Day trading is not a strategy like swing trading. Day trading is a reference to holding a trade a minute to a few hours at most. That’s it. I think a lot of people who want to learn how to day trade stocks have the wrong idea about what day trading is.
There are hundreds of different strategies within the larger umbrella of day trading.
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Having a stock watchlist is probably THE most important tool to have as a trader but if you’re like most, you don’t really know how to use a watchlist.
A stock watchlist is not just a list of stocks you would like to buy, but can’t right now so you put them on a list to buy them in the future if they keep going up.
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Anyone looking for an easy way to bring in some extra money should look into investing in stocks and bonds. History has shown stocks are very profitable when investing for the long term. Knowing when to buy and when to sell is the key to success as shown by the number of people on the Forbes 400 list who got there by investing wisely. Before you go to invest your hard earned money though, you need to learn as much as you can about stock trading. Doing so increases your chances of making money.
If you look into stock trading for dummies, you’ll find that the first topic covered is the definition of a stock. Many people don’t fully understand what a stock is. A stock share represents a piece of a business and entitles the owner to a proportional share of any profits that are earned. The owner also gets a share of any losses too. You aren’t actually involved in the running of the business though. All shareholders elect a Board of Directors and these directors are responsible for watching over the company for the shareholders. The Board of Directors decides what to do with any profits earned.
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The best day trading software, hands down, is E-Trade Pro. Folks, it blows away Scottrade and even TDAmeritrade in my opinion. I’ve seen more people quit their day job and trade at home for a living using E-Trade Pro than any other software platform.
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Folks, I’m convinced that the reason most people lose in the stock market is because they use a trend following strategy in a trading market. Swing trading strategies are important to learn because in a trading market (also called a stock pickers market), you can transition from a trend following strategy into one of several swing trading strategies.
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I’m going to show you the best penny stock screener on the web. The best part of all is that it’s free for all the basic features I’m going to show you and it only costs money if you want the advanced features.
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How to make money trading stocks involves thinking like a trader. Did today’s market action seem random to you? Do you feel like you are just flipping a coin when you trade? If you do, it means you are not thinking like a trader.
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When I first began investing back in 1995, I had no idea what I was doing. I thought that learning to read a stock chart was going to make me a rich investor. Knowing how to read a stock chart and being able to make money at trading are two completely different things.
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A gap is a change in price levels between the close and open of two consecutive days. A gap up open occurs when the opening price is greater than the previous day’s closing price. A gap down occurs when the opening price is lower than the previous day’s closing price.
Several things can cause gap openings such as an earnings report being released after the stock market close on the previous day or a news event. If there was a positive earnings surprise, many traders might place buy orders for the next day. This could result in the price opening higher than the previous day’s close.
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