Types of Forex Trading Styles

Each trader is unique.

And I am not talking about the looks, personalities and pizza topping preferences, but rather the way we traders like to trade. 

Because we all like different things, our personalities will lead us to trade differently from one another.

After all, even identical twins will have different fingerprints.

What I mean by this is that no two traders are the same. Some may be relaxed, “type A” personality traders while others may be more aggressive, “type B” personality traders.

Some may like taking small wins all the time, while others don’t mind losing a bit in order to make huge profits in the long run.

The point is that whilst most traders share the same goals, they achieve these goals using a variety of different trading styles.

Trading styles can be molded to fit a trader’s time restrictions, profit goals, and personal strengths.

There are four main styles of trading:

  • Scalping
  • Day trading
  • Swing trading
  • Position trading

What generally separates these trading styles is the length of time they hold their trades for.

Let’s take a closer look at each trading style, shall we?