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Day Trading Articles

 

Discover the Short Term or 'Day Trading' Style by Jessie Roberts
Short-term, or day, trading means that the trader generally does not hold positions overnight and trades a lower time frame chart such as a 15-minute or a 5-minute chart or a chart with an even lower time frame... READ MORE

 

The Daily Journey of an Experienced Day Trader by Andy Richardson
A diary of an interesting day trader who is prepared to share his ups and downs - I don't sit in front of a pc screen; I just leave the screen on with a live index chart and some indicators. I glance at it when passing by now and then... READ MORE

Day Trading - High Probability Versus Low Probability Trading by David S Adams

Strict reliance upon oscillators and indicators can lead many novice traders into unproductive trading situations. Learn to read price action, along with support and resistance will greatly improve your trading results, especially when trading with the trend... READ MORE

Day Trading - Can You Trade the Heiken Ashi? by David S Adams
The Heiken Ashi candlestick trading is just starting to gain acceptance, with good reason. Check out how this unique candlestick charting system may improve your trading... READ MORE

Learning to Make Adjustments and Your Intraday Day Trading by David S Adams
It would be very convenient to have a day trading system that worked under all conceivable conditions without fail. Whether the market was consolidating, trending upward, or trending downward the ideal system would churn out profits regardless of prevailing market conditions. Unfortunately, no system adequately deals with varying market conditions that can arise throughout the course of their daily trading session... READ MORE

A Common Mistake Traders Make When Day Trading by David S Adams
It is not uncommon for traders to have the financial news on as they trade. I have found that listening to the news leads me to some biased thinking and results in a few faulty trades. So I turn the television off... READ MORE

Why You Should Make Use of the Best Day Trading Tools by David S Adams
Price action on a trading chart is often overlooked in favor of oscillators and indicators. Pure oscillator traders are missing out on a wealth of information in price action and price patterns... READ MORE

Three Reasons Not to Rush Into E-Mini Day Trading by David S Adams
Many traders rush to learn a system and start trading before they are ready to trade. There is no reason to rush you entrance into trading. Here are some of the potential problems that may arise... READ MORE

Fibonacci Retracements and Technical Trading by David S Adams
Among the many tools that technical traders utilize, none is more prized than Fibonacci retracements and extensions. By now, I'm sure that most traders are at least vaguely familiar with the origin of the Fibonacci sequence. If not, here is the quick version; mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci identified the sequence in the 13th century... READ MORE

 

Day Trading and Mechanical Automation by David S Adams
The notion of developing automated futures day trading robots is an idea whose time I hope never comes. The markets, even with some of their faults, remain one of the bastions of capitalism. If we were able to pick every trade perfectly, there would, in effect, be no need for markets as every trade requires a winner and a loser... READ MORE


Day Trading - Sometimes You Take Good Setups and They Fail by David S Adams
There are days when even quality trade set ups do not come to fruition. How you handle these losing trades will have a direct bearing over the long run on your trading success. It is imperative to maintain your technique in the face of a few losing trades... READ MORE

Day Trading - Price Volatility and Your Trading by David S Adams
Price volatility is the magic in intraday trading. Intraday traders need a certain level of volatility to be efficient, yet too much volatility can spell disaster and too little volatility can dampen the traders prospects for profit... READ MORE

Day Trading - Defining the Term - Trend by David S Adams
There is no shortage of discussion about market trends. On the other hand, the term trend is often defined in terms of the traders trading style. For some, a trend may be 10 years, for others, like day traders, the trend may be as short as two hours... READ MORE

Day Trading - Ever Thought of Giving Up? by David S Adams
Failure is an integral part of the day trading learning process. Traders can learn to increase their chances in trading by preparing properly. I give my take on what it takes for a novice trader to succeed... READ MORE

 

Three Core Attributes of a Quality Day Trading System by David S Adams
There are many day trading systems available on the market and some are very mainstream in nature while others border on the bizarre. I outline three attribute that I think are essential for any good trading system and highlight the importance of each attribute... READ MORE

Beginning Traders Can Learn to Day Trade Effectively by David S Adams
There is a general feeling among experienced day traders that novice traders take several years of seasoning before they can become effective and profitable. My experience has taught me otherwise... READ MORE

