Day trading shaving is a special strategy that is used often to get a small amount of profit on a large scale. This is often accomplished by purchasing the available trading instrument with a bid with a fraction of a cent higher than what the bid was at and reselling later at a fraction of a cent lower. This can be illustrated by the following: The price of the trading instrument is $X.010, you will buy at a price of $X.011 during a positive trend and later sell at a price of $X.019 when the value of the stock is priced at $X.020. This will leave you with a profit of $X.008 when multiplied by the amount of shares. So if you had 1000 shares, you would make a profit of $8.00 within a short time period of a day trade.
Discount volume day trading is one of the most taken options simply because it costs less once all of the fees are calculated in by the broker. This way there are several opportunities to make a profit on several trades rather that long term trades held past the length of a day trading period. Taking advantage of an option such as discount volume trading, when it is offered by your broker can be beneficial to making you some money from profit earnings.
Margin day trading is made possible by brokers who will be willing to risk a portion of the funds that you need to make a trade decision. This works just like a loan does from a bank and will often require that the borrower/trader repay it as soon as possible within the day trading cycle. This can be extended into the next day but interest fees will most likely be incurred and this will vary from broker to broker and only available on promising leads. This can be very dangerous for borrowers as if they lose money, they end up owing more to the broker in the long run.
Preventing risks is not always possible, but it is a very good idea whenever it is. Poor trading discipline, especially with amateurs making the trades, can lead to high risks in investing with very high loss potential. Not having enough risk capital on hand can cause extra stress and lower your options, especially when a gold vein in a particular trading instrument occurs. Poor money management is always a negative thing and it is possible that a particular trader may need help with their trades to get the best out of day trading. As long as traders attempt to improve themselves and put their knowledge and experience to work, it is possible to make a killing with day trading.