alanjolliff
alanjolliff Nov 09, 17 11:11 AM

absolutely I've had nothing but problems mobile and pro

RockRobster
RockRobster Nov 09, 17 2:50 PM

I did not have any issues but several people in the chat were saying that they had problems. I suggested that they call Etrade if they had any issues. It sounds like the issue was on Etrade's side since many people were complaining. It's worth a shot to give them a call. It turned a loss into a gain for me when I had a problem 2 months ago ( https://profit.ly/1MuILe ).

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PS23 Nov 08, 17 11:29 PM

Keep pushing, learn from every mistake, reduce your position size, and focus on low downside plays. Forget about the 100%+ gainers and maybe focus on some slower moving stuff for some respectable small % gains. It’s something I struggle with too. Just need to look for singles, and take doubles triples and HR as they come. Don’t chase. Only buy close to major support like the other guy said, if it breaks it, your downside will be limited. Hope this helps! It’s all advice I need to follow myself!

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wannabestocktrader Nov 08, 17 11:29 PM

Next, I would highly reccomend using ThinkorSwim, and learn how to chart, draw resistance/support lines, and start keeping track of the hot plays of the day. Take lots of notes so when things come back in the future, you'll be prepared. Read my recent blogpost/watchlist on TCS and look how I hit my first morning dip buy almost perfectly to how Tim teaches all because I kept track of the stock from May, watched it fail in August, and watched it today.

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wannabestocktrader Nov 08, 17 11:32 PM

Even though it's the type of trade that won't present itself opportunity wise for a lot of stocks but a few times a year, understanding when and why to execute the trade is all part of the process of trying to improve and once you start getting it, you can apply it to others during earnings seasons. Now is the time for earnings related plays, so that's what you can focus on the most right now. Good luck!

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44percentjr Nov 09, 17 8:54 AM

Thank you all so much! I will keep pushing forward. I know it's still early in my career as a trader and I do LOVE it. I will take all of this advice and apply it. Thanks again!

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PS23 Nov 07, 17 3:13 PM

Welp... Called E*Trade and found the answer. I'll share it here for anyone that's interested. If you hold the stock for 1 day or less (before the settlement date of the money used to trade (t+2)) Then you do not have to pay any interest at all. If you hold the stock beyond the settlement date +2 days, you are charged the 9.75% on an ANNUAL basis, so it would end up being $0.27 a day in interest. Cheers!

DLC2277
DLC2277 Nov 07, 17 5:04 PM

Thanks for that!!!!

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punkangel
punkangel Oct 25, 17 4:18 PM

Etrade can sometimes have borrows, but you need a minimum of $2k + the trading fees (so, let's call it $2025) to short according to their customer rep. My account this morning was at 1999.75. I couldn't short because I was short a quarter. LOL.

PS23
PS23 Oct 25, 17 5:35 PM

E*Trade is what I use, they are usually pretty good about having shares for listed stocks. However, they wont let you short any ticker that is less than 1$/share. They also have some available margin requirement if you are trying to short any ticker below 3$/share. Good luck!

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