Day Trading - Can You Trade Part-Time? by David S Adams
Is day trading a full time occupation or can you develop the skill set to learn to trade on a part-time basis? This is a question I am often asked and I give my view on this dilemma... READ MORE

 

How to Use the Put-Call Ratio by David S Adams
There are several indicators that I use that are truly unique and helpful. The put/call ratio is one of those indicators that, on certain days, can give you a wealth of information and some insight into the market. Though I seldom use the put/call ratio as a primary indicator, I often use it to give me an overall view of what the traders are buying and selling... READ MORE

 

E-Mini Day Trading - It's a Mindset by David S Adams
There is a long standing belief that trading can lead to fast money a untold riches. Traders who are able to make a living in the business know that nothing could be farther from the truth: they have a completely different mindset... READ MORE

 

Do You Want to Trade Or Have Someone Tell You When to Trade? by David S Adams
Would you prefer to learn how to trade or take your trading cues from a trading room leader. As trading rooms increase in popularity I take a look at this emerging question... READ MORE

 

Day Trading - Learning to Manage Risk by David S Adams
One of the hallmarks of an experienced trader is his or her constant aversion to risk. There are many steps you can take to minimize risk in your trading and I have enumerated a few that a simple and easy to implement... READ MORE

 

Day Trading - A Comparison to Floor Trading by David S Adams
There has been numerous training educators who claim that real trader, like "floor traders" don't use oscillators and many of the tools of the home based day trader. As a trader who has performed both as a floor trader and home trader, I point out the differences in these professions... READ MORE


How Come Trading Programs Cost So Much? by David S Adams
Trading courses seem to be rising in price as time goes by. I question the value of these higher prices in relation to the actual information they convey. Further, I suggest a far more important variable in trading success than trading courses... READ MORE

 

Day Trading - How to Choose a Good Trading System by David S Adams
Choosing a system for trade is a difficult decision as it will effect you trading productivity and most system are very pricey. I think it is important to take your time and look at a few variable in the system: don't be fooled by exorbitant claims or flashing marketing. Pick a system you are comfortable with using for the long haul... READ MORE

 

Day Trading - Go it Alone Or Pay For a Trading System by David S Adams
The toughest step in the process of becoming a day trader is to pick out a system that works and you have confidence in trading. With the high price tags of some systems, picking out a trading system to begin your career with is an important decision... READ MORE

 

Why Trade in the Scalping Style? by David S Adams
There are many variations of day trading, and scalping is one of the most popular. I give my take on my favorite style of trading... READ MORE

 

Day Trading - Should You Trade the YM Or the ES Contract? by David S Adams
It is not unusual for traders to prefer one contract over another. There has been a long-standing belief that the YM contract is easier to trade than the ES contract... READ MORE

 

Day Trading - When to Fold by David S Adams
Imagine this situation: you are having a great day trading the ES, and it's only 11 AM. You have been hitting every trade on the money and garnered more points than any day in the past six months... READ MORE

 

Learn to Lose Money the Right Way by David S Adams
Day trades can have two possible outcomes; winning and losing. It's important to let winning trades run. It's also important to know how to properly exit a losing trade without emotional attachment... READ MORE

 

Day Trading - Living on the Edge by David S Adams
There is a general perception that day trading futures contracts is a highly risky business and not for the faint of heart. Day trading can be a very risky business, especially when traders use poor money management techniques, faulty trading technique, and improper risk assessment for trades... READ MORE

 

Trending and Non-Trending Markets by David S Adams
Traders start each day in anticipation of making quality trades. It's up to the market to provide the opportunities for a trader to participate; and it doesn't always reciprocate with quality opportunities for a trader to pick out high probability trades. Trending markets, or markets that are moving in one distinct direction are what every trader likes to see on his or her chart... READ MORE

 

Are Trading Rooms a Good Idea? by David S Adams
With the proliferation of online trading rooms, traders have a great chance to watch other traders execute trades and demonstrate trading rooms. Whether I agree with the trading room moderator or trading technique, I always seem to learn something from attending a trading room that I can use in the future... READ MORE

 

Can I Get Rich Fast by Day Trading? by David S Adams
There is a perception that day trading is a get rich business. This perception has drawn thousands into the day trading business, only to have these new traders hopes let down. Day trading is not a get rich quick business because there are a number of skills to master before you are competent... READ MORE

