How To Day Trade Stocks – Learning Day Trading

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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Stock Trading for Dummies-What All Investors Need to Know

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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Swing Trading Strategies For Finding Oversold Stocks

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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Day Trading Gaps Secret To Skyrocket Your Stock Trading

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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