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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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Can anyone offer me advice on how and from whom to purchase of a lot of financial market data at a good price? [closed]

I have been doing statistical analysis of a single security, the S&P 500 futures ETF e-mini, using only past history, i.e. technical forecasts. To my great surprise I have come up with a strategy ...
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I am finding hard to understand the trading charges and brokerages. can someone please answer the below queries

I am new to trading a finding it difficult to understand the below. Can anyone please clarify? Thanks in advance As per the attached screenshot at 12:09 PM today i have cancelled ‘Cover Order’ which i ...
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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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How does one decide Moving average and its cross-over parameters to use

For the purpose of trading options of a volatile index, I want to understand how to decide between the following for a particular indicator, say, RSI: Assuming that the RSI changes from 0 to 100 in a ...
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IBKR Cash Accounts

Scenario is for day trading with IBKR Cash Accounts. Let's say I purchase one stock of ABC at $100 and then sell(on the same day) when the price reaches $103. After this is done, since I am selling at ...
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Why am I not getting a margin call when using all my available margin?

I'm in the UK and have several broker accounts, all of which have a 50% margin call requirement. I thought I understood how margin works and the reason for it. As I am a retail trader, I use 30:1 ...
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Is my algo trading illegal?

I have algo trading program (written by myself) and when it detects that price are going down it's going to sell shares (if I have one) wait a couple of sec/min and buy the shares on lower price. Last ...
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Option trading to avoid overnight fees over a short position

I do a lot of short selling as a day trader. There is a pattern that I trade often. This one asks me to short and keep my position for several days. The problem I have is that the broker charges too ...
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Mathematics and Accounting of withdrawals and deposits in a shared portfolio

My friend is a day trader and works with money, after days of research I still haven't found a method or approach to accounting our shared account. I've came across keywords such as pooled funds, ...
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How is an ETF fee calculated in a trade that ends in less than a year?

If you sell an ETF before a year, intraday or in a swing trade, then is the fee prorated or is that just the flat rate you pay when you sell, when you buy or does the broker pay it at some point in ...
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Judge the amount of money to trade

I have been day trading for about a year. I got some statistics on a stock market pattern. The latter gives me an 82% probability of occurring and an expected gain of 13% per trade. I'm having trouble ...
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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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Can a self-employed add a new mark-to-market account for day trading?

I am self-employed in USA. I am available during the stock trading time. I am thinking of starting day trading after a few months of preparation. I may begin with scalping. I will keep my current ...
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How do you analyse components of Index option to help you get more accuracy while trading options?

Suppose, you trade in options, Option index comprises of Many stocks, so how do you analyse those stocks in order to determine the movement of price in options while doing intraday trading?
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What is the benefit of scalping options on short intraday time-frames rather than trading large equivalent stock positions?

I see a lot of traders on fintwit (to name a few: @UmarAshraf and @RealNourAtta) using ITM or 40-60 delta OTM options to place quick day-trades on 1-5 min charts. They're out within seconds, minutes, ...
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What's the negative about buying contracts 1 month out when scalping options? (Is it buying same day or 2-3 day contracts are way cheaper?)

What's the negative about buying contracts 1 month out when scalping options? (Is it buying same day or 2-3 day contracts are way cheaper?) I don't want Theta to negatively affect my gains.
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Does one stock market buy order that fills through multiple executions count as one trade for PDT rule?

Scenario: you place one stock market order to buy 1000 shares. The order ends up needing multiple executions to get completely filled: 200 shares, 300 shares, 400 shares, 99 shares, and then 1 share. ...
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Why does this 5m candle open with a large body?

I grabbed this screenshot from TradingView on the AUDUSD chart from CityIndex at just a few seconds after the 06:45 candle opened: Why is the candle so large? I am expecting that when a new candle ...
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Understanding P&L from tradingview position tool

I'm really trying to understand how much profit and loss I would make when placing the LONG or SHORT position tool in TradingView. I understand that with a $1000 account size, 0.01 lots == $10 and ...
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Please explain buy stop for a noob

My understanding of a buy stop is best described with these steps: Price is at $100 I place a buy limit at $110 with no take profit or stop loss I place a buy stop at $120 Here is where my ...
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Does confluence improve the winrate of a system?

We have a discussion with some friend on another forum about confluence : let's say I have two systems, one with a winrate of 56 % and the other with a WR of 63%. Now if we take trades only when both ...
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What's the point of the wash rule?

