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What to trade? - the most commonly traded securities

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In this article I will discuss the possible securities you may consider for trading. After reading my previous posts you should have figured out why you want to get into trading in the first place and you have learned about ways to trade. Now it is time to look into what to trade. All trade-able paper assets have their own characteristics and come with their own pros and cons.

I will give an introduction to the following securities:

StocksBondsMutual fundsETFsCurrenciesCFDsFuturesOptions

Stocks

How to Trade? - an overview of ways to trade

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In this post I will give an overview of commonly used trading approaches. This is the second article in a series of articles I am writing to help anyone get started trading. If you haven't read my first article in this series yet, then read that one first at:

Why Trade? - the Question You need to Ask before you Start

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This post is the first in a series of posts I am writing to guide you in getting started trading. You could skip this post and go straight to the next posts if you feel that the answer to the question "Why Trade" is not of value to your trading. But for me personally answering this question changed me from being a break even trader to a trader with an edge in the markets. Trading consistently profitably is hard and it takes a lot of practice. Therefore let's talk first about a fundamental question most people skip before they take up the challenge of trading or any other challenge for that matter.