InvestorQ : As a trader should I focus on what is happening or what is going to happen?
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As a trader should I focus on what is happening or what is going to happen?

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Priyanka N answered.
2 years ago


The problem is that you don’t have a clue as to what is going to happen. But you very well know what is happening. Focus on information rather on expectations. What is the fundamental difference between an investor and a trader? An investor is looking a lot more into the future. The investor focuses on issues like change in earnings, new orders, management plans, corporate actions etc. The trader does not focus too much on the future. The focus of the trader is a lot more on what has already happened and how the stock will react to it. The trader looks to the market to act as a guide to trading. He first reads the message of the market and then calibrates his trades accordingly. The present has a lot more weightage for the trader…