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A Brief Introduction To Stock Day Trading

Mar 6, 2008
Although Stock Day trading has been said to be controversial and risky by many, there are still those who are able to successfully profit.

Should one be cautious about Stock Day trading...? Actually, one should be cautious about any type of investment and trading. When you complete an entire stock transaction within one day, this is considered day trading. Some traders actually consider it to be less risky, because there are no trades that are held overnight.

So what are some of the criteria that day traders might look for in the stock? Right off the bat I'd say that they'd look for a certain amount of volatility and also a certain amount of liquidity.

One popular criteria in volume has been that the stock must trade at least 500,000 shares daily. Another popular criteria is that the stock must have at least a range of two dollars during the day.

The SEC cautions traders who were interested in Stock Day trading. I completely agree that we should all exercise caution no matter what type trading we are doing. Fortunately there are numerous things that can be done to minimize your risk and maximize your profits in day trading.

You can day trade successfully, but it is unlikely that you will do this by the seat of your pants. You'll not only need to educate yourself. But you need a good plan in order to be successful in day trading.

It should go without saying, that you should absolutely only use risk capital when day trading. Using money that was meant for another purpose or that would affect your lifestyle if you lost it is almost a certain recipe for disaster in day trading. You've probably heard the expression "scared money never wins". This simply means that trading with money that you can not afford to lose most certainly increases the chance that you will lose it.

As you surf the web you'll find many, many day trading websites offering fast effortless returns. Avoid those websites which simply state things which you know in your gut to be too good to be true. Although daytrading may be fast-paced at times, the objective is still to make money for the long-term. So take your time and educate yourself prior to committing real funds to day trading.
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