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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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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Yang's Impact on Algorithmic Trading [closed]

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang has published the following policy proposals on his website: 1. FINANCIAL TRANSACTION TAX Financial markets have grown dramatically over the past decades. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...