Which Race are You Running?

I’m having a bit of fun this month and conducting a survey to help understand people’s trading styles.  If you would like to take part in the survey, you can sign up here.

Which Race are You Running?

Today we’re going to take a closer look at the 3 trading persona’s we’ll be identifying with the survey; the Marathoner, the Sprinter, and the Relayer.  Remember that every runner has a different goal in mind so each  utilizes a different training training strategy, uses different equipment, and works with a different mind set.   The same holds true with investors!

The Marathoner

In my mind, marathoners are the long term investors,  Here are some critical distinctions for those who follow the “slow and steady wins the race” mind set:

  • They hold positions for 6 months or longer
  • They focus on the fundamentals of a stock using tools like Value Line, Barron’s and the WSJ
  • This is a very research intensive type of investing.  Marathoners are less reliant on technical analysis
  • Trades are data centric so patience is a virtue
  • Long term investing doesn’t require you to be active during trading hours
  • Running a marathon takes a long time so don’t expect instant gratification
  • Anyone can trade like this regardless of their portfolio size
  • 75% of stocks mimic market trends so long term portfolios carry a low risk
  • Mitigating your long term risk on a trade requires dollar cost averaging when there are price dips.

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Amin Hemani
In 1992 Amin had an epiphany while attending a 2 day training course hosted by InvestTools. He realized that he couldn’t leave decisions about HIS money to brokers or advisors. It was at this moment, Amin decided to take control of of his financial future.



Amin spent the next 20 years learning how to maximize his profits and minimize his losses and in 2014 he took over as the IBD® coordinator for the Westchase and Tampa Meetup groups. This experience gave Amin the chance to meet many like minded individuals who were earlier in their investing journey

In March of 2015, Amin began his blog, Investor Spotlight, in an effort to share the knowledge he had accumulated and the lessons learned over many years of trial & error. Moving forward, Amin wants to spread his message beyond just his Meetup groups and blog by providing mentoring and coaching on the process he has come up with over the last 2 decades.
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Amin Hemani

In 1992 Amin had an epiphany while attending a 2 day training course hosted by InvestTools. He realized that he couldn’t leave decisions about HIS money to brokers or advisors. It was at this moment, Amin decided to take control of of his financial future.Amin spent the next 20 years learning how to maximize his profits and minimize his losses and in 2014 he took over as the IBD® coordinator for the Westchase and Tampa Meetup groups. This experience gave Amin the chance to meet many like minded individuals who were earlier in their investing journeyIn March of 2015, Amin began his blog, Investor Spotlight, in an effort to share the knowledge he had accumulated and the lessons learned over many years of trial & error. Moving forward, Amin wants to spread his message beyond just his Meetup groups and blog by providing mentoring and coaching on the process he has come up with over the last 2 decades.

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