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How many trades per day?

How many trades per day do you place? A trade should be counted as '1' regardless of contract size executed.

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I used to trade much longer time horizons than I do currently. Shortening the life-cycle on my trades from days or weeks down to just a few minutes several times a day was, in part, an effort to improve my consistency. Those big weekly and monthly PnL swings can get a bit irritating when trading is your only source of income... Besides, when scalping or day-trading, you tend to figure out a lot quicker if your system needs to be recalibrated. Learned that the hard way...

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A bit curious here.

For those of you that take over 100 trades a day. How many instruments is your system trading?

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