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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Overextended Scanner with Trade-Ideas [closed]

SPCE daily chart SPCE has been very interesting since the start of January. We can very well see a sign of exhaustion by the fact that the price has closed at the bottom of the opening and by the ...
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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 (...
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What is the trading cycle of the market?

What is the ebb and flow of the trading cycle and at what times of the day and week does most trading take place? Do Mondays typically start the week out with heavy trading and the market up and then ...
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Is the “3 bar play” trading pattern good advice?

I watched a video that describes the "3 bar play" day trading pattern, but the presentation style makes me think that it is a scam or, perhaps, bad advice. I don't know why someone would promote such ...
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mean vs current values to compute indicators

First time writing a question here! I'm creating a simple bot to trade with stock. It uses indicators such as Moving Averages or Bollinger bands to evaluate the price of the stock and decide whether ...
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Are stop loss orders stored at the broker or on the exchange itself?

When a stop loss order is not active yet (stop price has not been hit), is it stored at the broker or directly on the book of the exchange? In other words: Does the broker send the order to the ...
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Is there a way to track earnings from US stock markets and UK stock markets on a single spreadsheet?

If you trade in stock markets from different countries, how do you usually keep a journal? Do you track everything in one document, or do you use separate documents? I'm not sure how to go about ...
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MACD indicators calculator

I would like to calculate MACD (moving average convergence/divergence) based on 12 period Fast MA, a 26 period Slow MA and a 9 period Signal for 5 minutes bars. Should I provide only the last 12 ...
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required capital, commodity and trade volume given monthly target [closed]

I'm considering trading currencies or stock full time and would like to estimate required capital and required number of trades per day, given a monthly income of X US dollars after taxes. I'd also ...
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What exactly is trade signal?

I understand that a trade signal is something that basically tells you to buy/ sell something after doing some analysis but what exactly is it? Would it be a figure that one would calculate? What ...
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How does a settlement period work if someone is a day trader?

I am trying to get into day trading stocks, however, I was wondering how this would work with settlement periods. According to this question on StackExchange, a settlement period is when both parties ...
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Can an online stock broker manipulate your bid and ask price?

I have been using Interactive Brokers for an year and a half now, trading stocks and cfds and I have been largely successful, almost 70% return on my investment. The spread between the bid and ask ...
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CFD trading in commodities, is it safe to hold?

I am looking into trading and created a demo account for this trading website just to mess around a little and try to get some understanding of how it all works. I made an order to open at a set price....
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Test out day trading strategies

I am looking to test out day trading strategies. Most strategies I am interested in require to hold onto the stock for a week or more. Instead of using a paper stock trading platform and having to ...
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Is it possible to buy stocks and sell it the next day, then use that cash to buy and sell the next day and so on instantly with a margin account?

I heard about limits such as a maximum of 3 trades in 3 days, if margin accounts can overcome these limits, how is it done? When I asked my broker, he said it's possible, but, I don't understand how ...
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Do I need a day trader account if I need to buy at today's close and sell at tomorrow's close everyday? [closed]

I am working on an algorithm for swing trading where I buy at the close today and sell at the close tomorrow. It worked well in the simulations that I ran but I would like to test it in the real ...
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IBKR trading questions

IBKR account FAQ says as follows. Would you explain what it means by "4 day trades in a rolling 5 day span"? "If you open an account with less than USD 25,000, you will be limited to 4 day trades ...
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Types of brokers for differing uses

I'm from the UK and want to make some long term investments in US stock. I also want to day / swing trade. So I've opened an account with tradestation which seems complicated to use and offers ...
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Compound interest and day trading

Is day trading better than long term investing given the fact that compound interest can result in large profits in the long term with small daily profits? For example earning 1% per trading day can ...
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Why are OHLC values inconsistent across different quote data providers?

When I compare values [open, high, low, close] between alphavantage.co and api.iextrading.com, there are 'inconsistencies' between values. I am wanting to better target support and resistance levels, ...
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How are candlestick dojis defined technically?

I´m trying to programmatically analyse candle stick pattern: I have historical OCHL data that I want to perform an automated analysis on, via b4j which is a programming language. The thing is that I ...
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Can I mitigate all risks with a Stop Market

I would like to know how I can protect against a stock price falling. If a stock price is at $100 and I put a Stop Market order at $90, then will this always execute at this price so I can guarantee ...
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Can a student on an F1 Visa day trade US stocks? [duplicate]

I am an international student on F1 visa. Can I day trade US stocks? As a day trader I will be placing multiple buy sell orders within a day. Is there any limit to number of orders that I can place ...
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What's a reasonable expected profit on day trading with usd 50,000 initial outlay? [closed]

How much profit can I expect in the Indian day trading market with initial outlay of USD 50,000 to be considered as a moderately successful day trader?
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Stock / forex trading 100s of transactions per day - how is the margin calculated?

Let's say I have 10k USD in my margin account. I place 100 round trip orders in a single day, each worth 2000 USD (999 USD buy order and 1001 USD sell order). How much margin did I use at the end of ...
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Trading and day trading

I would like to buy a stock in the aftermarket today and then sell it when the market opens tommorow, is this a pattern day trade? Will it meet the criteria of a swing trade instead?
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Does the pattern day trader rule apply to non-US citizens?

The Securities and Exchange Commission website says "FINRA rules define a “pattern day trader” as any customer who executes four or more “day trades” within five business days, provided that the ...
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Having a wash sale ever good?

I'm wondering if a wash sale would ever be beneficial to someone. My theoretical scenario is that someone is not making much this year, and so they day trade and go in and out of stock, making both ...
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Theoretical Margin Trading Questions

I am just educating myself on margin trading (I have no real desire to try it any time soon) and was wondering if you may help me with a scenario and a few basic questions to see if my logic is ...
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Should I take home a profit which is a large part of my equity? [closed]

At my account with my trading platform I have about 10 000 USD in balance and about 17 000 in Equity and an outstanding profit of about 6000 USD. Is it better to sell and take home half the profit now ...
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How many warrants do I need to exercise to get a stock?

I am getting the following information from the link http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/ipoa.ws Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A Ordinary ...
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Confusion/Misunderstanding over the maker/taker fee mechanism

Sorry if this question is noobish. I thought I had the maker/taker fee mechanism figured out (already existing question at Maker taker fees - can somebody explain in plain english?); apparently I was ...
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How can a broker support mass copytrading with a $100 investment when there is a larger account minimum for day-trading?

My understanding of the U.S. rules for day-trading is that you must have $25,000 in equity at the time you make a day-trade. Yet, a broker like eToro offers "copytrading", which mimics another ...
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Can a broker refuse to place my limit-orders?

I've got an interesting situation. A few weeks ago I found this company trading on the TSX Venture at about $6 with a rather decent market cap however, the daily volume on the stock was fluctuating ...
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On a exchange's “recent trades” list how is a trade designated as either a sale or a buy?

If a maker is making an "ask" and then this is met by a buyer, would that be listed as sale or a buy on the "recent trades" list ? Specifically I am using the trades list on the Kraken exchange.