What type of trader are you

MoneyTec Forums General Trading Forum What type of trader are you

This topic contains 22 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  FXGuru 3 weeks, 2 days ago.

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 23 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #669

    Anonimous
    • 0

    Hi all

    It would be interesting to find out what time-scales members are looking for in trades.

    Are you:

    Scalper: Looking to hold positions for a matter of minutes.
    Day Trader Looking to close out all positions by the end of the day

    Swing Trader: Holding a trade open for between a day and a week

    Position Trader: A trader who is looking to hold a position for a number of weeks

    Long Term Trader: Someone who is holding a trade open for months at a time

    Buy and Hold Trader: A trader who is looking for a return over a number of years.

    0
    0
    #670

    mishak
    • 0

    Good idea about this poll !

    Intresting that there are no BuyAndHold investors. In fact, in February 13th, 1973 just after the second gold devaluation (when currencies were finally liberalized 30 years ago) 1 modern EUR was equal to 0.66 USD cents. USD/JPY was 266.67.

    So if you had sold USD then and buy DEM, you will earn 75% profit, equavalent to 2.56% annually without compounding. In JPY you got 140% profit, which comes to 4.66% annually.

    Very good conservative investment – bet against the USD.

    0
    0
    #671

    Micke256
    • 0

    daytrader here, I guess most in here are daytraders with the definition made MoneyTec. I’ll try to become a swing trader within the next 12 months

    0
    0
    #672

    psit
    • 0

    I think day trader will be the answer of all professional traders.

    0
    0
    #673

    novice
    • 0

    Trend trader

    Ideal holding period 2-3 months, longer if everything is going great.

    Adding units along the way.

    Take profits with a trailing stop 1 tick above/below relative high/low on shorts/longs.

    0
    0
    #674

    bullish_it
    • 0

    I’m kind of mixing these styles: looking on fundamental predictions, I’m a swing trader. Still, if intraday the prices swing constantly with 10-20pips I don’t refuse a scalping, trying also to keep the original trend. If the pair is in consolidation or expecting some barrier breaks for getting a new trend, I close my positions overnight. So, what kind of trader am I?

    0
    0
    #675

    mishak
    • 0

    to bullish_it

    Hi, it looks like you are a daytrader. You didn’t describe situations when you keep the position for several days.

    Anyhow, choose whatever you are enjoying the most and vote
    Good luck

    0
    0
    #676

    bullish_it
    • 0

    hi mishak,

    when taking some positions for more than one day I’m taking profits gradually when the price approaches the (fundamental predicted) target of 1.30.
    As an example, 3 weeks ago the USD/CAD was ~1.343 and I had a total amount of about 500k:: starting from 1.31, I placed buy orders of 50k/each at every 10 pips, down to 1.30.

    However, I already voted for “scalping”.

    0
    0
    #677

    loco
    • 0

    trade em all..wherever the opportunity arises..in & out over a day..plus position trade..although stops have to be miles away to be a buy & holder in fx markets, huh…

    0
    0
    #678

    Ugly_Dog
    • 0

    So how do you apply stops on a weekly/monthly platform? Don’t you get stopped out by swings?

    0
    0
    #679

    Orion602
    • 0

    any “Buy and Hold Traders” here?

    do you trade only in direction to earn interest rates differential?

    0
    0
    #680

    west33445
    • 0

    With a much grander vision of incorporating a little of all of them into my trading repertoire.

    Of course an individual trading style should develop over time which is why I have been spending more and more of it here listening and learning.

    GL/GT to all.

    0
    0
    #681

    ash71
    • 0

    Still a day trader, but as I build capital I will open another account for longer term trades. It seems the logical next step in the evolutionary process, cash dependent though it is since I trade full time to meet my monthly nut. But I am a Paper Swinger!!

    0
    0
    #682

    ssblack
    • 0

    Day, swing, and position. But, my day trades last about 12-16 hours, not 12-16 minutes like a typical day trader.

    I make the most money from Swing and Position trades.

    scott

    0
    0
    #683

    ajhardesty
    • 0

    I’m definitely a scalper, looking 20-50 quick pips, then I am gone. I hate to have money on the line when I’m not watching it.

    But I can turn into a day-trader if a trade goes against me. I don’t mind holding a position for several hours, or even overnight if I am convinced it will come back in my favor. I learned early on that most of the swings will come back to you if you can handle the dips.

    0
    0
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 23 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.