Many people get confused by the different financial terms like currency, forex, exchange, trading, and so on. It’s a big complex financial world and one of the new trading concepts is day trading.
Simply said, day trading means buying and selling securities, stock, and other financial investments within a single trading day. It covers a wide variety of financial products such as stocks, currencies, forex, equity index, futures and commodities.
The financial products bought must be sold at the end of a trading day.
Day trading can be risky because you have so little time to buy and sell stocks. If you will engage in day trading, you must have sufficient capital. You need to purchase at least 1000 shares of a stock. And be prepared for this capital to be replaceable.
Although day trading is risky, it does have big rewards if you know how to play in this game. Most day traders don’t get emotional with any stock. Day traders must know how to analyze their current market trend and also when they should cut their losses.
Day trading has a very good advantage, which is the 50 to 1 intraday margin. So you can trade up to 50 times your initial capital.
What if you don’t have capital? There are day trading currencies that you can try. Trading currencies requires less capital. A forex mini account can be opened for a few hundred dollars only.
The bad thing about day trading is that the stock market is only open for 8 hours daily. However for currency trading, the forex market is open 24/7. That means you can trade just about any time of the day.
Another advantage of day trading currencies is that most day traders get an intraday margin of 4. That means that you can trade up to 4 times your capital. This would mean you can trade up to $40,000 if you have a capital of $10,000. This gives you more leverage if you decide to buy higher price currencies.
Day trading currencies are also a lot easier to monitor and predict than stocks because there are less of them and there are also less factors that affect the global forex market.
In day trading, you can lose big and win big in one day, so don’t take that up until you get enough experience and knowledge in the stock or forex markets. Wise and quick decision making is needed as well as the usual stock research analysis, market analysis etc.