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Can Day Trading be profitable for retail?

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Over-trading is why the numbers are skew like that. Trying to play both sides of the market in one day, then getting stuck against a trend and being leveraged to the hilt is a recipe for disaster.

Anyone with a half-brain (myself included) could make money in this market the last couple years.

I would think the Fx example would be a much lower %profitability than the equities and options markets.

Volatility is good for the market and trading.

Preservation of capital is the most important concept for those who want to stay in the trading game for the long haul. - Van Tharp

Last edited by blb014; February 15th, 2018 at 08:29 PM.
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