By Paul Nojin
It never ceases to amaze me how very little the average person knows about investing and trading.
Most people don’t even know the difference between the 2
The average person is under the mistaken impression that trading is
It’s crazy that kids are not taught some of the basics in school.
The fact is that trading and investing are entirely different.
For starters, traders cut losses fast and let profits run, where investing is a buy and hold undertaking.
At the heart of the difference is the way that risk is managed.
Traders MUST cut losses fast [because they typically use leverage] so it is imperative that they use
In stark contrast, investors typically control risk with diversification and allocation.
Too often I get emails from people telling me they are trading shares and using stop loss orders.
The main problem is NOT the use of the
Shares are NOT an appropriate vehicle for traders.
The reason is that companies make surprise announcements that cause big gaps in the share price, and for those using leverage this equates to massive risk.
In contrast to individual shares, mainstream markets do NOT gap with anywhere near the same level of volatility, which is why traders focus on the overall index rather than individual shares.
If you are a trader you should use
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