Basic Trading Notions
17 August, 2021
What is swing trading?
17 August, 2021

What is Scalping?

Scalping is a style of trading that depends, to a great extent, on volatility, Scalping takes advantage of it by working in very small time frames (minutes or seconds) in which a large number of operations are carried out.

To be able to scalp it is important to have experience in the market, good risk management and great psychological control.

Scalping Features

A large number of operations are carried out.

Trades usually last seconds or minutes.

It works in time frames from seconds to 5 minutes.

It requires that there is high volatility in the market or instrument to operate.

Spread has a significant impact on trading (too high spreads can ruin profits).

The market must be monitored continuously.

How do you know if scalping is for you?

Scalping may be a style for you if you have no problem with the following:

  • Very high volatility levels. Perform a large number of operations.
  • Work with very small Stop Loss or without them.
  • Have great expertise in the market and a very good emotional control.

If you like Scalping, we recommend the following book:

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