Stock Trading Essentials for Day Traders
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There are lots of courses in the market that talks about stock trading in general. Here is one that talks about “Day Trading” and generating income as a Day Trader. This is a 2 part course, this is the 1st part of the series.
I will walk you through the first steps on what to expect as a day trader. All the terms you need to know as a day trader is explained. Not only do I explain the day trading concepts, terms but also talk about trading plan, money management and how to select stocks for your daily trades. This is the fundamental course that will explain everything that one needs to know to start day trading.
Identify GAP stocks
Learn key concepts and trading terms
Learn Money Management skills
Learn about Risks and Rewards
1 - Introduction - We talk about what to expect and topics that we will cover.
2 - Hardware and Software - Do not let the trading platform, hardware or broker services come in between your trading, essential things that you need to start with.
3 - Concepts Of Trading - Here we cover basic things about day trading and some of the misconceptions you need to know.
4 - Common Trading Terms - Terms that I will be using in my strategy is all we focus upon.
5 - Basic Candle Stick Patterns - Only essential candle stick patterns that one needs to be aware of. Do not be hung on the terms, only focus on the pattern and what it means.
6 - Introduction to GAPS - Covers everything that you need to know about GAPS and how to identify the GAP list that I put on the blog daily before the market opens.
7 - Trading Plan - Brief concepts why it is important to have a trading plan and what should be part of your plan.
8 - Trading Terminology - Very specific to terms that I use on my trading and things that one needs to know to learn my strategy.
9 - Strategies - This is covered in the next advanced lesson. Check out
10 - Trading Rules - This is covered in the next advanced lesson. Check out Day Trading in Stocks: Strategies for Beginner Investors
11 - Advanced Concepts - This is covered in the next advanced lesson. Check out Stock Trading Essentials for Advanced Day Traders.
12 - Wrap Up - From the start of the trading day to end of the trading day, things that I do.
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|Section 1: Essentials of Day Trading|
This is an introduction video that talks about what to expect in this course and the topics that will be covered. Note the strategies are not part of this course. It is covered in the advanced section of the course.
Before you start trading one needs to setup their accounts, keep the hardware and software ready so that when they are ready, they just start to trade. Do not let the trading platform, hardware or broker services come in between your trading, essential things that you need to start with.
|Section 2: Concepts and Common Trading Terms|
Here we look at the basic terms used during trading, day trading styles and some common misconceptions you need to know about trading.
Encyclopedia's have been written about trading and various terms that are used in trading. Here we only focus on essential terms that is necessary to trade successfully.
Before one starts to trade, one needs to understand how to look at charts. Here we follow a candle stick pattern and identify essential signals that will help towards the stock trading journey. Terms that I will be using in my strategy is all we focus upon.
|Section 3: Important components of Trading - GAPS, Trading Plan and Terminology|
What is a GAP. Why trade GAPS and how to identify GAPS? Why is trading GAP essential. We cover everything that one needs to know about GAPS and how to identify and create your own GAP list that I put on the blog daily before the market opens.
No trade is complete without a trading plan. This is the insurance plan that will help you in the long run. This is what keeps the traders at check and makes sure that they do not deviate from their plan. This is one of the most important arsenal in the traders basket.
This lecture covers specific trading terms that I use on my trading every single day. Things that one needs to know to learn the strategy.
|Section 4: Wrap UP - How one should plan their trading day|
From Start till End. This section also covers the references for additional resourses and disclosures.
Arvind Ranganath is a successful Day Trader who plays GAP Strategies. He calls out his trade’s real time on twitter and stocktwits as the trades are being formed. His blog is a rich source of information explaining in detail the trades he took and how he played them.
Being in the industry for a long time, he specializes in Day Trading. He also teaches and takes seminars explaining his strategies and concepts that one needs to understand for Day Trading.
Apart from the blog, he also has a you tube channel where he posts his trades on a daily basis and explains why he took those trades.
Arvind has also authored a DVD called "Stock Trading Success - Mastering the GAP Strategy" that focuses on day trading terms, concepts, strategies and indicators that are needed to become a successful day trader. The strategies can also be used for swing trading.