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Trading within stocks, forex, options and CFD’s (CFD’s can only be traded in if you are outside the US) to name just a few ways to trade, has always been popular, but as time goes by, it is getting easier. Whereas historically the only way to trade was through a registered broker, today people are able to bypass brokers and do their own trading through the use of stock trading platforms and software.

As I mention above, there are numerous ways to trade and make money (as well as lose it!) and so the question has to be asked, which way of trading is the best way for you? Well, you will see to the side in the navigation, that I have provided you with an assortment of information on a number of various trading options so you can get a detailed explanation as to what exactly each trading type is and whether it is suitable for you, depending on your trading education and experience. I also discuss the benefits of using a stock trading software if you feel comfortable trading without the using a qualified and registered broker.

I want to point out that I am not advocating self-trading, I strongly recommend and advise that if you have never invested through trades before, you do use the service of a fully qualified and registered stock broker. However, if you understand the risks as well as the benefits of trading yourself, and it is something that you want to do, then hopefully the information in this section will help you.

I will be adding to the navigation, various reviews of the numerous investment services and providers for self-trading so that you can assess the best trading provider for you.

Why Trade?

There are numerous reasons as to why people trade. It can be either to invest for their future, particularly their retirement, or it could be to make money today. If you are looking to do the latter, (known as day trading) then you need to be aware that trading with a view to making money on a daily basis comes with a high level of risk. Whereas a job provides daily income, being a day trader does not provide any guarantee of regular income and therefore, should not be considered unless you 1. know the risks involved 2. are prepared to potentially have more days of losses than gains and 3. know what you are doing.

There are numerous benefits to trading, such as building a strong financial future and diversifying your investment portfolio and like anything in life, if planned well the risks can be low. But also like anything in life, there are risks to trading and as long as you don’t go into trading with your eyes shut and without all the information, you won’t eradicate risk, but you can keep it to a minimum.

Trading can be fun and rewarding, enjoy it, learn it, take your time and hopefully the financial rewards will be very beneficial for you.

If trading for yourself, is something you are interested in, then check out the trading software page.