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How to Profit from Part-time Day Trading

Can you make money day trading part-time? You can, and some people do. Successful part-time day traders approach trading as a part-time job, not as a little game to play when they have nothing else going [more…]

Day Trading Makes a Bad Hobby

Because of the excitement of day trading and the supposed ease of doing it, you may think that day trading makes a great hobby. On a boring Saturday afternoon, you could just spend a few hours day trading [more…]

Personality Traits of Successful Day Traders

Successful traders are a special breed. They maintain strict discipline about how they approach their trading day and what they do during market hours. Not everyone can be a day trader, nor should everyone [more…]

Day Trading Success Rates

Given the participation of day traders in securities markets, researchers are always trying to figure out whether they make money. Here is a review of some of that research on day trading success rates [more…]

Set Limits on Your Day Trades

Setting a loss limit along with a profit goal is a good idea. For example, many futures traders have a rule to risk two ticks in pursuit of three ticks. That means that they’ll sell a position as soon [more…]

Rules to Follow If You Day-Trade ETFs

The best investing strategy is to buy and hold a well-balanced portfolio (including ETFs) and rebalance it once a year. But if you insist on day trading ETFs , just play by a few rules. [more…]

Day Trading Account Restrictions You Should Know

The Federal Reserve’s Regulation T is one of the key restrictions in the SEC arsenal of tools for controlling day trading. Rules related to the settlement of stock transactions and borrowing from others [more…]

Strategies for Successful Day Trading

Day traders often trade stocks in lots of 1,000 shares or more, putting large portions of cash at risk with every trade. Although the profit potential is great, so is the risk of losing all your money [more…]

How to Avoid the Most Common Day Trading Mistakes

If the risks and costs don’t scare you away from day trading, you need to become familiar with some common mistakes that lead to failure for many day traders. Here are some of the more serious mistakes [more…]

A Day in the Life of a Day Trader

What's being a day trader like? Several day traders share their perspectives here. Trader A trades futures contracts on the U.S. markets from Tokyo. Trader B is a former floor trader at the Chicago Board [more…]

Watching Out for the Follies of Day Trading Chat Rooms

Spend any time on the Internet researching day trading and you'll come across the chat rooms and message boards that some traders use to exchange information. Or at least you'll come across the chat rooms [more…]

10 Alternatives to Day Trading

Maybe you like the idea of trading but you've decided that working for yourself making large numbers of short-term trades isn't exactly what you want to do. What options are left? This article puts forward [more…]

Equipment for a Day Trader's Office

If you want to work as a day trader from a home office, the right equipment will let you act quickly when you need to trade and help you stay organized. Here's the basic setup you'll need: [more…]

Day-Trading Lingo to Know

Every business has its own special language, and day trading is no different. Here are a few terms you may come across: [more…]

Trading with Technical Analysis Indicators

Using technical analysis, day traders often look for patterns in recent prices and trading volume to determine whether a security is likely to do especially well or especially poorly. Here are brief definitions [more…]

Calculating Your Day Trading Performance

The goal of day trading is to make money, but when the trades are coming fast and furious, figuring out how you're doing can be hard. Here are a couple simple ideas that let you gauge your performance [more…]

Day Trading For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you want to get started in day trading, doing some preparation before you dive in dramatically increases your odds of success. From setting up your trading business [more…]


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