Day Trading Memory Bank

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From institutions trading directly with each other through Instinet and the establishment of Nasdaq in the 1960s and 70s, to individuals using SOES, E*Trade and Real Tick in the 1980s and 90s, technology has changed global financial markets tremendously. Individuals can now control their own finances online and in real time, leading to interactions and transactions that affect companies, industries, and international exchanges.

Day trading, in particular, has brought instant fortune and instant ruin to many. If you are, or were, an independent day trader, please share your experiences of this very important social, economic and technological movement that has changed the landscape of the financial marketplace forever.

During what years were you an active day trader?

How developed were your computer skills before you day traded? What software did you use to trade? Did day trading affect your use of computers for things other than personal finance?

What was your employment status before, and during the time you day traded?

Did you day trade at work, at home, or in a trading office? How many hours a day did you trade?

Where did you access information for your day trading? Online or offline? From chat groups, message boards, websites, or other sources?

What has been the result of your day trading? Were you financially successful? How has trading affected your professional and personal life? What are your thoughts about your experience?

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This project is part of (((echo))) -- a portal and online memory bank that uses the Web to document and preserve the recent history of science, technology, medicine and related topics.

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