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Old July 29th, 2013, 10:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Man don't give up trading Stocks yet....

There are a lot of great stock traders out there compared to futures traders based on my trading friends.

The time line for becoming consistently profitable trading stocks in a prop shop is 9 months. Everyone else basically fails. Read One Good Trade it says the same thing.

Become good at trading your set-ups.

The problem with futures is there's no variety, if the market isnt moving you have no choice but to stand back.

Good thing about stocks is you can keep looking for stocks that are presenting high quality set-ups you dont have the privileged in Futures.

Read order flow
Become a good order low reader. It will help you get better fills and minimize risk. Less risk = more profit. I dont know one successful full time trader that doesnt read order flow.

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Old October 26th, 2013, 04:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 02:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Leverage and taxes are easy.

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Old July 31st, 2014, 02:59 AM   #14 (permalink)
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They are two completely different instruments

I recently found a round article on subject stock vs. futures here: 14 Differences Between Stocks & Futures.

Clearing reliability, taxation the Pdt rules makes futures much more interesting for small retail traders, IMO.


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