Start Day Trading
From Adam Milton, former About.com Guide
Day Trading Basics
If you have just started day trading, or are thinking of becoming a day trader, these articles will provide the information that you need to get started. Topics such as an introduction to day trading, the markets that can be day traded, and explanations of the tools that you will need, are all covered in detail, and will provide a good understanding of the basics. With this solid foundation, you will be able to progress to day trading's more advanced topics with confidence.
- Day Trading Explained
- Markets for Day Trading
- Day Trading Tools
- Bar, Candlestick, and Line Charts
- Day Trading Order Types
Choose a Day Trading Brokerage
Day trading brokerages are different from traditional investment brokerages, because they offer services specifically designed for day trading. These profiles and reviews of the most popular day trading brokerages, will explain the criteria that you should look at when choosing a day trading brokerage, including their available markets, trading software features, accessbility, commissions and fees, and their market data feeds.
Choose a Day Trading Market
There are many different day trading markets, each with their own character, and each suited to a different style of trading. The discussion of the best markets for beginning day traders, will help you choose the markets that are right for you, by covering topics such as initial and maintenance margin requirements, tick sizes and values, and volatility (range of movement). Once you have chosen your markets, the market profiles will provide each markets' trading information, including market composition, contract specifications, and market holidays.