Introduction To Forex Day Trading
Many people often get confused by the financial terms such as currency, Forex exchange, trading etc. It’s a big complex financial world and one of the new trading concepts is day trading.
Day trading means buying and selling securities, stock and/or other financial investments within a single trading day. It covers a wide variety of financial products such as stocks, currencies, Forex, equity index, futures and commodities.
The financial products that are brought are only held with a trading day and must be sold at the end of a trading day
Due to the short time period in which to buy and sell stocks, day trading is considered risky. If you are interested in day trading, be prepared to have sufficient capital. You need to purchase at least 1000 shares of a stock. Be prepared for this capital to be expendable.
Although day trading is risky, it does have big rewards if you know how to play in this game. Many day traders never allow themselves to get emotional with any one stock. They should know when to cut their losses when the need arises as well as able to analyze the current market trend particularly in the short term.
One advantage of day trading is that the intraday margin is 50 to 1. That’s means you are allowed to trade up to 50 times your initial capital.
So, what if you do not have the necessary capital to invest in day trading. Thankfully, you could try day trading currencies. Trading currencies requires less capital. You only need a couple of hundred dollars to be able to open a Forex mini account.
One major disadvantage of day trading is the stock market is only open for about 8 hours each day. However, for currency trading, the Forex market is open 24/7. That means you can trade just about any time of the day.
Another advantage of day trading currency is that most day traders get an intraday margin of 4. That means with the same capital, you can trade up to 4 times your capital. For example, if you have $10,000 as capital, you can trade up to $40,000. This gives you more leverage if you decide to buy higher price currencies.
Day trading currencies are also easier to monitor and predict compared to stocks as there are less of them and the factors influencing global forex market are lesser
In day trading, you can lose big as well as win big all in a single day so I would not recommend anyone to take up day trading until you have sufficient experience and knowledge in the stock or Forex markets. Wise and quick decision making is needed as well as the usual stock research analysis, market analysis etc.
How To Become A Day Trader
Like all businesses, day trading can be extremely lucrative. I suppose that is the reason why so many people want to become day traders. However, the risks are equally great, and it is important to know what it takes to become a day trader.
There are a few things you need to consider before you decide whether a day trader job is suitable for you.
A day trader’s job can be a very stressful one. Since you have to sit all day looking at a computer terminal spotting market trends and movements, some people may not be suitable for this type of job.
You need to have an analytic mind to analyze large amounts of data and derive which stock to trade and profit. This isn’t easy and comes about partly from experience. However, you need to have lots of patience to analyze such data.
When you are first starting out in day trading, the odds are you will lose money first. Therefore, it is important you have enough financial banking to cover the losses especially when you are starting out.
Always remember a day trader does not invest in stocks, they ride with the stocks. It means they buy a particular stock when it’s rising and sell them the moment it’s heading the other direction. All done in a single day.
Day traders do not buy stocks and hold them. You should also not get emotional with any stocks you have. You should treat stocks like commodities, buy when low and sell when high.
If possible, you can join a trading company and learn the ropes. Usually, if you are new to day trading, a mentor will offer advice and show you the day to day trading. Most trading companies have expert traders who can provide you with tips and experience.
You can also try trading simulations that mirror the real world to test your knowledge of day trading. Using trading simulations are a great way for you to learn the in and out of day trading without actually losing money.
It is very important you seek the right advice when you start a career as a day trading. You want to look for day traders or trading companies who have made their clients’ money.
Day trading can be a way to make a lot of money in a short period of time, but it can also be a way to lose a lot of money in a short period of time as well. That’s why it’s important you have the knowledge, experience and financial resources before pursuing day trading.
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