I had cleared my NCFM exam last week and managed a decent percentile which was quite a surprise in itself considering the fact that I just had a couple of weeks to prepare for it after my South India sojourn. Also surprising because a friend of mine in Chennai informed me that both his team lead and his senior project colleague had flunked the exam and that they would have to do it all over again.
Anyways, this certification led me to a consultant who was working on a banking project and was looking for someone who had some insights into how stock markets worked and the DeMat procedures that banks followed.
Finally there was it!!!
A chance to actually make my self useful on something that I was good at. Then followed a frenzy of communication on resumes, how much time I could work on the project considering the fact that I am waiting for my joining date and also cos of the other courses that I am pursuing right now.
Everything was finally in place by Sunday afternoon. Flexible timings, no stringent rules, great atmosphere, a stud of a manager and with a good pay( non-taxable btw) – what else could I ask for. But the icing is – Am working on the “Markets”, with all the info from 1979, for all the stocks ever listed, at hand. I finally got my hands on the database that I only thought I could create after more than 10yrs of hard work.
The best was yet to come, when in the team of 4, I was the only guy with any knowledge on how the Financial markets worked. The other 3 are hardcore techies with no fundas on how the system works. But have to give it to them man… they are “GOOD”. For me .Net is greek and these guys are its gods. Still trying to get a hold onto how the damm code works, but am confident, I ll get there.
Also, there are no tough deadlines. Primarily because the project is for 8 months and the delivery of the DeMat and online trading accounts is due only after 3 months. With 4 people working, it should be a cakewalk.
The first two days were great and the team is really nice. I am still in the process of configuring my comp and getting my hands dirty with all the data at my disposal. Damm, its as good as any comprehensive Stock Exchange info and its so well organized that trading now can be really profitable. Am not allowed to do that but the amount of knowledge that can be gained is priceless.
All the 3 yrs of work that went into trying to trade and make money on the markets has finally come good. Am feeling good, grt actually.Now, only god save Jhunjhunwala.