Get Started with Investing: The Basics

4: Active vs. Passive Investors

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Are you an active investor or a passive investor? Learn about the attributes of both to help you decide which one you most identify with.

These are the attributes of an active investor:

  • Focused on short-term gains
  • Strategy involves higher levels of buying and selling
  • Goal is to “beat the market” or avoid losses in market downturns

These are the attributes of a passive investor:

  • Focused on long-term gains
  • Strategy involves lower levels of buying and selling
  • Goal is to match the performance of certain market indexes rather than trying to outperform them

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It’s important to find out what kind of investor you are in order to choose the right investment strategy for you. For example, do you want to take more of a back seat with your investments? Or...

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