My name is Prashant Shah, I am from Pune city in India.
I come from a lower middle class family. My financial situation was not good when I was studying. I worked at a PCO phone booth while studying. Worked as an executive collecting cheques from the bank. Left the job to pursue CA. As a result of financial constraints, I was unable to complete the articleship. I was just a commerce graduate. I borrowed money from a friend for my sister's wedding in 2005. I was ambitious, but I didn't know what to do next. I decided to find a good job. I got the job of sales executive in 2005 in a financial company. I worked hard from day one. I received quick promotions because of my efforts. I was suddenly in charge of a good team of stock market traders and doing research. Stock market research attracted me and I decided to study it in detail. While doing the job, I gave international exams. I got Certificate of Financial Technical Analysts (CFTe) by International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) in 2010. I became Chartered Market Technician (CMT) by CMT Association, USA in 2011. I worked on some very interesting subjects and my client base grew because of the quality of my research. During 2014, I left my job to write a research paper. I wrote an original research paper on swing trading in 2015 for which IFTA awarded me the title of Master of Financial Technical Analysts (MFTA). I was the first in India to receive the title. I am also a member of the technical analysts association in London (MSTA). I am the only Indian with all these titles. I wrote a book on the Point & Figure method in 2017. It was published on Amazon and was well received. I authored a book on Renko Chart trading in 2018. It is the only book on this subject globally and it has been translated into Portuguese. During lockdown, I wrote a book on Relative Strength and Breadth analysis in 2020. I wrote another book on trading psychology in 2021 – You, Me, and Trading. Apart from being the author of these four books, I am co-founder and CEO of Definedge Solutions and Definedge Securities. These companies have online products and education related to stock market trading and analysis. Definedge is a SEBI registered firm having more than 16 lac subscribers across the country.