TD Ameritrade's trading experts share their daily routines.
Like most people, traders are creatures of habit. Those lucky enough to be living with the market-obsessed might even argue that traders are a species entirely of their own. In all seriousness, pre-market and post-market routines can be what makes or breaks a trading approach.
Thankfully some members of our trading team have been nice enough to detail the steps they run through as global markets give way to the U.S. opening bell, and how they wrap up a trading day that we all know never really closes.
There may be “no crying in baseball,” but there is kissing in trading! There’s a message to be found in that revelation too. Trading routines and happy home life often overlap. And that’s all the more reason to make your regular market checks as simple and convenient as possible.
And now, in their own words, here are some of the crew’s trading routines:
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Not quite ready for the elite level like our pro trading team? We understand. But traders of all experience levels could potentially benefit from having a structured routine. That’s why we have worked hard to make it easy for you to practice good habits.
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