I don't understand the 30-day wash-rule. Someone please set me straight. So let's say I purchase 100 shares of Hot Stock X, for $100 apiece. So $10,000. Let's say that the stock goes down 50% on a ...
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Moving from Robinhood to TD Ameritrade: Can I use specific-lot-matching method?

I've been using both TD Ameritrade and Robinhood for a while. I just learned that on TD Ameritrade, you can use the specific-lot-matching method when you sell your shares. It's in My Account -> ...
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Best approach to select strike prices for an Iron Condor?

Options beginner here. I'm aware of three popular ways to select strike prices for Iron Condor. Select strikes such that they are equidistant from the CMP. Select strikes such that the they form a ...
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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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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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At the time when market opens what is the best way to know if market will go up or it will go down [closed]

I know markets are driven by multiple factors and any news, any time can cause market to go up and down. Assuming there is no major event/news during the day, at the time when market opens, what is ...
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Does this limit order book (depth chart) look legit?

I am reconstructing the limit order book on Binance. I get a snapshot at a particular time and update this snapshot based on the updates for each level that come every 100 ms from the exchange. Most ...
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Huge transactions in the last minute before the end of day after persistent downward pressure on stock [duplicate]

I've noticed many times a phenomenon of downward pressure on a stock for half an hour or more before the closing bell and a huge purchase in the last minute at a resulting very low price. I find it ...
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What's the practical risk of reusing trade proceeds?

I built an algo that buys and sells securities in a few minutes. The idea would be to let it do that hundreds of times a day. After some paper trading tests, I wanted to test it with a couple real ...
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If 90% trader lose money can you do opposite of what they do and make money? [closed]

Say you have a friend Bob that is bad at trading and loses money consistently. Can you take position opposite of Bob for example if he buys a stock you secretly short it and when he sells you cover ...
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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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Daily stock deals with high risk

I am new to stocks world. I was talking to someone few days ago, who is expert in stocks, and he was saying that in the morning when the stock market open, he starts his job by buying and selling X (...
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Why don't traders place limit orders at all prices to be first in line when the price moves?

In markets with price-time priority, why don't traders enter limit orders at all prices, so that they could be first in line when the price moves? For example, if the current best bid is $10 and the ...
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Is it wise to day trade without being subscribed to real-time data?

If data is delayed then am I literally trading on data or events that already transpired? How does that effect what I see on the DOM, the charts, time & sales? The bid/ask are always fluctuating ...
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What is happening during the maintenance hour of E-Mini S&P 500?

I'm trying to better understand the trading hours of the E-mini 500 S&P, which according to the CME Groups web pages are shown like this: This is, however, rather incomprehensible for anyone non-...
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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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How to calculate a trailing stop loss for a gamma squeeze?

I'm pretty sure AMC is going to hit crazy prices in a couple of weeks to months. A Korean AI traded fund just dumped Facebook and Wallmart for AMC. Plus, I got in a pretty big fight with some ...
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Calculating an accelerating rate of growth as a formula

Suppose I start with a $1,000 trading account. During each 30 day period my account earns $1,000 in net profit from a trading strategy using one contract per trade. The max amount lost across any ...
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Pros and Cons of getting around Pattern Day Trader (PDT) rules

I have done some trading in my time, and I wondered how to get around the Pattern Day Trader (PDT) rules (this does not directly relate to me because I prefer swing or long-term investing.) I have ...
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What is the point of using a limit order?

I'm pretty new to trading, more specifically day-trading, and on my paper trading account, I am given the option to trade at the market's current value vs. putting in a limit order. I could understand ...
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How do you overcome the boredom (and loneliness) of Forex day trading? [closed]

I have two trading plans which I use to day trade in the Forex market for 2 hours a day (8-10 am UK time). Usually I will have between 2-4 valid trading signals each day. I have made more than 80 ...
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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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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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What are SEC issues I should know about when using my automatic stock trading software?

I created software that does automatic stock buying and selling through Interactive Brokers' web/API. Does the SEC regulate this?
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Wash Sale Rule While Holding Initial Investment

I have a question for those familiar with the wash sale rule. I understand what it is, basically, if you sell shares of XYZ at a loss and buy it again within 30 days, you can't claim those losses on ...
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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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Can a day trading taxable income be more than the actual capital gain?

I've day-traded (in USA) actively during 2020, mostly short trades. Never kept positions overnight, so carried no positions into 2021 (and, similarly, no positions were carried from 2019 into 2020. ...
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If I show a total loss for the year, will I be impacted by wash rule disallowed losses?

I tried day trading after losing my job. With a $25k initial investment, I traded heavily for a few months using margin. I was up about $5k and then took a huge hit on some options when the market ...
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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 ...