07-26-2014, 08:29 AM
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Re: Trading in Small Vs Large
Originally Posted by Predictor »
One concept Dr. Steenbarger mentioned a few times was that if you can eek out even a small bit more from your trades then it can add up to a lot.
If you get just 1 point better fill over 100 trades then that is worth $5,000.
Now, I have always considered myself who trades "in the large". When I try to eek out that 1 extra point I've found it often cost me a lot more. But on the other hand, there are times I go to market and could have "easily" got a better entry. If you look at a method that only makes on average 3 points then 1 extra point is 33% gain.
How do you manage to get best fill while not missing the trade? One idea of mine would be to use an algorithm for this, I just tell it I want to go long/short and it uses a programmed logic to get me the best fill.
Note I'm not talking about "filling a big order" but getting me the best pricing while not missing the move.
Hi, thanks for the article. I have written on a similar topic here: http://www.traderslaboratory.com/for...tml#post193800