Like many incoming students, Shyamala Sashikumar had repeated personal failures as a trader before finding success. In the early 1990s she traded based on “tips and news” and quickly gave up. In 2004 she added technical and fundamental analysis and had limited success. In 2011 she came to OTA and realized the only way to consistent profits is a rules-based strategy.
Since becoming an Online Trading Academy instructor, Shyamala has taught numerous Core Strategy and other foundation courses. She tells students that no one can do a better job of handling their money, in order to achieve financial freedom, than they can. As proof, she points out that she gave up a successful banking career to become a full time trader in 2013.
Shyamala loves to share her journey with students who are looking to get out of the rat race and make money work for themselves. She tells them that trading is not a hobby, but a challenging enterprise with unlimited potential to fulfill dreams. It is also a skill that can be acquired by anyone by learning the techniques and practicing diligently.
- Bachelor of Science & Master's in Business Administration, Lucknow University
Officer – Central Bank of India
- Officer – Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
- Senior Manager – L&T Finance and IL & FS Training Academy
- Branch Head/Chief Manager – Birla Sun Life Insurance
Senior Vice President – National Institute Of Securities Markets (NISM)
- Certified Financial Planner (ICFP, India)
- Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB), Life Member
Licentiate of Insurance Institute of India
AMFI Certification for Mutual Funds (expired)
What Students Are Saying
“I liked the teaching of Ms. Shyamala Sashikumar very much & she is the best instructor so far. I wish I could attend another session of hers. She is so patient, firm & good.”
Sharada M. P,
“Excellent experienced instructor with lot of lot real time trades/examples and excellent infrastructure.”
“The faculty, Shyamala, ensured all the important concepts were explained and demonstrated in great detail. The demand and supply strategy breaks down the market complexity to its very basic concept of price and, therefore, helps to demystify the entire trading process. It was a very enlightening session and I would definitely recommend OTA to anyone who is serious about becoming a professional trader.”
“The instructor, Ms. Shyamala Shashikumar is thorough about the course contents and has practical experiences in trading. I benefitted from her teaching and the experience that was shared during the course.”
“I enjoyed the program because the topics were covered comprehensively. Our trainer, Ms. Shyamala Shashikumar was very careful in giving details. Hence the learning became easy.”
“It has been a great pleasure to have been your student…what with all the patience and understanding that you have given. Our class was quite sad that you are leaving us as we really think that you are the best Instructor thank you for guiding us Shayamla Shashi Kumar. thanks”