Introduction to Day Trading

Course Code: FOI103-WS
In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the process of successful stock day-trading from an investment professional with more than three decades of stock-market experience. The day will cover the basics of day trading, idea generation, key indicators, charting and technical pattern recognition, and identification of a trading strategy based on the prevailing market patterns. Participants will learn the basics of momentum, mean-reversion, and event-driven strategies. Throughout the workshop, we will be using real day-trading examples. After this workshop, participants should be able to effectively read a technical chart, identify the price/volume activity, understand the support and resistance levels, use moving averages, and take advantage of price action patterns. The workshop would benefit anyone considering day-trading as an investment strategy.
Manish Sharma
Besides delving in government think tank and management consulting, Dr. Sharma has spent more than 10 years doing macro-economic research and teaching, at premier institutions such as Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Tokyo and London School of Economics. Till April 2012, he worked at the Tokyo headquarter of Daiwa Capital Markets, as Director in the Corporate Finance Department. Thereafter he has delved in full time academics teaching Finance and Economics at some of the renowned business schools in Asia, including Doshisha Business School.

Dr. Sharma runs an investment Advisory. He had worked as a newscaster with NHK World Radio Japan for 13 years and advises a number of alternative investment ventures. In 2006 he co-founded a rural primary education initiative in India. He has published in top-notch academic journals, edited books and newspapers.
He holds a Ph.D. in financial economics.