What Is Trading? by Sunny J. Harris
Follow The Yellow Dots
The idea of making money from the stock market is what attracts us to the markets. But what does it really take? Heres a realistic look.
What is the difference between trading and investing? Why would someone want to trade instead of taking a position and holding it for a long time? What is buy & hold? These are questions we ask as we progress in life far enough to have funds to speculate with.
Most of the speculative populace is interested in investing. It is generally believed that buy & hold makes the most sense, year after year, since the stock market supposedly returns about 9% per year over the long term, and that few traders ever do better than this. It is a rare breed that chooses to try trading.