A A scalper is a trader who focuses on very narrow time frame... More is a What is a trader? A trader is a person who buys and sells... More who focuses on very narrow , such as the 1 minute What is a time frame in trading? In trading and especially i... More, or tick charts. Scalpers usually hold on to trades for a few seconds to a few minutes maximum.
The main objective of scalping is to make small, but frequent trades.
Scalping will not suit every trader’s mentality — it is very fast-paced and requires a significant amount of attention throughout the day to find and take trades. It is only suitable if the scalper is able to dedicate their undivided attention for a concentrated period of time.
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