what is your "average trade size" per "account size"???

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by adamchubb, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. mine is about 1 per 10
  2. nursebee


    What is 1 per 10? More important, why did you choose that?

    I risk what the volatility calls for in a manner fitting for Turtles or vanTharp.
  3. I trade mostly automated. Most trades have about 1-1.3% risk, the trade size then derives based on that. Whether it's 1 or 1.3 depends on the entry criteria, better candidates get slightly more risk.

    I also trade some systems that don't have stops at all, for them the trade size is dependent on the profit goal. Those trades are usually scalps and typically small (the entire position size may be 2% of the account size, the profit target may be 0.3%)