Here is the paradox: But putting on many trades you have more risk exposure because it seems you can get stopped out on all or most of the trades in a worst case senerio. Furthermore by trading actively - you limit your profit potential relative to losses (you limit your reward to risk ratio). You're commissions and fees also go up tremendously. But if you're limiting your time exposure in the market then doesn't that lower risk in the sense that you position isn't exposed to much loss making it less risky? Yes you're not exposed to much profits either but the market chops more than it trends anyhow so in most cases you can get back in and profit again.