If you want to discover everything there is to know about day trading, even if you know nothing at all and start crushing the stock market then keep reading …
Are you looking for a way to get the extra pennies to pay for your next vacation?
There is nothing wrong with your car. Yet, a bit more horsepower would make your daily drive to work much more fun.
The first thing everyone needs to start making money is a plan.
You just need to discover a powerful way of trading millions of ordinary people used before.
...and succeeded with to make their smaller and bigger dreams come true.
Stock market investing doesn´t have to take weeks, month or years. There is a unique shortcut called day trading.
Do you even know what 24h trading is?
It is simpler than you think.
If you are a day trader, then it means you spend all day trading stocks, options, and commodities.
Even if you don’t understand these terms, you will soon.
You don’t need a college degree to understand how to create wealth through day trading.
Even better, you don’t need any qualifications at all.
But you do need to be someone who is ambitious enough to take action.
Once you’ve discovered what day trading is and what the best methods are to always be one step ahead of everyone else, then there’s nothing to stop you from becoming the next Wolf of Wall Street.
Day trading is a serious business ... with serious rewards.
But that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun. Imagine sitting on your sofa watching the number of dollars in your bank account going up and up and up ... and all because you’ve created a solid trading plan.
Trading isn’t the same as gambling. There are simple rules that you can follow to avoid common mistakes and protect you from risky moves in this business.
But before you can start crushing it through day trading, there’s one simple thing you need to do first.
Create a plan.
Then you can take the plunge and make your financial dreams a reality.
In this book, “ Day Trading for Beginners”, you will discover:
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Day Trading for Beginners
The Complete Guide on How to Become a Profitable Trader Using These Proven Day Trading Techniques and Strategies. Includes Stocks, Options, ETFs, Forex & Futures
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Chapter 1: What Is Day Trading?
Rules of Day Trading
Day Trading is a Serious Business
Day Trading Will Not Help You Get Rich Quickly
Day Trader is Harder Than it Looks
Trading is Different from Investing
You Won’t Win Every Trade
Chapter 2: Basics of Performing a Trade
Build Up Your Watchlist
Must Have Properties
Criteria to Look for When Developing Your Watchlist
What to Avoid in Your Watchlist
Tips for Beginners
Pay Strict Attention to Your Trading Plan
Execute Your Plan of Action
When is the Best Time to Make Your Decision?
Chapter 3: Finding a Suitable Market
Selecting the Best Stocks to Trade
Stocks in Play
SPDR S&P 500 ETF
Successful Companies Often Mean Popular Day Trade Stocks
Factors to Help You Select the Best Stocks
Volatility and Volume
Look for Stocks Which Show an Upward Swing
Chapter 4: Tools and Platforms
Get Your Education
Build Your Business Plan
Make Sure You Have the Right Supplies
Have Enough Cash
Find a Broker
Know Your Rights
Types of Brokers
Trader Workstation (TWS)
Chapter 5: Seven Essentials for Day Trading
The Seven Essentials
1. Education and simulated trading
6. Mentorship and a community of traders
Bonus Tips for Beginners
Make Sure You Have a Budget
You Don’t Have to Trade Every Day
You Need to be Flexible
You Can Access Different Devices
Chapter 6: Right Mental Mindset to Have
Key Characteristics of the Winning Mindset
Realizing You Will Lose Sometimes
Be Your Own Type of Trader
Always be Confident in Your Abilities
You Are Consistent
You Have Self-Discipline
You Keep Your Emotions in Check
Developing the Winning Mindset
Make Sure You Stick to Your Daily Routine
Keep Yourself Accountable
Make Sure You Keep a Positive State of Mind
You Need to Truly Believe in Yourself
Chapter 7: Trading Strategies and Techniques
Bull Flag Momentum
Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP) Trading
Electronic Communication Network (ECN) and Level II
1. Candlestick Charts
2. Line Charts
3. Bar Charts
Low Profits Comes from Large Volume
You Will Have a Lower Risk if You Lower Your Exposure
Smaller Moves are Easier
Chapter 8: Trading Strategies for Various Financial Instruments
Chapter 9: Fundamental Analysis
Chapter 10: Technical Analysis
What You Will Find through Technical Analysis
Point and Figure Chart
Range or Trend
Technical Analysis and Psychology
Chapter 11: Managing Risk
Strategies to Help You Manage Risk
The 1% Risk Rule
Don’t Trade Alone
It’s Fine to Just Cut Your Losses
Note Other Day Trader Mistakes
You Find Yourself Trading Too Much
You Have Unrealistic Expectations
Not Following Through with Your Post-Trading Analysis
Not Following Through with Your Pre-Trade Activities
You Don’t Worry About Your Mental Health
Believing That Anyone Can Become a Day Trader
Chapter 12: What Does a Typical Trading Day Look Like?
