Stops Aren’t Always a Good Idea

One of the soundest bits of trading advice is to let your winners run and cut your losses early. To many traders, this means use a stop loss order to prevent large losses.

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Day Trading Small Accounts

Some futures brokers provide significant leverage and very low margins for day traders. It is relatively easy to find brokers that will allow trading with margins as small as $500 per contract.

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What It Means to Trade From Home

Let’s start with the bottom line. When starting to trade, it’s best to plan on committing at least an hour a day as the minimum time required for success. If you don’t have that much time, then a system based on weekly, or even monthly, data might be a better entry level strategy.

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Designing a Trading System: What Should You Trade

Designing a trading system is simply a series of decisions. First is deciding what edge you have over all the other players in the market. This isn’t as difficult as it sounds. Using a logical approach to the markets, any individual can develop a unique insight that lets them profit.

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