Personally, I see myself as a risk taker. I love to watch chart trends- buying at the right time and selling before the plunge down. I’ve done this last year with SKT (Tanger Factory Outlet Centers), GPRO (GoPro) and this year with AAPL (Apple) and made a decent return. But I’ve won the most by holding my securities in index funds.
I’m currently studying the book, The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham. I enjoy how he shares the importance of being a defensive investor. The defensive investor makes her/his real money from owning and holding securities. Unlike a day trader, the defensive investor receives interest and dividends as the security increases in value.
Defensive investing is not only the best way but the safest way. In my opinion, the more you stick to your rules the better.