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Day Trading For Canadians For Dummies Paperback – March 14 2011

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Know the markets, gain confidence, and buy and sell like the pros

Want to succeed as a day trader in Canada? This plain-English guide shows you how day trading works, identifies the all-too-numerous pitfalls, and gives you a step-by-step action plan to get started. From classic and renegade strategies to the nitty-gritty daily practices, you'll see how to keep a cool head and manage risk while you buy and sell your positions.

  • Establish your aims — determine your trading goals, pick your markets, and develop your business plan

  • Get equipped to trade — know what to look for in a brokerage, buy the right computer, and ensure your Internet connection and backups are up for the job

  • Prepare for the highs and lows — distinguish between trading and gambling, learn how to control your emotions, and avoid the dangers of the Internet

  • Understand regulations and taxes — investigate the U.S. and Canadian regulatory systems, discover how to report your income and expenses, and find an accountant who will work for you

  • Use technical analysis — recognize trends, calculate indicators, and steer clear of the pitfalls

  • Discover how to use leverage and sell short — consider the risks and rewards of borrowing money to make money, and investigate what to look for in a short and when to sell

  • Study the psychology and moods of the market — find out how to read indicators and money flows, and learn to sidestep common traps

  • Evaluate your performance — test your system, track your trades, and calculate your returns

Open the book and find:

  • Personality traits of successful day traders

  • A day in the life of a trader

  • What makes for a good day trading asset

  • Helpful Canadian resources

  • How to troubleshoot and revise your trading plan

  • The money management style that suits you

  • How to day trade in your RRSP and TFSA

  • Ten common day trading mistakes

Learn to:

  • Set up your accounts and office

  • Plan and research trades

  • Leverage limited capital

  • Make better portfolio decisions

From the Back Cover

Know the markets, gain confidence, and buy and sell like the pros

Want to succeed as a day trader in Canada? This plain-English guide shows you how day trading works, identifies the all-too-numerous pitfalls, and gives you a step-by-step action plan to get started. From classic and renegade strategies to the nitty-gritty daily practices, you'll see how to keep a cool head and manage risk while you buy and sell your positions.

  • Establish your aims ― determine your trading goals, pick your markets, and develop your business plan

  • Get equipped to trade ― know what to look for in a brokerage, buy the right computer, and ensure your Internet connection and backups are up for the job

  • Prepare for the highs and lows ― distinguish between trading and gambling, learn how to control your emotions, and avoid the dangers of the Internet

  • Understand regulations and taxes ― investigate the U.S. and Canadian regulatory systems, discover how to report your income and expenses, and find an accountant who will work for you

  • Use technical analysis ― recognize trends, calculate indicators, and steer clear of the pitfalls

  • Discover how to use leverage and sell short ― consider the risks and rewards of borrowing money to make money, and investigate what to look for in a short and when to sell

  • Study the psychology and moods of the market ― find out how to read indicators and money flows, and learn to sidestep common traps

  • Evaluate your performance ― test your system, track your trades, and calculate your returns

Open the book and find:

  • Personality traits of successful day traders

  • A day in the life of a trader

  • What makes for a good day trading asset

  • Helpful Canadian resources

  • How to troubleshoot and revise your trading plan

  • The money management style that suits you

  • How to day trade in your RRSP and TFSA

  • Ten common day trading mistakes

Learn to:

  • Set up your accounts and office

  • Plan and research trades

  • Leverage limited capital

  • Make better portfolio decisions

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ For Dummies; 1st edition (March 14 2011)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0470945036
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0470945032
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 544 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 18.54 x 2.29 x 23.37 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.9 out of 5 stars 24 ratings

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Ann Logue is a freelance writer and consulting analyst who is fascinated by business and technology. Among her clients and publications are Barron's, The New York Times, Newsweek Japan, Compliance Week, and the International Monetary Fund. She also teaches finance at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds a B.A. from Northwestern University, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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