Before the Market Opens
The Morning Stock Market
The Afternoon Market
After the Stock Market Closes
Bonus Section: How to Manage Your Time as a Day Trader
Find a Strategy That Can Become a Part of Your Lifestyle and Personality
Don’t Try to Force Time
Keep Away from the Distractions
Find a Way to Systematically Learn All the Information You Need to
Always Make Time to Look at the Charts
Chapter 13: Understanding the Terminology
Before I begin, I want to thank you for purchasing this book as part of your trading research. I have spent a lot of time compiling some of the best sources from books to online resources in order to create one of the best beginner’s guides for day traders.
This book is more than just a beginner’s guide for anyone who wants to look into day trading. Not only will I discuss what day trading is, but I will also inform you of strategies, all the basics, the tools you will need, tips, how you can manage risk and much more!
In the first chapter, I will focus on what day trading is. Throughout this chapter, you will learn a few basic rules of day trading and the difference between trading and investing.
In the second chapter, I will talk about some of the basics you will look for when you start performing your trades. You will learn about what a watchlist is and what this list involves, how you need to have a trading plan you will stick to, and how to implement that plan.
There are a lot of different stocks when it comes to day trading. While it would be impossible for me to discuss all the different types of stocks you can take on as a day trader, I am going to take the time to discuss some of the most common stocks, such as penny stock and stocks in play in chapter three.
Chapter four is going to give you information about the platforms and tools that you will find as a day trader. Some of the tools involve preparation work before you become a trader, such as getting your education and building your business plan. In this chapter, I will also discuss the types of brokers you can look for along with your rights when it comes to working with your broker. From there, I will discuss a few different trading platforms to help give you an idea on what your broker might use or what you might want to install on your computer yourself.
Chapter five is going to focus on some of the tips and essentials that are important to note as a day trader. In this chapter, there are seven basic essentials, such as preparation, determination, finding a mentor, patience, and self-discipline that I will discuss in detail. From there, I will end the chapter with a few bonus tips for beginners. These tips come from experienced traders who wanted to give their advice on what you should do as a beginner.
Chapter six is going to dig a bit into the psychology of day trading as it focuses on the type of mindset you should have as you begin your day trading journey. Of course, it is important to note that it takes time in order to develop the right mindset—the winning mindset. I have broken down this chapter into the key characteristics that create the winning mindset and then ways to help you develop this state of mind.
Chapter seven is full of various trading techniques and strategies that you will find and use throughout your day trading career. For example, you will learn what the bull flag momentum and ABCD pattern strategies are. On top of this, I will also discuss trend following, spread trading, fading, range trading, and much more.
Chapter eight looks at some more basics that a beginner must know. This chapter focuses on various financial instruments that you can find as a day trader, such as stocks, currencies, futures, and ETFs.
Chapter nine is going to take a look at a type of day trading analysis known as fundamental analysis.
Chapter ten is going to look at another type of analysis, which is called technical analysis. In this chapter, I will explain what technical analysis is and how to use it.
Chapter eleven is going to take a look at how you can manage risk. Like any other trading, day trading carries risk, however, there are ways that you can limit risk so you can aim to gain the greatest profit possible. I will discuss the 1% rule, which is followed by the majority of day traders. I will also delve into common mistakes beginners make and how to avoid them.
Chapter twelve is going to give you a brief idea on what your day as a trader will look like, either as a full-time day trader or as someone who trades part time on the side. Both of these are discussed in this chapter, along with the downtime that the stock market sees around lunch and into the afternoon.
Chapter thirteen will list a variety of trading terms that you have read in this book or might find once you start trading. I wanted to include this in a glossary type setting so it could give you a way to easily look up a word that you are unsure about. One of the best ways you can become a successful day trader is to make sure that you understand the terminology of the profession.
My hope is that by the end of this book, you will feel confident about which route to take and what tools you need in order to become a successful day trader yourself. So, read on, get informed, and get started.
