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Long and Short Positions at the Same Time?
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Long and Short Positions at the Same Time?

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I hate adding to an old thread but I've read about this a bit. Below is my idea of how I would do it in separate accounts, during low volatility times, when the market is moving in a predictable range. My goal would be to accumulate and distribute while having (Inventory) on both sides of the market.

I would accumulate my Sell (Inventory) when price hits the R at the top of the range. I will distribute along the way while still carrying a net short position in the market.

The same will be true for the Buy (Inventory) accumulating towards the bottom of the range, distributing at the mid-line and towards the top.

As long as price stays in balance, within this range, I will continue to keep my Buy/Sell inventory. If a breakout happens and has strength, I will 'puke out' on the weak side and keep my inventory on the strong side.

Perhaps a bad idea but I saw this being discussed on another forum with links here.

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I can't believe I haven't run across this idea until now. It works in Market Replay, but I'm not sure
if the exchanges would allow it....

Is it possible to have an overall long or short position going, but then scalp along the way either long
OR short?

I love to trade ping pong edges in tight consolidation. However, the macro trend may still be valid.

So I guess the question is - Can you have a long contract going then short a scalp along the way,
of course with a separate contract?

How long have I been trading ?

NQ in particular ..



You can trade "spreads" they just can't be on the same contract using the same commodity, index or financial. But its common to trade calender spreads such as long ESZ18 and short ESH19 or Long ESZ18 and short YMZ18

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