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Which Would You Rather Do Forex or Daytrading

Online trading is great way for serious investors to make money, but inexperienced traders often wind up with big losses. A good set of instructions can minimize the risks and save months of expensive trial-and-error learning. Day Trading Day Trading had its heyday during the bull market of the 1990’s. All the amateurs have since dropped out, but day trading is still being practiced by professionals. There are fewer opportunities in the current market, but skilled investors can still find them if they know what to look […]

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The Advantages of Day Trading

Historically, stock trading has been the domain of professional traders. Trading has been in essence a “private club” with restricted access. Day trading has changed that. For the first time, amateur traders have the tools (real time quotes and order execution) to compete with the professionals. Speed advantage of day trading The key advantage of day trading is its speed. Now the technology is advanced enough to afford day traders the ability to receive and observe real-time price quotes tick by tick and to send electronically an […]

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Trading Stocks Online What Works

Imagine you are trying to do car repairs, and the only tool you have is a hammer. Sure, you’ll be able to get some jobs done, but they won’t be done properly and you’ll most likely break something else in the process. Trading stocks online is much like that. There are many ways to trade, but only some of them truly work. Sometimes, investors end up losing money because they didn’t take the time to find the proper investment method or tool. Here are some tips that […]

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What Makes a Successful Stock Trader

I’ll be telling you about 15 characteristics of a very successful trader. Trading in stock isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Some people can do it and some can’t. Even among the some who can, not everybody can be successful at it. While there are no hard and fast rules on what makes or doesn’t make a successful stock trader, those Wall street Wizards that you hear about who made the most in the least amount of time, all appear to have certain characteristics in common. 1. Successful […]

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The Stock Market: A Brief Primer

For most people, the stock market is a scary thought because they have seen the devastating effects it can have when things go wrong. Stock plummeted after Enron, and even when mergers are announced as with the case of Chase and Bank One, the stock market feels the effects. Even DuPont has seen its stock prices drop when negative information is publicized, so the stock market, for the most part, is a fickle entity. How does a new investor avoid the pitfalls of the stock market? Research […]

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Lack of a Trading Strategy

If you know the pitfalls of trad¬ing, you can easily avoid them. Small mistakes are inevitable, such as entering the wrong stock symbol or incorrectly setting a buy level. But these are forgivable, and, with luck, even profitable. What you have to avoid, however, are the mistakes due to bad judgment rather than simple errors. These are the “deadly” mistakes which ruin entire trading careers instead of just one or two trades. To avoid these pitfalls, you have to watch yourself closely and stay diligent. Think of […]

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So You’d Like To DayTrade (Or Not)

So you’d like to earn your living DayTrading? You have all heard the stories of losing DayTraders running down the streets shooting people? During the heady .com days prior to 2001, (when Bush became president,) there were stocks, 3 or 4 times a week that went up from 30 to 200% a day. It was possible, if you knew what you were doing, to check before the market opened to see which stocks were running in real time and why. And, if you then had a fast […]

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Investment Strategy: The Investor’s Creed

Fascinating, isn’t it, this stock market of ours, with its unpredictability, promise, and unscripted daily drama! But individual investors are even more interesting. We’ve become the product of a media driven culture that must have reasons, predictability, blame, scapegoats, and even that four-letter word, certainty. We are a culture of investors where hindsight is rapidly replacing the reality-based foresight that once was flowing in our now real-time veins… just like downhill racing, grouse hunting, and Super Bowls. The Stock Market is a dynamic place where investors can […]

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Online Stock Trading, Is It Here To Stay

Trading stocks on the internet is a relatively new thing for most people but it won’t be for long. The only reason that it is new in the first place is that the internet is new relatively speaking. In 1999 a little under 3 million people traded over the internet, now online stock trading has ballooned with more than 10 times that number of people trading daily. So why have people begun to do this? Why is it so popular? Well there are several reasons and some […]

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Day Trading Online in the United States

Day trading online in the United States has become a powerful trend in recent years. And while growth rates in the US have been sluggish in recent years, the US has still maintained a strong dollar, which is still used as the unquestioned international standard. Unemployment rates have been better than where they are now, but consumer spending is at a normal pace. But what does all of this have to do with the stock market?-Surprisingly a lot. Macroeconomic trends are quite simply the sum of microeconomic […]

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