Series 27: Day Trading

Taken from our Series 27 Online Guide

Day Trading

A day trade can be one of the following:

  • A security is bought and sold on the same day
  • A security is sold short and bought back on the same day
  • A long position is bought and held overnight, under the condition that it will be sold the next day before any new purchase of the same security

A day trader typically tries to profit from small price movements.

An investor who only occasionally executes day trades has margin requirements similar to oth

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