Why trade in the stock market?
Updated: May 4, 2022
The stock market offers more than just an opportunity to make money, it present challenges and lessons that can be applied to other markets.
Trading in the stock market as been a very popular way to make money rather quickly, and because of the accessibility and potential gains it offers, it captures the attention of a lot of beginner investors and people all around the world.
“The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.” - Warren Buffet
The stock market is a very unique market, there are many approaches and ways to make money. The traditional approach is simple, investing in larger companies that present long term value that year over year grow and provide great yields and holding the position for years and just letting it grow overtime. There are shorter term positions you can hold for days or weeks at a time called "Swing Trading" and then there is "Day Trading" which is buying and selling quickly short term to 'get in' and 'get out' and make a fast profit. The stock market can teach you many lessons about trends, economics, company success, the list goes on. The most common answer that traders learn is discipline, learning to keep your emotions out of your investing is much easier said than done. It takes time to master the market, but the lessons learned and the ability to make your money grow and work for you is how the most financially successful people in the world take advantage of the opportunities the stock market presents.