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trading in NY timezone while keeping a job

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Do you have a chance? Sure. A good chance? Probably not.

Trade higher time frames, like daily charts. Scalping is an art that takes a lot of time to learn and master. It requires thousands of hours of deliberate practice. Also, you are fighting against machine algos. Why make it so hard? Trading on a higher time frame is more relaxing and less stressful, ignores most of the market noise, does a better job of overcoming the costs of commission and slippage, and you can still keep your job.

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