With my constant communication effort with the release of VIRA I have come across comments from some of my colleagues that our image doesnt look ‘serious’ enough. Well if by that they mean that our app is sitting in the middle of a jungle and there are birds flying around then I guess it could be taken as a non-serious page by some. We did quite a bit of looking around the existing financial services web pages and found a lot of the same: Corinthian capitels, and white motifs, and serious black fonts everywhere. So we decided to go in a very different direction. This is a new application, and has a new approach. So yes, it is a gold idol sitting in the middle of the jungle. We can relate to that image as normal people trading in the market, so we though that it was best to be true to that idea and go ahead with the image. Also I must say that the creative team at Winning Sites was awesome in the concept and design of our webpage. This may seem as a cheapo publicity stunt but it is not really, we are not web page designers so we left that to people that knew the craft. And we are pretty happy with the results.
Here is an article published in the South Western Times about the release of our app. I am sorry that it had to be my mug in the picture, but there was nobody else around. The article gave a good summary of the intent of the app. It is really for the regular ‘mortal’ trader like you and I. The ‘super-duper’ professional traders they don’t need us. Clearly they have all the answers and the economy is shielded from collapse… Oh! sorry, wrong on that account…!
Abdel has worked in many industries applying statistical methodologies to the analysis and improvement of their business processes. It is through this experience that he started to develop the VIRA analysis tool. After extensive testing with historical data, and then with real money in the real market it was clear that they were on to something exciting. He founded Viracocha along with the other founding partners and launched the VIRA app. He lives in Western Australia with his a wife and two kids.
Hello, welcome to the blog space for VIRA. VIRA is a financial application released by Viracocha Enterprises Pty Ltd, we are an Australian company dedicated to research and technology development for the financial markets. This blog is for the benefit of VIRA users and in here we will discuss the applications and uses of this technical analysis tool.
After quite a journey in the research and development, the Vira mobile app is ready to go. Vira (short for Virachocha) was released for Apple iOS on October 12, 2013. We are all very excited here at Virachocha and we invite anyone interested in stock trading to try out the app. The applciation will be available for free download from the Apple store during the first couple of months so please download, try it out and feedback back to us. We will keep the news coming with practical application of the tools and also we have some instructional videos in the pipeline and will post as soon as they are ready. Just type “Vira finance” in the App store and you will get to it.
In the world of technical analysis, tools are aplenty and strategies are sacred! When trying to introduce a different approach one is immediately confronted with a defensive, quasi violent opposition. It seems than any new perspective is interpreted as an attack on a particular investor’s strategy. So it is important to say this – “Whatever your strategy is, that is fine” – It is a function of the level of risk that needs to be kept in comfort, as well as other factors. So we come in peace… really we do.
Now with the introduction of VIRA we have been doing a lot of one-on-one discussions with investors about its uses. Once we get past the defensive line, the next thing that needs to be clarified is why. Why in all that is holy did you guys came up with this? From our perspective the answer is simple: We thought it was needed. VIRA’s vision was to put out there an insight for investors, and our main goal was to get to those investors that don’t necessarily do this day in day out. We, the normal people, may all have some money in the market, and in many cases, the information is not all there.. yes, it is not efficient. So with that in mind we took to the task of placing a tool that could add some value to decisions. The main principles of VIRA are to try to not react to noise (what else is new…) and to include the visibility of the volume. There is enormous focus and so therefore a great amount of solutions, applications, robots and fembots already dedicated to price. We thought volume deserved some space too. An important thing to consider is, just like any other tool, always check the trends in the market, always check other indicators, never use only one spyglass.
A good way to visualize what the VIRA tool does is best explained in four main scenarios. I like to call this “The market of lamps”
Let’s imagine we are a merchant that trades in lamps, those nice objects that one rubs and a genie comes out… that kind of lamp. There is a market of lamps and in there the lamp traders meet to buy and sell their lamps. To keep this story flowing nicely let us restrict the merchandise to just lamps… genie lamps to be precise. Let us also establish that you are in the trade of said genie lamps and that you have a stock of them of your own, and also that you have some cash to get into the market if a good opportunity arises. Of course, let us establish that you are willing to trade in lamps and bear some risks inherent to the trade.
Scenario 1: You go into the market one sunny morning, and you notice that there is an unusually low amount of lamps being traded, and when they do exchange hands you notice that the price for them is higher than the expected price. So as the price gets higher and higher, the volume is lower and lower. This is the first scenario and the question, as always, is: What do you do?
Scenario 2: You go into the market, and you can hear the traders as you go in, today is a loud one. You notice that there is an unusually high volume of lamps being traded, and that when they do exchange hands the price of the transaction is lower than the expected price. So as the price keeps going down the lamps keep being traded. This is the second scenario and the question is “What do you do?” Now the inference here is that there is a point in which, due to the demand, the price will eventually bounce. VIRA will place you in that scenario but will not give you exactly where that point is.
Scenario 3: You go into the market, and the air smells like orange blossom. You notice that there is an unusually low amount of lamps traded at an unusually low price. Traders are starting to walk away from the market and the price keeps dropping. This is the third scenario: What do you do?
Scenario 4: You go into the market this morning, it is raining and there are big tents set everywhere to keep traders from the rain. You notice that there is an unusually high amount of lamps traded at a very high price. Traders are happy to keep going into the market, and this is keeping that price up there. As always the question is: What do you do?
In our Post No.2 we will discuss further these questions and the specific perspective of VIRA.