Interviews with Top Traders for a Profitable 2023

Interviews with Top Traders

Within a volatile market environment, it is always advisable to watch your steps prior to investment. Therefore, we’ve decided to make 2023 a profitable year for our customers as well as viewers in an innovative way. Our previous posts like top stock picks for this year may give you an overall analytical view but today’s topic stands at another dimension. The idea of Interviews with Top Traders for a profitable year to come is certainly an innovative and effective one. We hope this concept works well for all traders.

Interviews with Top Traders

The interviews we’ve taken are like surveys, three sections are created among our Zerodha customers (under StockManics) based on brokerage. The sections are Interviews with Top Traders, Top 3 Struggling Traders, and 2 Newbies in the Trading Market.

For the survey, different questionnaire has been set for different sections. The questions cover every aspect of a trader’s trading journey. From one’s trading experience to strategy, everything is reflected in the answers. So, let’s begin Interviews with Top Traders.

Interviews with Top Traders

As I’ve mentioned the selection of top traders is based on brokerage. For the best traders, I’ve set a questionnaire that contains 10 sets of questions. The questions are common for all traders, here is the list:

  1. Are you a professional trader or trading is part of your hobby?
  2. How long have you been in the stock market?
  3. What sources do you use to make the decision in trading, Do you do your own analysis first?
  4. Do you use the same strategies for different securities?
  5. Is it possible for you to give a basic view of your applied strategy?
  6. What about managing risk in such a volatile market?
  7. What will be the future of the stock market in the coming year according to you?
  8. What advice would you have for newbies in the market?
  9. Do you maintain any kind of discipline in your trading?
  10. Are you satisfied with Zerodha? Do you want to give any suggestions about any system modification in Zerodha?

Traders with different profiles reveal their views about the coming year’s market movement, trading strategy, risk management, disciplinary action in trading, and last of all their satisfaction with Zerodha. Here are the replies of these top traders from our interviews with them as per the above questionnaire.

Customer #1

Name: BALACHANDRA RAGHURAM KASHIKAR

Though Mr. Raghuram is not a professional trader, he has been in the market since 1995. With 15-20 years of experience, the trader totally nailed it. He makes trading decision sometime based on the news, and information from analysts but most of the time he prefers to do his own analysis. Among the strategies, ORB (Opening Range Breakout) is the most used one. As the trader mainly works intraday rather than delivery, risk management is a vital part of him. Generally, he believes in the stop-loss application in order to minimize risk.

For newbies in the market, his only advice is to maintain discipline while trading, and the focus point should be on limited stocks. According to Mr. Raghuram, overtrading is one of his negative points. Most of the time he tries to make a profit within 1-2 hours of opening the market. He wishes to see the Nifty 200-300 points higher with less volatility till March. Last, of all, he reveals his satisfaction level with Zerodha and requests to modify the brokerage system.

Customer #2

Name: SATISH M BANAKAR

Mr. Satish started his first trading 5-6 years ago. In the span of time, he has gone through lots of ups and down in his trading life. He takes trading as his part-time work. Our trader believes in his own analytical strategy prior to investing. He put more emphasis on volume, Bollinger Bands, and Fibonacci Retracement in his analysis. Stop-loss is his favorite option for risk management. Mr. Satish’s advice for new traders is to start with long-term investment, don’t go for intraday first. Also, his satisfaction level with Zerodha is quite high.

Customer #3

Name: NEOJIT BISWAS

Though Neojit Biswas doesn’t have much experience like the other two, he has gained lots of knowledge and techniques in the market. The main sources of information for his trading are the newspaper, MoneyControl, and Websites, sometimes he does the analysis by himself. He prefers overnight analysis, after the closing of the market based on the support resistance he analyzes stocks minutely for the next day. We know that future options are considered as hedging tools and Mr. Neojit chooses the derivatives as a risk management tool. Besides this, he limits his loss-taking capacity to 2% in equity and 20% in positional trading. According to him, new and upcoming traders should be mastered at capital management, taking small profit-small loss should be their primary target. As per him, the coming year will be a less volatile year. Neojit requests Zerodha to modify and solve the call-put execution problem.