 

Five Characteristics of a Good Trading Platform by David S Adams
Trading on a quality trading platform is an absolute necessity for a full time futures trader. Glitches and poor software design are an indication it is time to move on to a better quality trading platform. Your trading platform is your life blood in trading and it must be dependable... READ MORE

 

Do You Understand How Derivatives Work? by David S Adams
Derivatives are one of the least understood financial instruments on the market. Some are very common and well traded, while others are controversial and have dire consequences for trading firms and the economy as a whole... READ MORE

 

How to Use the Directional Movement Index by David S Adams
The Directional Movement is one of Welles Wilder's lesser known indicators and not used nearly as much as many of the more popular Wilder indicators like the ADX, RSI, Parabolic SAR and several others. But there is a time and place for the Directional Movement Index and I explain how I use the Directional Movement Index... READ MORE

 

Learn to Trade With the Trend by David S Adams
Trading with the trend would seem to be an obvious practice for successful futures traders. Yet, it is probably the most violated maxim in all of trading. I try to share some of my insight into why traders seem to repeatedly break this simple rule... READ MORE

 

What Keeps People From Beginning a Career in Trading? by David S Adams
There are an adventurous few who plow headlong into trading with the style and grace of a Brahma bull. These are the brave few who neglect to take the time to develop a trading methodology and personal self-discipline to trade effectively. The end result is almost always the same; complete and utter failure... READ MORE

 

Do You Trade With One Oscillator, One Indicator? by David S Adams
All to often I see traders rely upon a single indicator or oscillator to make trading decisions. This practice gives the trader a one dimensional view of the market and may result in a myopic view of what is actually occurring during the trading suggest. I suggest adding a few different views of the market to get a better handle on what the market is actually doing... READ MORE

 

Why Don't We Just Trade Anymore? by David S Adams
The recent popularity of computerized trading programs, especially the automated variety, begs the question, "what ever happened to good old trading?" To be sure, rates of return on investments have gone up appreciably, so what's all the hoopla about?.. READ MORE

 

Do You Trade Every Enticing Setup? by David S Adams
Some set ups look to good to be true, but often times these set ups occur at a time when the market is not conducive to a profitable trade. It take self-discipline to lay off these trades... READ MORE

 

Why Do We Trade Against the Trend? by David S Adams
Trading with the trend is one of the most effective ways to day trade. Yet, it is not talked about much these days as different methodologies have become more popular. Still, trading with the trend remains one of the most effective ways of earning money while day trading... READ MORE

 

Can a Novice Really Learn to Trade? by David S Adams
Learning to trade e-mini futures contracts profitably can be a tall order without proper training and experience. This fact is borne out by the especially high failure rates published in leading trading journals. It is estimated that more than 50% of first-time traders fail in their initial attempt at trading e-mini futures contracts... READ MORE

 

Should You Trade Futures Contracts, Stocks, Or Forex? by David S Adams
I have little doubt that the contents of this article will agitate a few people, and infuriate even more. But I have sound reasons for writing on this topic and will try to make a case for the various choices I expound upon... READ MORE

 

The Simple Moving Average by David S Adams
The simple moving average is a venerable indicator and very basic in it's calculation and interpretation. Yet, some valuable information can be gleaned from the proper implementation of this indicator. Due to it's simplicity, it is often overlooked, especially in recent years... READ MORE

 

An Introduction to Oscillator Types and Functions by David S Adams
There are a wide variety of oscillators available for the day trader to use, but choosing the correct oscillator to augment the traders methodology takes so time and experimentation. I give a brief overview of the basic functions of oscillators and some information on their implementation... READ MORE

Should You Day Trade Stocks Or Futures Contracts? by David S Adams
Day trading stocks is a popular and sometimes lucrative profession. In this article I make the case that day trading futures is a superior instrument for day trading and why you stand to make more money by day trading financial index e-mini contracts... READ MORE

 

Software Programs and Trading by David S Adams
Trading software is used by many traders to augment their buy/sell decisions in the trading process. Some of the programs work well, others don't perform as advertised. The question to ask yourself is whether you need a trading program... READ MORE

 

