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The Benefits of Day Trading

By Stephen Kreutzer 

Day trading is often debated by stock investors and brokers. Many people think it is a problem while others believe it is the best way to trade stocks. Day trading is seen by some as a great skill that is the only way to play the stock game. Day trading does offer many benefits and perhaps it is the benefits that draw so many to the idea of day trading.

Day trading is the process of buying a stock and selling it in the same day. A person is considered a day trader when they complete four or more day trades in a five business day period and has two unmet day trade calls in 90 days. Day traders are more concerned with buying and selling not the bottom line. At the end of the day all stocks bought must be sold irregardless of profit or loss.

The two major benefits of day trading are quick exit to losses and immediate results. Day trading forces a quick trade of a losing stock which keeps the stockholder from sitting it out to see if the stock rises. This �sitting out� process could end up with the stockholder losing larger amounts of money. A quick exit on a losing stock keeps losses low. Getting immediate results and being able to see those results helps in many ways. The first is obviously reducing the constant worry about whether to buy or sell. More over, immediate results can help a trader to tighten their skills and help them become a more efficient trader. These two major benefits are very appealing, especially to those who have experienced major stock market losses.

Day trading can be good for some people and not so for others. The choice is up to the trader. The benefits and risks should be carefully weighed and the decision made upon an educated knowledge of day trading.

About the author: Stephen Kreutzer is a freelance publisher based in Cupertino, California. He publishes articles and reports in various ezines and provides day trading information on About Day Trading.

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