Day Trading Tips and Tricks

February 5, 2019

Erich Senft

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Day Trading with Weak Math Skills

Can Improving Math Skills Improve Your Day Trading Results?

Math is important in Day TradingThe best day trading software out there can give you tremendous amounts of information on whatever market you are watching. What it cannot do is make up for any weaknesses you have in the area of math. When you take math into the world of finance, it becomes an entirely different thing, with its terminology and very distinct ways of calculating numbers that are somewhat unique to the world of stocks and futures. Here are some tips to help you improve your math ability in a way that will be useful to trading.

Take an Accounting Class to improve your Day Trading?

If day trading is your new way of making money, you should talk to your accountant about whether or not any education related to it can be deducted from your taxes as an expense. If not, you should still be able to find very affordable courses in basic accounting at your local community college. Understanding basic accounting will give you a good handle on some of the most advanced terms you’ll encounter when you’re day trading futures or stocks. It will also help you to understand what the day trading software is trying to tell you on its many chart formations.

If you can’t find the time to take a course at a local community college or other institution, look for an online course. If you’re starting out at the most basic levels, any familiarity you can give yourself with the world of finance will be a big help. It will help you to learn the software better; it will help you to understand more advanced terms as you encounter them, and it will just make you a better businessperson all around.

Keep Learning Your Day Trading Craft

Even the best traders out there need to keep continuing with their trading education. To understand how to use the best indicators for day trading, you have to sharpen the skills that allow you to not only learn a variety of more advanced financial concepts such as position sizing, risk management, capital preservation, and many others. Understanding these types of financial terms will give you a much better handle on your overall trading business. 

You’re going to find that figuring out how much money you make on a trade can sometimes be very complicated. The better your understanding of the various terms involved with finance the better you’ll do as a day trader overall. When you can quickly calculate the math involved in your head, at least well enough to get a good estimate of how favorable a position may or may not turn out to be, you’ll be able to make more intelligent and informed trading decisions. Of course, like most things in life, there is software to help you do all of this.  😎 

February 5, 2019

Erich Senft

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