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What Is Day Trading?

When it comes to investing, there are two different types of traders: buy-and-hold and day traders. Their investing strategies couldn’t be more different.

Warren Buffett, long considered by many to be the most successful investor in history, is the ultimate buy-and-hold investor. For Buffett, buy and hold means just that, you buy a stock you believe will continue to go higher over the coming years. How long a stock should be held for is up to the individual investor. For many buy-and-hold enthusiasts, 10 years is not a long time.

Investors who do not have that kind of patience and are more interested in enjoying short-term profits are more interested in day trading. Instead of buying and holding stocks for the long haul, day traders, by definition, are in and out of a position on the same day, sometimes in a matter of minutes.

Technically, day traders don’t actually invest in the stock market; they ride the momentum of the stock and get out before it changes direction. Day traders buy and sell stocks throughout the day, taking advantage of small (and hopefully large) price fluctuations, allowing them to lock in on quick profits.

Why is day trading so popular? The idea of making quick profits every day from the comfort of home is really attractive. Despite the appeal, it’s important to point out that day trading is not for the casual investor. It takes a great deal of concentration.

To be a successful day trader, you have to be committed to sitting in front of your computer terminal watching the market continuously. You also have to know how to read the markets, how to find the strongest stocks, and how to establish your entry and exit points every single morning.

The fact of the matter is that it’s difficult to be a successful day trader. But it’s not impossible. Taking day trading courses from Learn-To-Trade.com will show you everything you need to know to be a confident day trader.

What Will You Learn Taking Day Trading Courses?

Day trading is similar to buy-and-hold trading in so much as you have to do your research. When it comes to finding stocks, investors follow two different schools: technical analysis and fundamental analysis.

Buy-and-hold investors follow a fundamental approach. They believe a company’s financial statements are important for predicting a trend. Day traders, on the other hand, believe a technical analysis is best for uncovering short-term price momentum.

technical analysis of stocks looks at chart patterns and past performance to predict future price movements. Examples of technical indicators include the MACD (Moving Average Convergence/Divergence), Relative Strength Index (RSI), money flow index, price data (open, low, high, close), moving averages, and Fibonacci sequences.

In addition to technical indicators, investors who take our day trading courses at Learrn-To-Trade.com will discover how to find the right stocks in different sectors to invest in, set daily targets, spot high probability trades, find precise entry and exit points, and manage risk.

At Learn-To-Trade.com, our day trading courses can teach you how to profit whether the markets are going up, down, or sideways. We will also teach you how to successfully execute day trades using any time frame, from one minute to one hour or more.

For more information on our Learn-To-Trade.com courses and Lifetime Membership, e-mail us at info@learn-to-trade.com, or call us at 416-510-5560.

Contact us for detailed information on course fees and materials, future dates of our three-day trading course program, and the dates for our free two-hour workshops.

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