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Simplify your options & create wealth: Trading coach Vishal B Malkan shares success tips

He set up Malkansview along with his lawyer-turned-trader wife, Meghana.

ET Bureau|
Jul 11, 2019, 11.47 AM IST
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Vishal B Malkan, co-author of the book #CASHTAGS and renowned trading coach, began his trading career when he was just 16.
Renowned coach and author Vishal B Malkan and his wife Meghana help break down the jargon of trading options to discover easy alternatives.

Can a layman really make money trading options? Is options trading simple and easy for everyone to understand?
Vishal B Malkan, co-author of the book #CASHTAGS and renowned trading coach, began his trading career when he was just 16. “In the year 2000, when options trading began in India, there was not much flurry because most people were not aware of what it was all about. There was jargon involved such as Greeks, volatility, which sounded complicated. It was, therefore, scarcely traded. In the next three to four years, it began gaining momentum,” says Vishal.

Vishal saw the huge potential in options trading. “I started looking out for how to make money in it in an uncomplicated manner. I began learning it, reading books and attending workshops. But everywhere, I ended up learning the Greeks. This scared me, because I have always believed in the value of simplicity in whatever I do. I thought there has to be a simpler way to trade options, other than knowing these Greeks. Thus began the process of discovering a simpler alternative to trade options, based on the indicators that I already knew. I designed a set of strategies, back-tested them and realised that they were working. And I have been using the same strategies successfully since 2011.”

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Vishal B Malkan's wife Meghana is a lawyer-turned-trader.

Simple ways to success
Having been through numerous ups and downs and after learning from the best trading and investment gurus across the world and reading more than 400 books on the subject, Vishal discovered simple methods that help in successful trading and investing.

He then set up Malkansview along with his lawyer-turned-trader wife, Meghana, to help thousands of traders and investors to get over the fear of losses and turn them into professional traders. Their training institute has been instrumental in helping people trade systematically using futures and options. It has helped get rid of the fear of trading derivatives. “The most common problem with trading options is the jargon involved, which makes it complicated for a layman to understand,” says Meghana.

At his training programs, Vishal teaches various strategies to trade for short as well as long term, via equity and derivatives (futures and options). “Most people make money when the markets are in an uptrend and a few also do so when the markets trend down (by shorting). The beauty of trading options is that you can make money even while the markets are not trended, by using options writing strategies,” says Vishal. He says that the main advantages are:
1. Works in all market conditions.
2. It’s perfect for stocks that are consolidating or trading sideways.
3. You can even setup trades so that they are “non-directional”.
4. It’s easier to know your targets and exits.

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The cover of #CASHTAGS.

Malkansview, one of India’s largest organisers of seminars and workshops on stock trading and investing, is also trying to reach out to more people through their live webinars and online programs. They are conducting a special seminar on July 13.

Options Trading Simplified
Where: Davanam Sarovar Portico, Hosur Road, Opp Madiwala Police Station, Bengaluru
When: July 13, from 5 pm to 8.30 pm
Regular Price: Rs 5,000,
Special Offer: Rs 1,499
This offer is valid for first 100 participants only

For details, please call: 9821618517 Or visit

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