Varun Aggarwal Finance Guru

Varun is the director of Profit Idea. He is a multi-skilled experienced professional in academics, corporate and administration fields. He has over 8 years of corporate training experience in the field of finance & provides training for CFA, MBA, Stock Market (Derivatives, Fundamental & Technical Analysis) & various other financial subjects. He is also associated with various institutes, boards & banks. Varun holds financial and investment qualifications from Delhi University, Yale University, London Business School, Indian School of Business, Columbia University and IESE Business School.

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Collecting Premiums : Case Study on Techno-Derivative Trading

When people think of investment, they think of buying stocks on the stock market. Many of them are probably unaware of terms like options trading.

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How to Become a Successful Options Trader - Part 1

New options traders have unrealistic profit expectations, thinking that they can outsmart the markets, doubling funds in a short amount of time. Beginner’s luck makes things even worse, providing hope that a few big wins can help you make a fortune. When markets move fast, things get hectic, you do not have time nor the luxury to sit back and think long about what to do. You need to have a trading plan in place that tells you exactly what to do and when to do it. Experienced options traders understand that modern markets give out very few gifts.

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Lupin Case Study on Value Investing

Lupin is a pharma stock that most investors are ignoring at this point but what most people tend to forget is that ”a successful investor takes a contrarian approach to investing."

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Ponni Sugars (Erode) Ltd. - Case Study on Value Investing

Avoiding where others go wrong is an important step in achieving investment success. In fact, it almost ensures it. Every once in a while, we tend to hear that either a friend or family member lost X amount of money. It pains us to hear such disastrous investment results, especially when it comes to unsophisticated and undisciplined investors. Thus, if we could convince more people to adopt proven successful investment strategies, it will definitely help to preserve and maintain their hard-earned capital.

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NBI Industrial Finance Limited - Case Study

“It is not necessary to do extra ordinary things to get extraordinary results” – Warren Buffet. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times” – Bruce Lee. Both of the above mentioned quotes point towards one direction. To be successful one does not need to do something out of the world, and yes you will succeed only if you do that one thing time and again.

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Vardhaman Holdings Limited (VHL) - Case Study

"I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful." - Warren Buffett. We have seen that the above mentioned saying has proved to be correct every time we have acted according to it. A few months ago, when the whole Pharma sector was plunging, no one was ready to buy stocks like Divis laboratories (₹ 594), Gufic Bio Sciences (₹65), Lupin(₹916), Dr. Reddy(₹2010) although nothing was wrong with them it was just the overreaction of the markets.

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Financial Analysis of DHFL

According to Warren Buffet: "Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." In other words, don't focus on short term swings in price, focus instead on the underlying value of your investment. Beware the investment activity that produces the applause, the great moves are usually greeted by yawns. 

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Jet Airways in Trouble

Great businesses tend to exceed expectations thanks to strong fundamentals, quantitative and qualitative information that contributes to the economic well-being and the subsequent financial valuation of a company. But knowing fundamentals are not enough to be successful in the financial markets. According to Sir Warren Buffet, apart from knowing “What to do?”, one shall also have knowledge of “What not to do?”, to reduce significant chances of making mistakes. The case of Jet Airways is there to tell you what not to do in the market.

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