BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : NOVEMBER 1, 1999 ISSUE
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George's Rules of Day Trading


KEEP COSTS LOW
Don't pay for training, software, or subscriptions. All you need is a plain PC, a standard Internet link, and a real-time quote service.

FOCUS
Track a few stocks, perhaps four, that have been trading in a daily range of at least one dollar. Pick relatively quiet stocks, without constant news that blurs your vision.

PLACE LIMIT ORDERS ONLY
Always specify your exact price to buy or sell.

AVOID NASDAQ
Listed stocks, especially those on the New York Stock Exchange, seem to offer better executions than over-the-counter shares.

MAKE THE CASH REGISTER RING
If you have a profit, take it.


DATA: GEORGE HENEL


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