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Old 04-03-2010, 11:57 AM
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High-frequency trading (HFT) is not always day-trading and is a bit offtopic HFT is done automatically, via auto trading systems and computer-generated signals. It's mostly a computer-based trading where the human element is minimized. That's the good and the bad side of it

On the day trading the risk could be very well minimized by the risk/reward ratio. One still has to have understanding about the price direction and a system of trading though...
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:23 PM
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Day trading is the buying and selling of various financial instruments, such as futures, options, currencies, and stocks, with the goal of making a profit from the difference between the buying price and the selling price. Day trading differs slightly from other styles of trading in that positions are rarely, if ever, held overnight or when the market being traded is closed.

Day trading was originally only available to financial companies, such as banks, because only they had access to the exchanges and current market data. But with recent technology such as the Internet, individual traders now have direct access to level ll quotes and the same exchanges and market data, and can make the same trades at very low cost.

In theory, a perfect investment strategy would be cheap, easy and risk-free. It would make you fabulously rich in about a week. Tax-free, of course. I haven’t found that combination, and I don’t expect to find it.

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Old 04-28-2010, 07:21 PM
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Before going live with the trading, you should have at least 200 positions, and you got to know your statistic. Donít do anything before you have enough data base for statistic.
If youíd like you can contact me and Iíll guide you with that process.

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Old 05-01-2010, 06:52 AM
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Day trading likely will only enrich ETrade or whomever you use for brokerage. Use low-cost ETFs or a trusted advisor.
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:06 PM
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A good free resource I can recommend is Quovo, which will show you how your trades, and long-term investments (and funds, and ETFs, and everything else) stack up against each other. A big problem with new day traders is they forget about fees, and volatility, and risk. Quovo will show you allocation exposure, volatility, etc., and it accounts for fees, dividends, and everything else.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:21 AM
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use a test demo account and see how you go ... is very high risk so you need a stop loss plan and be prepared to lose money as well as make money ...

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Old 06-28-2011, 11:00 AM
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You can make a lot of money day trading online, especially if you have a plan and a trading system
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:08 PM
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The playing field for day trading (specifically in and out of a position in a given day) is not level. The HFT guys have the supreme advantage and will take your money. There is little transparency into where prices actually are at any given 1min or less interval and therefore you are essentially driving blind.

I recommend swing trading or looking out the time interval to daily or weekly periods. This means you would be in and out of a trade in as little as a week, as much as a year or two.

There are also services which are experts at managing portfolios and finding trades by utilizing algorithmic trading programs. This way you don't have to spend all the time learning the technique, you can just follow the service or have the service trade for you. One such service is PortfolioIQ. They are excellent and relatively inexpensive. See their website for more information.
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Old 03-06-2018, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
I have been looking a little at day trading and would like experienced peoples opinions on this..
There is lot to know about day trading and i dont think the whole concept can be elaborated through a post.
There are multiple factors to be considered like Capital that you can use, your experience level in trading, limiting your loss margin so that you dont go bankrupt. In addition to all this you need a passion for trading because day trading can be cumbersome on a few hectic days.
There are multiple articles up on the internet that will elaborate what i just said.
Read those and then i think you can make a decision.
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Old 03-23-2019, 11:46 PM
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I am a type of trader who prefers all type of styles instead of just one. I do day trading and even long term, it’s entirely according to the situation. I feel so very happy and comfortable thanks to FreshForex and their mighty offering of Stop-Out Insurance, where I can recover 50% IF I face margin call, which makes me fearless without of my technique.
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