What Is Day Trading?

Day trading is a strategy that looks to capitalize on short-term price fluctuations, but it's not for the faint of heart.

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For astute investors seeking to explore new avenues in the financial markets, day trading presents an intriguing opportunity. 

Unlike the traditional "buy and hold" investment approach, day trading involves the buying and selling of securities within the same trading day, capitalizing on short-term price fluctuations. 

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Jared Hoffmann
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Jared Hoffmann is a highly respected financial content creator and options expert, holding a journalism degree from San Francisco State University. Formerly a Senior Options and Day Trading Editor and on-air personality at Money Morning, he excels in delivering comprehensive options education, technical analysis, and risk management education to traders.