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Discussion in 'Trading' started by jj_jere@hotmail, Feb 16, 2002.

  1. What is your holding period? The time frame of our investments speaks allot about your interest in the forum topics. JJ
    1. seconds
    2. minutes
    3. hours
    4. days
    5. weeks
    6. months
    7. years
     
  2. I hold anywhere from a few minutes to a few weeks. I much prefer a few minutes, but the market doesn't always cooperate that well. As long as I am within my parameters, I keep holding.
     
  3. INTRADAY:
    On average: minutes
    Seconds: if stopped out quickly
    Hours: if manage to catch a good trend

    SWINGS:
    On average: 1-3 days
    Hours: if stopped out quickly
     
  4. Magna

    Magna Administrator

    I hold from a few minutes to three or four days max. All my trades start out with swing potential, but I manage it from there, and most become daytrades.
     
  5. nitro

    nitro

    The longest I have held a trading position for was three hours. The shortest, 30 seconds.

    nitro
     
  6. Shortest holding period: less than 20 seconds
    Longest holding period: 26 years:D
     
  7. oolarinm

    oolarinm

    minutes to hours
     
  8. iiphos

    iiphos

    about 5 minutes. i have been in a couple trades lasting a whopping 30 minutes.
     
  9. 3dog

    3dog

    Mostly minutes.

    I've found that I was holding my losers longer than my winners --not a good sign! I think that was indicative of 'hope' based trading. I've been concentrating on that and have improved my trading significantly since then.

    Also, I believe that the best trades are profitable the quickest -- usually immediately for the good ones.

    If it struggles from the get go, it's usually better to cut it of right away.
     
  10. Sounds kinky!
     
    #10     Feb 17, 2002