Intraday Stock Traders - Average Size of Initial Buy or Short

Discussion in 'Trading' started by learninglisted, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. When you first implement a trade, what's your average initial position size?

    (I phrased the question in this manner because I know many of you like to scale in and out, i.e. sell half your position once you've reached a certain amount of profit and keep the other half while moving the stop to break even...)

    I only trade 1 lot (100 shares) per trade and will do so until I'm consistently profitable. Then I'd like to increase the size each month by another 100 shares per trade and eventually get to where I'm starting my positions with 1000 shares. Realistic? Too aggressive?