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Making a living out of stock trading not easy

Learning curve is long and over-exuberance can lead to significant losses

Tinesh Bhasin 

Direct investing or trading in the stock market can be a double-edged sword. It can be both thrilling and devastating. Worse, it can be addictive. Take Ahmedabad-based Mahesh Jagnani, 55, trading in the stock market for a living for two decades. In his early days, he used to invest on the basis of tips and recommendations but when he piled up substantial losses in the mid-90s, he stopped all market-related activities and studied investment and trading strategies for two years. When he came back to the market, he was wiser. "Earlier, I relied on tips and recommendations. But, in the ...

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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 21:10 IST
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