Scalping

laila

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scalping is a fraudulent form of market manipulation or a legitimate method of arbitrage of small price gaps created by the bid-ask spread.








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yurps

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do not agree, scalping is neither manipulation or even legitimate arbitrage.
Scalping is taking quick trades essentially, either taking profits quick, or
bailing quick if the trade goes negative. Some scalps may turn out to be longer term trades if the trade continues to go in the right direction after initial entry.

A way to do this is to enter scalp trades in multiples of lots, either micros, minis, or full, and take partial profits after 5-15 pips and leave the rest to run.

Scalping is good because it limits losses to your account if trades go against you because you get out fast, you use tight stops. The disadvantage is that you can pay more spread and/or commission because you are entering and exiting more. It makes sense to scalp in a volitile market where direction is not pronounced.

Saying scalping is arbitrage or manipulation is like saying investors should only follow a buy-and-hold strategy, which is clearly an outdated concept in this post-modern deconstructive period of history.
 

ColinF

Recruit
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3
I belive scalping is a very good method of trading the only problem is finding a broker which won't delay you in some way or even freeze your computer program
 

clem699

Sergeant
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147
do not agree, scalping is neither manipulation or even legitimate arbitrage.
Scalping is taking quick trades essentially, either taking profits quick, or
bailing quick if the trade goes negative. Some scalps may turn out to be longer term trades if the trade continues to go in the right direction after initial entry.

A way to do this is to enter scalp trades in multiples of lots, either micros, minis, or full, and take partial profits after 5-15 pips and leave the rest to run.

Scalping is good because it limits losses to your account if trades go against you because you get out fast, you use tight stops. The disadvantage is that you can pay more spread and/or commission because you are entering and exiting more. It makes sense to scalp in a volitile market where direction is not pronounced.

Saying scalping is arbitrage or manipulation is like saying investors should only follow a buy-and-hold strategy, which is clearly an outdated concept in this post-modern deconstructive period of history.

Agree absolutely with your explanation.
 
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