Commissions versus Net Profit

Discussion in 'Trading' started by cevans, Mar 17, 2003.

  1. cevans


    In my most profitable quarters, my commissions payed have always been as much or somewhat more than net profits. I am interested in hearing from others on their experience...
  2. qdz2


    75%-125%. chose option C.

  3. 50% is usually long term average for active short term traders i think. that's why the llcs and brokerages make so much money off the sheep. would guess people at places which take more risk like schonfeld and generic % may be much lower.
  4. cevans


    It would be helpful for respondents to offer some info on their trading style...I trade an equal mix of stocks/options with a max hold of 1 overnight. I would guess that the shorter the average trade, the higher the percentage paid to commissions...

    Any thoughts?
  5. I'm running around 25%, average holding period 12 hours