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Best Time of The Year To Start Trading?

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If you're trading futures, you really don't need to worry about this. Stocks are more subject to this in my opinion. Time when volume is lighter is around three day weekends, holidays, winter and spring break. I personally wouldn't worry about it. At one point I thought the same thing about the summer months, not sure why, last year was pretty good. I guess when you hear on forums summer doldrums and something about May and traders go away. There are always opportunities to be had. In trading less is more, unless you are talking about contract/lot/or share size. I used to say
be careful on Friday's, but it really doesn't matter what day of the week. There are at least a couple good days a week. When the market isn't clear to you, sit on your hands.

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