My name is Naag Rao. I have a PhD in agriculture from NC State University, Raleigh, NC. Go Wolfpack!!!!
I’ve worked for over 20 years in both academia as well as in private sector. I have tried my hands in several different fields in my career. I started my career as an Agronomist, turned in to a weed science professional, then into a seed and biotech researcher, and finally became nematologist. I also have experience in several roles in research, sales, marketing, as well as market support. My last appointment was with Monsanto company as a Nematology program lead. I quit the job with Monsanto after working close to a decade in late 2006. Right now I run my own research, management, and consultancy company named ZEAMAX RESEARCH. I help and advise ag companies on how to position their products in the market place. I love what I do!!
I was always curious in finding some ‘order’ in ‘chaotic’ environments through logical means. I navigated through several ‘chaotic’ circumstances in my life too. Chaos in Stock market always fascinated me – i.e., what makes stocks go up or down, most often defying commonsense or a reasonable ‘reason’.
I believe my background in science, sales and marketing, and statistics could be applied to navigate through ‘chaos’ in the market and be able to reduce losses and make profits. This belief in my abilities made me quit my nice paying job with Monsanto and venture in to becoming a stock trader and to make a living out of it.
As it would happen in life, as soon as I started trading full time in 2007, there came huge chaos – the market took a tail spin into downward spiral. I survived despite being a newbie in hands on trading.
I have my own system for picking stocks for trading. Based on my research, some times I day trade too. But, most my trades are swing trades – i.e., I hold the equity any where from 2 days to 4 weeks. I also hold some high dividend paying stocks for a longer time, and on which I write covered calls. Yes, I’m diversified.
I also trade options, both calls and puts. This strategy represents about 10% of my portfolio.
In this “TAURUSTRADER” blog, I will give out my trades and recommendations. Let me know what you think. Let us help each other navigate this chaotic market and make money. Your participation and input is very much appreciated.
Best wishes ….
Naag Rao, PhD, CCA, TSP