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List of Abbreviations  


Introduction: Debut of a Novice Trader on D-Street

 Facing Facts 

 Our Arsenal

 Expectations and Evolution of an Intraday Trader

 The Three Stages of a Trader�s Journey       


Chapter 1. Mastering Market Basics and Moving Averages

 Introduction

 Market Basics

 The Two Kinds of Markets  

 Market Participants and Their Behaviour     

 The Two Market Phases       

 Economy, Business Cycle and Sector Rotation        


Moving Averages (MAs)

 Types of Moving Averages  

 Characteristics of Moving Averages

 Milestones Covered


Chapter 2. Understanding Candles

 Introduction

 The Anatomy of Candles     

 Important Factors in Interpreting Candles

 3 Types of Candles � and What They Reveal about the Market�s Mind

 Under-sized / Lilliput / XXS-Sized Candles

 Super-sized / Giant / XXL-Sized Candles

 Reversal or Rejection Candles

 Key Points for Accurate Candle Reading

 Milestones Covered


Chapter 3. Trading With Candles

 How to Trade Lilliput (XXS-Sized) Candles

 What Giant (XXL) Candles Reveal � and


How to Trade Them

 How to Trade Rejection Candles     

 Milestones Covered


Chapter 4. Trading Pivots � Part I: Floor Pivots   

 Introduction

 The Fair Valuation Concept

 How to Trade the Market�s Opening Ceremony

 The Basics of Pivots

 Floor Pivots

 Interpretation of Pivots

 Role Reversals of Pivots      

 Analysing Market Opening Using Pivots      


Chapter 5. Trading Pivots � Part II: The Central Pivot Range

 The Central Pivot Range      

 Trend Analysis with CPR

 Assessing the Day Ahead

 Advantages of Pivots

 Multi Time Frame Analysis with Pivots

 A Practical Caveat

 Milestones Covered


Chapter 6. Trading Trending Markets � Part I: Trade Entry Tactics and Stop Losses

 Introduction

 How to Select Stocks to Trade Using Different Time Frame Charts

 Trade Setup

 Four Entry Tactics for a Trending Market

 The Initial Stop Loss

 The Trailing Stop Loss

 When to Trail a Stop Loss

 Three Methods of Trailing a Stop Loss


Chapter 7. Trend Trading Tactics � Part II: Managing Ongoing Trades, Counter Trend Trading  and Trading Gaps

 Introduction

 Trade Management

 Counter Trend Trading

 Trading Gaps

 Pyramiding � Position Building with Multiple Contracts

 Milestones Covered


Chapter 8. Trading Ranged Markets: Ways of Swinging Sideways

 Introduction

 Two Ways to Trade the Markets

 Important Parameters for Trading Sideways Markets

 Characteristics of Sideways Markets

 What a Trader Must Pay Attention To

 Important Points to Remember about Trading Ranged Markets

 Conclusion


Chapter 9. Trading Big News Events: The Catalyst by Your Side

 How to Trade Stocks That Are in the News

 News Based Trading in Context

 Spill-Over Impact of News on Related Stocks

 How to Read the Market�s Reaction to a News Event

 How to Get the Best Out of Business TV

 Milestones Covered


Chapter 10. How to Profit from Traps

 What is a Trap?        

 Trap Trading Technique 1: Ranging Markets

 Trap Trading Technique 2: Correction Ends and the Trend Resumes

 Trap Trading Technique 3: Trend Ends, Correction Begins

 Is it Wise to Buy after a Significant Decline?

 Milestones Covered


Chapter 11. The Trading Power of Confluence

 What is a Stock Market Confluence?

 Parameters to be Considered while Studying Confluence

 Stocks of the Same Sector Moving Together


Chapter 12. Money Management     

 Introduction

 What is Money Management

 Stop Loss Revisited

 Total Risk or Drawdown Value

 Position Size

 Drawdowns Can Really Draw You Down   

 Risk Management Mistakes Traders Often Make

 Your Exit Strategy Is Also a Part of Money Management

 When Can You Increase Your Position Size

 Hit Ratio and Risk-Reward Ratio     

 Diversification as Risk Management

 How Often Should You Measure Your Performance?

 Are You Overtrading?

 Till You Book Profits, Everything is Notional


Chapter 13. Mastering Your Mind: Winning Techniques Beyond the Technicals

 Stop Fantasizing, Accept Facts

 Mental Hygiene       

 Focus on What Matters

 Ditch that Itch for Constant Action

 Focus on Self, and Not on the Opponent

 Seek Within

 Unlearn Before You Learn

 Time is Not the Solution to Every Problem

 Another Lesson to Unlearn

 The Seductive Market Can Disrupt Your Tapasyaa (Focus)

 What You Seek Will Seek You

 Visualisation Technique      

 Take Time Off

 Calm-a-Sutra is the Key       

 Developing the Killer Instinct

 Victory over Mind before Victory over Markets

 Conclusion


Chapter 14. The Discipline of a Day Trader

 Short Term F&O Trading is Only for Full-timers

 The Daily Preparation of a Trader

 Daily Trade Plan

 Post Market Analysis

 Use Technical Analysis for What It Is

 Capital is Necessary but That Alone is Not Sufficient

 Developing a "Gut Feel" for the Markets     

 Goals Must be Stepped

 Hardware, Software, Costs, Commissions and Record Keeping

 Don't Try to Drink the Entire Ocean

 Overcome the Need to be Always Right

 Conquer Your Ignorance

 Conclusion