How do floor traders (Nybot & Nymex, etc.) trade vs. people who trade online? And roughly how many contracts do they trade in a day? Iâve always wondered if they use the same TA as we all do or is it based on momentum and volume. I ask this because several days ago I was reading the New York Times with an article about the CEO of Interactive Brokers and one part that caught my attention was when he talked about his time trading on the floor of the AMEX and only doing 20-30 trades a day and being bored. Another article in a magazine talked about a Natural Gas trader who does 5% of the daily volume in the pit. Iâve been very curious about how floor traders trade and thought I would ask to see if anyone could help me understand. Any insight is appreciated!