A series of articles is now on Examiner.com for the purpose of helping new traders and investors; and those wanting to trade more professionally with better consistency.
What will you trade? When will you trade it? Under what conditions will you trade it? Where will you enter? Where will you place your target? Where will you place your stop?
You need to know all of these, and before you buy a stock.
These articles are categorized by topic and will help you make a plan to trade the markets. Your trading plan should fit you, and most importantly a plan with rules that can keep you from blowing up your account before you get enough experience to become successful.
Taken from: Create Your Trading Plan - How to Plan for Success in the Markets by this author.
Trade with a plan