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Traders survey
HolyCow

Member Since Dec 29, 2013  41 posts HolyCow Apr 18 2014 at 12:50
Hello, I think it would be interesting and also useful for traders who post, visit or advertise themselves here to fill in this survey.

1. Years of experience
2. Instruments traded
3. Preferred style
a. Scalper (few seconds to minutes in trade)
b. Day trader ( few minutes to few hours in trade but all trades closed by certain time same day preferably by market close)
c. Swing trader (from one to seven-ten days in trade)
d. Long term trend followers (weeks, months, years in trade)

4. Use of stop losses (hard or mental)
5. Risk to reward if any
6. Max risk per trade percentage wise
7. Max risk per day percentage wise (meaning lost certain % of account balance stop trading for a day or say 2-3 losers in a row stop trading)
8. Increase or decrease trading size after losing streak?
9. Preferred indicators

I think it will be it

Thank you for participation


HolyCow

Member Since Dec 29, 2013  41 posts HolyCow Apr 18 2014 at 16:08
1. 5 years 6 months.
2. ZS-soybeans futures
3. Day trader. Starts 9:30 a.m. EST and no new positions opened after 12:10 EST
4. Hard stop losses but can close trade before stop hit if trade is not going through in time limit allotted or price action is not what expected.
5. Depends and is not always used. Depends upon situation. Can be as low as 1:1 if price going nowhere or less but can be 2-5:1 depending upon situation.
6. 0.5%
7. Max risk per day is 1%
8. Trading 1 contract so not yet.
9. Use a couple of SMAs and volume.


FxMasterGuru

Member Since May 04, 2012  1560 posts FxMasterGuru (FxMasterGuru) Apr 18 2014 at 21:29 (edited Apr 18 2014 at 21:29 )
Successful traders do not advertise here on MyFxBook... Just Wannabes and Demo Fighters.

But nice try HolyCow.

Please click "Vouch" if you liked my post. If not, just put me on your Blocked list. :o)
HolyCow

Member Since Dec 29, 2013  41 posts HolyCow Apr 19 2014 at 08:48
No idea what you mean. I am not looking for financing here. Bob proposed to set such a thread so I decided why not.
I put my own data as an example for those who might be interested in survey how to fill it.
If you however meant that I am advertising myself for financing , you must be of your medication.

HolyCow

Member Since Dec 29, 2013  41 posts HolyCow Apr 19 2014 at 08:48
I will stop posting here. it is a waste of my energy actually. My last post with myfxbook.

FxMasterGuru

Member Since May 04, 2012  1560 posts FxMasterGuru (FxMasterGuru) Apr 19 2014 at 11:08
HolyCow posted:
No idea what you mean. I am not looking for financing here. Bob proposed to set such a thread so I decided why not.
I put my own data as an example for those who might be interested in survey how to fill it.
If you however meant that I am advertising myself for financing , you must be of your medication.


Your very first entry sounds like this: 'Hello, I think it would be interesting and also useful for traders who ... advertise themselves here to fill in this survey.'

My response was: 'Successful traders do not advertise here on MyFxBook.'

Then you: 'No idea what you mean.'

Come on! Have I misread the word 'ADVERTISE' in your very first sentence...?? Probably you are off your Alzheimer's medication.

Please click "Vouch" if you liked my post. If not, just put me on your Blocked list. :o)
bungtobing

Member Since Apr 22, 2014  40 posts Bung Tobing (bungtobing) Apr 22 2014 at 18:28
i am still newbie, only few days experience.

ForexAssistant

Member Since Jun 28, 2011  465 posts Bob LLewellyn (ForexAssistant) Apr 24 2014 at 20:54
MyFxGuru, HolyCow is right, here is the link where this idea got started.
http://www.myfxbook.com/community/experienced-traders/managed-accounts/556051,22#?pt=2&p=21&o=556051

And here is the reasoning, everyone comes here to sell their wares, while most people here don't need or want anyone else's system so HolyCow and I thought it would do the forum some good if we did a little survey to see how long most of us were trading. Your accusation of HolyCow was all wrong, and I think you will want to acknowledge that.

The word Advertise in the first sentence is because that is what everyone is doing. Not Holy Cow though, he isn't advertising anything except the survey, so help us out and add to the picture of who we are.

What I like that you probably missed is he went through great lengths on question 3 and left out the systemic option, what I trade and I was in on the conversation to start this survey. What do you think he's trying to say?


here my stats
1. Years of experience - 7+ years
2. Instruments traded - Forex and some real estate
3. Preferred style - Systemic (Robotic trading system)
                   a. Scalper (few seconds to minutes in trade)
                   b. Day trader ( few minutes to few hours in trade but all trades closed by certain time same day)
                   c. Swing trader (from one to seven-ten days in trade)
                   d. Long term trend followers (weeks, months, years in trade)
                   E. ????? HolyCow's being a smart ass
                        Systemic (Robotic trading system)

4. Use of stop losses (hard or mental) - never touch the stuff
5. Risk to reward if any - Sharp ratio 3.79
6. Max risk per trade percentage wise - not applicable
7. Max risk per day percentage wise (meaning lost certain % of account balance stop trading for a day or say 2-3 losers in a row stop trading) - not applicable
8. Increase or decrease trading size after losing streak? - not applicable Don't have losing streaks.
9. Preferred indicators - not applicable (don't use them)

MyFXGuru, go ahead, do yours, its just a survey.

Bob


    

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myfxpt

Member Since Aug 06, 2011  345 posts Gary Sharp myfxpt com (myfxpt) Jun 17 2014 at 08:28
HolyCow! cool

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