*The context is systematic trading. *The variable in question is holding period per trade. *Let's define short-term trading as holding an individual trade between 0.5 to 2 days. We can define long-term trading as holding a given position for 1 week to 3 months. What do people perceive as the benefits and drawbacks of operating in each timeframe? If you were being rational, which timeframe would you choose to invest your development time in?