When you are a beginner in the business of day trading, one of the most important tools you will need for success is an online trading platform. When traders are just getting started, this part of the journey can become very overwhelming as there are so many day trading online platforms. In order to help save you time and make your understanding of trading stocks as fast as possible, let me show you five "must have" abilities that your online platform should give you. If you want to learn how to make money online day trading stocks, your platform will play a huge role in your strategy, and in order to make your strategy as profitable as possible, you need certain abilities. For those of you who are beginners in the world of the stock market and day trading, by focusing on these five tools you will avoid many of the mistakes that I made (along with many other day traders) when they first started. Let's do some learning!