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Long-Term Investing vs Short Squeeze Plays vs Day Trading

Long-Term Investing vs Short Squeeze Plays vs Day Trading
Wealth Building: Differences between Long-Term Investing, Short Squeeze Plays, and Day Trading

Today’s article is going to be extremely educational; I’m going over the biggest differences between long-term investing, short squeeze plays, and day trading.

In this article you’re going to discover what makes each one more susceptible than the other to market manipulation and overall risk.

When you’re looking to build wealth in the market, it is important to identify the major differences between the three.

Be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back to it in the future for a mental refresh.

Let’s get started!

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I’ve helped people learn how to invest in stocks, crypto, and how to day trade options as well.

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Let’s dive right into it!

#1. Long-Term investing

Long-term investing is the #1 traditional way to build wealth over a long period of time.

Investors looking to build wealth this way tend to invest in high dividend yielding stocks such as the S&P 500.

Here, an investor’s portfolio compounds over time as dividends are rolled over or reinvested back into the asset – further purchasing more stock on its own.

During the years of retirement, investors may decide to stop reinvesting the dividend and accept the dividend as cash instead.

This is how a dividend stock portfolio may yield investors with big passive income in the form of cashflow many years later.

Many of these stocks are not heavy victims to market manipulation due to the security and minimalistic risk there is to invest in these funds.

Read: The Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Passive Income

#2. Short Squeeze plays

Short squeeze plays have a high risk/high reward ratio that has attracted many new investors into the market.

When a stock is being heavily shorted, the short interest percentage of the stocks float tends to rise.

This means that with enough buying pressure, investors may increase the probability of squeezing short sellers from their positions.

We saw this occur when AMC ran from $2 per share to $72 per share and when GameStop skyrocketed into the hundred-dollar levels.

While both these two stocks are still heavily shorted, these are just two examples of short squeeze plays where investors could have taken advantage of an opportunity to make big bucks.

Short squeeze plays are more susceptible to market manipulation since market makers tend to have a lot of control of retail investor’s orders.

They may drive share prices down by overleveraging their already bias positions, which means a lot of momentum is required for a short squeeze play to be successful.

Short squeeze plays are a form of swing trades that may last weeks to months of holding a stock before trading it for profit.

This type of investment strategy may be viewed as mid-term investing to cash in big on a rather unique opportunity.

#3. Day Trading

Day trading uses leverage as a multiplier to trade stocks in a short-term timeframe.

What makes this investment strategy attractive to most investors are the possibilities to earn massive gains in such a short period of time.

Traders are earning money whether the market is up or down through ‘put and call options contracts’.

Unlike long-term investing or short squeeze plays that have a buy and hold approach, day trading is a skill that requires focus, discipline, and a deep understanding about the psychology of trading.

Day traders can earn hundreds to thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars on a daily basis (you can view my gains here).

While day trading is mainly a form of income, traders may still allocate earnings towards long-term investments to further build their wealth.

Read: How to Trade Options in The Market with a 9-5

Which investment strategy is best for you?

As investors, we need to identify the best way to take advantage of the tool that is the stock market.

Long-term investors should focus on increasing their income to flood their portfolios with compounding effects.

Short squeeze traders should draw out a macro vision board to determine which path to take after short squeeze profits are secured.

Day traders would be wise to invest a portion of their income towards dividend paying assets or physical assets (such as property or a business) that will produce cashflow.

Building wealth is about having your money work for you so that you can have the time freedom to do what you love most.

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Read: How to Invest in the Stock Market for Beginners

The Best Thing You Can Do When the Markets are Tanking

Why is the market going down today
Why are the markets down? Don’t panic, here’s what to do

Both the stock and crypto markets are tanking.

If you’re following me on Twitter you know I’m an advocate for both stock and crypto investing.

Now, many of you are new retail investors and have only just started buying into the stock and crypto markets.

And if you’re worried about the markets tanking right now, don’t be.

I’m going to walk you through the best thing you can do when the markets are down.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – the blog that provides you with market news and trending investing topics. The markets are tanking, here’s how you and I can handle it.

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Why are the markets down?

why are the markets down
Why have the markets been down recently?

There’s an array of reasons as to why the markets are currently down.

With the biggest being liquidation in the markets.

I’m going to break this down in the simplest form possible.

The stock market truly caters to hedge funds and a variety of private family offices and financial institutions.

Market makers are companies that process every order in the stock market.

These market makers, hedge funds, and private family offices are notoriously known for going short on stocks and betting against them.

Well, recently we’ve seen ATHs from the S&P500, the NASDAQ, Tesla, AMC, GameStop, and many more.

Companies shorting these stocks and indexes have been losing a ton of money during the rise of these assets.

In order to keep up with their margin requirements, they must liquidate certain long positions whether it be in the stock or crypto markets.

Crypto enthusiasts aren’t selling, it’s the financial institutions who are in need of the capital to keep certain positions afloat.

Worldwide news is influencing the markets

Another reason why the markets are going down is because global news such as Omicron and Covid is influencing institutional psychology.

I would say sentiment, but institutions trade based on psychology.

Now, this is completely out of the control of the retail investor.

So, what can you do to whether this storm?

Well first, one of the best things you can do when the markets are tanking is to not panic.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get right into how to weather this storm.

#1. Assess your risk

Risk management in the markets

Some of you are still profitable, some may be breaking even, others are down significantly on their investment portfolios.

Whatever your situation is, you’ll have to assess your risk.

Can you stomach seeing your portfolio completely (but temporarily) plummet?

Did you buy high and are now seeing your investment crash?

You’ll have to ask yourself whether it’s worth setting a stop loss and eating a few losses to re-enter much lower.

Or perhaps you’re confident in the possibility of a correction eventually eliminating any paper losses.

The important thing to remember when investing in the markets is that long-term investing often times yields the results.

#2. Take a long-term approach when investing

long term investing in the markets

Let’s take Bitcoin as an example.

Early adopters bought the cryptocurrency when it was worth only cents and sold at $10.

If they had viewed Bitcoin as a long-term asset oppose to a swing trade, they would have become multi-millionaires a decade later.

We can also use SPY stock which tracks the S&P 500 as an example.

This safer long-term index fund has more than tippled in the past decade.

Investing a hefty $300,000 would have multiplied your investment to just over $900,000.

No matter the results, it’s long-term investing that yields them.

Remember that today’s market drops are only temporary.

Investors tend to see their rewards in the long run.

Related: How to invest in cryptocurrency step-by-step for beginners

#3. Identify buying opportunities

Buying opportunities in the market

When the markets are going down it’s the perfect time to strategize and identify buying opportunities.

Your risk tolerance will guide you here.

The markets tend to naturally bounce back during a correction.

Will you take the opportunity to buy assets at a discount or will you miss these buying opportunities?

Most retail investors fail to identify the massive opportunity at hand when the markets begin to tank.

And while no one will ever truly be able to identify the bottom, go based on your instincts to secure a fire sale even if it continues to further dip.

Because even if you miss a lower bottom, that discount will eventually profit in the long-term.

When Bitcoin dipped to $30k during the summer of 2021, I bought the dip and doubled my investment when it surged to $60k again.

So what if the crypto market is going down again?

The futures of the crypto market are incredibly high to not buy even during a bull run.

Strategize and you’ll be okay

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And there you have it ladies and gentlemen.

These 3 strategies are going to help you make a lot of money in the long-term whether you invest in stocks or crypto.

The stock and crypto markets may be going down but that does not mean you cannot take advantage of the dips.

Always have a plan and never invest more than you can afford to lose at the moment.

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