The stock market has certain intraday patterns that commonly occur. If you watch an intraday chart of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), for example, you’ll see that it tends to trend and reverse at similar times each day. It […]
Educational articles on day trading stocks including strategies, risk management, and how to find stocks for day trading.
Let’s look at swing trading and day trading, the differences between them, and which style of trading is a better fit for you. Each trader is encouraged to trade the way they’re most comfortable with. It’s likely traders will classify […]
The 1% risk rule means not risking more than 1% of account capital on a single trade. It doesn’t mean only putting 1% of your capital into a trade. Put as much capital as you wish, but if the trade […]
The one-bar or one-candle trailing stop loss aggressively moves the stop loss as each bar or candle closes. This reduces risk quickly, locks in profits, and prevents holding through a pullback. Use from the outset of a trade, or once […]
When day trading, set a maximum daily loss and loss-from-top limit to control how much is lost in a single day. We don’t want a single bad day to ruin our week, month, or year! When day trading, I recommend […]
To get into the zone for day trading, I recommend having at least a 5-minute pre-trade routine that you do before you start looking at charts or placing orders. The routine gets you into the proper mind frame: focused, detached […]
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