Day Trading for Dummies, 4th Edition

  • 7h 4m
  • Ann C. Logue
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2019

Understand how day trading works—and get an action plan

Due to the fluctuating economy, trade wars, and new tax laws, the risks and opportunities for day traders are changing. Now, more than ever, trading can be intimidating due to the different methods and strategies of traders on Wall Street. Day Trading For Dummies provides anyone interested in this quick-action trading with the information they need to get started and maintain their assets.

From classic and renegade strategies to the nitty-gritty of daily trading practices, this book gives you the knowledge and confidence you'll need to keep a cool head, manage risk, and make decisions instantly as you buy and sell your positions.

  • New trading products such as cryptocurrencies
  • Updated information on SEC rules and regulations and tax laws
  • Using options to manage risk and make money
  • Expanded information on programming

If you’re someone who needs to know a lot about day trading in a short amount of time, this is your place to start.

About the Author

Ann C. Logue, MBA, is a lecturer in Finance at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and has written about business and finance for Barron's, Entrepreneur, and InvestHedge as well as other publications. Visit her blog and website at

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • So You Want to Be a Day Trader
  • Introducing the Financial Markets
  • Assets 101—Stocks, Bonds, Currencies, and Commodities
  • Assets 102—ETFs, Cryptocurrency, Options, and Derivatives
  • Increasing Risk and Potential Return with Short Selling and Leverage
  • Managing Your Money and Positions
  • Planning Your Trades and Trading Your Plans
  • Picture This—Technical Analysis
  • Following Market Indicators and Tried-and-True Day Trading Strategies
  • Eliminating Emotion with Program Trading
  • Day Trading for Investors
  • Researching Research Services
  • Determining Your Profit and Your Profit Potential
  • Setting up Your Day Trading like a Business
  • Your Key Vendor—Your Broker
  • Regulation Right Now
  • Taxes for Day Traders
  • Ten Good Reasons to Day Trade
  • Ten (or So) Good Reasons to Avoid Day Trading
  • Ten Common Day Trading Mistakes
  • Ten Tested Money-Management Techniques