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

    22 vote(s)
    44.9%
  2. Trader

    5 vote(s)
    10.2%
  3. Both, but weighted more in trading

    5 vote(s)
    10.2%
  4. Both, but weighted more in investing

    16 vote(s)
    32.7%
  5. Drop dead, Emmett

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  1. TomB16

    TomB16 Well-Known Member

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    Jean Folger looks like a delicious flavour crystal. Beautiful woman.
     
  2. Syynik

    Syynik Well-Known Member

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    Investors are busy doing other things.
     
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  3. T0rm3nted

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    Seems pretty accurate to me. The most active thread on this forum is the long-term investor thread. Not very many people here who actively talk about trading.
     
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  4. emmett kelly

    emmett kelly Well-Known Member

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    being that you are a moderator and are required to read far more posts than i actually read i can't argue. there is probably empirical data to support both sides but i have no idea how it would be extracted.
     
  5. TomB16

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    The connection between the LTI thread and long term investing may not be as direct as it is assumed. That thread has some talk of bitcoin and stock ownership of well under 5 years in duration. Neither of these things constitute investing, IMO. Because of this, my statistics are apart from those of other people. It's just a point of view.

    That's not to say people who are holding small amounts of bitcoin aren't investors. I would fight to the death to support their right to identify as they wish.

    I'm just saying, my view of investing is particularly narrow. Several of the folks who identify as investors would be investor/traders to me.
     
  6. T0rm3nted

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    Fair enough. If your criteria was strictly 5+ year investors, than yeah, there's more traders. Investments are commonly seen as 1+ year holds to the majority of people, so that is the baseline I went with for my comment. That's why I called myself investor that also trades as that's what I've become over the last 5 years. Mostly 1+ year holds, with some trading in the mix as well.
     
  7. TomB16

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    My view of investing is long term. I don't completely discount the idea that short term investing exists, there just aren't many examples.

    Again, just my opinion but, investing is to seek out making money from a productive asset like a company or an economy. A productive asset will generate new wealth. Making money from share price fluctuations is trading because the mindset is to make money from someone else in the market, making it a zero sum game.
     
  8. Aquaman

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    I am an investor and I believe in long-term investing but ensure you understand the terms of investment before investing.
    I am Investing in 2 great companies: Arctic star TSXV: ADD and Lions bay TSXV: LBI. It feels good to invest right.
     

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