Bartronics and Bilcare

Posted by on July 25, 2014 19:21 pm · 28 views

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There are two kinds of stocks that never fail to attract small investors – ‘theme’ stocks and RJ stocks. Just like a flame never fails to attract moths. The end results of such attractions are almost equally disastrous. There are no better examples of these two kinds of stocks than Bartronics and Bilcare. The former […]


Nifty chart: a mid-week update (Jul 23 ‘14)

Posted by on July 23, 2014 20:53 pm · 70 views

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Stock markets have this uncanny habit of knowing exactly what everyone wants and expects to happen, and then doing the complete opposite – leaving experts and small investors frustrated, baffled and searching for explanations. Everyone was expecting a deeper correction from the Jul 8 ‘14 top of 7808 – at least to the ‘gap’ zone […]


Gold and Silver charts: an update

Posted by on July 22, 2014 14:37 pm · 22 views

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The bear market rally on the 6 months daily bar chart pattern of silver followed in the footsteps of the yellow metal by forming a bearish ‘rising wedge’ pattern from which an expected downward break occurred on Jul 14 ‘14. Such break downs (or break outs) are often followed by pull backs towards the break […]


S&P 500, FTSE 100 charts: facing technical headwinds

Posted by on July 21, 2014 14:06 pm · 20 views

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The 6 months daily bar chart pattern of S&P 500 has been consolidating sideways within a symmetrical triangle pattern since touching a lifetime high of 1985 on Jul 3 ‘14. Triangles tend to be continuation patterns, so the eventual price break out should be upwards. However, triangles are also unreliable. Price can break downwards or […]


Sensex, Nifty charts: in consolidation mode

Posted by on July 20, 2014 14:14 pm · 45 views

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Q1 results have started hitting the market – and so far, results show that size matters. After better than expected results from Infosys, it was the turn of TCS and Reliance to positively surprise the market. This is a very good example of why small investors should build a core portfolio of large-cap stocks that […]


The following comments were made in last week’s analysis of the 6 months daily bar chart pattern of CAC 40: “Is the correction over? Negative divergences, still visible on the technical indicators, are suggesting otherwise.” Though the index closed 19 points higher for the week, it has been consolidating within a 100 points zone between 4275-4375 – possibly […]


Technical updates – DLF and Unitech

Posted by on July 18, 2014 14:56 pm · 59 views

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Real estate stocks were all the rage during the later stages of the previous bull market in 2007. The term ‘land bank’ entered the stock market jargon dictionary. Companies were falling over each other in trying to acquire land parcels at any price. Banks and NBFCs joined the race of lending money against ‘land banks’. […]


Nifty chart: a mid-week update (Jul 16 ‘14)

Posted by on July 16, 2014 21:01 pm · 42 views

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Call it ‘selling on news’ after the budgets failed to announce any big-bang reform measures, or call it routine profit booking after Nifty touched a new high. May be the selling trigger was the negative divergences on the technical indicators that failed to touch new highs with the index. Whatever the reason(s), the index underwent […]


In the previous post on the 6 months daily bar chart pattern of WTI Crude oil, oil’s price was consolidating in the resistance zone between 105-108. The following cautionary remark was made:“Failure to breach the 108 level may enthuse bears to become active.” The consolidation was expected to continue a bit, and it did so for the […]


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