Day Trading Definition – What is Day Trading? | CFI

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Day trading refers to traders who focus on short-term trading, entering and exiting positions over a day and benefiting from fast-moving markets.

 

It’s worth that this form of trading is not suitable for individual investors who do not possess both time and capital as it is a high-risk form of trading that requires a high amount of vigilance for it to be successful. The optimum conditions for a day trader are when the market is at its most volatile as they will see large movements in price in a relatively short period.

 

One of the key strategies a day trader needs to possess is the know-how on which instruments to trade on as well as when to enter and exit a trade.

 

Key takeaways:

  • When traders buy and sell financial instruments over a single session in the markets, normally a day, this is referred to as day trading.
  • The key characteristics of a day trader are capital, time, experience, and knowledge.
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Forex and CFDs are leveraged products that incur a high level of risk and a small adverse market movement may expose the client to lose the entire invested capital. The vast majority of retail client accounts lose money when trading in CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss in excess of your deposited funds even if a stop loss is used and therefore, you should not speculate with capital that you cannot afford to lose and be aware of trading risks. Credit Financier Invest (Mauritius) Ltd provides general information that does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. The content of this website must not be interpreted as personal advice. Please ensure that you understand the risks involved and seek independent advice if necessary.

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