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Can Day Trading be profitable for retail?

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Ian's strat really relies on not having any slippage, and using limit order fills on both sides. Can it be done by a retail trader? As I've told Ian privately, I have my doubts. But I am very interested to see his live real money results.

I always include slippage of a few ticks, even on some strats where I am using limit orders. I find being a little conservative with slippage estimates is a good thing. But that is likely because of the type of strats I trade (non HF strats)...

Well that's what the challenge is, isn't it? beating slippage and commission.

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