Day trading vs long term position holding strategy?

Goldman Sachs theNapa
Mar 18 45 Comments

I have been reading about multiple trading strategies and the yields associated with them. Wanted to get a poll of people out here who are actively or passively investing in the stock market. Please note that I am talking about non-401k investment.

What trading strategy do you follow and what are the returns on it? Single named or mutual funds trading strategies - both are up for grabs

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TOP 45 Comments
  • Amazon Iczr35
    Bogleheads five fund portfolio, and 11.4% rate of return measured over 10 years
    Mar 18 12
    • Merrill Lynch / Finance
      MLWF

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      MLWFmore
      11.4% annual rate of return over the past 10 years is awful.
      Mar 18
    • Vanguard / Eng krampus
      @merril lynch, not really when you factor in how low risk the portfolio is....
      Mar 18
    • Merrill Lynch / Finance
      MLWF

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      MLWFmore
      Fair enough.
      Mar 18
    • Capital One sPNJ4l
      The value tripling in 10 years is awful? Maybe I have low expectations, but that sounds fantastic.
      Mar 18
    • Microsoft / Eng
      MgIr74

      Microsoft Eng

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      MgIr74more
      Also you get this 11.4% return with essential 0 effort.
      Mar 19
  • Bloomberg / Other SOSlayer
    From someone in finance actually advising REAL investment managers - please do not day trade. Even if you did make money in the short term this is a bias and you are not actually equipped

    Many people are equipped and still lose money. I'm not trying to prevent you from making millions, just prevent you from being an idiot
    Mar 18 4
    • Bloomberg Atavist
      lmao Bloomberg is not finance
      Mar 18
    • Bloomberg / Other SOSlayer
      You and I don't do the same job at Bloomberg though buddy
      Mar 18
    • Bloomberg Atavist
      another delusional customer support worker at Bloomberg thinking he works in finance. lol, just lol.
      Mar 18
    • Bloomberg / Other SOSlayer
      Ahhh gotta love the confidence of a dev on anonymous forums 👌
      Most of us had a life before bbg
      Mar 18
  • Microsoft gfba68
    Don't day trade
    Mar 18 17
    • Microsoft gfba68
      By ignorance you mean i should have read all those peer reviewed studies or actually day traded myself for several years?
      Mar 20
    • Bloomberg
      YUNOSlayer

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      YUNOSlayermore
      Don’t forget, day traded for years with and without doing squats 😂
      Mar 20
    • IBM WlmW31
      By ignorance meaning: you don’t know what actually day trading is. Better learn from somebody or keep working 9-5 like you do now.
      Mar 20
    • IBM WlmW31
      @YUNOSlayer lol you are still struck with your squats. It’s pretty evident why there is 90% fail rate in day trading.
      Mar 20
    • Bloomberg
      YUNOSlayer

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      YUNOSlayermore
      “at a mental, physical and intellectual level.” 😂
      Mar 21
  • IBM WlmW31
    Day trading only if you know what you are doing, or else you will burn it all
    Mar 18 0
  • US Bank / Finance
    LkYl04

    US Bank Finance

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    There are three ways to make a living in this business. Be first, be smarter, or cheat.
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    I used to day trade and short position. Knowing the industry and company was key as well as the market. I can’t really do it now as I have to clear trades with compliance so I am not timely enough to really hit my benchmarks so I don’t bother, plus I can’t touch certain sectors period due to my job so it was a fun hobby if anything earlier in life.
    Mar 18 1
    • American Express D.BCooper
      Yep. I trade on 1 to 4 week timeframes and only 5 stocks. I know those stocks like the back of my hand.
      Mar 18
  • Hitachi Vantara DMT
    Good luck. I would stick to index fund instead. Not as fun but hey
    Mar 18 0
  • New / Mgmt VSwf01
    Day trading is reckless gambling, on a long enough timeline you will lose. Whatever strategy or secret you think you discovered have already been executed by countless others before you.
    Mar 18 0
  • Bank of America / Eng gkCF34
    Long. Especially if your investments are being monitored by your company. The pain of having to submit a buy/sell request is too much for short term holding.
    Mar 19 0
  • American Express ...🔞....
    not reducing consumer debt
    Mar 18 0
  • Vanguard / Eng krampus
    You don't have to pick one or the other, just make sure you are careful if you get into day trading and expect to pay thousands for every mistake you make.
    Mar 18 0
  • Wells Fargo bpiS06
    The HFTs will rape you if you day trade. Just buy QQQ or SPY. Unless you have some inside info on HFTs....
    Mar 18 0