Questions tagged [day-trading]

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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Difference between depth of market and the limit order book

In trading terminology, is there a difference between "depth of market" (DOM) and the limit order book? I suspect that they are the same because a limit order book shows the "depth"...
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Why wouldn't a stock sell below the bid-ask spread?

In the TD Ameritrade cellphone app and in the browser site (I tried both) in post market after hours, I can't seem to sell Facebook at $261.06 a share even though the bid is 261.30 and the ask was 261....
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TradingView and Thinkorswim have very different candlestick charts. Which one is correct?

I compared 30 minute candles for AAPL in two platforms: TradingView and Thinkorswim. I was astonished of the discrepancy. The differences are HUGE! Here are screenshots as of Sep 25 2020. TradingView: ...
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Viability of day trading stocks without using charts

When I learned about investing, I was told that the methods generally fall into two camps: fundamental analysis (annual reports, competitive advantage, intrinsic value, etc.) and technical analysis (...
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How does day trading work regarding waiting for funds to clear?

So, I understand the PDT rule, needing $25k in an account to day trade, however... If a person is day trading, don't they need to wait 3 days to use that money again? Do they just have very large ...
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How is it possible that these deep ITM stock options on DISH went from 52,000 volume, 550 open bids, 550 open asks to being completely dead overnight?

I bought 16 years of historical hourly stock options data for my personal investment study to test how particular strategies may have played out over a long period of time. I'm looking at the data for ...
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Options flow? Is it worth it?

How do you effectively use options flow to make better trading decisions? Is there any websites or resources to use this tool?
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Freeriding when trading in a cash account

I am trying to understand "freeriding" in a cash account. I have already read these SEC publications: Freeriding and Updated Investor Bulletin: Trading in Cash Accounts. The purpose of this ...
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Which of the following satisfy the pattern day trading rule?

I have confusion about the day trading rules. From below scenario, which is pattern day trading? I bought 1 Apple share in pre-market and sell it in the after-market hours (within same day). I bought ...
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How to take advantage of a trading opportunity

You hear or read something that makes you know 100% that a CFD market price or Stock Price of company X is going to go up or down ...there is no denying it ...(as a noob at trading) i wait until ...
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Why is Trailing take profit a non existent functionality from brokers

If i understand this correct a trailing stop loss line can be put between the current market price and what you bought it for and your taking an L on the trade ...etc... but why is the opposite ...
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Pattern day trading, margin, and day trade buying power

I have some questions regarding the rules surrounding pattern day trading, margin, and day trade buying power and how they interact with each other. Assume to following scenario: The account is a ...
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Question about BID vs ASK at the start of Day Trade

So I have been monitoring this IPO recently. Day trade starts and we are allowed to post bid and asks for 30 minutes before the market officially opens. I see asks for around 40 for 4500 shares. ...
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What is the meaning behind a candle, which has relatively smaller body and relatively higher traded volume?

I am not new to stock market, when when it comes to basics, I skipped that. I need to get a grasp about it to understand the working in a clean way. This is one of that. When I compare candle size and ...
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Does PDT transfer with you when you switch brokerages?

Robinhood classified me as a Pattern Day Trader (PDT). If I switch to TD Ameritrade, will my 90 day ban follow me? Worried that if I make a trade with TD Ameritrade then I try to sell it will ...
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What is a free or cheap Broker with Trading Software [closed]

I am fairly new to trading. Recently I watched some videos after joining Robinhood and I realized that Robinhood is fairly limited. I am looking for a broker company and software that allows me to do ...
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How to calculate average in intraday trading of NSE/NIFTY equity shares?

I am beginner in intraday trading of NSE equity shares in Zerodha. Sometimes I have failed to calculate the average when I trade the same shares multiple times during the same day. For example: ...
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“Day trade buying power” versus “Available to day trade”

on my Charles Schwab account I have 2 different fields: Day Trade Buying Power: $50,000 Available to Day Trade: $203,000 Can someone explain the different between the 2? Day trade buying power is ...
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Entering or exiting a position on “sell bid or sell ask”

I just have a question I’m curious about Lets say you are long ABC and you want to get out and you decide you want to sell on the bid Lets say the bid price is trading at 10 When hitting that “sell ...
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How to find targets in short term swing trade (0-3 days)

I am learning to trade in trending secondary markets. I am usually able to find support price but I can't find resistance price using the previous data. I typically use S&R in previous data to ...
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Trading with rsi index

Is the rsi index used for only day trading or it can be used for long term of few months/days/week? How reliable is it in your experience?
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What happens to a stop loss order if I don't have any underlying shares?

Let's say a stock "XYZ" is currently at 100$. I put a stop loss order of 95$. I own 0 shares of XYZ currently. The market moved down under 95$. What will happen? Will the order be cancelled or will it ...
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How to tell whether an intra-day stock trend is about to reverse or not?

