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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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Liquidity Risk for Investors

On 05/26/2010, in Investment Concepts, by Jordan Wilson

Liquidity is an extremely important consideration when analyzing investments.

For investors, liquidity relates to the ease in buying or selling an asset.

Time delays and pressures or fluctuations in pricing, make it difficult for investors to minimize their purchase costs or maximize their sales prices.

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