So friends here is the thread on the recommended pathway for new entrants in the stock market.

Here I will share what I believe are essentials for anybody who is interested in stock markets and the resources to learn them, its from my experience and by no means exhaustive..

First the very basic : The Dow theory, Everybody must have basic understanding of it and must learn to observe High Highs, Higher Lows, Lower Highs and Lowers lows on charts and their implications.
Even those who are more inclined towards fundamental side can also benefit from Dow theory, as it can hint start & end of Bull/Bear runs thereby indication entry and exits.
Next basic is Wyckoff's Theory. It tells how accumulation and distribution happens with regularity and how the market actually moves.
Dow theory is old but gold...
How Wyckoff theory can help in stock market
With the basics, out of the way we'll now see some basics of Technical Analysis.

First concepts to be learned are finding support and resistance on charts or price levels.
The support and resistance (S&R) are specific price points on a chart expected to attract the maximum amount of either buying or selling, hence they are very important levels on chart.

For breakouts, they are very very important !
Time for a video on basics of Technical Analysis. If you need only one, this is it.
Trendlines are also important. Just one important point, horizontal trend lines are more effective than sloping trendlines, because a breakout from horizonal levels is high probability breakout as compared to a breakout from sloping trendline.
When we know how to draw trendlines and Support & Resitance (They are also trendlines only) we can move to Chart patterns that are formed by combining trendlines and few more inputs.

Here are most important ones.
I would complete the Technical Analysis part with this gift from @nooreshtech Sir who is an accomplished Technical Analyst.

This is his workbook on Technical Analysis

No need to buy expensive books on Technical Analysis.
Now we'll see indicators, they are of 4 types:

Trend indicators : For direction and strength

Momentum indicators : For the speed of price movement

Volatility Indicators : For measuring fluctuations

Volume Indicators : For measuring strength of trend based on volume traded
Indicators introduction : A picture is worth thousand words
Some important indicators:
A very important tool is Bollinger Band. This incorporates moving average and statistics and can produce wonderful results in the hands of a deft person.

Thanks @bbands for this excellent tool.
Often there is a tendency of overloading the chart with too many indicators ! Keep them to bare minimum. Remove one by one till you can’t remove any further.
Another important point worth highlighting is combination of wrong indicators. If somebody uses RSI, MACD and Stochastic then what he/she will see is same view across all the indicators giving a false sense of confirmation by all 3 indicators. They belong to the same category.
So combine a trend indicator with momentum indicator and you are all set. Find your own combination.

An indicator cheat sheet is here
After having fun with all the girlfriends/boyfriends there comes a time when everybody has to settle. Similarly after experimenting with all the indicators there comes a time when the trader decides that Price Action is best and instead of all these indicators i must focus on PA
All the indicators/oscillators are based on either price or volume or a combination of both.

So once a person sees this light, he shifts to another gear increasingly trades on price Action, only occasionally taking support of indicators.
Those who want to do a deep dive in price Action, may read these books.

Caution : These are only for advance readers.
Now coming to my Bread & Butter : Breakout Trading.

Accumulation, Distribution and Breakouts are regular feature in markets. One or the other is always happening in some stocks.

In Roaring Bull markets, Breakouts increase as now a days we are seeing daily.
Breakouts often happen after long consolidations. Longer the consolidation, stronger the breakout.

And the breakout may be in upside or downside both. If it happens after accumulation, it will be a bullish breakout and after distribution, it'll be bearish breakout.
And Breakouts are not only for trading, they make solid base for investing. If a fundamental investor enters a stock on breakout than it may give many successive breakouts and can reach stratospheric levels.

I simple love breakouts.
Legends on Breakouts
Opening range Breakout is a very popular strategy and it can be used in Stocks as well as Indices.

Wait for first 45 minutes, let the market settle and an opening range get formed. Now if any candle opens above or below this range, take trade in the direction of breakout.

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Starting the Beginner’s Pathway thread for Fundamental Investing.

One Chadarmod on timeline posted that I’m giving gyan without having experience or expertise.

So I’ll begin with paying my portfolio performance tribute to these charlies.

Fundamentals based investing can generate serious wealth as the most famous (rather infamous) Warren Buffett has shown.

In India also we have many success stories like @VijayKedia1 @Raamdeo R K Damani Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Late Chandrakant Sampat and many many more....

Though I can't stop mentioning that both Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and R K Damani were traders in their initial days.

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala still trades, he once said Traing is fun, its le fatafat, de fatafat

A lot of people (specially the beginners) buy stocks based on some friend's recommendation : XYZ le le, pukka chalega, maine bhi le rakha hai.

Few might have made money this way, but most do not. Why ?

There has to be a process.

Fundamentals based investing need thorough analysis of the Business & Company.

Here is a preliminary checklist by the legendary investor Peter lynch

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The chorus of this song uses the shlokas taken from Sundarkand of Ramayana.

It is a series of Sanskrit shlokas recited by Jambavant to Hanuman to remind Him of his true potential.

1. धीवर प्रसार शौर्य भरा: The brave persevering one, your bravery is taking you forward.

2. उतसारा स्थिरा घम्भीरा: The one who is leaping higher and higher, who is firm and stable and seriously determined.

3. ुग्रामा असामा शौर्या भावा: He is strong, and without an equal in the ability/mentality to fight

4. रौद्रमा नवा भीतिर्मा: His anger will cause new fears in his foes.

5.विजिटरीपुरु धीरधारा, कलोथरा शिखरा कठोरा: This is a complex expression seen only in Indic language poetry. The poet is stating that Shivudu is experiencing the intensity of climbing a tough peak, and likening

it to the feeling in a hard battle, when you see your enemy defeated, and blood flowing like a rivulet. This is classical Veera rasa.

6.कुलकु थारथिलीथा गम्भीरा, जाया विराट वीरा: His rough body itself is like a sharp weapon (because he is determined to win). Hail this complete

hero of the world.

7.विलयगागनथाला भिकारा, गरज्जद्धरा गारा: The hero is destructive in the air/sky as well (because he can leap at an enemy from a great height). He can defeat the enemy (simply) with his fearsome roar of war.
Knowledge & Bharat : Part V

The Curriculum of Vedic Education :
According to the Ancient Indian theory of education, the training of the mind & the process of thinking, are essential for the acquisition of knowledge.


Vedic Education System delivered outstanding results.  These were an outcome of the context in which it functioned.  Understanding them is critical in the revival of such a system in modern times. 
The Shanthi Mantra spells out the context of the Vedic Education System.

It says:

ॐ सह नाववतु ।
सह नौ भुनक्तु ।
सह वीर्यं करवावहै ।
तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

“Aum. May we both (the guru and disciples) together be protected. May we both be nourished and enriched. May we both bring our hands together and work

with great energy, strength and enthusiasm from the space of powerfulness. May our study and learning together illuminate both with a sharp, absolute light of higher intelligence. So be it.”

The students started the recitation of the Vedic hymns in early hours of morning.

The chanting of Mantras had been evolved into the form of a fine art. Special attention was paid to the correct pronunciation of words, Pada or even letters. The Vedic knowledge was imparted by the Guru or the teacher to the pupil through regulated and prescribed pronunciation,