This blog came to life on January 20, 2018 a day prior to my first Futures and Options Workshop at Bangalore on January 21.
With little tentative steps, it has gained some readership and there were more than 150000 page views in the month of October 2018. I would like to thank my readers for this. For a blog which is focusing on a very small niche of Options Buying, the kind of viewership is really encouraging.
It was not always like that.
In 2016 I had started a similar blog with the name— thewinningtraders.
I wrote everyday for few weeks. No one bothered to read. Even my friends and family members were not reading. Believe me, the content was similar to what I write today. It was like giving a speech in an empty auditorium. When no one is listening to you, even the best speech in the world is worthless and anyway I was not giving the best speeches.
Then I moved to Quora. It is a platform which attracts a multitude of readers towards subjects they want to read about. Soon people started reading what I wrote. Many became followers and would immediately upvote my answers. Today with almost two years on Quora about to be completed, the number of followers has risen to 28000.
There are people with far bigger following there but since I have confined myself to a niche, I am more than happy with these numbers.
The point is that my writings have been useful for some readers.
One thing led to another and this blog came about.
For my stock market journey before the life at Quora and this blog, please read here:
This was published on Quora on June 30, 2017.
Krishna November 10, 2018 at 9:50 am
A big upvote . Keep your good work on quora & here.Reply
Rakesh Varma November 10, 2018 at 10:35 am
This is by far one of the best blogs on market , that i visit everyday..Reply
Your daily dose have replaced those ” 12 things u might have missed while u were asleep 😋” for me.
admin November 10, 2018 at 11:53 am
I think everyone ha to read something just to have some conviction for getting into the trades. I too read that— 12/15 things you might have missed — and believe me it is of no help. Mostly it is full of wisdom like— You have to go to third floor before you reach fourth floor etc. Same as NIFTY has to close above 10600 before going towards 10800.
I too am guilty of writing repeatedly— Leave it to the markets.
In our case, leaving it to the markets has worked out well on most occasions. Guessing about the market direction is just an exercise in time passing.
Ravi kumar November 10, 2018 at 10:56 am
Definitely your posts and guidance have been of great value in my learning and Trading!!Reply
admin November 10, 2018 at 11:53 am
Thanks for the kind words.Reply
Tharik November 10, 2018 at 11:00 am
Dear Promod Sir,
Your journey in Stock Market was awesome. I came across your another post in Quora where you have mentioned your options journey around 2015 and the number of trades per month were very high (more than 60). Were you doing positional trades even in those times? If so, how that was possible Sir. Because I saw that you were trading with an investment capital of just around 2 lacs.Reply
admin November 10, 2018 at 11:48 am
Thanks Tharik for the comments.
In early 2015, lot sizes were small. And I was closing the trades quickly and moving to lower strikes. Basically, I am teaching today what I learnt in that period.
Tharik November 10, 2018 at 12:43 pm
I am pretty sure that your teachings will not disappear just within your followers. Thanks a ton Sir !!!Reply
Saket November 10, 2018 at 11:59 am
What a journey! Your perseverance and simplicity has paid in the long run. Your blogs are a treat for all the traders. Keep up the good work…Reply
Ravi kapoor November 10, 2018 at 12:06 pm
Carry on sir,good luck,that is a different matter I can not take profit in your trades.As your commitment you can not recover my losess.but I reguluraly read your blog.Reply
Ravi kumar November 12, 2018 at 9:03 am
I have same question for you sir 🙂Reply
Vijayraj November 10, 2018 at 3:40 pm
Since you are stock market participant from very long time, I am eager to know did you try Mutual Fund SIPS or direct Stock investments to build long term wealth ?
It will be helpful for people who cannot trade on day to day basis.Reply
Ankit Bhatti November 10, 2018 at 5:29 pm
Apart from trading lessons, I have also learned a life lesson by following your writings.
Just like market, we also wish things from our Life, but Life gives us whatever it seems fit. So, instead of complaining about our troubles, we can either quit from that position or can wait with patience for tide to turn in our favour.
I have become more calm, since now I look at Life from a neutral perspective just the way you taught us about market.
Thank you for your wonderful contribution in Trading education.Reply
May god bless you with wonderful health.
ALOK NANDA November 10, 2018 at 9:51 pm
Sir, I certainly am fortunate to have your guidance from the start.Reply
Whatever little success I have seen till date is for the most part thanks to your answers on Quora and patient replies to my silly doubts.
I sincerely wish this is just the beginning of your journey and may the effervescence of your knowledge spread far and wide to help countless other beginners like me.
Rohan Pattnaik November 11, 2018 at 5:08 pm
I am a silent admirer of your work. I follow you on option next daily. Not a day goes by not reading your post. And there are days like when your post is slightly delayed I really get annoyed.
Keep up the good work as you are a huge source of motivation for all of us. RegardsReply
Rajan Shah November 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm
very nicely written, very good inspiring , thanks for sharing, keep it up sirReply
Sankha November 11, 2018 at 9:56 pm
Keep up the good workReply
Ritesh Pamnani November 11, 2018 at 10:44 pm
Congratulations Sir, keep up the Good work.Reply
Andy Roid November 12, 2018 at 9:07 pm
Anyone would think that stock market trading is a cut-throat and mean business and the very act might even be repulsive to envisage for a few. It is very difficult to justify and represent it as any other field. In this context, I think you have been a true Apostle. Among the plethora of ‘services’ and ‘self-proclaimed’ experts, it is hard to find a genuine, sincere and unapologetic blogger like you. Transparency, admission and retreat in the face of adversity, humility at the times of glory are the hallmarks of your approach which in my opinion are hard to beat.
You serve well. May you live long to continue what you do best, sir.Reply