1. How to Start Trading: Introduction
  2. How to Start Trading: Trading Styles
  3. How to Start Trading: Trading as a Business
  4. How to Start Trading: Trading Technology
  5. How to Start Trading: Order Types
  6. How to Start Trading: Trading Plan Development
  7. How to Start Trading: Testing Your Trading Plan
  8. How to Start Trading: Live Trading Performance
  9. How to Start Trading: Conclusion

As a trader, you get to be your own boss, set your own schedule, work from home and have the opportunity to reach unlimited income potential. While it's easy to get into trading, it's definitely challenging to become a successful. It’s like whitewater kayaking: It’s easy to get out on a lake and paddle around, but it’s a whole other ballgame to make it down the Grand Canyon in one piece. Like the kayaker, you have to put in your time if you want to be successful.

This guide serves as an introduction only – it's not intended to provide all the information you'll need to be a profitable trader. In addition to the topics covered in this introduction, you'll have to learn about the markets – what they are and how they work – as well as margin, leverage, the tax implications of trading, how to keep accurate records, and the extremely important concept of risk, to name a few. You can read more on all of these topics in part two of our beginner trading series.

Trading as a business – not as a hobby – is a long-term endeavor that requires continual learning, evaluation and adaptation. When approached as a business, trading can be an exciting and rewarding venture.


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