Stock Market Training: How Much Money Do I Need To Trade Stocks / Options?

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How much money do I need to trade? This question is among the one most often asked. While there is not an ‘exact’ answer, there is a system to go about figuring out whether or not you are keeping your expectations in line with reality. The system? That’s what I discuss in this video. and its employees are not a Registered Investment Advisor, Broker Dealer or a member of any association for other research providers in any jurisdiction whatsoever and we are not qualified to give financial advice. Investing/trading in securities is highly speculative and carries an extremely high degree of risk.


Juan Pablo Ribera Teddin says:

I liked! Thanks

Alan Jackson says:

Is it just me or is this guy just stating the obvious?

Lesha Tharpe says:

Just left an incomplete session that cost me $200. to attend! Came home and logged onto
Claytrader You Tube video. I learned more about the concept of trading in a six minute video
than I did at this tiring and redundant two day class. Thank you. Will checking in with ClayTrader in the future. Would like to learn more about Forex.

NickoJunior BJMUSIC says:

#ClayTrader now if I want to start trading which site do I go to and how do I do it ? Thanks #ClayTrader I saw that u answer the comments that shows me how better you are than others . I’m waiting to hear from you .

Khalid Young says:

Gotta say this is 100% right , I recommend 3-5k but you have to start somewhere

christian ortiz says:

Hello, Im sorry for my ignorance but if you have for amount 10,000 and you make 100 so basically shouldnt be doubling your 10k instead of loosing those 10k to only get 100 or is it 10,100 that you get in return you get for the day you mean ?

Tyha Cham says:

$100 to 98% you will get $198 means you earn $98 profit

Finn Colville says:

I have €200 I need €1000 by the end of the summer

Professional9 Careers says:

Nobody is straight forward how much do u need to get started.

Tour Gordon says:

Thanks 🙂

Saad Ahmad Sabir says:

Hi, clay which books are the best for beginners in stock market. You know for gaining knowledge and different methods and techniques to trade. loved the video

Jonathan Zavalza says:

Hey clay,
I’m an 18 year old and I’m about to start studying business. I already have some knowledge in that field. My main question is, for a starter in trading ( my first trade) would you recommend to go in at 500 or 1k? I want to start off with a decent amount but also not to much because I’m being considerate of the possible losses

Esther Charles says:

Would u spend 1k a day

Matthew Aye says:

awesome concept Clay. My question would be in regards to “actually determining” which stock to buy. What are your strategy on this? Totally beginner at Market, here. Thanks.

Michael Sanabria says:

Ok so let’s say I have 1000 dollars, how do you determine how many shares to buy. Do you put it all in one stock or do you spread the funds in multiple stocks.

Damon Melton says:

this just let me not to go back to the casino I take a hundred to the casino to make a hundred I need a 100% Like Walking rite in the door I need to win

Hugo G says:

IDXG is going to blow up

wesley ebanks says:

Where should I go to learning everything I need to start trading?

John yoon says:

yea people all start this way and lose there husbands money and savings lol. They think its all about making money. And think everyone makes money. 1% a day ? Thats easy? Please help me make 365% gain every year plz. Ill give u $100k make me 1% a day return. Than you will be my favorite broker i promise lmao.

All pun and jokes aside. this is pretty good cuz it explains the very basics and that was the purpose of the video so good stuff.

The Money Trend says:

important to be realistic about the returns that are achievable while keeping your risk within acceptable parameters.

st.louis missouri says:

whats your opinion on the app Robinhood

BeatBullsandBears_com says:

Simple calculations. But good point that it’s important to be realistic, if you want to trade for a living.

#93Z says:

You have made the best videos on trading yet man thanks a lot man

MoneyManFernando says:

OK so how much money would a person need to make about $3,000 a month trading stocks ???

Sammy G says:


Tim van Dammen says:

I need enough to control the market. If I sell my dehumidifier and cutlery set I think I’ll be close. Now for those sweet sweet gainz.

Albert Hernandez says:

Clay, I have about 17 grand and I’m intrigued. What are your thoughts on STASH? Using it right now. But it doesn’t seem to be the most ideal tool for day trading.

Asa-Jesus says:

Thanks so much..this is so helpful

Oliver says:

Is trading different from buying / selling stocks?

Surjya Ray says:

Thanks for the videos. As a scientist, I have to say, they are technically very well explained for a broad spectrum of audience. That is a hard thing to do. I was bored and decided to try trading. You surely made it way more interesting than I thought it would be!

tom bobulus says:

im about to get started in trading. im in the uk , do you think that i could make on average £20 from an investment of £1000. so a 2% gain a day. do you think thats realistic.

chrisutubeism says:

Thanks this video was very helpful for me, I have £1000 (not much I know) and was wondering what could be done (I dont know anything) 1% growth.. ok fine, but doesnt that mean %99 risk? why would I risk 1000 to make 10? Very helpfull video anyway, thanks.

SW Sweetie says:

This is a good explaination.

محمد ربيع says:

? can i decide the percentage i desire ? is it possible . it is not for the circumstances
how ?

neonthetisis says:

Hello i am very interested in buying and selling stocks do you think you could teach me how to do it well in like a private chat thank you !

Nic Nolan says:

Great video you explained it very well, I’m 21 and have $500 I want to start with I know it’s not much but I hope I can see some returns


How can I figure out percentages

Vesper Venom says:

So how do i open an account, do i just go to a bank and say i want to trade in the stock market? Can i also open a bank account just for stock trading just in case i lose all my stocks i won’t go bankrupt

LewLarr says:

So if you went in with less, and had a much lesser goal, then you could make that goal and build up to a bigger one later on?


If I was putting 10000 in but making 500 a week I would be an idiot

down%town GZ-R-N says:

Ok this is probably too early to start trading for me lol

Mateo Inda House says:

do you think a young teen could start doing trading.

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