3 Unbreakable Money Management Rules by David S Adams
Proper money management is imperative for success in futures trading, and there are several very common trading mistakes that will guarantee failure should you decide to implement them. It's not uncommon to see people engage in these account busting practices. To be sure, most unsuccessful traders engage in these practices on our regular basis... READ MORE

 

How to Trade the Parabolic SAR by David S Adams
The Parabolic SAR is one of many indicators developed by Welles Wilder, and at times it can be among the most useful. I don't use it as a primary indicator, but as a scalper it has some wonderful applications. I give my take on how to use the Parabolic SAR and the scalping style of trading... READ MORE

 

Three Traits of a Successful Day Trader by David S Adams
While there are many characteristics that contribute to a day trader's success, I describe three characteristics which I believe are the replaceable. All the great traders seem to possess these characteristics. I give you my take on what it takes to be a great trader... READ MORE

 

What is the Starting Point in Learning to Day Trade? by David S Adams
So you have decided you would like to give day trading a try? How do you dance through the minefield of low quality courses versus high quality courses? Should you use a mentor? I give my take on leveraging yourself and resources to come up with a learning game plan... READ MORE

 

Should You Trade Every Day? by David S Adams
There are days that can be highly profitable in the e-mini market, and there are days when you should find something better to do. I elaborate on the criteria I use to determine which days provide a risk profile that is favorable to profitable trading, and which days are potentially disastrous... READ MORE

 

Does Your Trading Style Change As the Day Goes On? by David S Adams
The little talked about secret to successful trading is maintaining control of your emotions, regardless of the profit or loss your are experienced during the trading session. I give my take on controlling your emotions and the consequences for letting your emotions ruling your e-mini trading... READ MORE

 

Day Trading - Predictive Versus Reactive Style by David S Adams
Determining which direction the market may or may not go is a difficult process. There are trading style which do not try to predict market direction, but react to the direction the market is already headed. This trading style is called scalping and I share my thoughts on the advantages of scalping... READ MORE

 

Day Trading - What Kind of Computer is Best to Trade With? by David S Adams
Oftentimes a trader's computer system is poorly designed and doesn't meet the needs of the trader should a catastrophic event occur. I suggest using desktop computers over notebook computers and a variety of other suggestions to assure your trading doesn't suffer because of poor computer system design... READ MORE

 

Does Technical Analysis Work? by David S Adams
There has been a long standing debate between academics and trader about the scientific validity of technical trading. Academia has long dismissed this form of trading as spurious. I explain my views on this topic and look at various technical indicators and asses their effectiveness in my personal trading... READ MORE

 

Day Trading - Not a Get Rich Scheme by David S Adams
It is not uncommon go hear day trading referred to a way to get rich quick. Nothing could be farther from the truth. To be a profitable trader takes great training, quality mentoring, and solid experience... READ MORE


Do You Trade Your Charts Or Your Trading Account? by David S Adams
It is often difficult to differentiate between great trading and managing your trading account. The fact of the matter is that your trading account should have no effect upon your trading style. I explore some of the phenomena that occur when traders pile up losses in their account, or pile up gains. The results may be surprising... READ MORE


Day Trading - Probabilities Versus Absolutes by David S Adams
Trading is the constant assessment of risk and reward. Probability is process by which we decide how and when to trade. I contrast the world of probability with the certainties of absolutes... READ MORE


What is Your Priority? Brokers Or Commissions? by David S Adams
Many traders take great pride in obtaining the lowest possible commission rate and futures brokerage might offer. While it is important to save money when possible, there are other more important factors to consider when choosing a futures brokerage firm than rock bottom commission rates. I examine some issues I consider more important than commission rates in this article... READ MORE

What Special Skills Does it Take to Be Successful Day Trader? by David S Adams
In recent years hundreds of new trading programs have come and gone with little fanfare. Yet, a constant level of trading success has persisted. There must be a common denominator, besides trading systems, that is important in determining traders success. I take a good look at what science and researchers are finding as important in successful trading... READ MORE

ES E Mini Future Trading - Simplicity Versus Complexity by David S Adams
For the last several decades traders have attempted to refine the accuracy of futures trading. These efforts have primarily involved more complex systems aided by computer analysis, data mining and complex mathematical analysis. Yet, our success rate in trading has not improved markedly. In this article I try to make sense of this phenomena... READ MORE

