Reblog: What is Gap Trading?


Forex Gap Trading

When trading, one cannot overstate the importance of gaps.

Gaps refer to areas on a chart where the price of a currency or stock moves sharply up or down with little or no trading in between. As this area represents an abnormality in the normal price pattern of the stock / instrument, it gets referred to as a gap.

So of what use can a gap be to an investor? Because the tiny area represents a fluctuation in the pricing, a trader can potentially exploit the gap and make a profit.

Gaps occur as a result of underlying fundamental / technical factors that vary for each stock or instrument and require monitoring and knowledge by the investor.

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Sensex ends at fresh closing high, up 251 pts, Nifty settles near 10,900


Benchmark indices ended at fresh closing highs for a third straight session on Friday, led by financial stocks amid improved investor sentiment after the government decided to cut tax rates on certain products and services.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 35,511, up 251 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,894, up 77 points.

ICICI Prudential Life said profit in Q3 grew by 0.5 percent to Rs 452.1 crore against Rs 450 crore reported in year-ago. Net premium income jumped 19.3 percent to Rs 6,795 crore from Rs 5,697 crore YoY.

PC Jeweller today reported 52 percent increase in its net profit at Rs 162.71 crore for the quarter ended December on higher sales and profit margins. The company, which has 84 retail jewelry stores across the country, had posted a net profit of Rs 106.97 crore in the year-ago period, the company said in a regulatory filing.

Private sector lender IDFC Bank said its profit for the quarter ended December 2017 declined 23.6 percent to Rs 146.1 crore, compared to Rs 191.3 crore in year-ago. Profitability was hit by lower net interest income, other income and operating income; but was largely supported lower provisions. Net interest income, the difference between interest earned and interest expended, fell 5 percent to Rs 495 crore compared to Rs 521 crore in year-ago. Asset quality worsened during the quarter. Gross non-performing assets (NPAs) as a percentage of gross advances were sharply higher at 5.62 percent against 3.92 percent in previous quarter and net NPA was also higher at 3.52 percent in Q3 against 1.61 percent in Q2FY18.

Kirloskar Oil Engines shares gained 3 percent after profit in Q3 increased 40.5 percent to Rs 39.5 crore from Rs 28.1 crore YoY. Revenue from operations rose 6.8 percent to Rs 684.6 crore while operating profit grew by 10.7 percent to Rs 64.1 crore and margin expanded 40 basis points to 9.4 percent.

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Reblog: Inverted Cup and Handle Pattern: A Bearish Technical Trading Indicator


Inverted cup and handle patterns can be identified by their large crescent shape followed by a less extreme, upward retracement. The entire pattern usually takes within 3 to 6 month to develop. These patterns are meant to serve as being indicative of a bearish reversal.

Below is a chart of the EUR|USD foreign currency pair showing an example of an inverted cup and handle pattern:

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Reblog: Amber Enterprises India Limited IPO Review


Amber Enterprises India Ltd. (AEIL) is a niche player in functional component manufacturing segment that is used widely by Room Air Conditioner (RAC) manufacturers. The company enjoys preference of eight out of 10 mega players in the field and is getting more new customers that are entering in this field as under While Goods penetration among users has vide difference as far as ACs are concerned. While TV, Fridge and Washing Machines enjoys penetration of over 10% to 60% in India, AC penetration is as low as around 4% and thus this segment has vide scope of advancement going forward.RAC penetration in neighboring countries ranges from 30 to 100%. Its customer includes Panasonic, LG, Daikin, Hitachi, Whirlpool, Voltas, Blue Star and Godrej. The company is a market leader in Indian RAC, OEM/ODM segments and has comprehensive product portfolio to suit the requirements of its customers. AEIL has 11 manufacturing facilities at 7 strategic locations and thus enjoys proximity of its prime customers. To stay tuned with the futuristic requirements, it keeps spending on R&D and backward integration. In last five years, it made two acquisitions i.e. PICL in 2012 and IL Jin in 2017 and is now able to offer maximum solutions under one roof. It enjoys “Make in India” status and helps India in reducing imports from China and other countries. While increasing temperature will bring more demand, adequacy of power supply help for the faster advancement of RAC markets domestically. As per Frost and Sullivan report, RAC and OEM/ODM markets are set to post CAGR of 12.4% and 25.1% respectively by 2022. AEIL enjoys a market share of 19.1% in RAC and 55.4% in OEM/ODM segments respectively. AEIL’s customers command around 75% of the Indian RAC market share.

