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Started:August 8th, 2013 (07:19 AM) by strikebackfast Views / Replies:872 / 10
Last Reply:November 25th, 2013 (09:37 PM) Attachments:0

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Sizing of runner position?

Old November 25th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thank you all for your answers.

I think I am kind of avoiding the psychological problem of holding out my trade for runners, being very inclined to reduce risk whenever possible.

I am by nature a very risk adverse person, and wouldn't actually mind sacrificing some profit just to lower the variance of my trading.

That said, I believe this is actually a psychological problem that I would have to address soon - if I truly want to be a really good trader.

I am experimenting with a discretionary style of exit, using order flow/price action/support resistance zones to determine a suitable point of exit. It is extremely difficult to say the least - much more difficult than finding a point of entry. I guess I'm starting to understand professional traders when they say you never truly master the exit.

I think partial exits with a runner used to capture excess profit is a great way to manage trades, but ultimately as a true discretionary trader I think there are times when a partial target+runner is more suitable (based on market environment, technical setup, time of day, volatility, etc) and other times when an all in all out strategy is best. Deciding how a trade is to be managed for me comes down to the above variables. Sometimes your in a hit and run situation, other times it pays to sit on your hands.

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