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Can Day Trading be profitable for retail?

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artemiso View Post
Yes, if in doubt, apply the no-arbitrage rule.

If there's magically a much higher win rate trading futures instead of cash FX, then everyone would be trading futures and not cash FX. Otherwise, you usually have to trade off something to get that higher win rate, be it a higher cost of entry (market data, connectivity), higher operational risk, higher regulatory burden, lower liquidity, and so on.

How would they know which instrument has the higher win rate?

I would think The players in the cash Fx would be more traders with smaller accounts and less experience. I know forex is a huge market but I have viewed it as a riskier market hence riskier traders

Volatility is good for the market and trading.

Preservation of capital is the most important concept for those who want to stay in the trading game for the long haul. - Van Tharp
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