1. Introduction to Stock Trader Types
  2. Stock Traders’ vs. Stock Investors' Roles in the Marketplace
  3. Decision-Making Methods: Informed, Uninformed, Intuitive
  4. Informed Traders: Fundamental Traders, Technical Traders
  5. Swing Traders
  6. Buy and Hold Traders
  7. Value Traders
  8. Trend Traders
  9. KISS Traders
  10. Momentum Traders
  11. Range-bound Traders - Break-out Traders - Channel Traders
  12. Options Traders
  13. Options Seller Traders
  14. Day Traders
  15. Pattern Day Traders
  16. Intra-Day Traders
  17. Intra-Day Scalp Traders
  18. Contrarian Traders
  19. Active and Passive Traders
  20. Futures Traders
  21. Forex Traders
  22. Online Stock Traders
  23. Pivot Traders
  24. News Traders
  25. Noise Traders
  26. Sentiment-Oriented Technical Traders
  27. Intuitive Traders
  28. Price Action Traders
  29. Price Traders
  30. Detrimental Traders
  31. Unsuccessful Types of Stock Traders
  32. Conclusion

A “price trader” is a stock trader who uses a variety of tools to attempt to determine exactly what a stock is worth. Most stock traders would be described as price traders by one metric or another. They buy a stock based on a fixed price, trading dependent upon whether the market value is higher or lower than the price they have estimated. The actions of price traders sometimes mean that stocks will trade up to a particular value and then stop. Stocks also tend to trade between different values quite quickly; one example is that most stocks will be more volatile in certain windows of price (from $45 to $50 or from $90 to $100, for instance).

Fives and Tens

Some stocks will “trade on the fives and tens,” meaning that they alternate between $5, $10, and $15 price ranges, say. Part of this fluctuation is due to option strike prices and their necessary separations. Traders may be more likely to see this type of fluctuation occurring at the end o a month when option expiration is set to occur.

Price traders hardly ever arrive at the same estimated value for a stock. There are simply too many pieces of data and criteria, as well as too many different strategies for doing so. This is part of the reason why it’s possible to profit in the market.


Detrimental Traders
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