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Motilal Oswal Dynamic Fund (Div-A) - 11.6038Motilal Oswal Dynamic Fund (Div-Q) - 11.4452Motilal Oswal Dynamic Fund (G) - 12.3359Motilal Oswal Dynamic Fund-Dir (Div-A) - 12.0201Motilal Oswal Dynamic Fund-Dir (Div-Q) - 11.7848Motilal Oswal Dynamic Fund-Dir (G) - 12.6951Motilal Oswal Equity Hybrid Fund - Direct (G) - 10.5365Motilal Oswal Equity Hybrid Fund - Regular (G) - 10.424Motilal Oswal Focused 25 Fund - Direct (D) - 17.4867Motilal Oswal Focused 25 Fund - Direct (G) - 23.7393Motilal Oswal Focused 25 Fund (D) - 15.8303Motilal Oswal Focused 25 Fund (G) - 21.8421Motilal Oswal Liquid Fund - Direct (Div-D) RI - 10.0051Motilal Oswal Liquid Fund - Direct (Div-F) RI - 10.1349Motilal Oswal Liquid Fund - Direct (Div-M) - 10.0686Motilal Oswal Liquid Fund - Direct (Div-Q) - 10.0884Motilal Oswal Liquid Fund - Direct (Div-W) RI - 10.0078Motilal Oswal Liquid Fund - Direct (G) - 10.2543Motilal Oswal Liquid Fund - Regular (Div-D) RI - 10.003Motilal Oswal Liquid Fund - Regular (Div-F) RI - 10.0656Motilal Oswal Liquid Fund - Regular (Div-M) - 10.0675Motilal Oswal Liquid Fund - Regular (Div-W) RI - 10.0176Motilal Oswal Liquid Fund - Regular (G) - 10.2479Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund (D) - 15.2251Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund (G) - 17.1825Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund -Dir (D) - 16.2271Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund -Dir (G) - 18.2183Motilal Oswal Midcap 30 Fund (D) - 17.9475Motilal Oswal Midcap 30 Fund (G) - 25.0695Motilal Oswal Midcap 30 Fund-Dir (D) - 19.4716Motilal Oswal Midcap 30 Fund-Dir (G) - 26.7694Motilal Oswal Multicap 35 Fund (D) - 23.1905Motilal Oswal Multicap 35 Fund (G) - 26.3226Motilal Oswal Multicap 35 Fund-Dir(D) - 24.4817Motilal Oswal Multicap 35 Fund-Dir(G) - 27.6395Motilal Oswal Nasdaq 100 FOF - Direct (G) - 11.1921Motilal Oswal Nasdaq 100 FOF - Regular (G) - 11.1709Motilal Oswal Ultra Short Term Fund - Dir (Div-D) - 9.0338Motilal Oswal Ultra Short Term Fund - Dir (Div-F) - 9.0508Motilal Oswal Ultra Short Term Fund - Dir (Div-M) - 9.0403Motilal Oswal Ultra Short Term Fund - Dir (Div-Q) - 9.1703Motilal Oswal Ultra Short Term Fund - Dir (Div-W) - 9.0439Motilal Oswal Ultra Short Term Fund - Dir (G) - 12.8003Motilal Oswal Ultra Short Term Fund (Div-D) - 9.0402Motilal Oswal Ultra Short Term Fund (Div-F) - 9.0465Motilal Oswal Ultra Short Term Fund (Div-M) - 9.0376Motilal Oswal Ultra Short Term Fund (Div-Q) - 9.1689Motilal Oswal Ultra Short Term Fund (Div-W) - 9.0403Motilal Oswal Ultra Short Term Fund (G) - 12.4471

5 key differences between investing and trading

When it comes to wealth creation in equity market, investing and trading are the two genres of the field. However, investing and trading are very different approaches of wealth creation or generating profits in the financial market. Imagine, today, you and your friend bought equal amount of seeds to sow in your fields but you sold them to someone in a day because you could earn profit. And your friend sowed the seeds and let them grow for a few years till they gave new seeds. He sowed the new seeds and continued this for years and sold a lot more seeds eventually than were bought. By investing his seeds he would have made profit quite different than what you made by trading your seeds. This is simply the difference in investing and trading. To learn the same in financial markets, let’s learn 5 key differences between investing and trading.


Differences between Investing and Trading

Trading is a method of holding stocks for a short period of time. It could be for a week or more often a day! Trader holds stocks till the short term high performance, whereas, investing is an approach that works on buy and hold principle. Investors invest their money for some years, decades or for even longer period. Short term market fluctuations are insignificant in the long running investing approach.

Capital Growth

Investing Vs Trading

Traders look at the price movement of stocks in the market. If the price goes higher, traders may sell the stocks. Simply, trading is skill of timing the market where as investing is an art of creating wealth by compounding interest and dividend over the years by holding quality stocks in the market.


risk in investing and trading

Undoubtedly, both trading and investing imply risk on your capital. However, trading comparatively involves higher risk and higher potential returns as the price might go high or low in a short while. Since investing is an art, it takes a while to develop. It involves comparatively lower risk and lower returns in a short run but might deliver higher returns by compounding interests and dividends if held for a longer period of time. Daily market cycles do not affect much on quality stock investments for a longer time.

Art Vs. Skill

Let’s learn it this way, trading is a one day cricket match while investing is a test cricket. You would watch skillful players in the team who are expected to strike fours and sixes to score higher in a one day match. Whereas, the art of the game is seen in the test match! Similarly, traders are skilled, technical individuals who time the market and learn market trends to hit higher profits in the stipulated time. It is related to the psychology of the market. Investors on the other hand, analyze the stocks they want to invest in. Investing also includes learning business fundamentals and commitment to stay invested for a longer term. It is related to the philosophy that runs the business.

The ones who do

Winners of trading and investing

Traders put money in a stock for a short term. They buy and sell fast to hit the higher profits in the market. Missing the right time may lead to loss. They look at the present performance of the companies to hit the higher price and book profits in short term. Investors keep themselves away from the trends and invest in value. They invest for a longer period of time keeping an eye of the stocks they hold. They patiently wait till the stock reaches its potential. Ultimately, the ones who achieve their financial goals are successful!
Going back to our story, you are the one to decide if trading the seeds at a higher price making a smaller profit in a short time is your goal or holding on and growing more seeds to sell at much higher price in the long run is what you aim for.

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