Q&A by Rob Friesen
TRADE SOME, HOLD SOME
Throughout my career, I have used the phrase “trade some and hold some” when referring to maximizing profits while trading equity pairs. Essentially, this concept is based on the premise of trading around a core position—holding one layer (long a unit of capital in one stock, while short a unit of capital in another stock) and trading additional layers besides that one, in and out over multiple timeframes.
You could refer to it as a strategy in itself, but I prefer to think of it as a methodology, or way of life, as there are many instances where trading around a core position is useful regardless of the instrument you trade ...