Friday, June 05, 2009

Price Trading: Gambits, Tactics and Good Business Sense

Price trading can be tricky at best, even for the most astute financial mind. Watching the tracking trends of certain stock and thinking you have it predicted down to the last few percentage points of accuracy, only to have it fall completely off the charts, is not only heart breaking, it can also lead to financial ruin. Although trend trading can provide an educational leg-up on the competition, it does not always stop the trader from being faced with financial doom when a market takes an unexpected and therefore unpredictable header toward the basement.

The economy is in a major downward spiral, and most indicators are showing that, however some price trading charts are showing some stocks are in fairly stable shape. How this can be should be a puzzle to all but the most novice among us. The stock futures are showing down trends, and the realistic and responsible trader will adjust trading activity to reflect this.

Price trading charts are often confusing and more, they contradict themselves. Using financial software for analysis of these charts can help, but even that may prove to be ineffective when there is just too much data for the computer to sort through. Price trading can be lucrative, if you know what you are doing, and can make sense of what the market is doing.

With price trading, the main consideration is timing. You must make your move, no matter what financial instrument you are dealing with, at the optimum time to gain the best price. Knowing that there will be a huge demand on one stock in one week's time and holding onto that stock to sell during the rush makes sense, but selling it one week before the demand hits does not. As with any financial activity, especially with the current economic situation, you must know your limits and your financial caps. Do not exceed your own budgetary limits and put yourself at the risk for financial ruin. Do not make trades that you do not fully understand. Do your homework and the necessary legwork before beginning any trading activities. Work with a broker before heading out to take on the financial world on your own. Take educational seminars and read all of the financial information that is available to you, either in hard copy or online.

Do not allow yourself to get caught up in the thrilling rush of one or two successful trades. A little financial knowledge can be a bad thing, especially if it leads to risky, undisciplined behaviors on your part.

Article Written By J. Foley

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