Day Trading Basics

How to Set a Trailing Stop

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A trailing stop is a flexible stop order that is used by traders and is dynamic. Depending on your trading platform and/or brokerage options, a trailing stop, when automated can be used to protect the unrealized profits already made on your trades. The biggest benefit of using trailing stops is the fact that it doesn’t require the trader to manually1 Read the full article >

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Risk and Reward – All that Should Matter to a Trader

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Overview of Risk and Reward Trading is not as complicated as everyone would have you to believe.  Successful trading comes down to whether you can turn a profit. Getting to the point where you can consistently land in the black will take some time.  For some of you, you may never reach this point in your trading career.  However, with a1 Read the full article >

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How Much to Invest in Stocks – $10k to $50k

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Wondering how much to invest in stocks?  When you read a number of articles on the web, you will notice the answers you find are somewhat convoluted. Logically the answers center on your long-term and short-term goals.  In addition, the answer will depend on your trading style. Well in this article, I am going to take a more hard lined1 Read the full article >

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Top 50 Day Trading Myths – Get the Facts

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In this article, we are going to cover the top 50 day trading myths that are floating around in the trading community.  This list will cover what I have learned during my 15+ years of trading experience.  Feel free to share with others, as I would have loved to come across a list like this back in 2000. Day Trading1 Read the full article >

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8 Things to Consider when using Most Active Stocks Lists

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http://alton-hill-jr.wistia.com/medias/a873x4vrgp?embedType=seo&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Story Highlights Focus on high volume stocks trading on one index Avoid the urge to trade every high flying penny stock Have a plan for how you are going to trade the most active stocks in the market or the market will have a plan for you The key to placing winning day trades for me over the years1 Read the full article >

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What are the components of a stock chart

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First Why Use Charts? Before I start diving into this article, all you experienced traders out there can skip this one as I will be covering the basics of how to analyze a stock chart. So, now that we have addressed the elitist - why use charts?  For me it's about being able to quantify and qualify potential trading opportunities.1 Read the full article >