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Old Jun 24, 2006, 9:00pm   #1
 
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What other types of strategy are there?

Other than fundamental analysis, technical analysis and arbitrage, what sort of strategies do full time professional traders use? (I'm primarily interested in futures trading).

Most of the professionals that I've met are engaged in some sort of arbitrage.

Personally, I just punt when I think the order book looks wrong, but am not sure exactly which category that would fall into.

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Old Jan 5, 2008, 1:58pm   #2
 
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Personally, I just punt when I think the order book looks wrong, but am not sure exactly which category that would fall into. ...
Could you, please, explain this with a bit more detail.

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Old Jan 5, 2008, 5:11pm   #3
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Could you, please, explain this with a bit more detail.

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Old Jan 5, 2008, 8:14pm   #4
 
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Personally, I just punt when I think the order book looks wrong, but am not sure exactly which category that would fall into.
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Old Jan 5, 2008, 8:29pm   #5
 
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Probably counts as a kind of technical analysis (reading the order book, that is)
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Other than fundamental analysis, technical analysis and arbitrage, what sort of strategies do full time professional traders use? (I'm primarily interested in futures trading).
Well, you could toss in news trading. It's not really fundamental because no real fundamental analysis is being made. Instead it's trying to play the reaction of market participants to where a data release comes in vs. where the market expected it to come in.
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Old Jan 6, 2008, 10:49am   #8
 
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mauzj started this thread Thanks for the contributions guys. I've created a wiki page for this thread here:

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