MarketLife Ep 18 – Short term trading

Podcast-Cover300Short term trading, intraday trading, daytrading–call it what you will, these styles of trading bring some unique challenges. Tools and approaches that work in other timeframes also work intraday, but applying them requires a different mindset and attitude toward risk. For the next few weeks, my blog will be focusing on short term trading ideas, techniques, and challenges. In this podcast episode:


  • Daytrading
  • Short-term trading
  • Intraday
  • Holding overnight
  • Scalping
  • Algos

Choose markets and timeframes

  • Are some objectively better?
  • Do you have special expertise? (Does this help or hurt?)
  • Basic requirements: liquidity and movement

Possible markets

  • Stock index futures
  • Other futures
  • Spreads
  • Individual stocks
  • Currencies
  • Options

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Enjoy the show:


Adam Grimes has over two decades of experience in the industry as a trader, analyst and system developer. The author of a best-selling trading book, he has traded for his own account, for a top prop firm, and spent several years at the New York Mercantile Exchange. He focuses on the intersection of quantitative analysis and discretionary trading, and has a talent for teaching and helping traders find their own way in the market.