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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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Converting Market Order to Limit Order

Every hour my algo decides whether to trade or not. Given the close of a candle, say my algo signals a buy, I can immediately place a market order and hence would be charged taker fees. When the ...
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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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SEC rules for people out of US minimum balance Day trading

I saw the SEC rules for day trading US stocks and we should have min 25k USD balance in case of pattern traders. I have questions Is it valid if I am trading from Europe and pattern trading US stocks?...
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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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Reducing Transaction Cost for Intraday day trading in zarodha

During Intraday in Zarodha Kite, even though the buy order (eg, 2000 qty) charges only Rs.20 or 0.01% which ever is lower, the sell order charges more Brokerage (eg., 20 child order of 100 qty each * ...
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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.
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Backtesting daytrading strategy, how to handle the spread?

I am currently developing a daytrading application which based on rules and algorithms buys or sells stocks, which right now might buy/sell a stock in the magnitude of 100 per day. I am trying to ...
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Trader Fostering Program on Futures Day Trading [closed]

I'm an Engineer, specialized in signal processing. Caught interest in the market so started reading "The intelligent Investor" and had a bunch of books queued for reading before deciding to commit ...
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Question about stock taxes buy/sell short term

So here is my question. When getting taxed on trades such as short term ones as a day trader, is it a end of the year thing? Quick scenario, say I had opened a 25k account to day trade with but at the ...
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Is this the right formula to use implied volatility to gauge probability of a stock being within a certain range?

I read online somewhere, and I can't find it now, that to find the probability of a stock hitting a certain price within a certain time frame, we can use Implied Volatility: X = StockPrice * IV * ...
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F-1 student investing in foreign markets

I am currently an F-1 student studying in the US. Before I came to the US, I was day trading stocks back home ('a foreign market') - where I am from. Can I still day trade from the US in my home ...
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Is there a name for this type of pattern with ultra strong support and resistance?

This particular example is from DBC. I see it a lot on low volume stocks and penny stocks. Is there a technical name for these kind of resistance lines / patterns? Is there any way to make sense of ...
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How do I use fundamental analysis to determine whether the price of a financial instrument will rise or fall? [closed]

Also, how do I determine which financial instruments are likely affected by a certain event and how? For instance: How do I predict with a certain confidence which effect brexit will have on prices ...
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How do you calculate “growth rate” in trading (not investing)?

I see people talking things like "market averages" regarding stockholder growth rates per annum. I see things like "10% growth rate per annum is avverage in stockholders." I believe this pertains to ...
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Significance of the first twenty and final thirty minutes of the trading day?

I have been day trading for a month, and I've noticed that the first twenty and final thirty minutes of the trading day seem to have repeating patterns. At the beginning of the day prices will often ...
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Purpose/benefits of having a large investment portfolio?

I wonder what the real hype is over having a big investment portfolio. I'm not talking about just simply a giant mix of assets, but a big 💰💰💰 portfolio -- purely the overall worth of it. I have ...
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How can online trading platforms be trustworthly? [closed]

Suppose I open an account to an online trading plaform, like "Plus500", and deposit money. I start a trade and see I make profit on it, then I hit the Close button to close the position and take the ...
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Wash sale rules in India (NSE/BSE)

Is there any tax law prohibiting losses booked due to wash sales rule in Indian market? e.g. If I buy a Sun Pharm stock at 634. After 10 days, I sold it at 609.25 and buy again at 608.75 in the same ...
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Pattern Day Trade - $25,000 Margin Account Rule

I am kind of new to day trading stocks. I was just a bit confused regarding the pattern day trade rule which prevents people with under $25,000 to exceed 3 day trades per week. Does the $25,000 have ...
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Will this trading activity flag my account as PDT (Pattern Day Trader)?

I've read several definitions of PDT and I think I get the gist regarding round trips. But just to be certain, I'd like to offer an absurd/contrived example... Monday (9:31 AM) : Buy 100 shares of ...
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Definition of day trading

Recently I got into trading thanks to the Robinhood app, for which there's no cost to trade. My question is regarding what constitutes "day trading". Example 1: You sell 20 stocks with ticker symbol "...
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How can I buy and sell the same stock on the same day?

In the United States, Is it possible to buy and sell the same stock on the same day? I heard day traders can do this, and you need to have at minimum of 25K in the account in order to be a day trader. ...
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Resources to begin trading from home?

Apologies in advance if this type of inquiry is inappropriate for this StackExchange. But it is a personal question, and it is about finance, so... Anyway, here is the backstory so far - I will try ...
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How to explain quick price changes early in the morning

I don't have much experience trading and wonder why there was a large change just when the market opened. I daytraded my portfolio and started only recently. As expected, in the morning when the ...
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Can I make money daytrading?

I opened an account with an online broker and started trading, and I nearly immediately doubled my portfolio. It seems to good to be true. I started with 3000 dollars in May and today the value is ...
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Which risk did I take winning this much?

This morning I made a large percentage profit on a position that the Japanese Yen was going to be strong. It seems that the estimate was correct, but I made much more money than expected. I more than ...
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Best way to day trade with under $25,000

I recently learned that the pattern day trader rule will keep me from day trading stocks because I have less than $25,000. I found out it only applies to margin accounts so I figured I'd be fine just ...
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Maker taker fees - can somebody explain in plain english?

I'm interested in learning about how trading works, but this is all very new to me so bear with me. (I'm just poking around at this point, obviously nowhere near ready to actually be trading) Some ...
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Are mutual funds allowed to trade intraday in india?

Are mutual funds allowed to trade intra-day in india?
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Is it unreasonable to double your investment year over year?

I'm making monthly contributions to my self-directed investment account and I'm looking to be aggressive with my investments because I want more than 10-15% returns each year. One of the positions I ...
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Tax laws pertaining to day trading of agricultural futures

What are the tax laws regarding the day trading of agriculture futures? I realize these contract are classified as 1256 contracts, and the type of activity I am curious about would definitely fall ...
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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 ...