It’s been slightly over a month since I started out on my Jedi journey (here are my previous 2 trade-related posts – Pair trading adventure I & II). It has been a fruitful month as overall my SAXO account has some gains, thankfully, instead of having to pay ‘school fee’. Research and charting has been time-consuming and there were times when I “analysed till paralyzed” then decided to just sit on the sideline. I do mostly swing trades and typically closed them within a few days.

As my positions were small, my commissions were a substantial portion (%) deducted from my trading account. Broker is indeed the big winner regardless of whether we win or lose. To so-called maximize my commission paid, there are 3 ways which I could think of:
1) Enter fewer but bigger positions in strong trend (which means I have to utilize higher margin) or …