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Offline indicator

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Long term or short term trading?
« on: September 21, 2016, 05:04:18 AM »
What type of trading do you prefer, long term or short term? And why?
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Offline iMusingKiMi

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Re: Long term or short term trading?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 06:57:07 AM »
Quote from: indicator link=msg=357792 date=1474430658

What type of trading do you prefer, long term or short term? And why?


Short term trading is extremely difficult compare to long term strategy. But trading long term, you must need to know how to diversified your portfolio instead of trading nakedly.

Offline diamond

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Re: Long term or short term trading?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2016, 04:11:18 PM »

Long term is much better than short term trading. In short term trading, you need to spend too much time on charts. Also for doing short term trading, you have to give a lot of time to forex, for which you can't do it as part time.

Offline Confrontation Girl

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Re: Long term or short term trading?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2016, 03:40:14 AM »
Actually in Forex trading business trader may trade as his freedom. I personally prefer long term trade and i generally trade long term because in this case the risk of loss is less to me and i can do better in this trading.

Offline Eliza Abrams

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Re: Long term or short term trading?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2016, 11:01:15 AM »
I prefer short-term trading, because I am too impatient to wait for long-term positions, and too anxious to deal with the effect high volatility has on them.

Offline Liberty

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Re: Long term or short term trading?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2016, 07:18:27 PM »
what do you mean when you talk about term of trading?

Offline Eliza Abrams

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Re: Long term or short term trading?
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2016, 10:12:03 AM »
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what do you mean when you talk about term of trading?


I, personally, refer to short term trading to any positions that are closed within 24 to 48 hours after opening them.

Offline Paul.Trafford

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Re: Long term or short term trading?
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2016, 10:22:54 AM »
I prefer short term trading, because I trade mainly on news. But in general long term trading is better, because you do not spend that much time on charts and risk is less.

Offline resistance

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Re: Long term or short term trading?
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2016, 01:06:08 PM »
Often I am work on swing trading plan few day plan, but sometime being impatience if already on profit then look the trend might move to reversal, but might trader that on busy time they can trading for long term

Offline Confrontation Girl

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Re: Long term or short term trading?
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2016, 04:40:32 AM »
Many people like to trade in short term because this way they can earn money quickly but it has its own risk, as it is quick earn same way quick loss is also there. But for long term, there are less chances to face issue of loss if you are good at analysis.

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Re: Long term or short term trading?
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2016, 04:38:48 AM »
The majority may be trading and loving short term trading but the fact is that professional trading is done long term. You can be  a scalper as well but its very easy doing long term trades.

Offline Eliza Abrams

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Re: Long term or short term trading?
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2016, 12:18:37 PM »
I think that depends on the person. I, personally, find it harder to keep long-term trades open. On the other hand, I also don't consider myself a professional trader.

Offline Neurotic

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Re: Long term or short term trading?
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2016, 02:49:43 PM »
It is advisable for the newbies to trade short term and gain some experience and than they could increase their amount as soon as they are confident enough with their trading.

Offline Confrontation Girl

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Re: Long term or short term trading?
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2016, 04:15:40 AM »
Newbies are having not much experience so it is good for them to have small lots with short term trading so that risk over the invest can be managed as they are new and not sure for analysis of the market.

Offline Johnny666

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Re: Long term or short term trading?
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2016, 02:43:46 PM »
I agree 100% with Confrontation Girl. Long term trading requires BUG stop loss 300+ pips even at 0.1 lots that could lose you $300+ . That is too much for the new traders. Also long term trading takes days /weeks , even months for a trade to close so it is very difficult to know if you are using a good strategy or just got lucky

 

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