number of other traders out there?

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by scorinaldi, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. anyone got any ideas on this?

    ( any leads, or estimates on any of these would be appreciated )

    how many individual prop traders are there?
    how many big, institutional traders / trading groups are out there?
    how many hedge funds are out there?
    how many Ameritrade , casual day traders are out there?

  2. 1. 50,000
    2. 500
    3. 8,000
    4. A lot, from doctors to retirees
  3. hey taofinance, thanks for your estimates!

    how did you arrive at those numbers? are they just guesses ( which is fine ), or are they backed up by something besides gut instinct?