Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Survey Results - Hybrid Traders

For people who identified themselves as "hybrid" traders - that is, they use a mix of discretionary and mechanical methods, the survey shows the following:

Most hybrid traders lose

Hybrid traders who backtest for longer periods of time have a higher chance of success


  1. A discretionary trader at heart and learning this way on stocks and futures, then trading Forex using system trading for seven years, I have found my greatest success using a hybrid of the two over the last few months.

    I think you must evolve from system trader to hybrid and would not recommend going directly from discretionary to hybrid without first understanding system trading.

  2. Thanks for the comment Jordan. Unfortunately, too many folks jump into trading, regardless of style. You've presented a good case against that. I appreciate your comment.