Just wondering if anyone has advice for a beginner at short-term trading? I'm going to be using technical analysis for this (since its easier to access). Currently I am a college student (1st year, just started the school year). Unfortunately, not many days off (I only get friday off, although I go to school late most days). I'm aiming not just to daytrade, but mainly for weekly trading. I'm a total beginner at this - just finished reading a few books about the basics of trading. One of the "advantages", if you call it that, is that I can watch my stock perfomance without "wasting time" (since I need the Internet for studying at same time anyway). So I am really looking for small gains - something to the extent of $50 to cover the discount internet broker's costs and earn a bit of side money. However, I only have $2000. I am willing to borrow a further $10,000 to get myself started, since some banks here have special student loans (without even asking why). Does anyone have any advice, or recommending reads for me at this stage?