Customer #4

Name: K KAMESWARAN

K KAMESWARAN is a trader by profession with an experience of more than 10 years. His trading strategy is quite simple and clean. Generally, Mr. K KAMESWARAN trades based on multiple sources like Media, newspapers, the Internet, StockManiacs tips, etc. Apart from this, he works on RSI, Support-Resistance in his own analysis. To him, options are one of the best hedging tools for risk management. He also advises newbies to work more on the techniques of risk control and trades with stop-loss. Last, of all, his satisfaction level is good enough with Zerodha but he requests to improve pi,  computerized system capacity.

Customer #5

Name: RAJA SEKHAR REDDY

RAJA SEKHAR REDDY is a part-time trader in Zerodha. He started trading 4 years ago and since then he has been gaining experience in the market. Now, he has established himself as a successful trader. He mainly does intraday rather than delivery. His intraday strategy is based on price actions. Investment in the future market is the best option for him to manage risk in such a volatile market.

Interview with Top 3 Struggling Traders

As the interview section covers Top 3 Struggling Traders, the questionnaire is slightly different from the previous one Interviews with Top Traders. The idea is certainly an innovative and effective one. We hope this concept works well for all traders. We’ve decided to place the section for a positive purpose. From the section, you can know about the reasons behind making a loss in a trade. Here is the list of questions:

  1. Are you a professional trader or trading is part of your hobby?
  2. How long have you been in the stock market?
  3. What sources do you use to make a decision in trading, Do you do your own analysis first?
  4. Currently, what’s the status of your trading..are you facing a loss?
  5. What kind of problems you are facing right now in trading?
  6. What is your viewpoint regarding fear and greed in the market?
  7. Are you satisfied with Zerodha? Or, do you want any system modifications in Zerodha?

Under this section, we’ve taken 3 persons interviewed with the same questionnaire. Here is the listed answer (For some obvious reasons we’ve not revealed the name of these traders):

Customer #1

The Trader is not a professional, he trades as part-time work. He can be considered almost as a newcomer in the market. The trader doesn’t follow any single analysis, the source of his trading information comes from news, weblinks etc. Right now, he is facing a loss due to the volatility of the market. His experience and knowledge are too low to do intraday trading and the fear point is high. He expects proper guidance from Zerodha.

Customer #2

The trader does his own analysis but somehow the analysis doesn’t work for all stocks. He lacks knowledge of technical tools and techniques. He is facing loss due to the failure of putting proper stop-loss. Besides this, the capital management capacity is quite low and there is an extreme pressure of fear and greed.

Customer #3

The customer profile is slightly different from the above two. He has experience but the depth of information is low. Volatility and lack of consciousness are the main reasons for loss for him.

Interview with Newbies

The questions are as follows:

  1. How long have you been in the stock market?
  2. Are you enjoying the trade?
  3. What are the sources of information for trading?
  4. Is there any problem you are facing right now while trading?
  5. What is your viewpoint regarding fear and greed in the market?

Here is the customer’s reply:

Customer #1

Name: Mr. Sujit

He has been in the market for 6 months and he is really enjoying the trade. Though there is the influence of fear and greed most of the time, he tries to book small profits in each trade. He follows the News channel, Moneycontrol.

Customer #2

Name: Mr. Abhisek

He is a newcomer and still in a learning mode. His objective is to gain sufficient knowledge for trading.

Conclusion

However, we hope you will be get benefited from the content Interviews with Top Traders for a profitable year to come is certainly an innovative and effective one. We hope this concept works well for all traders. and apply these strategies to their trading to get a profitable income from the market. The stock market is such a field where knowledge and experience matter most. Hence, smart work plays a most vital role in comparison to hard work.

Last of all, from our entire StockManiacs team we wish you a happy and prosperous new year. May you have a profitable year ahead.

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Author: Ankita Sarkar

Ankita is a graduate in English language and she has also done her MBA from the Calcutta University. She has a high knack in the stock markets. She is a NISM certified Research Analyst. An experienced stock market content writer Ankita is also trading successfully on her own account.

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