Hello guys i have been "long term investing" for like 1.5 year now started with 380 dollars. I had shares in AMD but i sold them out at around 34 dollars. submitted by
The reason i did that was because i kept seeing every day the price going up and down at a veeery predictable manner. I started searching what was causing this and i stumpled upon day / swing trading.
It sounded sketchy at first and backed by statistics like " 95% of day traders lose money" ( great way to lie with statistics btw) so i have been hesitant to start engaging in it.
Eventually i started digging really hard in it for the past month or so and i even have been successful in most of my trades. ( small gains around 5-10 bucks or break even)
So my goal now is to grow my account to 5000 dollars and after that having a goal of ~20% per month (The reason for this is because it is double the minimal wage in my country , Greece). I searched a bit in here for guys in simillar situations and most of the times i see you guys suggesting the FX market as an easier way to grow a small account
So how does the stock market compares vs the FX market?. Big factor for my situation : I use Etoro it has 0 commission fees and for technical analysis i use webull(Although i would love to have lvl 2). Cons on stock market for Etoro : limited amount of sto ks it mainly has large cap stocks since they are more popular.
A couple more things for me : 1) I am shiting bricks when i open positions with bad fundamentals even though techinal analysis supports my decision (looking at you Nio) 2) I like both intraday and swing trades. 3)I never used leverage even though i know what it is and i am kinda hesitant using it 4)I really love that the Forex market is open 24/5.
Overall i feel this is a great opportunity for someone in Greece because : You are taxed at 15% (7% less than having a job) Minimal wage is 550 euro per month (Although you will be lucky to find a 8 hour job) Cost of living is around 550 euro per month for housing and food( no car) You can be a consistent trader for a living and be categorised as unemployed and getting free welfare checks :p (spoked with my fathers accountant about this)
That's all folks i would really appriciate your opinions :)
TL:DR : Stock market or Forex market for growing a small account?
Let me begin by saying that despite my ongoing criticism, i appreciate Bancor's protocol for enabling speculative tokens exchange. I don't think Bancor is a scam or a worthless investment
However, i think that investors have the right to be informed about projects they are about to invest so i took the time to collect that information.
Techcrunch and other articles that mention invest.com as some veteran company raking in gazzilions of dollars and Stox as a fresh, exciting company (Yay journalism propagating press releases) are slightly inaccurate. for both of these cases.
Invest.com is a domain that was bought specifically for Stox for a hefty sum of $5M (Yep. not making this up). Stox was once called Stox, then renamed itself to Getstocks
(45K monthly visitors) and now set up a "new" company called Stox.
In essence, they were a "regular" investment platform that raised $20M (technically Invest.com raised the amount, but Invest.com is basically Stox) from investors (and dealt with fiat, so no need for that new token, obviously) for a social forex investing platform not unlike Etoro, before their current "prediction market" route they've taken. they got into financial problems and had to fire employees because of it and if their annual volume couldn't sustain 30 employees, forget about the $50M in profits. from what i gather, they had around a couple of millions in volume.
As for Invest.com. Don't confuse Investing.com and Invest.com. both are Israeli platforms but with a slight difference: Investing.com
has 66M visitors a month, for an average of 10 minutes a visit and 50% bounce rate. it is an established trading news platform and a very popular one at that. if it was investing.com which issued the ICO, i'd be all over it. Invest.com
has 400K visitors a month, for an average of 48 seconds a visit and a 82% bounce rate. there is no way this is an active platform with the volumes they suggest they have. no fricking way. the numbers simply doesn't add up.
So where do those magical numbers come from? Invest.com bought a binary options company called AnyOption.com and retained their databases. Binary options
were having a hard time in Israel because many realized they were basically gambling platforms rather than trading ones, despite marketing themselves as the latter. many of these got closed due to legal implications.
a typical company like AnyOption used to hire hundreds of sales people that were spending hours aggressively calling all over the world trying to convince people to trade in their platform. they were hard spammers that promised easy entry into stock trading but in practice provided for a high risk, low reward gambling.
With the purchase of AnyOption.com, Invest.com supposedly got AnyOption.com's costumer base so they could claim their volume as the former AnyOption volume, however, a quick glance at their website data shows that their lack of activity really hurt them (down to 250K visitors a month). **It is also important to know that AnyOption founders have recieved shares in Invest.com, so investing in Stox is rewarding AnyOption founders as well.
So those billions in volume, tens of millions in profit and millions in clients are A. not Invest.com figures, B. outdated and diminished by now.
To summarize, i am not saying Stox is a scam, or that Stox doesn't have potential. i just want to stress out that the information you are getting is vastly inaccurate and i believe you are entitled to a more honest overview.
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