Our Stocks serve as an important foundation for long term investing, as well as presenting a useful tool for shorter term capital accumulation through trading. The shorter the time frame with stocks, the higher the risk and the more skill needed. Even long-term stock market investing requires quite a bit of skill and understanding.
The longer your time horizon, the more appealing stock investing becomes generally, and this is because as time goes on, stock investments are less risky and more reliable. The ups and downs of stocks that you often see don’t even matter much provided the strategy is not to sell it for a long while.