Author Archives: Venkat Pulakkad

About Venkat Pulakkad

Entrepreneur, management consultant, blogger & forecaster. Founder of Flourish Research Media that provides insights on markets, trading strategies & risk management. Currently an active trader with 20+ years of experience trading Forex, Stocks & Options. Areas of interest: Trend / Swing trading, Macro-tech analysis, building trading strategies, deploying Risk Management techniques, and helping / coaching traders to become successful traders. Twitter link:      

Update on Gold (Nov)

After a month-long consolidation in the 1266-1286 zone, Gold saw a nice breakout last Friday. It now needs to stay above the 50 DMA (1290 currently) for the bulls to target 1310 and 1328 to begin with. My long term … Continue reading

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Gold Update / Oct 2017

What a fall for Gold! That was a drop of around $100 in a matter of 4 weeks, after touching a high of 1362 in Sep 2017.  The good thing is Gold has reversed its bearishness at 1263 which was … Continue reading

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Managing the Emotions of Trading- Webinar Video

Training Programs on Trading Strategies & Risk Management – click here Here is a video on “Managing the Emotions of Trading”. The webinar on Managing the Emotions of Trading was conducted twice in September. If you have any questions or … Continue reading

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Trading the Risks & Managing the Risks

All of us know that markets carry high uncertainty & risks. Despite that we are all here to win. However, trading is not about being right all the time but about maximizing our wins, cutting our losses & improving our overall returns by … Continue reading

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NatGas Update

New! Flourish Alerts launched in September – for details, click here Natural Gas is still in its 2 year cyclical trend.  After 7 attempts, it finally broke the 50 Week MA at 3.10. However, two more major LT moving averages – … Continue reading

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WTI – update

Comments are in the chart. I would maintain a short position until 50.75 is taken out as the break above the 200 DMA has not produced a significant run (as yet) and the daily & weekly stochastics are signalling a … Continue reading

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XIV: An update to ‘Bearish markets in September?’

RISK MANAGEMENT Training Program – click here    XIV – inverse volatility – is another reason why I am betting on a decent near term correction to the markets. 2016 & 2017 saw volatility getting absolutely crushed whenever it reared … Continue reading

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What’s next for Gold?

Flourish Alerts – New! – Click here Gold has risen from 1203 to 1340 in a matter of just 2 months. While adverse news (domestic or global) hasn’t generally had much of an impact on the stock markets in 2017, … Continue reading

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Bearish Markets in September?

Losing money consistently on your trades? Want to master the art of risk management & become a winning trader?  Click here.  Markets have been phenomenal.  They seem to have become insensitive to all the adverse news – be it with what … Continue reading

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Gold – An update to last month’s “Is Gold nearing a breakout?”

New! Get Flourish Alerts straight into your inbox!! Flourish Alerts is a subscription service from Flourish Research Media. Click here for details Yes, we got the answer. And Gold did break out out of the triangle & a major LT … Continue reading

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