I'm trying to get an impression how long people here tend to hold their positions at the shortest, given the granularity of their data feed. I suck myself into ideas involving really short-term data, only to figure out that I'm trying to do too much with too far bars' worth of data. Assuming I am working with 1-minute bars. At a minimum, I expect I would need: 1. one bar to figure out something is going on 2. another bar to open a position 3. another bar to realize I need to close the position 4. another bar to close the position So I suppose--without limits or stops, at 1-minute bars I can't expect to do anything with less than four bars. But practically speaking, I should be thinking some multiple more. Like, at least 24 bars. And the whole reason I got myself some 1-minute data was to have the granularity to work in this range. And there I go, doing stuff in 4-10 bars. Would any of you be willing to share how short-term you tend to get with your stuff?