Day Trading Forums
Day Trading Forums - On this page I'm going to give you a list of the best online forums for day trading stocks, options, futures, eminis, commodities and forex.
So you're an aspiring day trader....right? You've read some books and articles about day trading or swing trading, but now you feel like you want to ask some questions about certain trading related topics or get involved in some trading discussions.
Where do you go? You go to day trading forums like the ones I've got listed below. It doesn't matter whether you're interested in trading the stock market, futures, eminis, commodities or forex, you'll find plenty of information to read and topical sections in which to ask and post questions.
If you've never been to a trading forum before and you're considering starting an account, let me give you a few tips first before going:
- Don't take every word of advice as gospel. There's a lot of amateurs in the forums that give advice, and maybe they are just trying to help out when another newbie asks questions. But, don't believe anything you read until you can substantiate and provide evidence for statements on your own. You must find substance and proof to strengthen any ideas/methods that are given over the internet. That goes for anything you read on my
website too. Don't go blindly into the market using someone else's stuff, until you've done your homework. Don't get me wrong, just because some information you might find on a day trading forum is free, doesn't mean it's worthless. On the contrary, there is some very good free information out there written by some traders that know what they're doing. And, they are unselfishly sharing it. They might of been helped along by others in their early trading years and now just want to pay it forward.
- Read the posts of good traders. Eventually you'll get a feel for who knows what they're doing and who doesn't. It's not easy to determine who really knows their stuff and makes money trading, since many don't post results, after awhile you'll know good advice when you hear it.
- Before you post a question, make sure it makes sense. So many times novice traders post questions that either don't make much sense or they haven't included enough detail in the question for others to help them out. There are usually plenty of people with a good answer for you, but give enough details about your questions or situation and you'll most likely receive higher quality answers back.
- You've got to have thick skin. If you're going to do more than just read posts and you want to ask questions or post comments, be ready for some real asshole comments back. I don't know what it is about day trading forums and the personalities of the people that frequent them versus other topical forums I've been to, but lets just say they're not always the warmest people you'll meet. So many times over the years, I've seen
novice traders post comments or questions only to be very rudely treated by other posters. It's probably just failed traders trying to take out their frustrations and be disruptive. So, don't let that kind of thing bother you. The majority of the time, you'll get reasonable replies back from decent people.
- Learn how to use the search functions If you have a specific question and it's not time sensitive, most likely there is an answer that has already been posted in the past, that will fit your needs. Use the the forum's search function and learn how to use it well. You'll might be surprised how many times in the past someone has already started a discussion on that very topic. If you don't find what you're looking for, then start a new thread.
- Need a review of brokers or software? Day trading forums are a great place to get other trader's opinions and reviews of day trading brokerages and day trading software. Some have a section where traders can post their opinions and give a cumulative score of all ratings. There's no sense in starting up with a broker or trading software that most everyone thinks is terrible or gives bad service.
DAY TRADING FORUMS
Here's a list of some day trading forums that will keep you busy for a very long time. And I do mean a long time....