Trading With the NYSE Tick by David S Adams
The NYSE tick is a useful and insightful indicator into the price action on the New York Stock Exchange. In this article, I explain some of the uses for the NYSE tick and outline a particularly effective trade I utilize... READ MORE

Two Important Points to Get Trading Right From the Start by David S Adams
The lure of fast money and a leisurely lifestyle brings large numbers of new traders into the marketplace on a daily basis. Unfortunately, many traders get a cruel lesson and a dose of reality after trading for a few days. It's not as easy as the people who sold the $50 trading course explained... READ MORE

How to Trade ES Emini Gaps by David S Adams
Gaps are a popular set up for many traders to initiate trades. They are also a great way to lose money. I explain some of the gap formations and profitable gaps to trade... READ MORE

Do You Trade the TRIN? by David S Adams
The TRIN was developed in 1967 by Richard Arms and is commonly referred to as the Arms Index. It is a widely used index among institutional traders, and used less by individual traders. This can be attributed to the difficult nature of interpreting the indicator, as it contrarian by nature. The TRIN has it's roots in the analysis of volume, or the breadth of the market... READ MORE

Why Day Trade Futures Indexes and Not Stocks? by David S Adams
There are a variety of trading instruments that lend themselves to day trading, but none compare with the emini futures contract. I have a look at the margin requirements and money management that can make you a successful day trader... READ MORE

What Makes a Successful Trader? by David S Adams
Day trading combines a variety of unorthodox tools and methodologies to achieve positive results. Unfortunately, many of the tools the day trader employs seem arcane and counter-logical to the average person. Just the same, they work and must be learned to be successful... READ MORE

Do Natural Born Traders Exist? by David S Adams
There is a misconception that some individuals are born to trade successfully. I have not met this individual yet, as most traders master their profession through hard work, diligence and dogged determination. These are the qualities of a good trader... READ MORE

Two Deadly Impediments to Successful Trading by David S Adams
One of the most difficult propositions in day trading is to check your emotions and day trading at the door. Here I outline two important maladies many traders suffer from and offer advise as to how to overcome them... READ MORE

Day Trading The Fibonacci Numbers - The Real Deal Or Just Predictive Garbage? by David S Adams
Many academics cannot find relevance in the Fibonacci sequence and give it short shrift, yet many Fibonacci traders swear by the system. I take a look at the facts of the system and try to sort through how the Fibonacci works, and why it works... READ MORE

 

Contract Considerations For Day Trading the ES Emini by David S Adams
The ES emini is a widely popular trading instrument on the CME Globex exchange. This contract needs to be fully understand, and I explain the monetary and trading basis for the contract. Finally we take a look at the margin requirement... READ MORE

More on Emotional Considerations in Your Day Trading by David S Adams
You have a responsibility to be prepared mentally each day you choose to day trade. Many traders shun the emotional realities of trading, and this aspect of trading is among the most important. Recent findings in scientific studies reveal, unequivocally, that a traders emotional state during a trading session may be the single most important factor in determining whether a trader has a successful day or loses money... READ MORE

 

Do You Have Firm Control on Emotional Factors Which Effect Your Trading? by David S Adams
Many day traders fail to realize they may be their own worse enemy when trading. The handling of your emotions, or trading psychology, is of paramount importance when trading. We take a look at several emotional considerations in this article... READ MORE

How to Trade Pivot Points by David S Adams
I think the most important fact, yes I said fact, regarding pivots points is they are a prediction of future support and resistance levels. The key word in the previous sentence is "prediction" and traders should keep that in mind when trading pivot point systems. I have always been conflicted as to why pivot points (PP) become important throughout the course of the day. Most traders begin their day by plotting pivot points onto their chart... READ MORE

How to Trade the NYSE Ticks by David S Adams
The NYSE Ticks are data used to illustrate the relationship between the aggregate number of rising stocks vs the number of falling stocks. This data, when filtered, can give you some of the best trading info from which to initiate buys and sells... READ MORE

Day Trading With the Stochastic Indicator by David S Adams
The venerable stochastic indicator has been around since the 1950's, but it's popularity seems to grow with each passing year. Have a look at a true momentum indicator, the stochastic indicator... READ MORE

