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It's the old problem of not taking the long-term view when investing.
Many people think that short-term trading is a way to make considerable profits the easy way. And it seems reasonable enough, given that a) stocks can climb and fall dramatically within short spaces of time, and b) thousands of professional traders make their employers loads of money that way every day.
But the problem is that you as a retail investor have no way on Earth of predicting stock prices with any degree of recurring accuracy, and that you neither have the means to move millions in and out of stocks to influence their price action nor the inside information to know what big players will drive which stock up or down in the near future.
There are retail investors who have managed to make a fortune in the stock market, and most important of all, keep it. But they invariably bought stocks at times when they were down on their fundamentals and with a view to holding a stock for several years if necessary.
Traders just do not make money long-term. Trading tends to result in piss poor performance compared to buy-and-hold. But there are still enough people every day who "blow up" and lose their whole trading account because they think they know better.
I have made huge profits and similarly large losses with stock investments. I've got over 15 years experience. My noteworthy profits have almost without exception been through long-term investing, while almost all my losses were from trading. And I have witnessed enough people on trading web forums crash and burn because they thought they were the new Warren Buffett. When ironically, he is one of the most outspoken opponents of short-term trading.