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Trading is an active style of participating in the financial markets that seeks to outperform traditional buy-and-hold investing. Rather than trying to profit from long-term uptrends in the markets, traders look for short-term price moves to profit in both rising and falling markets.As a trader, one of the most important things you can do to improve your chances of success is to approach trading as a business. A successful trading business requires a strategic plan that covers your actual business and your actual trading. Your business plan will include things like short and long-term goals, the amount of capital you have available for the business and how you will set up your office. Your trading plan includes the details of trading: what you will trade and how you will trade it. Your plan should be so objective and concise that you could hand it over to another trader and they would be able to execute it exactly.It’s important to understand that your trading plan is not simply a set of rules that you think will work, a list of set-ups that you are somehow fond of, or someone else’s plan. A good trading plan is one that you have researched, tested on historical data, tested in a live market and continue to evaluate at regular intervals.Successful trading involves more than reading a few articles or books, and you should plan on devoting a substantial amount of time and effort before ever placing a trade in a live market. This can be difficult because most new traders are anxious to get in the market. While the research and time commitments may sound daunting, they're a realistic and integral part of becoming a profitable, independent trader.This tutorial serves as an introduction to help you get started trading. For more information, be sure to check out part two of our series, which covers more advanced topics including charting, leverage, risk and strategy automation. Many people who become interested in trading are first introduced to the financial markets through investing.The purpose of investing is to build wealth slowly over time, and this is typically accomplished through a buy-and-hold approach: making investments – such as in a stock, ETF or mutual fund – and allowing price to fluctuate over time. Investors “ride out” the inevitable downtrends with the expectation that prices will eventually rebound and rise over the long-term.After years or decades, the investment will, in many cases, increase in value and provide positive returns for the investor. Long-term returns can be further amplified by compounding through the reinvestment of profits and dividends. Investments are often viewed as a means of building wealth to provide stability and income during the retirement years.While investments are typically held for a period of years or even decades, traders buy and sell stocks, commodities, currency pairs and various other investment vehicles with the intention of generating returns that outperform a buy-and-hold strategy. Trading profits are viewed as income since profits are “taken off the table” on a regular basis (as opposed to investing, where positions are generally left alone for the long haul).Trading profits are achieved through buying low and selling high – and selling high and buying (to cover) low, in the case of short selling – and all trades are entered and exited within a relatively short period of time. This time period can vary from a few seconds to months or even years, depending on the trader’s style. The following chart lists the four primary trading styles - position, swing, day and scalp – with the corresponding time frames and holding periods for each.
Trading is an active style of participating in the financial markets that seeks to outperform traditional buy-and-hold investing. Rather than trying to profit from long-term uptrends in the markets, traders look for short-term price moves to profit in both rising and falling markets.As a trader, one of the most important things you can do to improve your chances of success is to approach trading as a business. A successful trading business requires a strategic plan that covers your actual business and your actual trading. Your business plan will include things like short and long-term goals, the amount of capital you have available for the business and how you will set up your office. Your trading plan includes the details of trading: what you will trade and how you will trade it. Your plan should be so objective and concise that you could hand it over to another trader and they would be able to execute it exactly.It’s important to understand that your trading plan is not simply a set of rules that you think will work, a list of set-ups that you are somehow fond of, or someone else’s plan. A good trading plan is one that you have researched, tested on historical data, tested in a live market and continue to evaluate at regular intervals.Successful trading involves more than reading a few articles or books, and you should plan on devoting a substantial amount of time and effort before ever placing a trade in a live market. This can be difficult because most new traders are anxious to get in the market. While the research and time commitments may sound daunting, they're a realistic and integral part of becoming a profitable, independent trader.This tutorial serves as an introduction to help you get started trading. For more information, be sure to check out part two of our series, which covers more advanced topics including charting, leverage, risk and strategy automation. Many people who become interested in trading are first introduced to the financial markets through investing.The purpose of investing is to build wealth slowly over time, and this is typically accomplished through a buy-and-hold approach: making investments – such as in a stock, ETF or mutual fund – and allowing price to fluctuate over time. Investors “ride out” the inevitable downtrends with the expectation that prices will eventually rebound and rise over the long-term.After years or decades, the investment will, in many cases, increase in value and provide positive returns for the investor. Long-term returns can be further amplified by compounding through the reinvestment of profits and dividends. Investments are often viewed as a means of building wealth to provide stability and income during the retirement years.While investments are typically held for a period of years or even decades, traders buy and sell stocks, commodities, currency pairs and various other investment vehicles with the intention of generating returns that outperform a buy-and-hold strategy. Trading profits are viewed as income since profits are “taken off the table” on a regular basis (as opposed to investing, where positions are generally left alone for the long haul).Trading profits are achieved through buying low and selling high – and selling high and buying (to cover) low, in the case of short selling – and all trades are entered and exited within a relatively short period of time. This time period can vary from a few seconds to months or even years, depending on the trader’s style. The following chart lists the four primary trading styles - position, swing, day and scalp – with the corresponding time frames and holding periods for each.

