Day Trading Profitability, What Is Your Percentage?
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Day Trading Profitability, What is Your Percentage?

People do generally question day trading profitability

You can hear or read all sorts of comments about day trading and often times it is hard to make a difference between hearsay and expert opinion. On the one hand, common sense and practical knowledge of the banking system should convince us that day trading is very profitable, but on the other, there are a lot of crooks and liars out there proclaiming exaggerated or totally false day trading results which makes it hard to see clearly with regards to day trading profitability.

The marketing side of it

Day trading is huge business... in multiple ways. People make fortunes practising it and also from related services like providing trading signals, analysis or education. There is a willing crowd and numbers are continually increasing who simply try their hand at it just because it seems so believable that it is a relatively easy way to make loads of money in a short time. Indeed, potentials are basically limitless... you can make millions in a single day or even in the course of a couple of hours even if you are just a retail trader. Oh yes... but the same applies to a casino! If you put a million dollars on black or red in Vegas the end result will be very quick profit in fact 100% in less then a minute or very quick loss... No wonder brokerage firms go out of their way to get new customers to trade with them and they also offer stock market trading courses to help beginners get a grasp of their platform and a variety of trading principles. And then there are the crooks and liars who might just as well be very willing to show people how to engage the markets ...and I am literally shocked how many scam websites and offers I come across while surfing the net! Of course there are a good number of professional or sometimes just experienced traders as well who do provide very high quality trading education which has the potential to turn beginners into highly profitable traders.

Let`s cut to the chase because I could go on and on...

Ok there is no need to say more here as such an article is of limited provided length and I promised some numbers. Firstly I believe it is common knowledge that the majority of people trading the markets are losing money. Generally 80% lose money while some of course come out even and only a mere 20% or less make money. To me this reflects the general attitude of people... When the stock market is trending (going in one direction for a long time) and surprisingly this especially happens when it is trending upwards meaning that stock prices rise steadily... people flock to the market and start making easy money. I can`t blame them for that. Let me show you a simple example: If you bought some shares of a very secure company like Rolls Royce (an absolute bluechip) at the beginning of the bull market in 2004 just after 9/11 and held them for 4 years you would have made 400% profit! That is 100% per year... provided that you knew when to sell those shares. If you kept them further on you soon would have lost all your money in the coming crash of 2008... Greed is the magic word here.

Day trading

Day traders who are profitable may make all kinds of profits ...some are just mind blowing like thousands of percent in a single day but what really matters is their monthly or yearly average and consistency. That is what really defines the abilities of a trader. Professional traders who have to trade in a very conservative manner to secure a positive outcome (see investment banks or hedge funds) and quoting numbers just very generally here ...make somewhere between 10 to 100 percent profit a year and sometimes more. In a good trending year they may make hundreds of percent. Individual traders or proprietary trading firms can average a lot more since they are willing to take more risk...

Anyway I would say that anyone willing to train with good traders or trading firms that are proven to be profitable will find day trading a very enjoyable and worthwhile venture... if you want to find out more about day trading and how to find quality trading education please feel free to visit my website.

I am also an ex-broker and financial advisor and will soon start my own brokerage firm where I will offer a great opportunity to learn about day trading for completely free. I am in negotiation with brokerage firms and will soon get an agreement to start...

If you agree with what I said about crooks and liars when it comes to trading education please help me spread the word and share this article on Facebook, Twitter or any other method you generally use... Thank you.


Street Talk

Hi Ben, Great, I am glad to hear you are interested in trading... I should have my contracts ready for my brokerage really soon, hopefully. I will be in touch. Precious metals was a good choice, you can`t go wrong holding onto them nowadays:)

Reply
  about 8 years ago

Hi Attlia, Great info. I have always wanted to buy and sell shares, but to scared to take the plunge. I have invested in precious metals last year and hoping to get a good return in about 5 years. Let me know when you start your own brokerage then we can chat some more.

Reply
  about 8 years ago
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