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Trading is often viewed as a high barrier-to-entry field, but this is simply not the case in today's market.
Let’s jump into this day-in-the-life account and see exactly what you do as a full-time options trader at a bulge bracket bank...
What is it like to work as a floor trader at the New York Stock Exchange? We caught up with Kenny Polcari, director of NYSE Floor Operations at O'Neil Securities, and a CNBC contributor, who walked us through a regular workday.
Just as there are many types of investors, traders range from the small, independent trader working from a home office to the institutional player who moves tens or hundreds of millions of dollars worth of shares and contracts each trading session.
Many times in my career I have encountered new traders who believe they have the ability to master the markets after reading a book on trading, or even because they have obtained some form of degree.
Are you having trouble deciding between a career as a stockbroker or a trader? Each career involves trading securities, but the nature of each varies greatly, and these variations could make all the difference in determining which career will suit you best.
It is actually very simple: Be exceptionally disciplined while implementing a sound, proven strategy. A successful trader cannot have one of these components and not the other.
A pure day trader buys and sells stocks or other investments and ends the trading day in cash with no open positions.
Professional traders are created by learning about trading, and then by experience using the information that they have learned.