new to daytrading smart with money need advice?

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by mystix, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. mystix


    I decided that I want to start day trading,
    do I just start off with like a service like td ameritrade or is there something better?

    Does it provide software to trade with or do I do it manually via web? Does software provide a way to auto sell once it reaches a certain level?

    Also if software doesnt provide a way to autosell, is it ok to build a macro that monitors the software's controls for you.

    I'm lookin to invest a small amount at first, is it better to spread the money over say 5 stocks?

    I know this is quite high risk to jump into without knowing a whole lot, but it can be done right?
  2. ER2


    You may want to get a simulated trading account first. This allows you to experiment with the different order types and paper-trade without losing real money.

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