Types of Stock Traders

On 06/14/2013, in Investment Strategies, by Jordan Wilson

Investors come in all shapes and sizes.

There are also a multitude of ways to trade investments.

Today a brief look at the various types of traders. 

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How do investors use exchange traded funds (ETFs)?

Many investors utilize ETFs as a cost-efficient means to create long-term, well-diversified portfolios. But some investors use them for other investment tactics.

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Life of a Day Trader

On 06/24/2012, in Investment Strategies, by Jordan Wilson

Day trading in financial markets is not something I like to see in clients.

I prefer having clients take a long-term investing perspective, utilizing passive management strategies. Day trading – also known as stock flipping or high frequency trading –  is the polar opposite to this. Active management to the nth degree.

Successfully flipping stocks, bonds, and other asset classes is a tricky business. One that requires expertise, adequate time to research and continually monitor your portfolio, and  nerves of steel in volatile markets. A closet full of Milk of Magnesia might not hurt either.

That said, many individuals want to learn about day trading. A look at this topic today.

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Buy and Hold Perceived Disadvantages

On 04/03/2011, in Investment Strategies, by Jordan Wilson

There are some interesting, for lack of a better word, articles on the buy and hold strategy.

If you google the phrase, you will see that the strategy is not well thought of in many circles. Some ask if buy and hold “is still viable?” Others believe that it is “going, going, gone”. And some feel that it is completely “dead”.

So why do I suggest you employ a buy and hold strategy? 

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Trading Strategies

On 03/23/2011, in Investment Strategies, by Jordan Wilson

There are a variety of ways to trade investments.

On the one extreme you have the rigid buy and hold investors.

At the other end of the spectrum are the day traders.

And at various points in between are the bulk of investors.

We will quickly review each today. 

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Today we will start to look at the perceived advantages of exchange traded funds (ETFs) versus open-end index mutual funds.

Depending on the investor, some of these may be more important than others.

Or possibly these potential benefits may actually not entice an investors to choose ETFs over open-end index mutual funds. I write, you decide.

Let us begin with potential trading advantages.

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