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Day Trading

Some conventional wisdom you’ll often hear from financial planners and investment counselors is: You don’t get rich quickly - you get rich slowly, over time. So why are so many people turning to day trading as a way to get rich quickly? Is day trading really a way to turn a few dollars into a [...]


Trading Strategies

Day Trading In A Minute…»

The first step in understanding day trading is defining it in the context of other types of market strategies, which we’ll do in the next section.
Securities: Financial assets that can be assigned value and traded. Typical securities include stocks and bonds.
Derivative: A dependent security whose price is derived from one or more underlying assets and [...]


Futures Fundamentals»

It’s important to note that futures trading is not for everyone. You can invest in the futures market in a number of different ways, but before taking the plunge, you must be sure of the amount of risk you’re willing to take. As a futures trader, you should have a solid understanding of how the [...]


Is Day Trading Right For You?»

Do you have the tolerance for the risk involved with day trading? Day trading is not a get rich quick business. It is not technically even investing. This competitive game of day trading is speculation at its core and the odds are against you in favor of failure. But for those who crave this type [...]