A day trader attempts to make a profit by making short, sharp transactions on a day-to-day basis, rather than letting their investments mature. A day trader will try to avoid keeping any positions open overnight to avoid charges that may cut into their profits.
Other Trading Basics
After-hours trading involves buying or selling securities outside of specified trading hours.
However, trading after hours may offer less liquidity, as fewer traders are operating at these times and spread betting firms may offer wider spreads as fluctuations can occur during these times.
Learn the skills needed to trade the markets on our Trading for Beginners course.