To be used for questions related to trades squared off the same day and do not involved deliveries. Typically used in the context of Stocks trading, can be used for Options or other trades. Related tags are trading, trading-volume, online-trading.

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Why doesn't buy at open get the official open price?

Every day, a stock or ETF has an official open price, like its high, low, and close prices. If I put in a market-buy-at-open order, whether well before the open (overnight) or just a minute or two ...
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Day trading in USA from Australia

I am an Indian citizen living in the USA for the past 4 years on work visa. I do trading occasionally (not day trading though), and as should be clear, I do have a SSN and Bank Account. However, I ...
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Why is day trading considered riskier than long-term trading?

I have read all of these disclaimers about day trading emphasizing how experienced and cautious you have to be. But I don't see how it's any different than buying a stock at a low price and holding on ...
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Placing bid in market price

I am really new in stock marketing and I have few questions regarding on placing bid in market price. Let's say, today is Sunday and I places bid in market price that cost $1.00 per shares (1000 ...
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What are the consequences of being classified as a day trader, in Australia?

I read in a question here advice on how not to be labelled as a day trader. I trade quite often, but not as much to be labelled as a day trader based on what I read, but I'd still like to know what ...
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How to start day-trading? Any advice about software for beginner? [closed]

I want to start day trading, but I am beginner and I need help. Is there some online tutorial? I want to start with just 1000 dollar. Is it enought? I find ninja trader software. Is it good? Or do you ...
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Are there disadvantages to day trading ETFs?

I bought an ETF a few months ago and I was thinking of selling it, however, I was wondering if there were disadvantages or additional fees if I treated ETFs like short term stocks.
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Executing a stop loss at the purchase price?

Is it a good investing strategy to always to execute a "stop loss" on a stock at the purchase price so that you can go and quickly repurchase at the lower price the stock is moving too? Logically to ...
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Trading platforms: 15 years old

I'm aged 15 and have been demo-trading for about a year now. I signed up with plus500 as they give quite good bonuses on deposits. I had to create an account with a fake D.O.B. I have just found out ...
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Wash Sales and Day Trading

Let's say a Day Trader buys and sells a stock on the same day and makes a loss of $1,000. Then she buys and sells the same stock the next day and makes a profit of $500. On the third day she files her ...
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What is a good service that will allow me to practice options trading with a pretend-money account?

I want to get a little more practice before I put my money on the line. I was using Paper Money from thinkorswim through school, but my account is bugged where the buying power will not update. The ...
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Whats the difference between day trading and flipping and their tax implications?

I recently started trading this year, and for the most part have only invested in companies that I plan on keeping for a while. I understand the differences between short-term and long-term positions ...
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How to interpret a big ask size?

If the Ask Size of a stock is more than the bid size, then is it fair to conclude that people are more desperate to sell than to buy and hence, the stock price maybe expected to drop ?
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Nuances of the pattern day trader rule

Is it right that the pattern day trader rule applies to only US stocks that are traded in a margin account? Even then, there are some nuances. Will it apply to: 1.A Canadian national using a ...
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Is it bad practice to invest in stocks that fluctuate by single points throughout the day?

It seems like a no-brainer to me: Find a cheap stock with a good name (Dell, FB, Sony) that fluctuates by a few dollars per day (between -$2 and +$2), and is consistent in the fluctuation throughout ...
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Forex vs day trading for beginner investor

In essence, for a person that has not had any real experience with either (except for playing around in simulators like investopedia): which one would an individual have the most potential to ...
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How to trade large number of shares?

I'm a day-trader that trade stocks which have a minimum Avg. Daily Volume of 1M shares. Until now, and because of my "R" size, I've entered a positions relatively with a small number of shares (No ...
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Intra-day trading software and services?

I'm new to trading but I wanted to give it a try. I would like to find a software/tool that allows me to trade stocks, even on an hour-to-hour basis. What are the best options? I'm looking for an ...
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Metrics for screening stocks for pivot trading

I've been looking for tips on screening stocks that are a good fit for pivot trading. I've tried Ameritrade, ShareBuilder, NASDAQ and some other screeners but I don't see a metric for volatility which ...
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Where do short-term traders look for the earliest stock related news?

While I'm no short term trader (or even a day trader), I imagine it is of high importance to these people that they hear about significant stock related news as early as possible. This would allow ...
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Day Trading introductory books

I realize that day trading is considered to be highly risky, but the subject fascinates me and I would like to learn more about it as well as read about past experiences, both good and bad. Do you ...
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Can individuals day-trade stocks using High-Frequency Trading (HFT)?

It seems that all the big trading firms out there use High-Frequency Trading (HFT) to make their transactions and maximize returns from portfolio investments. I was wondering if it is possible for ...
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How does anyone make significant money on very low volume stocks?

After getting some answers to a related question, I thought I'd post a follow-up. It seems that if there is a low-volume stock, even with significant daily swings in stock price (e.g. 10-15%), one ...
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Ways to avoid being labeled a pattern day trader

Other than the obvious answer of "don't day trade" what ways can I avoid being labeled a pattern day trader. I've read the rules for when the label is triggered but I'm wondering about some real ...
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My account's been labeled as “day trader” and I got a big margin call. What should I do? What trades can I place in the blocked period?

HI I recently received a day trading margin call of $14,852.63 requirement. I do not have that much money. What should I do? Should I close my trades and take all cash out? The system labeled me as ...