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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Active Trading by Ken Little

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Chapter 22
Tools of the Trade
In This Chapter
• Begin with the basics
• Technology for traders
• Connecting to the market
• Information resources
Active trading is mentally, emotionally, and physically demanding as a full-time endeavor. If you have dreams of lazy days in your pajamas, sipping coffee, and playing the stock market, you should wake up to the reality that active trading is hard work. At least it is if you want to make money.
Because the business is so intense, it is important that you prepare every aspect of it for maximum efficiency and comfort. This means a comfortable, but efficient office, top-of-the-line technology, access to the best news and information resources, and the time to put all of this together. When you begin trading ...

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