Long Term Trading: Positional Trading Strategies | CFI
Long term trading & strategies

Long term trading


Suppose you want to become a successful trader in financial markets. In that case, you have to choose a way of trading that suits your way of life, trading methods can be classified into many classifications, but we will mention here the classification of trading methods by time that determines how often you’ll place a trade and how long you will keep those trades open for. Some traders prefer to constantly monitor the market and trade with higher frequency. Meanwhile, others prefer to trade just once or twice per day. Financial markets are a multifaceted world that offers plenty of opportunities to make money through trading.


Scalping is a very rapid trading style. Scalpers often make trades within just a few seconds. That means they may go long one minute but short the next, often taking advantage of small price movements usually with high leverage. Scalping best suits active traders who can make instant decisions and act on them without hesitation. Impatient people often make the best scalpers, because they expect their trades to make a profit right away. They will exit the trade quickly if it goes against them. To succeed as a scalper requires focus and concentration

Day Trading

Day trading suits traders who prefer to start and complete a task on the same day. Day trading is a style that specifies a trader will open and close all their positions before the markets close each evening. Day traders will buy and sell multiple assets within the trading day, or sometimes multiple times a day, to take advantage of short-term market movements.

Swing Trading

Swing Traders are considered medium-term as positions are generally held between a few hours and a few days. swing trading is the process of identifying where an asset's price is likely to move next, entering a position, and capturing a chunk of the profit if that move materializes.

Position Trading (Long Term Trading)

Position trading is the longest-term trading of all. It often involves trades that last for several years. Thus, position trading only suits the most patient and least excitable traders. Its targets are often several thousand pips.


Investing is perhaps the most recognized form of position trading. However, an investor