There is a lot of thought and strategic thinking that goes into day trading. That comes with the field since there is so much money to be made...or to be lost! Yet, many traders can easily get confused with the many different theories and strategies out there and it can get in the way of their trading performance. For some, spending hours studying the market every day is what it ultimately comes down to.
Of course, there are also traders who spend less than an hour each day looking over the market before they start their trading. It isn't clear whether one method has proven more successful than the other, but today there is a third alternative.
Many traders are now finding day trading robot programs to be extremely useful. For the most part a robot will not change the way a trader does business. The programs are designed more as useful tools to make trading easier and a bit less complicated, rather than offering a completely new way of doing things.
Let's take a quick look at how these programs work. A trader can be sitting at their computer analyzing the market or even just checking their email and they will get email messages saying a particular stock can be purchased for a given price. All the trader has to do is open up their trading platform and carry out the purchase for the price stated in the email message. They then wait for a follow up message from the program.
The next message may tell the trader that the stock can now be sold off for a lot more than the purchasing price. The trader goes back to their platform and sells off the stock, making money without all the analysis and strategic thought that would have otherwise gone into the process. They are essentially told directly how to make money, rather than being left to figure it out on their own.
For some traders these programs have become their entire trading strategy and they no longer spend time with charts and other analysis tools. Other traders continue to analyze the market with dedication while using a robot as an extra tool. Either way they are used, day trading programs have essentially changed the way many traders carry out their business.
Of course, there is always a trade off with products like this. The big trade off with these programs is that they are not going to steer a trader in the direction of the really big trades that have the potential of brining in major profits. This is because those high-profit trades are also high risk trades that can bring substantial loss. What the programs are designed to do is deliver consistent payoffs, even if they are only 20-30% gains.
While many traders love the day trading business, it is a given that losses can be taken at any time. Those hits can be painful, but they will occur less and less the longer a trader uses a robot program. This is because the programs are a form of artificial intelligence that learns from its mistakes much like the human brain learns.