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Combine Learning with Pleasure for Trading in Stocks (Part 1)

16 November 2007 - Features - Editor

Trading in stocks is fundamentally different to making investments. It appears to be a type of gambling for casual onlookers, but obviously the consistently successful have methods to apparent madness! That is not to say that day trading in stocks and securities is not fraught with major risks.

Accomplished traders are very particular about hedging their bets, and keeping potential losses within affordable limits. Who would not like to be a screen-based day trader in stocks? The prospects of making pots of money at mere clicks of an optical pointing device are both fascinating and extremely tempting. However, not all of us are willing to make the sustained efforts which are central to learn the rare skills of day trading in stocks.

Vacations are as alluring as castles in the air about day trading in stocks! They are also integral to modern living, and something which we all believe is beneficial if not essential. Trading shows offer a worthy compromise between the rigors of learning the trade, and doing some business during a holiday. You are right if you think that such intentions should be kept confidential until you have unpacked at a destination hotel, for the family will surely look askance at prospects of vacations with you still at work! However, it is also true that time can hang heavy on your hands during breaks away from home. Shopping and historic sights can be awfully boring for some people, so quality time on your own is not a bad thing during an extended vacation with a family.

Paris, Kiev, and Las Vegas make for a basket of holiday destinations which can set the eyes of spouses and children alight with excitement. These legendary places are not just delights of fantasy for intrepid travelers, but sites for confabulations between professional traders. You can combine refreshing times away from normal work places, with insightful interaction with top traders at these shows and expositions.

The Forest and the Trees in Trading Shows for Stocks

It is easy to get misled at trading shows for stocks and other securities. The most attractive presentations are from Information Technology vendors. Impulses to buy new software and aids to analyses of trends in stocks, are not just irresistible, but rationalized as well as being potentially useful for those of us who dislike math. The truth is that day trading is neither about making impulsive decisions nor about making large numbers of transactions in a hurry. This is why attendance at trading events should be planned in advance rather than decided upon at the spur of the moment.

The best day traders use carefully honed secrets to build on their profits steadily. They also devise barriers against run-away losses, and develop the discipline to keep their shirts intact, whatever transpires. Therefore, the real pay off from trading shows is to spend time with successful traders who are willing to share their experiences. No amount of emails and electronic chats can substitute small group interaction in person. This kind of insightful dialogue is not possible without regular contacts at events concerning trading. Serious players should make it a point to be involved with annual circuits as regularly as budgets for travel will allow.

Combine Learning with Pleasure for Trading in Stocks (Part 2)

 


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