Who is a better trader in this scenario?

Jul 02, 2018 at 13:55
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forex_trader_535230
Member Since Jun 29, 2018   27 posts
Jul 02, 2018 at 13:55 (edited Jul 02, 2018 at 11:39)
Of course ultimately, it is about preference and what you value, but just for discussion/fun's sake, let's do this.

Who is a better in this scenario, assuming they both have the same ROI, drawdown, win rate and whatever statistics (lot size) you deem to be important-Trader A: the trader that trades the same few pairs over and over or Trader B: the trader that is able to trade many different pairs?

Trader A is obviously skilled in the sense that he is able to capture the trend moves, counter-trend moves, all the small and big moves in that same few pairs. On the other hand, Trader B is able to understand and execute across different pairs.

Who, in your opinion, is the better trader, assuming you got to pick one.

Member Since Apr 09, 2018   37 posts
Jul 03, 2018 at 06:07
In general I would say trader B. I say this because there are times when pairs will go dead; there will be very low volatility (or maybe the reverse - volatility is too high to trade). In that sense, trader A would be sitting on their hands while trader B would still be able to trade.

I would also say that if a trading strategy or system is truly robust then it will work across many assets and markets. So if trader A is successfully trading, say, the USD majors, they could likely apply that same strategy or system in other pairs.

Member Since Jul 03, 2018   1 posts
Jul 03, 2018 at 06:10
I would go with b cause he could understand the markets and how pairs correlate
vag lavi
Member Since Jan 05, 2016   1189 posts
Jul 03, 2018 at 08:49
Trader A is the better trader.
If it looks too good to be true, it's probably a scam! Let the buyer beware.
Member Since Nov 21, 2011   1718 posts
Jul 03, 2018 at 11:47
Trader C is much stronger
forex_trader_535230
Member Since Jun 29, 2018   27 posts
Jul 03, 2018 at 14:27
CrazyTrader posted:
Trader C is much stronger

Trader C being you? ;)
Member Since Aug 18, 2018   10 posts
Aug 20, 2018 at 13:38
CrazyTrader posted:
Trader C is much stronger
so you are the trader C?
Member Since Jan 03, 2018   162 posts
Aug 20, 2018 at 14:35
trader A is better long term
nick123427@
Member Since Aug 27, 2017   994 posts
Aug 21, 2018 at 06:49
According to my opinion: trader A is much better than the trader B.
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Sep 27, 2018 at 10:58
If the nubers are the same
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they both have the same ROI, drawdown, win rate and whatever statistics (lot size) you deem to be important
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None of them is better as it is not important if they trade one or more pairs.
Howgh
Member Since Sep 06, 2018   3 posts
Sep 27, 2018 at 13:49
Trader A is obviously a specialist. Trader B diversifies. But what's to say trader A is simply just comfortable doing their thing and can't be bothered trading everything. That is the thing really. Neither is better, and as the saying goes, there is no room for ego's in trading. Once you become complacent and think your sooo good you can't go wrong, there's a big dick sneeking up on you from behind that is going to do you when you least expect it, if you know what i mean. I'd pick the trader that does their own thing and does not boast. Better long term. Style means nothing. There is no right or wrong way to trade. Period.
I'll take the money thanks, you can have the pips..
Member Since Apr 18, 2017   920 posts
Sep 28, 2018 at 05:35
I personally like long-term trading, this is why, for me the answer is trader A.
Member Since Sep 28, 2018   10 posts
Sep 28, 2018 at 10:38
It is all down to personal preference. For some people if they are only looking at a few pairs, it is easy to over trade and see things that are not there. But likelwise if you trade too many pairs then you never get to understand any
Member Since Aug 27, 2017   994 posts
Sep 30, 2018 at 06:55
AniLorak posted:
I personally like long-term trading, this is why, for me the answer is trader A.

Wow, that’s really great! By the way, do you completely ignore short term trading style like scalping?
Member Since Jul 12, 2018   24 posts
Apr 01, 2019 at 10:31
Project73 posted:
Of course ultimately, it is about preference and what you value, but just for discussion/fun's sake, let's do this.

Who is a better in this scenario, assuming they both have the same ROI, drawdown, win rate and whatever statistics (lot size) you deem to be important-Trader A: the trader that trades the same few pairs over and over or Trader B: the trader that is able to trade many different pairs?

Trader A is obviously skilled in the sense that he is able to capture the trend moves, counter-trend moves, all the small and big moves in that same few pairs. On the other hand, Trader B is able to understand and execute across different pairs.

Who, in your opinion, is the better trader, assuming you got to pick one.


I don't think one really is better than the other. I think trader B can have just as much knowledge of trends as trader A does.
Member Since Apr 18, 2017   920 posts
Apr 01, 2019 at 14:21
Agree with you EU; since their types are different; we can’t compare a blower with batsman.
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Apr 02, 2019 at 06:17
Project73 posted:
Of course ultimately, it is about preference and what you value, but just for discussion/fun's sake, let's do this.

Who is a better in this scenario, assuming they both have the same ROI, drawdown, win rate and whatever statistics (lot size) you deem to be important-Trader A: the trader that trades the same few pairs over and over or Trader B: the trader that is able to trade many different pairs?

Trader A is obviously skilled in the sense that he is able to capture the trend moves, counter-trend moves, all the small and big moves in that same few pairs. On the other hand, Trader B is able to understand and execute across different pairs.

Who, in your opinion, is the better trader, assuming you got to pick one.


For manual trading it is better to go with A as trader cannot focus on more pairs properly.
For EA multiple pairs - B, is the choice as EA can handle this properly and diversify the risk
Member Since Mar 18, 2019   11 posts
Apr 02, 2019 at 06:31
There shouldn't really be such a division between A and B. Surely a very good trader will be good at capturing trends and profiting from many different markets. I think this is a false comparison
Member Since Mar 11, 2019   6 posts
Apr 03, 2019 at 05:43
You cannot have same volatility for Trader A and Trader B and bound to have lower volatility when you cross-trade pairs.
Stability is key for your future investors.
apple1st
forex_trader_275100
Member Since Sep 17, 2015   126 posts
Apr 03, 2019 at 05:59
Project73 posted:
Of course ultimately, it is about preference and what you value, but just for discussion/fun's sake, let's do this.

Who is a better in this scenario, assuming they both have the same ROI, drawdown, win rate and whatever statistics (lot size) you deem to be important-Trader A: the trader that trades the same few pairs over and over or Trader B: the trader that is able to trade many different pairs?

Trader A is obviously skilled in the sense that he is able to capture the trend moves, counter-trend moves, all the small and big moves in that same few pairs. On the other hand, Trader B is able to understand and execute across different pairs.

Who, in your opinion, is the better trader, assuming you got to pick one.


if you cannot make profit at 1 pair - do not go at multipair trading, because it will make your problems x-times more you have added pairs in your system. Trader A better in this case. Trader B more like dont know ewhat to do but believe in something that he not understand
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