Why Most People Lose Money Day-Trading (And How to Not Be One of Them)

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Day-trading is hard, and most people lose money at it. I definitely have. In fact, I once lost more money in a single day than many people earn in an entire year at a regular job. More on that in a bit. First though, we have to figure out what the problem is and then we can look for ways to solve it. I will say though, that if you can follow two very simple rules, then it is very likely that you have what it takes to become a full-time trader. There is a “well-known” statistic that 95% of…...

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Tim Garlick Tim Garlick has been investing and trading stocks and options for over 25 years. In his professional life he worked in the technology industry, specializing in security, networking and cloud solutions. He created and delivered training courses for major tech companies such as Google Cloud, Docker, VMware, Cisco, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. He now spends his time trading options and sharing his knowledge with others. Visit Tim’s site at The Options Hive, where you’ll find free education, tools and resources to learn more about stock options trading.