Chapter 8- Type of Positions In Stock Market

Updated: Apr 10, 2021

Welcome to yet another exciting chapter regarding the basics of stock market for a beginner. In this chapter, we will discuss the types of positions in the stock market. These are some of the most used positions in the stock market. If you a trader or an investor, you must know about these positions existing in the stock market.

In the world of the stock market, if you are a beginner, then you must have heard of terms like Intraday, Long-term, short-term, Swing trading, etc. So what are these? Let’s discuss it one by one and try to unfold it.


Intraday – When we take the trade within the day. We initiate and close our position on the same day. It is one of the high-risk games.

Intraday exchanging is more hazardous than putting resources into the normal financial exchange. It is significant, particularly for the beginner, to comprehend the fundamentals of such exchanging to maintain a strategic distance from losses. People are encouraged to contribute just the sum they can bear to lose without confronting monetary challenges.

For example, the trader buys 100 shares of Reliance at 2200 at 9:15 A.M. (Opening time of the market) and sells it at 2210 at 3:20 P.M. (Closing time of intraday position), he makes a profit of Rs. 1000 (Excluded all taxes) in this trade.


Scalping – It is a type of day trading. Traders use for a very short period to make quick money. Generally, the quantity of shares is high.

Having responded to the topic of what scalpers' identity is, we have shown up at the following inquiry: what is scalp exchanging?

Scalping exchanging is a transient exchanging procedure that includes purchasing and offering basic on numerous occasions during the day to procure benefit from the value contrast. It includes buying shares at a lower cost and selling high.

The key is to discover exceptionally fluid resources that guarantee incessant value changes during the day. You can't scalp if the resource isn't fluid. Liquidity additionally guarantees that you get the best cost when entering or leaving the market.

Brokers who embrace this speculation style depend on specialized examination rather than basics investigation. The specialized investigation is a sort of market examination that centers on a security's previous value developments, typically with the assistance of outlines and other information examination tools.

It is a high-risk game. For example, he buys 1000 shares of reliance at 2200 at 9:15 A.M. and sold it at 2201 at 9:18 A.M.; he makes a profit of Rs. 1000 within a minute.

Swing – when we hold our shares for a shorter period between few days to weeks.

Swing exchanging is a speculative exchanging methodology monetary business sector where a tradable resource is held for at least one day with an end goal to benefit from value changes or swings. A swing exchanging position is commonly stood firm on longer than a day exchanging situation, yet more limited than purchase and hold speculation systems that can be held for quite a long time or years.

For example, he buys 100 shares of Reliance at 2200 on 9th Mar 2021 and sells it at 2215 on 16th Mar 2021.


Short term – When we hold the shares for a period of 3 months to 12 months or we can say for less than a year. It is risker than the long term.

Transient exchanging alludes to those exchanging systems the securities exchange or prospects market in which the period among passage and exit is the inside scope of few days to few weeks.

There are two fundamental ways of thinking: swing exchanging and pattern following. Day exchanging is a very momentary way of exchanging in which all positions entered during an exchanging day are left that very day.


Long Term – When we hold our shares for more than 1 year. It is a safe type of investment. We can hold it for more than a year, 3 years, and 5 years also.

For some, people, saving and contributing for retirement addresses their primary long-haul project. While the facts demonstrate that different costs require a multi-year exertion, like purchasing a vehicle or purchasing and taking care of a house, retirement is the fundamental explanation a great many people have a portfolio.

Utilizing both a drawn-out viewpoint and the force of compounding, singular financial backers can utilize the years they have among themselves and retirement to face reasonable challenges.


Positional – These are trend followers. Traders find a trend in the market and they hold that position until the trend peaks. They do not care about the market’s ups and downs occur on the daily basis. Generally, their trades quantity is less compare to day or swing traders. They are passive traders and they do not want to take more risk.

At the point when a dealer utilizes the above positional exchanging systems with appropriate insight and information, positional exchanging can demonstrate out to be an incredible exchanging style. The fundamental advantage of positional exchanging is that it allows you to utilize numerous exchanging styles.

Perhaps the greatest benefit of positional exchanging which makes it an extraordinary option to intraday is that you can do this without keeping yourself stuck to the screen for the entire exchanging meeting. It includes insignificant time gave you have an exchanging plan dependent on appropriate examination.

Short Selling – Short selling means we sell the shares first in hope that the price will go down and but those shares to make a profit. Short selling means selling the stock that is not in our Demat account and buying them again when the price goes down. But this facility is only available for intraday trading.

In short selling, a position is opened by getting portions of a stock or other resource that the financial backer accepts will diminish in esteem. The financial backer at that point offers these acquired offers to purchasers willing to follow through with available costs.

Before the acquired offers should be returned, the broker is wagering that the cost will proceed to decrease and they can buy them at a lower cost. The danger of misfortune on a short deal is hypothetically limitless since the cost of any resource can move to boundlessness.

So in conclusion, I would like to tell you that trading is for creating wealth and investment is for managing wealth. So before you choose your direction, read all the documents and risk evolves in the stock market.

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