Gautam Shah, CMT, CFTe, MSTA

Gautam Shah, CMT, CFTe, MSTA

Gautam Shah, CMT, CFTe, MSTA is the Founder and Chief Strategist at Goldilocks Premium Research. Prior to venturing out on his own, he was the Director and Chief Technical Analyst at one of India’s largest financial services firms for over 15 years.

He holds multiple qualifications in the field of technical research, namely CMT, CFTe and MSTA with Distinction. He was awarded India’s best Technical Analyst for equities by the leading Indian business channel, Zee Business. He is also a popular face on digital and broadcast television, having done over 500 interviews with business channels like CNBC, ET Now, Zee Business etc.

Shah has been a keynote speaker at various events around the globe. Recently, he and his firm were named winners at the Technical Analyst Awards declared in London. Shah and the firm won in three categories: Technical Analyst Of The Year, Best Emerging Markets Research, and Best Specialist Research.

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            [post_content] => Hello Readers and welcome to a brand-new Issue of Technical Insights in a brand-new year!


As 2021 begins, renewed hopes and aspirations engulf the world that slowly moves towards normalcy after it was exposed to the systematic risk of an unprecedented kind. So what is it that is giving people hope?

Is it the phenomenal Bull market rally that has been witnessed? Is it the news of vaccination hitting the shelves? Or is it just the change from '0' to '1' in the digits of the year? Whatever it may be, hope is a powerful catalyst. It compels us to believe and work towards a better tomorrow irrespective of what the present scenario is.

As an analyst, I hope that I never take the market for granted. I hope to remain humble in my approach towards my charts and listen to what they have to say. I hope to understand the emotions that govern the chart and hence the price.

As the market continues its gravity-defying move, varied perspectives and valuable insights have been collated to analyse this meteoric rise. Gautam Shah has highlighted how one could read indicators at current levels and how the approach must be tweaked according to market conditions. Kush Ghodasara has used simple concepts of Technical Analysis to arrive at long-term investment ideas. Wishing you a joyful and profitable New Year.


Until next time, think Technical!
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            [post_content] => Hello Readers!  

Wishing all of you a prosperous and healthy Diwali in advance. May this festival light up your lives, both personally and professionally! 

The recently concluded CMT 2020 India Virtual Summit was a great successWorld class speakers graced us with their virtual presenceand I can confidently say that there are decades of learnings in the recordings of these sessions that any analyst would benefit from immensely! A big thank you to all the Speakers and participants for making this Summit a memorable one. For all those who missed it, we have compiled some session descriptions and have dedicated this edition of the Newsletter to the Summit. There’s GOLD in these sessions, so do make sure that you go through them before the online video recordings expire on November 16, 2020!   

If you had already registered for the Summit, log back in to your digital event guide to access the recordings. If you hadn't registered for the Summit, you can register to view the recordings here

As a market participant, there are certain concepts that you learn through personal, rigorous study and certain concepts that you learn by simply being a part of the system. I recently came across interesting analogies in Sanskrit and found it quite relevant to us. 

Markata Kishor Nyayam: (Baby monkey principle/law) 

You must’ve noticed that the mother monkey moves swiftly from one branch to another while the baby monkey hangs on with a tight grip so as to not fall. Here, the baby focuses on the grip, while the mother focuses on movement alone.  

Marjaala Kishor Nyayam: (Baby cat principle/law) 

A mother cat carries its kitten in its mouth to move them to safety or to a different location. Here, the onus lies on the mother to make sure that she doesn’t drop or hurt the kitten while holding on to it with a delicate balance of grip and care. The kitten surrenders itself to the mother. 

As traders and analysts we spend countless hours understanding various aspects of the market by holding on to it with a tight grip, as it swings from bull cycles to bear cycles, just like a baby monkey holds on to its mother. There are also times when we understand concepts by being part of the market where the market guides us and helps us, just like a mother cat doesOne cannot always be as tenacious as a baby monkey or as laid back as a kitten. It is a combination of these two approaches that leads to a fulfilling understanding of a subject. 

In order to improve our trade, it is imperative to revisit the involuntary errors we make and work towards overcoming them together: 
  1. I will refrain from saying “I told you so” (this one is particularly difficult in our field) 
  2. I will not compare my Chapter 8 to someone else’s Chapter 20  
  3. I will not blame the market for my errors (this is just convenient. Why would the market single you out?)  
  4. will exit the trade once it has triggered my stop loss; not average it (aren’t all of us guilty of this at some point?) 
  5. I will identify patterns on charts without forcing them (if I just tweak the lines a little, I can make it look like a triangle…maybe) 
  6. I will focus on being unbiased (My way or the highway really doesn’t work here) 
These are some of my New Year resolutions. I figured I might as well get an early start. You are free to borrow and build on them!    Until the next time,   Rashmi Shastry, CMT [post_title] => Technical Insights - November 2020 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technical-insights-november-2020 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-11-09 15:53:34 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-11-09 20:53:34 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technical_insights [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 570955 [post_id] => 53436 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_4_contributor [meta_value] => a:4:{i:0;s:5:"53122";i:1;s:5:"26994";i:2;s:3:"787";i:3;s:5:"49833";} ) )