What is Day Trading?

A Day Trader attempts to produce a profit within a single trading day. Traders and investors see the daytrading as a new speculation or diversifying opportunity. The press is full of stories about how dangerous day trading is.

Before starting out for example in the Forex daytrading market we need to make sure we understand the basics of daytrading. Those who do day trading usually buy and sell securities during the same market day. Access to timely information and fast execution of trades is essential to day trade successfully.

A true day trader is a professional, who employs discipline and uses the latest in technology to execute day trading orders.
Only you can decide if you have what it takes to be a successful day trader. A day-trader must become very mechanical, almost robotic.

It is commonly stated that 80-90% of Day traders lose money. Decide each day how much you are willing to risk in your day trading endeavours and stick to it. A study in 1999 found that 70% of day traders lost money.

Be aware that day trading does not offer the protection of an advisor who can tell you whether a particular investment is suitable to your financial goals. No system wins all the time. So bear this in mind when you choose your day trading system. Keep in mind, that it takes approximately $100,000 to day trade successfully and see profits. Remember that “educational” seminars, classes, and books about day trading may not be objective.

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