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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Which is the trading platform for OTC stocks with less settlement time

I'm new to OTC stock trading. I was trading on Robinhood for a while, and now decided to try the OTC stocks. I created a Schwab brokerage account with just $500 and started trading, but that's when I ...
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Bought coin for $30k, sold at $40k, and buy more in $46k. Makes sense? [closed]

Numbers are for example. Does it makes sense to engage in such day trading? (For bitcoin)
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Can I reverse flip a bad low win rate trading strategy?

Let's say I have designed a terrible trading strategy with a poor win rate of 20% or less. We are not risking more than 1% in a single trade and an excellent risk management and position sizing are in ...
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Capital Gains taxes [duplicate]

I used to be an amateur options trader and lost several thousand dollars over the past 2 years. I understand how the wash rule works but here is my question. Let's say I lost 150,000 dollars over the ...
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Does FIFO still trigger day trading? (using Robinhood)

I am using Robinhood and wondering how day trading is triggered and how first-in-first-out (FIFO) selling order works. I bought GME stock yesterday and bought GME stock today. If I sell 1 GME share ...
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What's stopping me “day-trade” mutual funds?

I invest monthly into several funds, such as this one. Last week, I noticed a new fund I'd just invested a small amount into ($100) had grown by 12% in one week (now worth $112). I investigated the ...
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Offsetting capital gains with previous losses

I only trade options. Nothing exotic but just buying and selling CALLS and PUTS. So for example if I lost 30,000 USD trading options for the 2020 Tax Year. In 2021 I go on to profit 40,000 USD. Does ...
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Options trading and wash rule

For example, I buy a PUT option on TSLA for 3000 dollars and realize it's not working and sell it to close for 2000 dollars. Thus I have lost 1000 dollars on this transaction. Within thirty days of ...
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Day Trade $25,000 again

If I have a margin Day Trade account, after some transactions/tradings there is only $25,000 cash in this account now. There are some cases for this Day Trade account I need to know its status. Please ...
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help me to understand the day trade requirements

I am new to the stock market and the Day Trade. I need your help to clarify some definitions (from Fidelity): "A Day Trade is defined as an opening trade followed by a closing trade in the same ...
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How do we trade and earn profits in future contracts? [closed]

Suppose there is a future contract with a market price of $100 and its lot size is 50, so can I purchase the lot at $100? And while selling before expiry or in intraday, suppose the price is $150, so ...
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Stock market day trading etf new please help

I am really new to this and I need your help. Let's say I have 50k: I buy 100 shares of a stock, sell them at $5 profit for each share and do it again with 50K+plus. How much I made on the last trade? ...
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Does the Pattern Day Trader (PDT) rule apply on all brokers?

Does the Pattern Day Trader (PDT) rule apply on all brokers? or some brokers can ignore it
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Why did I pay a different price than the chart shows?

I bought a stock in paper trading. The chart showed that the price was $5 and I ended up paying $6.17. Did higher volume cause that? *I bought at 18:50(Central European Standard Time) on margin acc ...
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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?
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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 ...