You have probably heard some people you know talk about what stocks to buy or sell or what mutual funds to invest in. You’ve heard some people suggest looking at the charts and “P/E ratios”, buying when it dips to a certain price and selling when it reaches another, but you may have also heard some people suggest buying certain well known investments and holding on to them for 20 years or more.
What should you really do?
Well, it depends. Do you want to trade and try to make money now, or do you want to invest for the long term? (You can still do both of course.) If you can’t decide or if you’re just learning how to invest and you’re wondering what’s the difference between traders and investors, then you’re in luck! We’ll talk about that here![Read more…]