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Price or Time Based Trading Stops?

...just a little quick survey for you pro traders out there

What ends your day?

The clock on the wall or the Cash in or out of your wallet.

An up and comer wants to know

So... Time or Price based targets?



Thanks for any time given

Aj


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My swing bot runs a time based stop, so 2-3 days and no profit = exit. Granted you have to leverage with the understanding that you could have 2-3 really baaaaad days in a row statistically. You have to be able to absorb that. So just as much as it is a time based stop, effectively it is a price based stop because you have to understand a devastating move against you over a 2-3 day time frame.

So in effect you are taking a look at both price and time when considering a time stop.

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Clock on the wall ends my day.

But each individual trade has a stop and target so 99% of the time either my targets hit or stops hit before end of day. If I am still in a position at end of day my bot will close it.

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Both, plus number of trades.
For the day, I stop when I hit a certain number plus or minus, a certain time, or an upper limit amount of trades.
Per trade, I use a defined stop, negotiable target, but if I stay flat for too long I'll get out in favor of less market exposure/original trade idea being wrong.

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All of my entries and exits are determined by price and time only.
Time for me is slope/trend/channel. Price is price.
Only an emergency stop which was recommended by Big Mike is used.

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"Time" has become more important than "price" in my trading. Previously it was opposite.

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I've found that most profitable trades tend to work right away, if I take a position and I don't get the expected result within my time frame I'll scratch the trade and look to re enter later.

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I've found that most profitable trades tend to work right away, if I take a position and I don't get the expected result within my time frame I'll scratch the trade and look to re enter later.


Thanks for the input.

What would be your time frame ?


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I day trade and take swing trades on occasions. For me if a trade isn't working out in the first 20 minutes I nix it. I give swing trades more leeway hours/days depending on why I'm taking the trade in the first place.

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