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What is your daily time investment in trading, on average?

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Under an hour. I just checked my charts for the first time today. It's rather like watching paint dry, how I trade these days.

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9 or 10. It's my job.

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1-3 hours if scalping, 1-3 hours if swinging broken down into small intervals throughout the day. Most of trading is really inaction. Looking at different time frames, where other markets are at, and reading a few financial articles should only take about a half hour.

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8-12 hours. And since it's all automated none of those hours are actually trading Trades actually get in the way of work.

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2 to 5
I spend about 1 hour in the morning doing my analysis, 30 mins in the afternoon reviewing the day, and anywhere from 30 mins to 3 hours testing different ideas or researching whatever comes to mind.

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10-12 hours plus weekends...not because I have to but because I love it.

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