How Does the Relative Strength Indicator Function? by David S Adams
Originally published by Welles Wilder in 1978, the RSI is a gem when used properly. Not particularly good as a primary indicator, it shine to confirm trades and exit trades... READ MORE

Introducing the Commodity Channel Index by David S Adams
The Commodity Channel Index is a versatile and nimble indicator for day trading. See how I use the CCI in my trading and adapt it to financial index trading... READ MORE

Day Trading - When the Market Does Something You Don't Expect by Gary Dayton

It is a good practice to come into the market every day with a game plan. Like an athlete who studies his opponent's weaknesses and creates a game plan to exploit them, the trader can anticipate how a market will trade and locate key areas where trades are likely to set up... READ MORE

 

Can I Really Make a Living Day Trading Online? by David S Adams
Many people make a great income day trading the E-mini contracts from their computer at home. That being said, there are some important prerequisite skills you need to develop before you make your first foray into the trading world, and the first question you need to ask yourself is "Am I committed to learning how to day trade?" If you don't have a high level of commitment to the task of learning, you should shelve your plans to day trade... READ MORE

 

The Keltner Channel and Bollinger Bands by David S Adams
Day traders have used channels and bands in a variety of capacities to determine the volatility and range of the market. The Bollinger Band is most popular, and today I introduce the Keltner Channel which is popular with several day traders... READ MORE

5 Tips For Fighting Day Trading Burnout by David S Adams
Full time traders often find themselves trading poorly, or entering trades outside their trading system parameters. This is often caused by trading burnout, and it should be dealt with with due haste. I offer some remedies for trading burnout, and a short discussion of the causes... READ MORE

 

Commodity Channel Indicator - Oscillator Or Trend Indicator by David S Adams
I thought I might begin a series of articles on some of the indicators I find helpful in my trading, so the Commodity Channel Index (CCI) seemed a logical place to start. The CCI can be a little tricky to use, but there are countless systems in which the CCI is an integral component. A simple search on Google will turn up a plethora of CCI related trading systems... READ MORE

 

Should You Use Bollinger Bands? by David S Adams
I advise everyone to pop a Bollinger Band channel on your chart from time to time and get a feel for this useful indicator. On days when I am having a difficult time getting a feel for the market, I often add this indicator to gain greater insight into the days price action... READ MORE

 

Efficient Market Theory's Demise - Where Do We Go From Here? by David S Adams
Efficient market theory has long been the theory "de jour" at the academic level, but has found real scrutiny at the implementation level. Has Efficient Market Theory caused the bubbles and economic chaos in recent years?.. READ MORE

 

Does Everyone Lose Money Day Trading? by David S Adams
Most new traders spend thousands of dollars to learn a system or trading and spend little or no time learning the psychology of trading. It is important to note that, to a greater or lesser degree, that trading psychology is probably the crucial aspect of your trading that will determine your success. Beware: Your emotions are your enemy in trading... READ MORE


Day Trading - Defining the Term - Trend by David S Adams

The term "trend" is bandied about with fierce regularity among traders of all types. Long-term traders look at trends in a far different perspective than short-term traders. Which leaves most traders, especially novice day traders, in a quandary. In general, a market trend is the tendency of the market to move in one direction for a period of time... READ MORE

 

Combining System Trading & Discretionary Trading Into a More Effective Approach by Monti Simmons

New and experienced stock day traders alike grapple with an all important question: Which method is the best approach to stock day trading, a system approach or a discretionary approach? While each approach has its advantages and disadvantages, the correct answer may, in fact, be a combination of the two approaches. System trading means creating a strict set of objective and mechanical rules for identifying if a trade opportunity exists, when should you enter the trade, and how do you exit the trade... READ MORE

 

Stocks Day Trading Using Day Type Price Patterns by Monti Simmons
If you have ever day traded stocks then most likely there have been times when you received a day trading signal from your system to go long a stock at the same time that the market indices (i.e., S&P, Dow, and Nasdaq) were solidly trending down. Or maybe, your system produced a short signal on a stock when the overall stock market was in a runaway uptrend. For most day traders, taking trades against the currents of the market indices leaves an uncomfortable feeling in the stomach... READ MORE

 

