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How to Trade in Stocks in India

How to Trade in Stocks in India

At a very basic level, stock market trading begins with opening your trading account with a broker. Once your account is activated you need to fund the account. Once the account is funded and your trading account confirms the receipt of the funds then you are good to trade. You need to first decide whether you want to trade for intraday, for short term or for long term. Accordingly, you need to prepare yourself with the margins and your trading strategy. Your actual trading begins with the placing of the order and its execution. Once the trade is executed, it needs to be monitored.

A step by step tutorial to trade in stock markets

  • First, be clear on the stock you want to trade or invest in. These stocks could be selected based on your broker’s research or your own reading of the market. Once the stocks are identified, you need to be clear on how much you are willing to invest, how long you are willing to wait and how much of volatility risk you are willing to take.
  • The second step is to identify the levels for trading. There are two approaches here. Firstly, you can use fundamentals and balance sheet analysis to judge what is a good price to buy or sell the stock. Then you can use technical charts to gauge what is the best level to enter and exit the stock. That enables you to get that extra advantage.
  • The next step in trading stock markets is actually placing the order. First decide what kind of order you want to place. You can place a market order or a limit order. If you are buying in a falling market, it is better to put a market order. But if you are trying to get the best price on a stock that is not too volatile, then limit orders will work best.
  • The next step is the trade execution. Once the stock market trade is executed then you need to ensure that you have the requisite margin for intraday trading and the requisite funds to take delivery of the stock. Also, when you are selling shares ensure that you have clear balance available in the demat account.
  • The last step is to monitor the stock position once the stock trade is done. Whether it is a short term trade or a long term investment, it needs to be monitored very carefully. You need to check the MTM profits and losses and also whether there is any news flow or corporate announcements that can have an impact on the stock price.

Three key steps to protect your stock market trade

Stock market trading is risky due to the volatility and hence the risk needs to be managed. How do you manage the risk? There are 3 ways…

  • The first way to protect your trading risk is through stop losses. Stop losses are placed such that if an important support is broker or resistance is broken, then the stop loss is triggered and the trade is booked out. You just take the small loss.
  • The second protective measure is to put profit targets. In the equity markets, profits is what is booked and all else is book profits. Hence you must look at opportunities to churn your capital by constantly booking profits.
  • The third way is to keep out of the markets when it gets too volatile. One can argue that volatility offers money making opportunities, but that is a gamble. As a trader or an investor, you want a market that is broadly predictable. When in doubt, just stay out!


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