How long do you hold?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by jboydston, Sep 3, 2002.

  1. Out of curiosity, how long do you folks hold your trades?

    I know that for some, it's tough to nail down a specific time frame... For example: My mechanical system ranges in hold time from 5 minutes to several days.

    You're contributions are always appreciated.
  2. when i was younger, i'd try to hold out as long as i could.

    nowadays i find myself having to work to finish much quicker.
  3. prox


    Daytrading, usually 1 to 5 hours.

    Swing trading, average of 1-2 days on a losing trade. Once the trade is winning, average is 5-6 days.
  4. in trading, my average hold is < 3 min. On the telephone, when I get sick of the music, I hang up. :p
  5. x-or


    My holding time for winning trades averages 2'00 (losers bails out much quickly).
    In the last few months, my longest trade lasted 3'59.
    It took me some time before i find my beloved time frame.
  6. i get a good reason to get out, like being wrong, or getting trapped
  7. Pabst


    08-21-02 12:16 PM

    Average holding time in winners 1min8sec
    Average holding time in losers 1month8days
  8. u130747


    I hold em until I have to fold em.

    Bert:D :D :D