Trading in General

momothebored

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1. Are there any other forms of trading?
From what i've heard the main forms are swing, trend, momentum and gap trading

2. Who are the experts in momentum (breakout) trading? Any good books?
 

lynhappytrader

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Scalping - The scalper is an individual who makes dozens or hundreds of trades per day, trying to "scalp" a small profit from each trade by exploiting the bid-ask spread. (You can read about scalping in Introduction to Types of Trading: Scalpers.)

Momentum Trading - Momentum traders look to find stocks that are moving significantly in one direction on high volume and try to jump on board to ride the momentum train to a desired profit.

Technical Trading - Technical traders are obsessed with charts and graphs, watching lines on stock or index graphs for signs of convergence or divergence that might indicate buy or sell signals.

Fundamental Trading - Fundamentalists trade companies based on fundamental analysis, which examines things like corporate events such as actual or anticipated earnings reports, stock splits, reorganizations or acquisitions.

Swing Trading - Swing traders are really fundamental traders who hold their positions longer than a single day. Most fundamentalists are actually swing traders since changes in corporate fundamentals generally require several days or even weeks to produce a price movement sufficient enough for the trader to claim a reasonable profit.
 

intradaybill

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Pairs trading, long/short macro
 

momothebored

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Perhaps a more pertinent question.. which forms are most realistic to implement for an individual trader?

ie without quant support.

Don't some of those techniques like stat Arb need a team of quants?
 

FringFX

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team of quants? probably not always. i believe some 'esoteric' strategies can be done with the use of specialized computers/application.....
 

NVP

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Perhaps a more pertinent question.. which forms are most realistic to implement for an individual trader?

ie without quant support.

Don't some of those techniques like stat Arb need a team of quants?


I would suggest buying when the price is going up and selling when the price is going down...........

all successful systems have that in the rules....... the rest is detail ;)

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new_trader

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Perhaps a more pertinent question.. which forms are most realistic to implement for an individual trader?

ie without quant support.

Don't some of those techniques like stat Arb need a team of quants?

My 2¢
Learn how to judge the supply and demand situation because that is the key to making money on any timeframe or time horizon, it is also the most realistic to implement for an individual trader/investor. You don’t need overly sophisticated tools or a team of PhD analysts.

Books that were written/published prior to 1940 are the best ones to read IMO, especially if you are a purist.
 

FringFX

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So are you a purist? which books would these be, can you share a few you like?
 
 
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