Trading strategies range from different kinds and a lot of traders identify themselves by the kind of trading method they use. Each trader follows certain and specific trading mentalities and ways that they believe will work for them, their knowledge, and the type of market or security they chose to trade in.

Trading styles vary depending on one trader’s approach, although there is an overriding belief that short-term movements are believed by most active traders to have been providing profits more, there is still an equal amount of risk and returns for every market environment and can still depend on a certain strategy.

Despite the buy-and-hold strategy notion that position trading carries where traders or investors holds stocks they’ve bought for a prolonged period of time without keeping in mind the market instabilities. Investors employing the said strategy picks stocks in an active trading mode and does not concern themselves later on with price movements especially short term drops and technical indicators.

Position Trading works best when a signal shows a nearing positive strength using long term charts as their basis for determining the market direction where trading can go as long as several weeks based on the current trend and as long as the trader has not yet arrived at a trend which will lead to succeeding higher highs and lower highs that will give promising profits or capital.

In the simplest terms, Position Trading is basically trading in a span of a long time range or frame where a position is placed on hold from weeks to months sometimes even a year without having to worry about fluctuations mostly short term and will wait for the stock to show promising profits from the longer term trends. This makes the method suitable for beginners or traders who are just starting out since there is no pressure to instantly make decisions.


Most traders using the method usually creates their own analysis of the securities or the stock in either fundamental or technical way although other position traders have also successfully earned positive risks through a series of definite strategies in position trading that will give a trader an idea to when is the ideal entry and exit points would be in position trading. One who depends on a certain system along with a strategy can result into more desirable results and even improves the whole experience cancelling out some negative and emotional components in one trading process.

Overview on Position Trades

One can partake in trading with a position trading method even without a huge sign of a potential upward trend and vice versa where a trend has already begun. Stocks whose trends have already shown and started are usually preferred by traders since it would require less research in devising a strategy or a system.


Since minor fluctuations or sudden drops aren’t the main concern in the method, there is basically less work required after an idea of the stock’s trend has already been established by the trader for himself. Observation of the stock is still a must but as small sudden declines are not to be bothered with.

Finding assets or securities showing strong signs of a trend that has yet to push through is one element in position trading making the point of finding the most suitably backed up trend the most important element in pursuing a position trade.

Negative Risks of Position Trading


Although minor declines of fluctuations aren’t usually taken into consideration in Position Trading, there is also an equally large risk of an unnoticed drop leading into a full reversal and eventually, to a loss.

This is why monitoring the position of the trader’s stock is very important to prevent unexpected loss so that the trader can continue to trade with confidence that the position will result into a profit.

Position Trading isn’t for everyone like other trading methods or strategies so it is always very important for a trader to choose a style or a trading type which will go accordingly with his or her knowledge and experience.

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