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Day Trading and Swing Trading Articles to Help You Improve

Interested in day trading or swing trading? These articles and videos provide insight into how to trade stocks, forex, and futures.

Starting Out

How to Become a Day Trader – How to get into day trading; looks at trading from home or a proprietary trading firm. Basic expectations and traits.

Which Market to Day Trade? Stocks, Forex, or Futures? – These are all viable day trading markets, yet new traders often question which one is “best.” In this article we will look at the pros and cons of each market, to help better assess which of these day trading markets is best for you. Which is best will vary based on your interests, capital, and time availability. We will also compare the income potential of each market.

Stock Trading

Day Trading Basics: The Bid / Ask Spread Explained – The Bid/Ask spread is how prices move, and affects what you pay for a stock, commodity or any asset.

What to Focus on As a New Trader (Video) – Forget about trying to learn everything. If you are a new trader you only need to be able to spot a trade (entry, stop, target) a trade setup. This video shows you how to do that. Save yourself a lot of headaches and watch this video.

Forex Trading

Forex Swing Trading with $1,000 or Less – Not only is it possible to start forex swing trading with $1,000 or less, but with the right plan it is possible to start making a small income or to grow the account.

How Much Forex Leverage to Use – See how much leverage you need for your trading style. Leverage has pros and cons, so we want to utilize it effectively but not recklessly.

Futures Trading

My Tactical Day Trading Cheat Sheet – This article is applicable to stock and forex traders as well. This is my tactical day trading cheat sheet. It’s thing I do that make my trading easier and less complicated, so I can focus on what matters: implementing my strategies. Works whether trading stocks, ETFs, forex or futures.

The Best Way to Practice Day Trading to Gain Consistency – Market Replay lets you download historical trading days (in forex or futures) and trade them as if you were trading in real-time on that day. Download and trade as many days as you like, and trade them whenever you want. Practice day trading on weekends or evenings, and trade multiple sessions in one day if you wish.

The Mental Game

The 4 Stages of Trader Development – Learn the four stages traders go through on their road to mastery. See the trading and psychological pitfalls people often experience along the way. See tips on how to move from one stage to the next.

How Long It Takes to Become a Successful Trader – The Thorough Answer: Establishing realistic expectations is important. If you think you’ll get rich in a few weeks you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. Yet, it shouldn’t take years of training before you see some cash flow either. This article discusses scenarios for how long it takes to become successful at trading.

Hope those help you out!

To learn more about how to trade forex, including basics to get you started (order types, currency pairs to focus on, defining trends…), 20+ strategies and a plan to get you practicing and successful, check out my Forex Strategies Guide for Day and Swing Traders eBook.


Cory Mitchell, CMT

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