Poll: Which according to u is the best trading/investment style?

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    Veteran Member Ammeo's Avatar

    Question Which is the best trading style according to your view? !!!

    What do u think is the best way to trade if we take into account all the aspects of trading (risk,time consumption, research, mental torture ,investment capital etc)

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    Master Member vinayakm's Avatar
    I guess it's another one of your hit threads, Ammeo! I went with the "Warren Buffett Style" since the value investor is worth over $50B simple as that. Still, each one has its advantages.
    But really for a guy my age (24 years), swing trading should be what I should do most of and it's actually what I do most of. After all, I really don't have the expertise or the time or even the resources to do what Buffett or some hedge funds do for position trading.
    Day trading is much too stressful and requires quite a bit of investment capital (>$25K) so that's out of the question mostly.

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    Specialist Member marvel's Avatar
    I voted for day trading as I personally prefer to trade intraday. I use mostly one hour options and that’s my best fit trading style. Every style has its advantages and disadvantages. The most important advantage of day trading is that at the end of the day your balance is fixed and you don’t have to worry about the market moves during the night. On the other hand swing and position trading are more relaxed because they don’t need so big focus on every tick and could develop slower than intraday trades. So it is up to you, depending on your psychology and preferences.

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    Veteran Member Ammeo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vinayakm View Post
    I guess it's another one of your hit threads, Ammeo! I went with the "Warren Buffett Style" since the value investor is worth over $50B simple as that. Still, each one has its advantages.
    But really for a guy my age (24 years), swing trading should be what I should do most of and it's actually what I do most of. After all, I really don't have the expertise or the time or even the resources to do what Buffett or some hedge funds do for position trading.
    Day trading is much too stressful and requires quite a bit of investment capital (>$25K) so that's out of the question mostly.
    I also do swing trading which should be the preferred trading style for someone who cant give much time to looking at monitors or who dont have that much of capital to trade (i have none ) ...

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    M.J
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    Veteran Member M.J's Avatar
    Actually it also depends on which trading derivative r u talking about. If it is about options trading then most traders will go for day trading and scalping. If u talk about forex trading then leaving novice traders aside, position trading is better than other styles as it gives u a better picture of trading market. Longer time frame means lesser complexity.

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    Specialist Member runneroption's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by M.J View Post
    If u talk about forex trading then leaving novice traders aside, position trading is better than other styles as it gives u a better picture of trading market. Longer time frame means lesser complexity.
    I don't agree that longer time frames means less complexity. It develops slower but it still has the same complexity as the other time frames. Yes, there is no intraday noise but it doesn’t mean it is more easily predictable. It is not easier to predict one month option outcome than 15 min option outcome. It just need other skills and need to understand other factors than short term trading. The only advantage of longer time frame trading is that it is more relaxing, you could take a look at the charts only ones or twice a day, no every 5 minutes

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    M.J
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    Quote Originally Posted by runneroption View Post
    I don't agree that longer time frames means less complexity. It develops slower but it still has the same complexity as the other time frames. Yes, there is no intraday noise but it doesn’t mean it is more easily predictable. It is not easier to predict one month option outcome than 15 min option outcome. It just need other skills and need to understand other factors than short term trading. The only advantage of longer time frame trading is that it is more relaxing, you could take a look at the charts only ones or twice a day, no every 5 minutes
    Well, you have given at least two advantages of longer term trading which makes it less complex . As u said, less noisy and relaxing.

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    Veteran Member uj.forex's Avatar
    Day trading.

    Reason: Currencies normally move 12 to 14 % per annum. While they move almost 1% DAILY... So if a trader trades on intraday basis, he can make easily more than 100 to 150 % move easily per annum...

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    Senior Member linda_fx's Avatar
    I prefer swing trading as it stands somewhere between scalping and position trading. It is the best way to take advantage of short term moves with no falling in very short term trades with lower profit potential. The most important factor we should look for is Risk/Reward ratio. If it is low that generates a lot of profits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uj.forex View Post
    Day trading.

    Reason: Currencies normally move 12 to 14 % per annum. While they move almost 1% DAILY... So if a trader trades on intraday basis, he can make easily more than 100 to 150 % move easily per annum...
    I trade intraday. Longer time frames are too slow for me and also the bigger volatility as uj said is in the intraday moves which are often more than 100 pips and you could gain a fair amount of them.

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