Trader type quiz:

Find your optimal trading style


Answer the following questions honestly to find out which trading style suits you best. Choose the answer that best describes your preference or situation.

Question 1

How much time can you dedicate to trading each day?

Question 2

How do you handle market volatility?

Question 3

What is your preferred holding period for a trade?

Question 4

How important is it for you to have a fixed daily routine?

Question 5

What is your risk tolerance?

Question 6

How do you make your trading decisions?

Question 7

How do you react to losing trades?

Question 8

How quickly do you expect to see results from your trades?

Question 9

How long are you willing to sit in front of a screen each day?

Question 10

Do you have a 9 to 5 job?

Your score: 8-14 points

Swing Trader

You are comfortable holding positions for several days to weeks. You balance risk and reward, and you’re okay with moderate volatility.

Your score: 15-24 points

Day Trader

You thrive on high volatility and are willing to spend significant time on the markets each day. Quick, in-and-out trades suit you well.

Your score: 25-32 points


You’re looking for very short-term opportunities, trading within minutes to hours. You can handle extreme volatility and have a high-risk tolerance.

Thank you for taking our test. We hope the test results will help you in your trading direction. Become a PRO TRADER and learn more about trading and its possibilities with an InsiderWeek.


Futures, foreign currency and options trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing one’s financial security or lifestyle. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

CFTC Rules 4.41 - Hypothetical or Simulated performance results have certain limitations, unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading. Also, since the trades have not been executed, the results may have under-or-over compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity. Simulated trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profit or losses similar to those shown.

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