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Tips For Day Trading On Stock Markets

Aug 17, 2007
Irrespective of all the hype regarding day trading, not many people know what day trading actually is, how it works, or how profitable it can be. Day trading is online stock trading with small investments. The investor is called a day trader. Throughout the day, the day trader frequently buys and sells stocks. This may vary from a few seconds to a few minutes. The day trader keeps a close look on the fluctuation of the value of the stocks, and as soon as the day trader finds a good value, the day trader buys or sells the stock for quick profits. However, before you jump into this type of trading, you must keep in mind the following things.

You will find many advertisements that claim and promise rapid and guaranteed profits from day trading. Never fall into such a trap. Instead, it is always prudent to do your own research in order to find out how many clients have lost money and how many of them earned a profit. Analyze how safe it is to start trading with a particular firm.

You will find many websites and newsletters that offer tips and advice. If they are also talking about easy money, be alert. Before following their recommendations, you must make sure whether they have been paid to make such recommendations. Also consider what else they may have to gain from making these claims

If you want to minimize the risks of day trading, it is always prudent not to own any stocks overnight. Prices change so rapidly that you might suffer huge losses if you wait for long.

If you are doing day trading on borrowed money, you must be aware of certain things. For example, how does the margin work? How much time will you have to meet a margin call? If you do your research regarding these questions, you minimize your chances of getting in debt if you lose.

Keeping in view the potential risk, you should invest only as much as you can afford to lose. Moreover, as a day trader, you must meet certain other expenses, such as the training costs and the commissions of the firm. It is important to work on a proper plan. If you lack a proper plan, it may lead to bankruptcy.

More About Day Trading
Day trading carries a great risk. It can be an uncertain way of earning or losing your money. You may reap huge profits or you may suffer huge losses. The risk is greater when you engage in day trading on borrowed money. However, if you are knowledgeable about stock markets day trading can be profitable.
About the Author
David Gass is President of Business Credit Services, Inc. His company publishes a free weekly e-newsletter on Small Business Consulting at their web site http://www.smallbusinessconsulting.com
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