Learn How to develop your own trading strategy


Zafar Shaikh

Mr. Shaikh is the Founder and CEO of Invesys Capital. He is a Mechanical Engineer by qualification. He has been a professional trader since 2005 and trades for his own proprietary account with phenomenal success. He has mastered Technical as well as Fundamental analysis of stock market, though he relies mostly on technical analysis. He is a SEBI-registered Investment Advisor and trainer who has worked and experimented with many popular tools of technical analysis like Elliott Wave Theory, Game theory, etc.

Zafar Shaikh in Face2Face

Mr. Vivek Bajaj


Mr. Vivek Bajaj

The passion for data, analytics and technology is what makes Vivek Bajaj a financial market survivor. The journey as a market participant started in 2002 when the first trade was executed in the options contract of ITC. Life was simpler and easier during that time. Since then technology and Big data have taken over totally. As an early adapter to the complex tools, Kredent was formed to capitalise on the opportunities. He is co-founder of StockEdge and is committed to bring simplicity in the complex world of market data. He is a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and an MBA from IIM Indore. He is a part of various committees of exchanges and regulator and he has been an active contributor in the evolution of Indian Derivatives Market.

About this Face2Face:

In this instalment of the Face2Face series, watch a candid conversation between Mr. Vivek Bajaj, co-founder, StockEdge, Elearnmarkets, and Mr. Zafar Shaikh, an expert trader and investor, who will focus on wealth creation and trading-strategy making for aspiring traders in the share bazar.


We will first talk about  Mr. Zafar Shaikh’s background and the events that led him to become a share market trader. Following this, we will start our technical discussion with the importance of risk management for beginners and how under-investing of capital can help us maintain a suitable position in the stock market.


We will also touch upon the importance of discipline and strategy to set up a track record of profitable trades through the various phases of the stock market and set up a defence to your capital before starting share trading. We will also talk about the limits we should set upon our reserved and disposable capital in the share bazar.


Next, we will start our conceptual discussion of trend following in trading strategies. We will first talk about the basics of trading strategies, like the products available for us to trade, and the different basic types of strategies, like options trading and common futures trading strategies.


We will touch upon the importance of share market investing positions with trading to accommodate long-term wealth creation. Further, we will discuss the advantages of trading in the share market and how trading wins over a job. We will also touch upon a lot of challenges that traders face, which people have to overcome with the right kind of discipline and knowledge.


Next, to help beginners accommodate to the market,  Mr. Zafar Shaikh will discuss some points to highlight some hard truths about the share bazar, and bust some myths about earning money in the stock market.


After this, we will discuss the basics of some popular strategies like arbitrage, trend-following, momentum, etc. As we discuss the fundamentals of directional and non-directional strategies, we will talk about the four components which we will need to make a good share market trading strategy – technical analysis, position-sizing, risk management and trading psychology.


Following this, we will discuss how working professionals can make the best trading strategy for their trades and the various technical principles and tools we can use. Finally, we will discuss the various decisions that one has to take before creating and implementing a suitable trading strategy. We will also discuss the definitions of some terms and chert situations we might encounter while creating our strategy, like consolidation, trends, etc.