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Old 06-12-2017,
Anutafrump Anutafrump is offline
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Default Good Trading Strategy?

Hey everyone! I am new to this forum and this is my first post. I am 19 years old and really would like to learn a lot more about trading. I have read plenty of book and have done some trading on my dad's account as well. Well my question today is that I have opened up my own trading account.
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Old 06-13-2017,
apbrrlwo21 apbrrlwo21 is offline
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I will be starting off with $500 dollars and that is why I picked tradeking as my discount brokerage site. Their commission fee is only 4.95 per trade. So can anyone give me some ideas on what kind of trades I should be doing? Penny stocks? Blue chip companies? I am a student in college and on my free times when I am not in class or sometimes even in class I am usually on Marketwatch trading game. How would you guys start investing with only $500 dollars to start out with?
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Old 06-14-2017,
aotvfdqd81 aotvfdqd81 is offline
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I'm just a beginner as well but so far this is my personal take on getting started. Stay away from penny stocks. A lot of people have the attitude that they only have a little money so they need to throw it on something cheap and hope for huge gains to try and get ahead. But seriously you have better odds at many of the table games in Vegas. There are probably some viable strategies for a mini account of 500$ but you will be pretty limited. Don't be disappointed if all you get are some good lessons. Buying stocks is capital intensive therefore hard to spread around your risk much. It will be easy to get taken out on one or two bad plays. If it were me I would keep saving until I had 2500$ so I could open a margin account. This would allow for options trading which allows you to take smaller positions thereby making it possible to spread your risk around. Then I would learn how to reduce my cost basis by selling positions against each other in vertical spreads while defining my risk. With about 3000$ in capital I currently have over 25 positions in good liquid stocks. Everything from UNG to FB, DIS, YHOO, AAPL etc. Tons of information on utube for option spread trading. Good Luck and Welcome
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Old 06-15-2017,
admin admin is offline
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Welcome...500 dollars is not much to start out with but I guess if that is all you have that is about it. That will take you quite a bit of time to get a good account to work the market. Does not give you much room for a mistake.
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