After I bought $3k worth of TSLA puts in the last ten minutes of the market today, I chickened out and sold them. My analysis was that the stock formed a double top pattern, albeit a vague one, so I ...
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Calculating returns with trading costs

This perhaps is an over simplification of calculating trading returns while including trading costs. I've made some assumptions - the commission for investing and extracting an investment is 1% and 2% ...
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Is Robinhood good enough for successfully day-trading relatively large positions ($20k~30k)

After I deposited all my money in robinhood to start day trading options, I was told that robinhood execution speed might not be good enough for successful day trading. My plan was to profit off the ...
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in the UK, can i use a Stock and Shares ISA to day trade in the US Markets?

i intend to day trade in the US market as an individual and i am a UK resident. Does anyone know what the tax implications would be for me? i currently have a stock and shares ISA and it would be ...
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Settlement dates re pattern day trading stocks

I've been trading options on a pattern day trading account for a couple of years and now want to trade stocks. Options are settled overnight and funds available the next day. And day trading buying ...
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Can I day trade with €5,000 of savings?

I want to day trade as both a form of entertainment and income but I've read about needing €25,000 in your account and some things about being able to trade anyway. I don't really understand how this ...
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Sometimes the Time & Sales shows trades in between the bid and the ask. How is that possible?

White prints on the Time & Sales means that a trade happened in between the bid and the ask. How is that even possible? The only two answers that come to my mind are. There was a hidden order in ...
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Please can someone explain how SELL - ing works when it comes to trading

I am fairly new to trading and have been practising on demo and practise accounts. I feel confident enough to open a live account and start trading. But the idea of Selling still confuses me . From ...
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Can you buy and sell the same etf in one day, provided you have a starting cash and over 25k equity in your cash trade account?

I have a "You invest trade" cash account with over 25k equity and 10k cash in it, can I buy 10k worth of etf's (let's say SPY), and then sell it and buy again the same etf (SPY) let's say 5 times or ...
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Am i considered “associated” to a company i have quit but still own stock in?

I quit an equity trading broker at the beginning of this month. I still own stock in the company. Am i still considered to be "associated" to this company? I am asking because i went to open an ...
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Whats the penalty for withdrawing from my Roth IRA when I day trade with it? [duplicate]

I have 12K in my Roth IRA. I use it to day trade. Now I want to take out the 12K what is my penalty? And do I get taxed on my trades when I buy and sell?
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Is day trading still profitable in 2020?

I'm interested in day trading and want to start educating myself, but I'm a bit concerned regarding AI and automated trading where humans trade vs. computer programs and have no chance at all - I'm ...
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Missing candle stick on the GOOG stock market chart

On the 14th of February 2020 at 12.30 noon, there is no 1-minute candle stick on the GOOG stock market chart. It jumps directly from 12.29 to 12.31 I check on Yahoo finance and TD Ameritrade. Both do ...
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Reuse of money in account for repetitive stock trades

I have a question regarding day trading abilities and limits. From what I understand, you can only make 4 trades per day and have to wait 24-48 hours to get your money back after you sell a stock ...
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Washsale for daytrading

I have following scenario of washsale ? Can someone please help me if wash sale will apply to me in any case ? I knwo for three trades i made in Dec 2019 has wash sale but is covered with profit I ...
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Does this scenario count as one day trade, or two?

I am currently investing with the Robinhood app and have been doing fairly well with day trades two to three days a week. However, I find myself in a new scenario this morning where I don't know if my ...
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Is it true that you can't take money out of the market using only risk management?

Is it really true what a lot of traders say: that in order for you to make money in the stock market it suffices to use risk management? For the following reasons, I think it is not true: Suppose ...
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Is trying to learn day trading a complete waste of time?

I understand there is a lot of people, maybe even most, who believe day trading is far too risky or the person trying day trading won't be skilled enough. I have gotten interested into investing ...
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Am I considered to be a day trader if I only trade with settled funds?

I am trying to avoid the pattern day trader rule. I have $20,000 in a cash account, and the money is settled funds. To follow the T+3 rule, I plan to trade only $4,000 a day in order to have enough ...
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Day/swing trading: Making 30 USD per day with 10000 USD capital possible?

Is it possible to make 30 USD per day starting with 10000 USD? How much risk would I have to take to get this return? What knowledge/skills do I need to get this return?
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Can I use a margin account just to avoid settlement dates?

Was thinking of using something like SureTrader or TradeZero (I'm not an American) just to avoid PDT and the settlement date issue. I'd essentially not be over leveraging my account as I'll only trade ...
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IPO Lock up trade

I have a question regarding how to benefit from major price movements after the end of a lock-up period post IPO. I have seen that in many cases there are no extraordinary movements in the prices in ...
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Can I day trade during the settlement period in a cash account?

I'm a beginner at trading. Can I day trade during the settlement period in my cash account?
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Is this considered day trading, active management or something else?

I have been practicing with a few stock simulators for just over 1 year. My process for investing is to buy stocks when I see a significant drop in share price due to what seems like negative media ...
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Trading using Simple Moving Average strategy

I am trying to understand the concepts for applying the Simple Moving Average principles for identifying buying/selling points for stocks. I have the calculations down for getting the Simple Moving ...
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Where do I find learning resources for small accounts (under 25k) to do stock trading? [closed]

As a newbie in the stock market I don't know what I don't know. I am looking to understand the fundamentals and pragmatic rules to successfully engage into stock trading. A correct response will be ...
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Create a limited company to speculate with leverage

I live in the UK and I am considering starting to trade on the stock market, having opened an account at a brokerage firm. I am considering using it to speculate on short term period with leverage. ...
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How can intraday trading be done when settlement takes two days?

When I buy a stock on the NSE in India, it takes two days for settlement (T+2). Therefore I can only sell that share after two days after the purchase date. Then, how does intraday trading occur (...