Survey on Trading Strategies Adopted by Online Retail Traders
This survey is targeted at online retail currency traders and aims to determine what trading strategies are in use today and the motivations and reasons behind the choice of trading strategies. Other than just being an academic survey, it can be seen as a method of self evaluation as a trader.
1. Do you use fundamental analysis in your trading? (for the purpose of the study fundamental analysis is the way of looking at the Forex market by analyzing economic, social, and political forces that may affect the supply and demand of a currency)
2. How much do you rely on fundamental analysis for your trading?
3. Do you trade economic news and major market moving events?(for the purpose of this study economic news refers to economic reports and announcements usually found in the economic calendar while major market moving events are major developments that affect the market e.g. 2014 drop in oil prices or Brexit)
How do you trade economic news and major market moving events?
Do use technical indicators in your trading? (for the purpose of the study technical indicators refers to tools that are used in studying past and present price movements in order to determine future price movements e.g. moving averages)
How much do you use technical indicators in your trading?
Is carry trade part of your trading strategy?(for the purpose of the study carry trade refers to selling currencies with low interest rates and purchasing currencies yielding a higher rate of interest with the sole aim of making a profit from the difference in interest rates)
To what extent do you use trading robots or algorithms?(for the purpose of the study trading robots or algorithms shall refer to the use of applications or writing of programs to automatically apply trading strategies on a trading platform e.g. Meta Trader Expert Advisors)
How long do you normally hold your positions for?
How much time do you allocate trading and analysis in a day?
To what extent is the amount of time given to trading limited by other personal commitments?
What leverage do you apply for most of your trades?
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To what extent do you think the level of leverage determines the type of trading strategy you use?
What strategy do you think traders view as most profitable compared to the others?
What strategy do you think responds fastest to changing market conditions?
What strategy do you think is easiest to use and understand?
What strategy do you think is most consistent (it is profitable and easy to use in different market conditions)?
What strategy do you think is most suitable for short term trades?
What strategy do you think is most suitable for long term trades?
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Geographical location
Nature of trading
Duration as a Forex Trader (trading a real account) *
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