POLL: Trade frequency vs. stop size

Discussion in 'Trading' started by Gabfly1, May 4, 2010.

Which of these alternatives best describes your preferred approach to trading?

  1. Less frequent trades with larger initial protective stops.

    2 vote(s)
  2. More frequent trades with smaller initial protective stops.

    6 vote(s)
  1. Since we don't have a benchmark or reference point, your vote will be somewhat subjective and not necessarily comparable to another respondent's similar vote. Even so, I'd like to gauge the general sentiment regarding frequency vs. stop size.
  2. how about less trades and smaller stops. not kiding that is how i have been trading
  3. LeeD


    If the question is about trading on defferent time frames, such as a few trades per day that run a small trend as opposed to a few trades per year that run longer trends, then you need to find the time frame that works best for you.

    Longer timeframes are less predicatable from the technical point of view (say, putting a stop 1-2 ticks below the previous low is unlikely to work: a long trade needs certain breathing space.) On the other hand, on short time frames slippage is more of an issue.