Investing vs. Trading: What's the Difference?

November 10, 2022 Beginner
Learn about the differences between a long-term investor and a short-term trader so you can decide what's best for you.
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This material is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered a personalized recommendation or investment advice. Investors should review investment strategies for their own particular situations before making any investment decisions.

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Examples provided are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be reflective of results you can expect to achieve.

Diversification and asset allocation strategies do not ensure a profit and cannot protect against losses in a declining market. Schwab does not recommend the use of technical analysis as a sole means of investment research.

There is no guarantee that execution of a stop order will be at or near the stop price.