Poll: Are you an investor or a trader?

Discussion in 'Investing' started by emmett kelly, Jul 23, 2020.

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Which are you?

  1. Investor

    23 vote(s)
    45.1%
  2. Trader

    5 vote(s)
    9.8%
  3. Both, but weighted more in trading

    5 vote(s)
    9.8%
  4. Both, but weighted more in investing

    17 vote(s)
    33.3%
  5. Drop dead, Emmett

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  1. Rustic1

    Rustic1 Well-Known Member

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    Nice find.

    I hold 2 positions long term, looking to max at 4-5.
    I'm not a fan of diversification.

    The 2 are recent buys with the overwhelming percentage in cash waiting for the dust to settle.

    Most likely will favor the investing side but will always save a small percentage for trading/speculation.

    Got a laugh at #5 of the poll. Dont want you to drop dead LOL. We are adults here. Not politicians.
     
  2. emmett kelly

    emmett kelly Well-Known Member

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    Glad that you laughed. Mission accomplished. An attempt at humor through self-deprecation.
     
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  3. Syynik

    Syynik Well-Known Member

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    Back in the old HotStockMarket days, I was in the chat room for hours daily with a bunch of traders.

    There was one guy who had gotten laid off 3, 4 times in a row and decided "Screw THIS".

    Yeah, It didn't end well. Hope you're doing well, D.
     
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  4. Syynik

    Syynik Well-Known Member

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    Other than my summer spent "trading" pink sheets, I've lost more money by selling too early. D'oh!
     
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  5. Syynik

    Syynik Well-Known Member

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Oh my god, thanks for the belly laugh! I needed it today.
     
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  6. sam_volton

    sam_volton New Member

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    We need more analytics tool that created with machine learning, AI. We are working on a start-up atm. Will launch asap. We might need more GME like movements on the market. Our power should be on the side that ready to use all the time in a proper stock. We only need narrative that goes with the movement. Market will correct itself
     
  7. emmett kelly

    emmett kelly Well-Known Member

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    if two dyed in the wool long term investors sell shares of tesla do they still qualify to answer yes they are investors?
     
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  8. emmett kelly

    emmett kelly Well-Known Member

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    see if we can pick up any stragglers this weekend.
     
  9. Rustic1

    Rustic1 Well-Known Member

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    Swapped a couple around.

    Hold 3 positions

    TSLA
    BTC
    **** Not listed on this board " incognito"

    Mostly CASH. :D

    Plan remains the same, until I see how the markets pan out the next 2-3 months, no investing.

    Trade for now, always will but at some point more cash will be invested. I'm a wholesaler. :cool2:
     
  10. Syynik

    Syynik Well-Known Member

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    Just scream "THIS IS WHAT GAMESTOP WILL DO ON MONDAY!!!"

    Like pouring sugar on the ground to attract ants...
     
  11. WXYZ

    WXYZ Well-Known Member

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    I think it is very interesting that 77.2% of the responders to this poll are FOCUSED on INVESTING and not TRADING.

    There is a HUNGER for content on actual investing on the internet....which for many means.....longer term investing.

    CASE IN POINT......the BOGLEHEADS FORUM. Most on that site are definately longer term investors and most of the content is focused on long term investing. That forum is......I suspect....the largest most active investing forum on the internet. They have 105,935 MEMBERS. Not to mention the.......probable..... hundreds of thousands of non-member lurkers and readers.

    We have a good mix of content on this board....and in my opinion......better......more diverse........content covering a broader range of types of investing. I STILL think this forum is the best I have seen.
     
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  12. T0rm3nted

    T0rm3nted Moderator
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    I don’t know, I’ve heard that the biggest investing community on the internet is WallStreetBets
     
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  13. Rustic1

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    That would be r,investing. You should know the traders never win. :rofl: The investors follow us like puppies proving we are wrong. :cool2:
     
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  14. bigbear0083

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    i voted for drop dead emmett (sorry about that @emmett kelly :rofl: nothing personally against you or nothing of course!)

    but seriously, i've been doing a whole lot less of anything of late due to other factors at play for me in my life right now which are of higher priority.

    however, when i was very active in the markets during my heydays, i considered myself more of a trader than anything due to not holding things for longer than weeks at a time.

    nowadays, all i ever do is dabble in some futures trading here and there. but, that has admittedly been very far and few between.

    i think i consider myself largely a market observer nowadays. where i have no skin in the game, but still enjoy monitoring the daily action and chatting about it as well.
     
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  15. Dave Kraayeveld

    Dave Kraayeveld Active Member

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    Well Yogi Berra once said whether you are a slugger or a hitter you can still hit home runs. Actually an investor can trade and a trader can invest.
     
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  16. Dave Kraayeveld

    Dave Kraayeveld Active Member

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    I am hoping before I get to 70 to know how to tell the difference between a boat and a ship. More importantly can an investor and a trader have the same goal. So can an investor make more than a trader can, or can a trader beat an investor?
     
  17. emmett kelly

    emmett kelly Well-Known Member

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    i don't have the answers, but we could damn sure put in in a poll and see the readers think.
     
  18. Dave Kraayeveld

    Dave Kraayeveld Active Member

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    Back to your original question, don't both traders and investors wait for their boat to come in?
     
  19. emmett kelly

    emmett kelly Well-Known Member

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    boat or ship? either way traders don't wait as long as investors.
     
  20. Dave Kraayeveld

    Dave Kraayeveld Active Member

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    I have bought and held and bought and sold. So what is someone the day they first buy? Do they become a trader the first day they sell a stock. In 1986 I worked a job that invested part of my paycheck into VFINX. In 2013 I began drawing from that stool. In 1988 I bought Seagate and sold a year later. So if you do both does that make you an invest-trader? Sorry I couldn't find any Beverly Hillbilly reruns. My favorite is when Jethro starts to cipher numbers.
     

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