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tigersfan1989
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Louisiana
Member since Oct 2018
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What is your approach to stock trading?
So the majority of my holdings in my brokerage consist of mutual funds which I just add to on a monthly basis. I do have some holdings in stocks and don't change my position very often on those stocks. I would like to hear from those who actively trade stocks on how you go about doing your research on the stocks you decide to buy and sell (websites, etc.) and what factors do you look for in a company that makes you want to buy the stock and how do you approach your exit strategy of the stock? I see many of you on the board actively trade and I would like to get more involved in doing that.


jimbeam
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re: What is your approach to stock trading?
1. Get money
2. Buy VTSAX
3. ???
4. Profit


oklahogjr
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re: What is your approach to stock trading?
buying high and selling low.


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JohnnyKilroy
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re: What is your approach to stock trading?
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1. Get money
2. Buy VTSAX
3. ???
4. Profit


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PillPusher
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Member since Oct 2009
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re: What is your approach to stock trading?
Buy deep OTM calls with 1 DTE. Sure it will fail 99/100 but oh that one is beautiful.


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tduecen
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re: What is your approach to stock trading?
Pray
Bitch
Moan
Cry
Rejoice


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RedlandsTiger
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Redlands, CA
Member since Jan 2008
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re: What is your approach to stock trading?
FDTRX

Go growth & technology when your young and put it in a Roth IRA. You'll thank me in 40 years.


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TheWiz
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Third World, LA
Member since Aug 2007
10836 posts

re: What is your approach to stock trading?
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1. Get money 2. Buy VTSAX 3. ??? 4. Profit


This is about as simple as it gets. Do it for 35 years and profit.
This post was edited on 7/31 at 10:04 pm


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Hopeful Doc
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re: What is your approach to stock trading?
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I see many of you on the board actively trade and I would like to get more involved in doing that.



Stick to your day job.
Buy index funds.
Hold them until you retire
Sell them as you need money
Don't try to catch a falling knife.
Go to a casino to gamble. It's much more fun than doing it from your couch without free drinks and fun games.


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LSURN98
Member since Oct 2019
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re: What is your approach to stock trading?
Do you want to day trade? Trade options?

If you learn to analyze technicals and master trends it is far from gambling, but you will still lose a lot, and you better not have another job because it takes all of your time. I only work half the year so on my long stretches not working I have the time to devote to it, but when I don’t I don’t mess with it. It you do you will pay.

The best long term strategy has already been covered.


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Auburn1968
Auburn Fan
NYC
Member since Mar 2019
1813 posts

re: What is your approach to stock trading?
I treat hot tips like lottery tickets.

At times like this, I buy solid bargains and hold for the long term.



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BitBuster
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Dec 2017
950 posts

re: What is your approach to stock trading?
1. Get tip from a friend.
2. Put play money on the tip.
3. Watch share price plummet.
4. Hold the bag and wait for years for it to come back up.
5. Decide I'd rather use the money to buy a Dominos pizza so sell the stock and buy a pizza.
6. Watch stock price skyrocket on random news.


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Adajax
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Member since Nov 2015
2283 posts

re: What is your approach to stock trading?
Buy dividend stocks, ETFs, REITS, and/or index funds and hold for the long ride.


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Junky
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Louisiana
Member since Oct 2005
6039 posts

re: What is your approach to stock trading?
Did they re-do the bet again? I know of the one in 2007-8 somewhere when the market crashed and Buffet still came roaring back


Upperdecker
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St. George, LA
Member since Nov 2014
22420 posts

re: What is your approach to stock trading?
Don’t frick with your retirement accounts. But if you want a learning account or a more risky trading account, come up with a strategy and stick to it. Like a business plan for your account. For some people, investing in individual stocks is risky enough. For others they’re all out day trading 50% of their portfolio at a time. Find what works for you. Gains may sound great, but risky trading can result in losses that will break many people down more than they can endure


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Jag_Warrior
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Virginia
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re: What is your approach to stock trading?
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Did they re-do the bet again? I know of the one in 2007-8 somewhere when the market crashed and Buffet still came roaring back


Here's the biggest bet that he made back then. And Buffett being Buffett, by selling premium, he got to hold the $4.5 billion (and invest it as he pleased) as the bet played out. Some of the contracts expired laat year, so profits are already being booked.

“These puts on the S&P500 had original terms of either 15 or 20 years and were struck at the market. We have received premiums of $4.5 billion, and we recorded a liability at yearend of $4.6 billion. The puts in these contracts are exercisable only at the expiration dates, which occur between 2019 and 2027, and Berkshire will then need to make payment only if the index in question is quoted at a level below that existing on the day the put was written…I believe these contracts, in aggregate, will be profitable and that we will, in addition, receive substantial income from our investment of the premiums we hold during the 15-or-20 year period… in all cases we hold the money, which means we have no counterparty risk.”


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