Is Day Trading Dangerous?

If you can survive some losses in your day trading, the profits will come. The profit potential of day trading is perhaps one of the most debated  topics on Wall Street. Day trading normally holds the stock for only the day, and completes the trade by the end of the day.

The press is full of stories about how dangerous day trading is. Experienced professional day traders place bets on losers all the time, but they know how to identify losers and kill them quickly before much money is lost. It is commonly stated that 80-90% of Day traders lose money.

A day trader may sell a stock if it goes down only two or three cents. Some day traders might buy and sell stocks in minutes, but might also hold some overnight or longer. A day trader is someone who will buy a stock that has high volume and liquidity and will sell that same stock within a few minutes up to a few hours.

Day-trading rarely will give you the big trade you’ve been waiting for your whole life. Day trading, the business of trying to make money by buying and selling stocks for oneself throught the day, is an extremely risky business. Keep in mind, that it takes approximately $100,000 to day trade successfully and see profits.

Daytraders will tell you that raw cunning and nerves of steel are the key ingredients of their success. Are there effective methods for day-trading? Behind all of the possible financial rewards of day trading lies the potential for financial disaster. Day trading is a full time job – you need to be ready to trade whenever the market shows you a great opportunity.

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