Five Things You Must Know to Make Money Day Trading Stocks by Monti Simmons
Making money by day trading stocks is not as difficult as one may think. Yes, there is an abundance of statistics commonly thrown around essentially stating that 90% of all day traders eventually fail. But, that also means 10% of day traders are successful... READ MORE

 

Day Trade Stocks Successfully Using Odds Based Position Sizing by Monti Simmons
Position Sizing is the process of determining how many shares of stock that you should trade in order to risk a certain dollar amount or percentage of your account. You must consider the size of your exit stop and the amount of money you are willing to risk when making this calculation... READ MORE

 

Day Trading Rules - Ten Rules For Day Trading Stocks by Monti Simmons
Ten rules you must know before you day trade stocks. These ten essential rules for day trading stocks are a must read for both new and experienced traders... READ MORE

 

18 Questions To Help You Define Your Day Trading Edge
Many people in corporations have spent countless days and countless dollars working to define their Unique Selling Propositions (USP's) so that the
public gets a clear, concise, benefit-driven message. The USP is also the "edge" which make these businesses stand out among their peers... READ MORE

 

Day Trading Technical Indicators
Day trading technical indicators are the representation of mathematical formulae a day trader can use to decide when to do the trading. Forex day
trading involves buying and selling of various currencies with the goal of making a profit from the difference between the buying price and the selling
price within a day... READ MORE

 

Five Things You Absolutely Need to Know to Become a Successful Trader

Most people feel the lure of day trading: seeing the frenzy on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, grabbing onto the tail of a skyrocketing stock,
and earning your millions. They want to start day trading and find the answer to that famous quote from the movie Wall Street: "How many yachts can
you water-ski behind?"... READ MORE

 

There Are No Shortcuts To Trading EveryDay by Leroy Rushing
There’s a wonderful quote that goes something like “Don’t learn the tricks of the trade. Learn the trade.” That rings especially true when it comes to
trading. That’s simply because there are no tricks, or shortcuts, when it comes to trading. The trading environment is a very unforgiving one that does
not discriminate. Each and every one of us can fall victim to the ways and unpredictability of the market, and the moment you think you beat the
system, think again, because chances are you didn’t... READ MORE

 

Day Trading Questions Answered by Leroy Rushing
There is so much information available to traders that sometimes I find it overwhelming or even confusing at times. Since the majority of the available
and convenient information is in written form, it makes it difficult to ask questions of the author or the website. And if you do, more often than not you
never hear back from them, right? And if you do, so much time has passed that you don’t even remember asking the question much less why you
asked the question in the first place... READ MORE

 

My Favorite Trading Strategy by Lance Beggs

What I'd like to do in this very short article is give you an overview, looking at the strategic level, of how I trade my favorite setup, which will be the one referred to in most of the analysis on my website. We're talking, 'the big picture'. Too many people make a critical error in focusing exclusively on their entry triggers, and trying to enter on every occurrence of that signal, without ANY consideration for where that trigger is occurring within the bigger picture market structure..... READ MORE

 

Day trading: Risk Averse need not Apply by Carley Garner

Traders are often lured to into the futures markets with a fascination for day trading.  The thought of trading leveraged contracts without overnight risk is appealing to many, but underestimated by most.  As a retail broker I have had the pleasure, and the pain, of watching day traders attempt to profit through strategies ranging from scalping to "position" intra-day trading which spans several hours... READ MORE

 

Transitioning From Part-Time to Full-Time Daytrading - Ensuring Sufficient Income by Lance Beggs

Would you like to one day make the transition to full-time daytrading? Great. First though, let's discuss the problem that led to the failure of my first attempt, and discover the strategies I put in place to set myself up for my second (and so far successful) transition to full-time trading:.... READ MORE

 

Which Way to Trade by Simon Brown 

You can imagine the rollercoaster ride than many traders experienced during the volatile markets of the last fifteen months. You only have to look at the daily ranges that indices like the FTSE 100 had in the autumn of last year to appreciate that white knuckle rides are not even the preferred environment of the most savvy of traders... READ MORE

 

Price Analysis - a Top-Down Approach by Lance Beggs

Discover how I analyze price. Price analysis for me is essentially a top down approach, working from the macro level of Market Structure (so we analyze the big picture first), then down to the current Trend within that structure, and only then do we look at the current price pattern, whether through candlestick analysis or whatever other method works for you..... READ MORE