Shishir AsthanaMotivational speaker Gabrielle Bernstein often points out in her lectures that to allow your passion to become your purpose will one day become your profession. The driving force of anything that has ever been achieved is the passion that drove the men and women behind it to achieve what was once considered impossible.Passion for trading is Junaid Shaikh’s credo. A mechanical engineer with an MBA in IT, Junaid’s infatuation for trading began when he heard his batchmates from finance stream talk about the markets and the potential of making money.Close Though Junaid worked as an IT manager with a renowned insurance company, his heart was in the markets. His love for markets saw him interacting with experts in finance and treasury division in his company. It was his passion for the markets and the hard work behind it that resulted in Junaid now running a trading desk and managing family money ahead of any of his more experienced peers. related news … [Read more...] about Weekend Special | A consistent trader who designed his tools of trade
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Successful traders are like race drivers. They know how to manoeuvre their way at high speeds. What makes them different is that they know what lies under the hood of the vehicle they are driving and how to correct it if there is a breakdown.The charts and indicators that they use are well-researched to the point where they become second nature and muscle memory. They do not need to think before they react; the reaction comes automatically.If you are a scalper who holds a position for a few seconds to a maximum of a few minutes, your reaction has to be automatic. There is no time to think, all the thinking has to be before and after market hours.Close Sivakumar Jayachandran (@justsiva123) trades on the high-speed race track. A scalper 90 percent of whose trades are held for less than two minutes, Siva as he is called by fellow traders was another trader who proved his mettle at the this year’s Investor Carnival held in Goa. Trading on expiry day along with veteran traders, … [Read more...] about Sivakumar Jayachandran: Journey of a BPO employee to a star trader
In prior discussions about smart cities, including the global rankings I published on Co.Exist a few weeks ago, I believe many of us have under-emphasized the importance of cities in creating an enabling environment for emerging technology companies. advertisement advertisement This was a key issue addressed at the first-ever Cities Summit held in Vancouver earlier this month. Mayors of 35 cities around the world joined with executives and consultants in an intense day and a half of panels discussing open cities, digital cities, urban laboratories, smart-city financing, and startup cities. One of the most interesting conversations was about “Startup Cities.” Nanci Klein of San Jose spoke about the five different industrial areas that the city is promoting, as well as the role of the city in supporting the local startup community. One of San Jose’s early insights was addressing the bureaucratic hurdles in their procurement process by creating a demonstration … [Read more...] about How Can You Build A Smart City?
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