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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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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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Efficient Market Hypothesis

On 08/19/2011, in Investment Concepts, by Jordan Wilson

Within investing theory, there is a lot of consideration to the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH).

That is, how efficient are the investment markets and can smart investors exploit any inefficiencies to profit.

Phil Maymin, an Assistant Professor of Finance and Risk Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, provides an interesting take on market efficiency in the video below. 

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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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