I don’t do day trading either.Daytrading means closing all positions in the evening. Often there is a lot of leverage (i.e., the risk becomes much higher), that is far too stressful for me as an old woman, and besides, I have no desire to lose my capital if I commit myself more often.
I think swing trading is a good alternative.I usually keep my positions between a few days and a few weeks. I try to buy cheap, and with at least. 1000 Euro profit per value to sell. For this I need position sizes of about 10000 € with 10% profit. This happens quite often, you just have to look at the depot in the morning and in the evening.
I usually buy blue chips, which are solid defaults, which I don’t always win, but I don’t lose as much.They may well be quite volatile, you might want to take a winning track with you more than one after the other. For example, the last few weeks I have invested heavily in gold mines, but in the last few days I have repelled them and taken the profits with me. If they continue to rise, I can usually re-enter the sale price, but it would be better if they fall now and maybe have another price rally at the next stock market crisis.
If you look at the charts, it is easy to see which values oscillate strongly, but overall they increase.These are the most interesting for me, but they have to be solid and also show good performance in recent years.
I no longer take restructuring candidates (Lufthansa, etc.).They are not uninteresting in the long run, but the waiting time is too long. During this time, I earn more elsewhere. So, as you can see, I don’t work like an investor who prefers his values to undervalued long-term investments, but I trade over very manageable periods of time.
Almost as “lotto tickets” I allow myself a small admixture in uranium mines etc.They usually produce losses, but if they run properly, then with a bit of luck you also run through the ceiling.
In principle, my goal is to keep capital at least roughly constant, and to take out my current demand for costs per month as withdrawals.If I have more in a month, it stays in the depot and then compensates for worse phases. It is helpful to have his budget on the side for about 1 year, which reduces the stress of “doing good hunting” every month. You can also sit out a difficult phase. But so far I have always achieved my goal.
Nor is it a shame to hold larger cash positions in a confusing phase.There are often buying opportunities where it is advantageous to be able to trade immediately. Ideally, the money would always be invested only for the short growth phases and otherwise at home, but of course this is very rarely done. But I think, if you have 20 good values with a high dispersion of 10,000 euros each, you should be able to achieve net 3000 – 5000 euros per month, that would be 3-4% net return per month(!). Because some of them always run. Only in greater periods of weakness does this not work, and then you have your reserves for that. But you can often catch up afterwards.
At the moment it’s just that when Trump talks nonsense again, smearing the US values, and the DSAX often the same, and then you better for a few days in gold mines etc.invested; you can also get good standard values a little cheaper. When the Trump effect has subsided, you switch back to NASDAQ, DAX and Co.