Stock Market Boom

The huge stock market boom of the last few years has made many Americans into millionaires, and has attracted many others into day trading. Professional daytrading typically uses indicators such as the MACD, moving averages, and Stochastics. Day traders sit in front of computer screens and look for a stock that is either moving up or down in value.

The way you approach the market psychologically has as much to do with your success as any trading plan. Day traders typically suffer severe financial losses in their first months of trading, and many never graduate to profit-making status. The instrument traded by Forex traders and investors are currency pairs.

Day-trading takes more finesse than most techniques. Good day traders do not rush into trades. Day trading requires a certain amount of capital.

Advertisements for some day trading systems or advisory services make investing look like a virtual bonanza where everyone’s a winner. Day trading strategies demand using the leverage of borrowed money to make profits. Although day trading has become somewhat of a controversial phenomenon, its prevalence is undeniable.

Day trading is tantamount to gambling and some brokerage houses have been guilty of overstating day trading as safe and risk-free. A study in 1999 found that 70% of day traders lost money. Trading successfully requires time, market knowledge and market understanding.

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