In This Chapter:
Day trading for immediate gratification
Taking the relaxed approach to trading
Trading the night away
Thanks to the speed and low cost of technology, the access to worldwide information, and the tighter spreads and lower costs of trading, anyone with capital has the ability to trade the financial markets.
The edge of the professional floor trader, or specialist, over the retailer has diminished significantly. In fact, my last visit to the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) was quite an eye-opener. The number of people trading on the floor has reduced drastically. The playing field between floor traders and retail traders has been greatly leveled, and you have choices that retail traders before you never dreamed of.
Along with that opportunity has come the ability to trade nearly any time of day or night. In this chapter, you discover the choices you have when it comes to trading times, so you can figure out which option is best for you.
The exciting advances in technology have made it possible for the average person to have lightning-quick access to market data ...