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Reblog: Newgen Software IPO review


IPO Snapshot:

Newgen Software Technologies is entering the primary market on Tuesday 16th Jan 2018, via a fresh issue-cum-offer for sale of equity shares of Rs. 10 each, in the price band of Rs.240 to Rs. 245 per share. The issue comprises a fresh issue of up to Rs. 95 crore and an offer for sale (OFS) of 1.35 crore equity shares by 4 PE investors. Representing 25.01% of the post issue paid-up share capital at the upper end, total issue size is Rs. 485 crore at the upper end, of which, 80% or Rs. 390 crore is the OFS portion. The issue will close on Thursday 18th Jan while the listing is expected on 29th Jan.

Company Overview:

Newgen Software Technologies is a software product company serving banking, Govt agencies, BPO / IT, insurance, healthcare verticals, through its basket of 3 product platforms – enterprise content management, business process management, customer communication management. While 40% revenue comes from India, approximately 27% comes from the US and Middle East each, and balance from Asia Pacific. Broadly, 27% of revenue is generated through sale of software product, 28% from implementation service, 22% from annuity based support service and 17% from AMC.

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Reblog: Trading Terminology By Warrior Trading


Bar Chart Definition: Day Trading Terminology

A bar chart is a graph characterized by a vertical bar and it’s used by technical analysts to learn more about trends. In trading, a single bar is used to represent a single day of trading. As one of the most popular chart type aside from candlesticks, it represents price activity within a given period of time.

As a result, traders and investors use this chart type to spot trends and patterns. What you need to know is that a bar chart is similar to the candlestick. The only difference is that the body of a bar chart is not filled like that of a candlestick.

As the western version of the Japanese candlestick, they help investors and traders to observe the contraction and expansion of different price ranges.

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Sensex, Nifty end at fresh record closing high; Midcap underperforms


Benchmark indices ended at fresh record closing high today, backed by ICICI Bank, Reliance Industries and HDFC.

The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 88.90 points at 34,592.39 and the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 30.10 points at 10,681.30, but Midcap index underperformed.

Investors, however, remained wary as four senior sitting judges of the complaint that Supreme Court as administration of the country’s top court was not in order.

KEI Industries shares rallied 10 percent as Motilal Oswal has initiated coverage with Buy rating on the stock and target price at Rs 537, implying potential upside of 44 percent as the company is expected to be major beneficiary of key government initiatives.

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Reblog: 10 Things You Need To Know About Risk, Risk Management And Trading


I will start this piece by saying that I am not bullish or bearish, I don’t make market calls, or predictions and I don’t have opinions about the markets that I trade. I just follow my process, which is based on risk management, money management, price and moving averages. I lead off with this statement so that readers do not think that I am making some type of a market call by talking about risk management and downside protection while we are at all-time highs. I follow core concepts:

Respect price, respect risk and always be prepared for any outcome. 

With Global markets at or near all-time highs, and the money flowing in for many, now seemed to be an opportune time to remind ourselves that every day is a good day to focus on risk management. All of the greatest traders, Soros, Druckenmiller, Tudor Jones and Kovner, to name just a few, have a laser-like focus on capital preservation and risk management. They have all publicly stated that risk management and their ability to cut losses short is the cornerstone of their success. Paul Tudor Jones, a Billionaire Trader, is frequently the most quoted and has said:

“…at the end of the day, the most important thing is how good are you at risk control. Ninety-percent of any great trader is going to be the risk control.”

“Don’t focus on making money; focus on protecting what you have.”

“I am always thinking about losing money as opposed to making money.”

Bruce Kovner, another Billionaire Trader, said in Market Wizards: “First, I would say that risk management is the most important thing to be well understood”.

With that being said, here are 10 key concepts regarding risk management that I focus on:

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Reblog: IPO Review Apollo Micro Systems Ltd.


Apollo Micro Systems is an electronic, electro-mechanical, engineering designs, manufacturing and supplies company.They design, develop and sell high-performance, mission and time critical solutions to Defence, Space and Home Land Security for Ministry of Defence, government controlled public sector undertakings and private sectors.

Company’s manufacturing facility is located in Hyderabad. They are an ISO 9001: 2015 certified company in relation to design, development and manufacturing of electronics and electro-mechanical systems including software.

The company develops customised solutions using common hardware and software technology IPs which can be re-configured to suit the end application and domain requirements of the end customer.

The company has participated in several Indigenous Missile programmes, underwater electronic warfare, underwater missiles, surface to air missiles, nuclear missile programmes, surface to surface missile programmes, indigenous submarine programmes UAV’s long and short endurance, ships, space programmes.

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