One way that some experienced traders use to enter into a long-term position is by scaling into a trade in small positions.

By adding a number of positions over a period of time it is possible to guard against the risk of being overly fixated on one individual price point. This type of trading works really well when there is a general bias for an instrument’s direction but timing the entry is tricky.

The next time you have a firm conviction for a trade over the medium term don’t forget that scaling in small positions over a period of time is a strategy worth considering.