As of 09/18/2020
  Indus: 27,657 -244.56 -0.9%  
  Trans: 11,432 -120.44 -1.0%  
  Utils: 798 -12.86 -1.6%  
  Nasdaq: 10,793 -117.00 -1.1%  
  S&P 500: 3,319 -37.54 -1.1%  
YTD
-3.1%  
 +4.9%  
-9.2%  
 +20.3%  
 +2.7%  
  Targets    Overview: 09/14/2020  
  Up arrow29,400 or 26,700 by 10/01/2020
  Up arrow11,750 or 10,600 by 10/01/2020
  Up arrow845 or 775 by 10/01/2020
  Up arrow11,800 or 10,400 by 10/01/2020
  Up arrow3,600 or 3,200 by 10/01/2020
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 8/18/20
As of 09/18/2020
  Indus: 27,657 -244.56 -0.9%  
  Trans: 11,432 -120.44 -1.0%  
  Utils: 798 -12.86 -1.6%  
  Nasdaq: 10,793 -117.00 -1.1%  
  S&P 500: 3,319 -37.54 -1.1%  
YTD
-3.1%  
 +4.9%  
-9.2%  
 +20.3%  
 +2.7%  
  Targets    Overview: 09/14/2020  
  Up arrow29,400 or 26,700 by 10/01/2020
  Up arrow11,750 or 10,600 by 10/01/2020
  Up arrow845 or 775 by 10/01/2020
  Up arrow11,800 or 10,400 by 10/01/2020
  Up arrow3,600 or 3,200 by 10/01/2020
CPI (updated daily): Arrows on 8/18/20

Bulkowski on Getting Started in Trading

 

My book, Trading BasicsTrading Basics: Evolution of a Trader book., is the first book in the series, "Evolution of a Trader" and the three describe the four types of trading styles, from buy-and-hold to day trading. If you want to learn how to trade or invest, consider buying a copy of the series. The books are sold individually...

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I received an email asking, "When should I quit my job and trade full time?"

My answer is this: When you make as much or more money trading than you do at your day job, then consider trading for a living.

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You can trade part time using 1) setups that have a conditional order to enter the trade, and to exit -- use a 2) stop loss order or a 3) target order. If you have those three components, then you don't need to follow the markets full time. Evaluate the markets before and as they open, and then place your order(s). Near the close, check on how you did. If any setup triggered and the trade remains opened, close it out regardless of whether or not you show a profit.

Here are additional suggestions. Keep your day job...

-- Thomas Bulkowski

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