How many instruments do you trade?

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Old Jan 19, 2014, 6:45pm   #16
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Most successful traders have only ever traded 1 market, becoming masters of its intricacies.
You don't wanna become a jack of all trades in trading.
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 5:06pm   #17
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Most successful traders have only ever traded 1 market, becoming masters of its intricacies.
You don't wanna become a jack of all trades in trading.
I agree HedgeFounder.

I trade one market, Treasury Futures, but I look at all three at the same time. 5 yr, 10 yr, and 30yr. Sometimes I trade the 10 yr, and other times I trade the 30 yr, but it is one market, sort of working in unison.
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 3:04pm   #18
 
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Hi guys,

Nice subject

I think the more instruments you trade the less risky is your portfolio but the less chance you have to earn nice profits as your different positions could eventually encompass each other.

At the end of the day it would appear that the most important is not to focus on how many products but on what kind of products you would like to trade.

Then it depends on your risk appetite. Trading 20 products and allocating 30% into fixed income instruments and 70% into shares could be a good way to manage your portfolio from my point of view. What do you think about it?

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Old Jan 22, 2014, 10:32pm   #19
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 7:02am   #20
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It depends , if you are a scalper then yes you should just specialize in 1-2 markets , but if you are a swing trader then its better to diversify and look for opportunities in different markets rather than sticking to just one instrument ....
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Old Mar 15, 2014, 4:25pm   #21
 
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i just daytrade qqq, althought i'm considering trading of its more volatile underlying components like amzn and aapl.
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Old Apr 3, 2014, 6:43am   #22
 
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I trade multiple instruments, including different asset class. The markets doesn't trend all the times, sometimes we will see certain instruments trend nicely and very profitable to trade and other times, they are just consolidating which is difficult to trade. However, we need to take our trading style into considerations, for scalpers/day traders, it's obviously that they should focus on one single market or two.
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Old Apr 10, 2014, 10:23am   #23
 
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I was just wondering if the majority of traders just focus on one instrument or multiples?
Me,just ftse and wall street daily binaries cable and eur/usd
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Old Apr 25, 2014, 6:36pm   #24
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I prefer trading multiple instruments/indices. At least i dont have to stick with only 1 trade at a time. IMO, if ur strategy is good then it can be applied to other instruments as well
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Old Apr 25, 2014, 7:01pm   #25
 
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I prefer trading multiple instruments/indices. At least i dont have to stick with only 1 trade at a time. IMO, if ur strategy is good then it can be applied to other instruments as well
I trade turnips
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Old Oct 7, 2014, 5:30pm   #26
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I believe 1 is enough for day trading and more securities are needed for systems based on total number of occurences. More securities are also needed for longer term investing.
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Old Oct 7, 2014, 9:03pm   #27
 
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Watch list of 40 underlyings equities and etfs. No premium limits me to like 7 candidates. Mostly options
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Old Oct 24, 2014, 5:26am   #28
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I keep my eye on 31 instruments. If your strategy works well, nothing wrong to put it on more instruments. 70% of the market is ranging. Putting 2 instruments on your portfolio just making yourself over trading on it.
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Old Nov 21, 2014, 12:26pm   #29
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narrowed the pairs and stop trade with NZDUSD,GBPUSD. make a few enchanment ea code in order to match trading condition, with zero stop/limit order entry it give a good result with most major, plan to re-activated on GU once i finish with the code.
any advice are welcome, while NU pair are new pair need to collect more information about this pair behaviour, such range, time to trade, SL/TP etc.
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Old Nov 21, 2014, 3:12pm   #30
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I was just wondering if the majority of traders just focus on one instrument or multiples?
Just one for me
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