Di ruang tunggu Bandara Internasional Jeddah, Haji Sa’id duduk menunggu. Di sampingnya ada seorang jama’ah haji lainnya. Dari sinilah obrolan mereka bermula.

“Aku bekerja sebagai kontraktor dan Allah telah memberikan aku kenikmatan yaitu dengan memberiku kesempatan berhaji ini. Ini adalah hajiku yang ke sepuluh.”

Mendengar basa-basi teman duduknya itu, Haji Sa’id kemudian menimpali:

“Semoga haji diterima dan dosa-dosa pun terampuni.”

Lelaki itu kemudian bertanya kepada Haji Sa’id:

“Dan engkau sendiri, apakah pernah haji sebelumnya.”?

Sa’id menjawab:

“Demi Allah, akhi, hajiku ini memiliki kisah tersendiri dan aku tidak ingin membuatmu berlelah-lelah mendengar kisah tsb.”

Lelaki itu tertawa, lalu berkata:

“Demi Allah, ceritakanlah akhi. Seperti yang engkau lihat, kita sedang menunggu.”

Sa’id tersenyum dan memulai kisah singkatnya.

“Iya benar, menunggu. Dan dari menunggulah kisahku bermula. Aku telah lama menunggu bertahun-tahun. Setelah bekerja selama 30 tahun di sebuah rumah sakit, barulah aku bisa mengumpulkan dana haji.

Di hari yang sama saat aku akan mengambil uang di rekeningku di rumah sakit, seorang ummahat -yang anaknya kutangani karena lumpuh- tiba-tiba terjatuh di hadapanku. Mukanya terlihat begitu sedih dan berkata kepadaku:

“Kutitipkan engkau kepada Allah wahai akhi Sa’id. Ini adalah ziarah terakhir kami di rumah sakit ini.”

Aku merasa aneh dengan ucapannya dan sepertinya ia tidak ridha dengan cara dan metodeku dalam menangani anaknya dan ia sepertinya berpikir untuk memindahkan anaknya ke rumah sakit lain.

Dia kembali berkata kepadaku:

“Tidak akhi Sa’id. Allah sebagai saksi bahwa engkau lebih perhatian terhadap anakku dibanding seorang ayah. Pengobatanmu telah banyak membantunya padahal kami sebelumnya telah pupus harapan.”

Lelaki yang mendengar kisah Sa’id ini berkata:

“Aneh ya. Jika ibu itu memang ridha dengan pelayananmu dan anaknya pun semakin membaik, lantas kenapa begitu saja ia ingin keluar dari rumah sakit padahal masa pengobatan belum usai?.”

Sa’id menjawab:

“Inilah yang aku pikirkan. Aku lantas menuju salah satu unit tertentu di rumah sakit dan bertanya. Nampaklah bahwa ayah si anak kehilangan pekerjaan dan tidak mampu membayar biaya pengobatan yang telah menunggak.

Aku lantas menemui direktur rumah sakit dan memintanya agar pihak rumah sakit tetap melanjutkan proses terapi untuk anaknya namun direktur menolak dengan keras sambil berkata:

“Ini adalah rumah sakit dan bukan yayasan sosial.”