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Is trading indices better than trading stocks?


dmedin

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Interesting point @dmedin and one I considered when transferring from individual stocks to indices.  The dual issue I experienced was the need to track individual announcements on the financial calendar on stocks and the "rising tide raises all boats" factor of central bank policy.  Better to trade the index in these crazy times as even rubbish stock seem to get a lift.  Later, when the dust settles on a crash, maybe we can get back to value investing but for now I don't see the point.

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