System Trading: The Future Of Online Trading

By: John Porter

As the communication technology has improved, especially the internet, many new avenues have opened for all of us. One of the many new things that we can do now is trade on the capital markets. Earlier many of us stayed away from trading on the market just because of the fact that we didn't want to go to the exchange personally and neither did we want to engage with the brokers and trading firms. It was always too much of a hassle for us. But with online trading we can carry out actual trades on stocks and shares from the comfort of our house.

But there is a big problem with online trading and that is we don't have the training and guidance that we sometime need for trading on stocks. It must be understood that trading on stocks is a high pressure thing and only people with nerves of steel can really stay on the race to earn big bucks. Most of us with little knowledge are overwhelmed with emotions and end up committing huge mistakes which make us lose substantial amounts. And when conducting a trade is just a click away, it is highly possible that we make such mistakes.

To avoid being carried away by our emotions day trading was introduced, where you enter the market on the morning with no shares and you leave the market in the evening without any shares. So whatever you buy on the day, you sell on the same day. This limits the losses and also the gains since there is not too much fluctuation in the prices over a single day. But although losses can be kept in control, gains will also be never huge unless you buy a lot of shares which will require a lot of capital.

This is where system trading steps in. The basics of system trading is quite simple. What you need to do is fix certain parameters on when to buy a stock and when to let it go. It is like a guide book that you follow by the word. Now these parameters should be made based on a lot of research and inputs from successful traders.

Once you have it ready, your emotions play little role in the trading. You now know exactly when to buy and when to sell. And this is where system trading brings some sense to the erratic trading of amateurs who are into online trading.

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