Day trading is when people buy and sell stocks within a day. Some investors will buy in the morning and sell before the end of the day, while others will buy and sell throughout the day. The main strategies they use when investing are short-term. They are also known to use high leverage, which is using borrowed capital which can be used in any marketplace. Day trading has several positives and negatives, which will be discussed later in this book.
When you start trading, you will find that you can trade more than just stocks. In fact, you can trade money, options, and commodities. Some trades will be riskier than others. The type of trading you do will often depend on the type of risk you want to take on.
One of the biggest factors to keep in mind when it comes to day trading is if you hold a stock overnight, it is no longer day trading. Instead, this becomes swing trading. This is when you hold on to a stock for longer than a day, up to a few weeks. If you are more interested in swing trading, you will want to research this topic. You do not want to follow the tools or strategies discussed in this book if you are a swing trader. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t be both a day trader and a swing trader. There are many investors who take part in both businesses. You just want to make sure you understand they are different forms of trading and use the right tools and strategies for each one.
It is very important as a day trader that you stick to your plans. There are always the moments that day traders have, even experienced ones, where they think they should hold onto the stocks overnight. Unfortunately, the end result of this is typically a larger loss in money. Of course, no one wants to lose money on any stock, which is often exactly why day traders will decide to hold their stocks overnight. Day traders feel that if they hold on to a certain stock, it will become less of a loss the next day. While there are a few stories of luck, these lucky moments rarely occur. Therefore, you will typically see less of a loss if you close out your positions at the end of the day.
Let’s turn our focus to some of the rules of day trading that every investor should follow. These rules are not necessarily set in stone. You can decide to take these rules with you on your investing journey or ignore them. However, they should be followed in order to give you the best day trading experience from the very first day of your investing career.
When some people start day trading, they think that it’s meant to be fun and games and don’t take the profession seriously. This can be a grave mistake. While you want to enjoy what you are doing, you always want to remember that it is a serious business.
There are some types of investing that are easier to handle as a side career or on the weekends. If this is the type of investing you are looking for, you will not want to look at day trading. This type of investing is meant to be a daily business and many people look at it as their day job. This means that once you decide to become a day trader officially, you need to treat it as you would any other career. You have to get up in the morning, get ready for your day, and make sure you are ready to work by your set time, which could be as early as 7 in the morning.
While you will have some flexibility in your schedule from a regular job, meaning you could set a bit of a later start time in the morning, you will want to make sure to set a schedule you will follow at least Monday through Friday. Even working from home, you will want to make sure to limit distractions. For example, you won’t want to focus on day trading and watching television at the same time. Set up an office for yourself and pay attention to your work. Get ready for your job as a day trader like you would for your job at any other office. Don’t head into your office in your pajamas. You’re more likely to feel like you want to put in 100% effort and succeed if you treat this as a career.
You should not look at day trading as a get rich quick arrangement. This is a common misconception and one reason people often turn to day trading. If you truly want to become a successful day trader, you will need to make sure you not only have the patience to build your investments, but also realize it takes time.
Day trading is not as easy as it looks, but this does not mean that you should set this book down and decide not to become a day trader. It just means that you will probably need to spend more time learning about day trading than you initially thought. You want to make sure you are well-versed in the field before you make your first investment. Luckily for you, this is one of the reasons I decided to write this book. I want to give you a comprehensive beginner’s guide so you can learn as much as you can about day trading to start your journey in one location. In other words, I have done most of the research for you.
One of the biggest rules that you should understand before becoming a day trader is this is different from investing. In order to help you understand the difference, here are a few basic differences between trading and investing:
As an investor, you need to have an idea where the stocks are heading in the future. However, as a day trader, you only need to concern yourself with which stocks will give you the best financial gain on that day. You look more closely at the minutes. In fact, you won’t even pay much attention to the hours and definitely won’t worry about the next day, week, month, or year.
It does not matter how experienced you become as a day trader, there will still be days that you lose on a trade. Many people create an image in their mind where they will become so experienced at trading that they will never make a mistake and they will only gain capital. While this is a great vision to help keep your mindset positive (I will discuss this in chapter 6), you will continue to suffer a loss with some of your trades.
The trick to help you lose as little capital as possible when you lose on a trade is to follow the various risk management strategies. I will discuss several risk management strategies later in this book.
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