Rashmi Bhatnagar, CMT

Rashmi Bhatnagar, CMT

Rashmi Bhatnagar, CMT is a Market Technician at All Star Charts India. Previously, she was an Equity Research Analyst at Enrich Investments in Hyderabad, India. She received her charter in February 2020 and has been a part of the financial markets since 2016.

After completing her graduation in Mass Communication, and being a part of the Print and Media Industry (during IPL) as well as the Film Industry (Telugu movie-Life is Beautiful, 2012) briefly, CMT piqued her interest and she pursued the course soon after. While people ordinarily move from a desk job to a more glamorous one, she went the other way around and found more excitement in the daily market moves and slowly built her understanding of the various facets of the financial market.

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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!   

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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] => 570945 [post_id] => 53436 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_3_contributor [meta_value] => a:4:{i:0;s:5:"52789";i:1;s:4:"2456";i:2;s:5:"20515";i:3;s:4:"1259";} ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 53096 [post_author] => 3815607 [post_date] => 2020-10-02 16:40:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-10-02 20:40:05 [post_content] =>
Welcome, Readers, to the second edition of Technical Insights, for October 2020.
Change is Constant.
This statement is a fun oxymoron but change is not easy to keep up with. Humans have evolved exponentially since the beginning of time and this can be attributed to one very important factor-Adaptability. Since change is constant, only those who adapt, will survive. Consider this, if the stock market is a whole world of its own, all the stocks are like people in it. Stocks react much like the people around us. Some are stable, some are temperamental, some are active, and some are passive, and so on. Stocks have different personalities because they reflect their traders’ traits. Treat them as your friends and recognize their traits in order to comprehend their trends.
Understanding this universe leads to effective analysis.  Market participants take some time to build their systems and strategies in order to be on the right side of the market more often than not. Most people learn through trial and error over a considerable period. While experience is a very important aspect in the market, one cannot wait for things to happen to experience all kinds of scenarios. For that matter, one wouldn’t hope for a market to crash, just to learn how to react to it better! Therefore, it is a smart move to learn from those who have been a part of the market for longer and have spent more time honing their own skills. Just like books, human beings themselves are a source of immense knowledge!
The pandemic took over our lives for a better part of the year. It has given us time to pause and reflect on our actions and goals. These trying times are opportunities to enhance our existing skill set. A new normal is waiting for us at the horizon, and we must be prepared for it. In keeping with the idea of learning from experiences of others, the CMT Association is hosting the second edition of the Annual (now Virtual) Summit on 10 and 11 of October. Speakers from across the globe will share their views, strategies, tips and tricks, to help you befriend stocks quickly.
I have had the good fortune of listening to sessions by some of these speakers before, and I guarantee you, you are in for a treat! Various styles of trading and analysis will be showcased by individuals currently placed at the helm of their organizations: tactfully maneuvering in times of distress and sharing their ideas with other enthusiasts. This is a Technical Analyst’s Annual Extravaganza and must not be missed! What’s more, we have the Bull of Dalal Street, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala joining us as well! Hope to see you guys online at the Summit, until then, do take care of yourselves and think Technical!
Rashmi Shastry, CMT  
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