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    Anyone else trade stock or ETF's?

    Example of two perfect trades over basically 24 hours. Money on the line. Just over 10K. I've been trading DIG for a few years, It's an ETF(exchange traded fund) based on the US index of gas and oil. Leveraged 2X, very volatile. But pretty cyclical. When does Gasoline and Oil generally peak? Summer right? When does it start declining? Fall right? When is it at it's lowest, Winter usually right? Spring, starts ascending correct? Absent of any peculiar non normal conditions this is fact. Look at the the charts for DIG.

    When your trades go perfect and this is not the standard, usually takes longer, this is two of my best trades.
    Options I bought Monday morning Buy 10 DIG Sep 20 '19 $31 Call Executed @ $2.85
    03/25/19 | 09:58 AM ET Cost=$2864

    Bought ETF shares Monday morning Buy 250 DIG Executed @ $29.75
    03/25/19 | 10:00 AM ET COST=$7444

    SOLD Tuesday morning Sell 10 DIG Sep 20 '19 $31 Call Executed @ $3.5
    03/26/19 | 11:36 AM ET NET=$3485 Gain=$620

    SOLD Tuesday Sell 250 DIG Executed @ $31.3077
    03/26/19 | 11:37 AM ET NET=$7819 GAIN=$375

    One day gain of $995 on an investment of $10308 in DIG ETF shares and options, almost a 10% return in one day.

    ALL OPTIONS, STOCKS, ETF trading is MONEY YOU CAN STAND LOSING. IT HAPPENS. I LOST 40K in the 2008 crash because I was on the wrong side of a couple options and failed to put stops in. Barely got out before I owed money trading on margin. I haven't traded on margin much since then.



    Anyone else have any trading tips or stock, ETF options they regularly trade, why and what?

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    The only way to make money, as in your case of 10 percent as compared to a 2 or 3 percent return on, in the market today is to take serious risk. That or have insider privilege. You did good, but it's not going to last. The fed will pull the rug out from under us eventually and some are saying they already have as the 3yr and 10yr yields have swapped, something that has hapopened before every recession in the last 50 years or so. I don't have the money to go to the wall st casino, so I just buy silver when I can.
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    I’m an investor, not a trader. There is no ten year period in the stock market when you wouldn’t have made money. If you bought the day before the crash in 1929 or 2008, ten years later you made money. The best play for an investor is to dollar cost average into an index fund like VFINX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking350 View Post
    I’m an investor, not a trader. There is no ten year period in the stock market when you wouldn’t have made money. If you bought the day before the crash in 1929 or 2008, ten years later you made money. The best play for an investor is to dollar cost average into an index fund like VFINX.
    Yeah I'm/we're mostly investors, The trading part of me is a small percentage overall. I don't go to casino's so here's where I go We max out 401's ect. Quite diversified. My daughter wants to start investing, I was going to tell her mutual funds, but that's a better idea. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.56NATO View Post
    The only way to make money, as in your case of 10 percent as compared to a 2 or 3 percent return on, in the market today is to take serious risk. That or have insider privilege. You did good, but it's not going to last. The fed will pull the rug out from under us eventually and some are saying they already have as the 3yr and 10yr yields have swapped, something that has hapopened before every recession in the last 50 years or so. I don't have the money to go to the wall st casino, so I just buy silver when I can.
    Yeah but you still are essentially, https://www.macrotrends.net/1470/his...100-year-chart Like Viking pointed out the stock market over time will always be the best investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Patriot-of-many View Post
    Yeah but you still are essentially, https://www.macrotrends.net/1470/his...100-year-chart Like Viking pointed out the stock market over time will always be the best investment.
    I'm thinking that the next time it pops, they will have only blanks left in their money gun so they'll simply replace the USD with something new and just as insidious as the old system, and the old USD will be exchanged at a loss. Great opportunity for them to foist a cashless system on us, perhaps one with a mark implanted on the hand or in the forehead. If it comes to the fed trying such fraud, Trump needs to abolish the fed and circulate US Notes that bear debt to no one, simultaneously withdrawing fed notes. Why do we pay taxes when the money is ink on paper? Why do we have to pay face value, interest, and cost of manufacture of every bank note (created out of thin air by the fed) of our own money to a parasitical cartel of private banks who engineer financial crashes at will?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.56NATO View Post
    I'm thinking that the next time it pops, they will have only blanks left in their money gun so they'll simply replace the USD with something new and just as insidious as the old system, and the old USD will be exchanged at a loss. Great opportunity for them to foist a cashless system on us, perhaps one with a mark implanted on the hand or in the forehead. If it comes to the fed trying such fraud, Trump needs to abolish the fed and circulate US Notes that bear debt to no one, simultaneously withdrawing fed notes. Why do we pay taxes when the money is ink on paper? Why do we have to pay face value, interest, and cost of manufacture of every bank note (created out of thin air by the fed) of our own money to a parasitical cartel of private banks who engineer financial crashes at will?
    I think the last president who tried that got a couple bullets in him in Dallas. Wishful thinking.

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