Many trading strategies don’t require a full-time commitment. Unless you’re day trading, there’s no reason to be stuck behind a screen for eight hours per day. Mobile trading, real-time alerts, and advanced order types have made it easy to react to the market from almost anywhere with internet access.
There are even some advantages to not trading full-time: You don’t have to worry about emotion getting the best of you if you aren’t in front of a screen watching a trade move against you. Defining stop-loss and take-profit levels in advance can help you avoid many of common pitfalls.
Let’s take a look at how to balance part-time trading with a day job when both occur during the same hours.